The Catalyst is a holistic therapeutic program dedicated to providing all Military Women with the Tools; Techniques; Personal and Professional Strategies needed for building fulfilling and successful Military/post-military/civilian lives.
The complexity of PTSD and existence of additional symptoms calls for the special resources, a variety of treatment options, frequent monitoring, and support offered by The Catalyst program. We provide these services to ensure you receive the best treatment possible in a warm, nurturing environment. A therapeutic retreat program such as The Catalyst is one of the most effective forms of intervention available as it allows you the opportunity to work through your problems while leaving the stress of your environment to focus on what truly matters – recovery.
How we treat Trauma/PTSD
The Pink Beret’s services are all offered at no cost.
Individual Counseling Therapy
Individual therapy is provided to address personal issues and identify links between PTSD and other co-occurring disorders. Our therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which addresses errors or distortions in thinking, helping the person to challenge such thoughts and replace them with more adaptive ways of evaluating their world.
Group Counseling Therapy
Group therapy is a common type of therapy as it allows our clients to bond, work together to solve problems, and process difficult emotions. You’ll experience a number of types of group therapy. Process groups discuss issues related to a common theme or co-occurring problem related to PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, and Combat Trauma Stress that are often linked to substance abuse, or suicide attempts. Our skills-based groups focus upon topics like new coping strategies, re-entering social situations, risks for triggering depression, strategies related to dealing with co-occurring conditions, and relapse prevention.
Family therapy is an important aspect of treatment as our clients are part of larger system of loved ones, family, and friends who need to be included in the healing process. During family sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your loved ones to teach them about PTSD, the treatments, and progress you’ve made. We’ll also allow your loved ones the chance to discuss ways in which your trauma has impacted their lives.
Culinary Art Therapy
Culinary Art Therapy has many benefits such as gaining insight into one’s behavior, learning about social skills/ cues, Improved communication skills, Improved memory, attention and focus, and Stress management. People experience life through the senses. The more we use our senses, the more they mature and help us fully integrate into life. Stimulating the five senses leads to great brain development. Making use of our senses is how we exercise our brains. Just like a car needs fuel, so do our brains. Our fuel gets refilled by continuing the make use of our ability for touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. All of these senses get a work out in the kitchen.
Our staff is trained in Equine techniques and we employ our horses to provide participants with experiential opportunities for healing. We use horses, as these animals are honest and able to mirror what human body language is telling them. The horses provide an effective technique when working with clients imprisoned by secrets, trauma, or failed attempts at recovery. One of the most significant lessons learned in our equine-assisted therapy is if participants change themselves, the horses respond differently. Typically, participants will have several opportunities to work with our horses – seeing the change in a horse’s response can be more powerful than positive verbal feedback.
Women Warriors on Water
What if the key to your recovery is just outside the door? The Pink Berets believes it is and offers unique water adventures and transformational coaching in nature that reconnect women to their power and confidence. From Costa Rica to the Rocky Mountains, the retreats offer nature adventure, personal development, and exhilarating opportunities to discover one’s greatest potential.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”― Winston S. Churchill
Troops to Suits
Troop to suits is a program geared towards providing business attire to women veterans who are entering the workforce post military and seeking job placement. This program consists of multiple seminars that will introduce job readiness skills to include interview techniques, résumé preparation, and job searching to name a few.
Heart 2 Heart Retreat
Mother-Daughter retreat in the Texas Hill Country. Bond, heal, laugh, and play together, while you build trust through our trust building exercises for all ages and abilities. We’ll explore communication and deep listening skills as well as enjoy relaxing time in nature and outdoor activities.
Our service dog training program is available for Veterans and First Responders and focuses on the bond and continuing treatment of PTSD and MST. The benefit of our program is that we will continue to monitor your progress for long term goals, ensuring your treatment continues to improve. The bond that is formed in our program will play a crucial role in the healing process.
While some women have been through a vigorous training course for this self defense program. We will revisit the situations that arise in a civilian environment to include caregivers. Since circumstances and threat situations change constantly, It is not enough to conduct planning and preparation in your home for you and the safety of your family.
In order to offer a holistic approach to the treatment, we offer a number of experiential therapy options in addition to the more traditional therapeutic interventions. Examples of these therapies include the following:
Customized Crossfit Therapy Specifically for The Pink Berets