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Heroes on the Water held the initial SMART Weekend Retreat for Warriors at Camp Miracle, Beulah Florida, April 25 – 27, 2014. The weekend was a collaborative effort of Heroes on the Water, the University of Texas Center for Brain Health, the Wounded Warrior Project and the VA’s Connected Warrior Yoga.

The retreat was held to assist Warriors in dealing with numerous aspects of Post Traumatic Stress/ Combat Related Stress in day to day life following medical retirement and or discharge.

The retreat focused on building the capabilities of the individuals, improvement of cognitive skills, and reduction of stress through a series of lessons and participatory exercises during the weekend.  It allowed for the warriors to have multiple positive nature experiences to help reset their memories. SAM_1503 (1024x768)

The weekend schedule embraced Yoga, Cognitive Development Exercises, and Nature Therapy to refocus the warrior, giving them a new perspective of the new normal. 

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