The vision for PALMARIE HEALING CENTER is a therapeutic, restorative residential community for combat Veterans and their families who are affected by the trauma of war.
The concept is a unique, transformational environment for addressing the social challenges “Wounded Warriors” experience when re-integrating to home and community.
The core therapeutic program is based on The Epona Approach™, the inspirational work of Linda Kohanov, equestrian and author of Tao of Equus, Riding between the Worlds and Way of the Horse. (taoofequus.com)
The Healing Center building plan emphasizes sustainable design and construction using Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) technology, the most energy efficient building material available.
The complex will operate on independent power generation through renewable energy sources – solar, photovoltaic and wind.
The Healing Center plan utilizes multiple modalities in residents’ transformational process:
- Equine facilitated psychotherapy and equine experiential learning improves emotional and social intelligence through the non-verbal realm of communication. Develops relationship and leadership skills through individual and group activities addressing physical, mental and emotional alignment, embodying the Authentic Self.
- Hooponopono – ancient Hawaiian family dispute resolution process
- Meditation, Yoga and Lomi Lomi (ancient Hawaiian massage and body balancing)
- Support Group and individual therapy sessions
Self development opportunities, homeowner preparedness and career building will focus on:
- Well being, fitness and nutrition education (emphasis on vegetarian and organic)
- Music and arts education
- Business, vocational and computer skills training
- Financial fitness, small business ownership, creditworthiness, mortgage readiness
Residents will participate in running daily operations at the Center through:
- Meal planning and preparation
- House cleaning and grounds keeping
- Organic gardening, maintenance and composting
- Home Schooling