You deserve to live a great life

You may think something is wrong with you – and worry that you may never be right again. You might be thinking of giving in or giving up. The days are painful and joyless; the nights long and sleepless. We get it. We’ve been there. In those deep, dark holes that seem to know no end. And we have learned a few things about struggle along the way.


You aren’t broken. In fact, there is nothing wrong with you. You just haven’t been trained to struggle well. With the right training and practices, you can stop surviving and start living. You can transform the deepest of struggles into the greatest of strengths, and get back on the path to a great life. Join us.

About the Program

Boulder Crest Foundation led the development of the nation’s first-ever program designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth — Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes). Warrior PATHH is an 18-month program that begins with an intensive and immersive 7-day Initiation and is delivered to combat veterans and first responders.


Warrior PATHH was designed to address the critical challenge that far too many service members and veterans either were unwilling to seek treatment (50 percent) or failed to complete treatment (67 percent).


Warrior PATHH was developed over the course of four years, and during that period time learned a great deal about was and was not working. Several truths became very clear:

  • The struggles that combat veterans experience in the aftermath of war often relate far more to what they are coming home to (society and peace) than what they are coming home from (war). The same training that ensures Warriors thrive on the battlefield can become problematic on the home front. In order to address this challenge, combat veterans require training to learn how to translate their valuable skills at home and regain the capacity to regulate their thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Combat veterans and first responders represent the strongest and finest among us. These Warriors possess skills, strengths, and abilities that are seldom seen and desperately needed here at home. This notion is best captured in the words of Thucydides, an Athenian General and historian, who famously wrote the History of the Peloponnesian War. “We must remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.”
  • When we provide combat veterans and first responders with the opportunity to take a knee and receive training that allows them to harness their strengths and abilities at home, they can live the great lives they deserve — full of passion, purpose, and service.
  • Times of deep struggle, and even despair, can serve as the gateway to a life that is authentic, fulfilling, and purposeful. This idea — that what does not kill you can in fact make you stronger — is the basis of Warrior PATHH, and is derived from the science known as Posttraumatic Growth (PTG).

What is Warrior PATHH?

Warrior PATHH is a transformative, lifelong, Posttraumatic Growth-based training program for combat veterans and first responders. The training begins with a 7-day on-site initiation that is followed by 18 months of training delivered by our instructors through our myPATHH platform.


Warrior PATHH enables these remarkable men and women to transform times of deep struggle into profound strength and growth. All Warrior PATHH instructors have walked this road from struggle to strength, and the blended team of trained combat veterans and civilians leverage their own experiences to guide attendees.

Why Does Warrior PATHH Work?

Warrior PATHH works, where mainstream mental health approaches fail, for a number of reasons:

  • Warrior PATHH is built on the decades-old science of Posttraumatic Growth.
  • Warrior PATHH is built on a foundation of transparency, honesty, and mutuality. We do not ask anything of participants that our instructors are not doing or have not already done.
  • Warrior PATHH taps the natural skills abilities and resources of Warriors and leverages our understanding of what was gained and lost in combat.
  • Warrior PATHH connects Warriors who are on similar paths and builds new teams that hold each other accountable.
  • Warrior PATHH utilizes small group sizes (6-8 participants) and one-to-one instructor/student ratios.
  • Warrior PATHH represents years of effort, experience, and understanding into precisely what is required to ensure our Warriors can come all the way home.
  • Warrior PATHH is committed to making lasting and sustainable changes in the lives of combat veterans to ensure they find their path and stay on it.

Who is Eligible for Warrior PATHH?

Warrior PATHH programs are available for both male and female combat veterans — active duty or veteran, and first responders who have been involved in critical incidents.


No clinical diagnosis or prior mental health care is required to attend.

  • MUST be an active, retired, or separated combat veteran; or an active, retired, or separated certified first responder who has been involved in a critical incident.
  • We define a “combat veteran” as anyone who has served in any of the five major branches of service and was deployed in a combat zone. Being a recipient of a Combat Action Ribbon, Combat Infantry/Combat Action Badge is not required; however, as an applicant for the Warrior PATHH you must be able to provide documentation of service and/or support that denotes your areas of service in a combat zone.
  • We define a certified first responder as anyone who has received certification to serve their community as a Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Corrections Officer, FBI, CIA, U.S. Air Marshal, Marshal Service, EMS/EMT, para-rescue, or firefighter who has been involved in a critical incident, or a frontline healthcare worker.

If you are interested in applying for Warrior PATHH — and meet the above criteria as a combat veteran or first responder, click the link below. Please note that Warrior PATHH is now delivered at locations across the country. Your application will be reviewed by a Warrior PATHH team based on your geography and program availability.

Meet OUr A Team

Toby Moore

Toby Moore

Program Director

Dirk Erickson

Dirk Erickson

PATHH Guide

Will Marshall

Will Marshall

PATHH Guide

Tanja Struyck-Fogelman

Tanja Struyck-Fogelman

PATHH Guide

Saudi McVea

Saudi McVea

PATHH Guide

Will Labadie

Will Labadie

PATHH Guide

Warrior PATHH 2021 Schedule

Boulder Crest’s Warrior PATHH program is delivered at seven locations across the country — at our facilities in Arizona and Virginia, and nationally with our Mobile Training Team; and in partnership with GratitudeAmerica (Florida), Camp Southern Ground (Georgia), Travis Mills Foundation (Maine), Big Red Barn Retreat (South Carolina), Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (Arkansas beginning in March 2021), and Northwest Passage (Washington State beginning in August 2021)

July 2021

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Chimacum WA): July 23-29


August 2021

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Chimacum WA): August 13-19


September 2021 (Women’s Session)

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Chimacum WA): September 24-30


OCTOBER 2021

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Chimacum WA): October 15-21


November 2021

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Pilgrim Firs Camp & Conference Center, Port Orchard WA): November 12-18


December 2021

Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Pilgrim Firs Camp & Conference Center, Port Orchard WA): December 3-9


Northwest Passage Warrior PATHH (Pilgrim Firs Camp & Conference Center, Port Orchard WA): December 13-19




I cannot express my gratitude enough for WP. This week has been such a blessing and a ridiculous affirmation that has been humbling and encouraging at the deepest levels of my soul.”

Justin

PATHH Alumni

Questions? Please contact our team at nwpguide@ptsdfoundation.org

Who We Are

We are committed to bringing hope and healing to our first responders, military members, veterans and their families dealing with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma.

Do You Need Help?

If you are in a crisis and need to talk right away, or you are concerned about somebody else, there is always someone to listen and help.