2024 Peer Group Sign Up
Spring Class Feb. 26 – May 20
Summer Class June 3 – Aug. 26
Fall Class Sept. 16 – Dec. 16
In this 14-week peer-led model, veterans (participants) learn to be resilient through the experiences of other veterans who have, or still are, on that journey. Participants learn twelve wellness practices, one each week, along with life skills such as emotional regulation, resiliency, and boundary setting to name a few. The course is divided into three phases. The first phase is the introductory phase that brings the team together, establishes the ground rules and expectations for the course, and does a community-focused service project. It is also where the participants take an enneagram assessment and learn the first five wellness practices. Phase two empowers the participants with cognitive behavior principles and an additional six wellness practices. This phase deepens their understanding that they have control over their thoughts and behaviors. The final phase continues to build the participants’ resiliency. This section is designed to strengthen their resiliency by building their confidence and competence in their new practices and coping skills. The final three wellness practices in this phase focus on self-awareness, self-care, and positive relationships.
At the end of the 14-week 50-hour program, each participant has a better understanding of who they are, and where they fit into their community. In addition, they have new tools and practices to thrive in their new self. Much of this is done by changing unhelpful thought processes, improving emotional regulation, building their resiliency, and developing personal coping strategies.