WARRIOR RETREATS ARE CHANGING LIVES
what retreat grads want you to know
Tania Provost, US Army
The best experiences of my life were during my active duty service in the US Army from 1992 - 1994. I had the privilege of serving at Fort Hood, in Texas. I loved it - the physical fitness, the challenge, equipment, excitement, and the senior leadership that appreciated me.
While serving, I lost a child. As you may imagine, I was overwhelmed by grief. I wanted to continue serving, but I couldn't. I saw the future that I had worked so hard to climb towards, slipping away. Eventually, the reality set in, it was too heavy to ignore - I had been through too much and wasn't healthy enough to remain in service. I left with regret, sadness, and shame weighing down my heart...
Serendipitously, 20+ years since my service, I was referred to The Warrior Connection by another vet who had found tremendous healing through their program. I trusted him and made the call. Knowing that I wanted and needed to heal, I chose to attend the TWC retreat, and it has transformed me!
Through the TWC program, I came to understand that what happened to me was not my fault and can forgive the person who hurt me during my military service. I learned to reduce my anger, I am less aggressive, more humble and have gained deep insight into new ways to handle life triggers. More importantly, I learned to forgive and love myself again.
Thank you, Warrior Connection!