This program was done in partnership with Seton Ascension. The Veteran Restore Program, an Intensive Outpatient Program, worked with veterans to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The program model responded to the physical and mental health needs of each individual by including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group outings, and Resilient Yoga. This program was offered free of charge to veterans.
The following signs are natural responses to trauma, and may be indicators that individuals are experiencing PTSD and could benefit from this program:
- Intrusive and upsetting memories
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Feeling jumpy and on edge
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling disconnected from others
- Avoiding reminders of the event
- Overly negative thoughts and assumptions about oneself and the world
The Restore Program helped individuals reclaim their life after trauma by retraining the mind and body to learn it is no longer in danger by incorporating the following:
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): The primary component of the Restore program. CPT is an evidenced based, time limited treatment that helps individuals examine their thoughts and challenge their beliefs about what happened so they can heal from trauma.
- Resilient Yoga: Helps individuals regain control of their body and its fight or flight responses.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Provides individuals with tools to cope with and tolerate difficult emotions.
- Resilience training and community outings: Will renew individuals ability to discover positive changes after trauma and feel comfortable in the world again.
This program was provided free of charge to Veterans regardless of their insurance. Individuals needed their DD214 as proof of service at the time of intake. Seton partnered with Lyft for free transportation to attend program sessions if travel was a limiting factor for participation.