Programs & Services


Veterans

Veterans are at the core of all we do and provide at The Mindful Warrior Project (MWP). Our signature program is a 10 session mindfulness- based course called The Way of The Mindful Warrior. This course is specifically created for the veteran community and addresses the challenges and opportunities that are uniquely theirs. While remaining firmly grounded in mindfulness (practice and orientation), the course explores themes like self-compassion, self-forgiveness, acceptance, and non-judgment. Taking it a step further, the course guides veterans in actually experiencing these concepts for themselves. Through this unique combination (conceptual and experiential), many veterans begin to have hope for the first time and begin to see how they really can heal their invisible wounds. To find out more about this powerful course please contact us.

In addition, MWP provides on-going free events throughout the Los Angeles community. In partnership with Brentwood Presbyterian Church, the Pasadena American Legion, YWCA Santa Monica, and Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, we provide these events for veterans free of charge. We also provide a monthly closed event on Skid Row to serve the veterans there. (To find out more, contact us). These events serve as a place for camaraderie, healing, mingling, and as an introduction to mindfulness. They also serve as an opportunity for the compassionate community to become educated about the challenges and opportunities that the veterans and their families face. We also host some incredible keynote speakers and screen some important films, followed by panel discussions, through the year. Please see our Events page for the most current details. We sincerely hope to meet you at one of these events soon!

 

Military-Connected Families

The challenges that veterans face reach far beyond themselves. The military-connected family member very often carries the burdens of these challenges, alone and confused. Left unchecked, the effects of trauma and stress become generational. The Mindful Warrior Project is committed to helping these family members connect to a compassionate community that is there for them and to shed some light on the challenges they are facing. Mindfulness is the foundation on which we build the concepts and experience of taking care of oneself first, establishing boundaries, and learning to listen and speak compassionately. At the core of this program lies self-compassion, learning to forgive (self and others), and practicing acceptance (not condoning) of what is happening moment by moment.

Together we can begin the healing process and break the chain of generational trauma now. By becoming empowered to participate in our own healing and cultivate our own well-being, through a mindfulness practice, we can continue these processes throughout the remainder of our lives. Explore with us The Way of The Mindful Warrior Family.

MWP provides on-going free events throughout the Los Angeles community. In partnership with Brentwood Presbyterian Church and Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, we provide these events for military-connected families free of charge. These events serve as a place for connection, healing, mingling, and as an introduction to mindfulness. They also serve as an opportunity for the compassionate community to become educated about the challenges and opportunities that the veterans and their families face. We also host some incredible keynote speakers and screen some important films, followed by panel discussions, through the year. Please see our Events page for the most current details. We sincerely hope to meet you at one of these events soon!

Why we feel it is so important to serve the family members as well as the service members themselves: Watch here.

 

Service Providers

The Mindful Warrior Project brings mindfulness to organizations that serve veterans. We offer workshops for the veteran clients of these programs and for the staff.

Veterans (clients)

  • Our signature program is a 10 session mindfulness based course called The Way of The Mindful Warrior. This course is specifically created for the veteran community and addresses the challenges and opportunities that are uniquely theirs.

Staff

  • Introduction to Mindfulness: 1.5 – 2 hour introduction to mindfulness for staff (clinicians, management, care givers, etc.).
  • The Way of The Mindful Service Provider: Go deeper with this 6 – 8 hour mindfulness based course that begins with exploring your own self-empowering mindfulness practice and continues with how you can begin to bring mindfulness to those you serve.

Additionally, we recognize that not all people who serve veterans are associated with an organization. With these compassionate people in mind we have created a workshop specifically for them. Please see our Events page for upcoming workshops or contact us for more information. 

 

MWP is mobile. We travel to where the needs are throughout California.

Where you can find us

Volunteers of America - VOALA

Brentwood Presbyterian Church

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

Salvation Army

Jewish Vocational Services

Skid Row

Women Veterans Roundtable

Team Rubicon

CalVet Summits and Conferences

Team RWB

Women Veterans Empowerment Center

American Legions

USC School of Social Work

Vet Centers

California Alliance of Information & Referral Services (CAIRS)

Drum to Learn

Ventura County Naval Base

Native Voices at the Autry

Weingart

Almost Home Transitional Housing

The Gateway

VA Women Veterans Summit & Gala

New Directions

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

m.a.r.y. foundation - m.a.r.y.'s Day

Victim Advocates Training

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara

Valiant VA Claims Services

Libraries throughout Southern California

Holman United Methodist Church

Rotary Clubs

April: Month of the Military Child Events

Agape International Spiritual Center

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

Compassionate Communication

Veteran Resource Fairs

Military and Veterans Social Work Caucus

211 Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down

Pulse of Burbank

Association of Batterers Intervention Programs

Beyond the Battlefield

Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion - US Army

YWCAs

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan

Mental Valor Project

CRE Outreach

Project Safe - The Help Group

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

LA Law Library

Helping Hands Conference for Women Veterans

U.S.VETS, Inc.

Native American Veterans Association

Returning Soldiers Speak

AmeriCorps

Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute

Front Line

Peace Day Santa Barbara

Wellness Works

Lift Vets

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (University of Southern California/Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families)

Glendale and the Verdugos Veterans Coalition

Women Veterans Collaborative (West Los Angeles VA)

San Fernando Valley Veterans Employment Council