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ANTHONY JOHNSON

I’ve been battling with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks to Chronic Lower Back Pain and Chronic Migraines for years. I’ve been through surgeries, therapies and lots of medication.

What I love about what you all do is first off, you all give a damn. I mean you all really care. I’ve been to previous retreats and I’ve NEVER bonded with staff and other vets the way I have with you all and the other vets in attendance. You all made us feel as those we are truly FAMILY! So much that we’re all still in touch whether it’s online, text or cell.

‘I learned more about myself and took away more value tools in 1 week with Phoenix Rising than I have over the last 10 years of being in the military/after retiring having to deal with the VA!’

The action plan you all have put together is the most amazing one I’ve ever been a part of! The awesome staff, the acupuncture, the nutrition diet, the yoga, the meditation along with EMDR is the MOST beneficial collaboration of ideas I’ve ever seen. It truly looks like you did your homework/research and put together a bad ass team of experts along with Bill (our benefactor) and FINALLY gave us Veterans TRUE hope! Hope that there are people out there who truly care. Hope that we can live better more productive lives. That there are still things within ourselves we can give back to the community.

Thank you for the love, the breakthroughs, the support, the guidance! I feel so blessed to have been selected along with my Dad! You all will never know how much you impacted our lives! So now I try to pay it forward by talking with other vets about your program. Tell the how important it is. How it will positively impact not only you as a veteran, but your family as well. After Phoenix Rising, I went straight to 3 Day Couples Retreat with my wife and all the tools came with me! I even got emotional in one of group settings and had everyone else crying. One of the instructors was a Therapist and believed in and promoted EMDR! We talked about how much it works and how other vets and caregivers have benefited from it. I feel so strongly about Phoenix Rising that I spoke to the group about it and I believe I emailed you and referred at least two other vets who I thought would be perfect candidates for your Program! GOD bless the work you all do on a daily basis. I can’t thank you enough. I can’t thank Bill enough! You all are Angels! If there is ever anything I can do for any of you, please let me know. Sorry I got long-winded but I’m so passionate about this program that I can’t contain myself! 😉 And on that note I’ll end with this – “You’ll remain the same, until the pain of remaining the same, outweighs the pain of change!”
Namaste

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