Recovery and Renewal Retreats for Veterans
Rooted Within serves female veterans who are committed
to their full recovery from stressful and/or traumatic experiences.
Our programs are nourishing, educational, healing, and provide a peaceful and supportive
natural environment for women veterans to learn tools for holistic recovery
from PTSD, MST, and chronic stress.
Reintegration and a feeling of wholeness happen alongside others with similar military experiences,
re-orienting towards a fulfilling life of ease and satisfaction.
We have a history dedicated to female veterans
Rooted Within (previously known as CenterPoint Retreats) offers multi-day retreat-style programs,
based on a model of experiential, body-centred, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and relational healing.
Since 2011, this program has served over 400 women veterans, with the majority reporting
statistically significant and personally impactful increases in general well-being,
and a reduction in PTSD and stress symptoms as a result of participation in a retreat.
These retreats were previously funded by the DOVA and were entirely free of charge for eligible veterans.
...Rooted Within each person is a
natural, innate capacity
to heal and find balance.
...Female Veterans are inherently strong, compassionate, resourceful, and capable of full recovery from
stressful or traumatic experiences.
...In the same way that a stressful and traumatic experience can have a lasting impact on one’s life,
a deeply positive experience
of safety, connection, and nourishment
can also have a lifelong impact.
In the Words of Veterans
on Rooted Within Retreats:
“I am not alone. I am valuable.
There are methods I can do when I get triggered. I have feelings of belonging.”
"I learned what love and support looks
and feels like, how to be in control of myself even when life feels out of control.
I learned that I matter.
What’s inside of me is beautiful and strong. I got this! I got me!"
“I learned that I can be stable
when my environment may not be.”
“I learned to be vulnerable,
to open my heart, to enjoy having fun...
I wish I’d known about this kind of immersive therapy back in 2008 when
I returned from Iraq. If I had I would not have spent years re-living trauma and in depression.”
“I found my voice again and
I learned to set my boundaries again.”
“I learned my Self is enough.
That what was taken from me was nothing but an attempt of control. I am strong enough.
I can save myself. I am enough.”