Case Study: The Warrior Programme
Length of service: 13 years
David, who spent three years serving in Northern Ireland and during the Gulf War, attended The Warrior Programme three day seminar in 2011. David joined with a background of drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime and a six year jail term. David’s time in prison did little to reform him and he returned to civilian life with a chronic alcohol addiction, falling back into old and dangerous habits.
David joined the course with negative apprehension and was unmotivated to benefit from the opportunity. The programme however had an immediate impact, David was hooked after day one. “By the end of day two my behaviour was changing and I felt that I was facing a new direction. After day three I knew that with focus and the new tools which the course had given me, life would never be the same again.”
David left the course with three goals in mind. Firstly, he was to battle and overcome his alcohol addiction. David has now been sober for over ten months. Secondly, David wanted to find a way to train as a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, thanks to the help of The Warrior Programme David has been studying since November 2011 and has approaching exams in February of this year. “Twelve months ago I was living in a world filled with negativity, violence and fear.” David’s future is now looking bright. David set himself the third goal of rebuilding his collapsed marriage. Despite previously assuming that their worlds would never re-align, David is slowly making amends with his wife and their relationship is back on track.
“My life has been transformed. Had it not been for the course there is a good chance that I would either have died of my addictions already or that I would be back in prison. My training is going well, I have completed the course study and exams and in February 2012 I hope to qualify as a Practitioner. Following the transformation I am now looking to help other service men and women that have also experienced problems such as addictions, relationships, traumas and depression. A big thank you to all at The Warrior Programme who have helped me during this amazing journey.”
Walking With The Wounded distributes its charitable funds to causes such as The Warrior Programme. We are delighted to help our ex-service men and women such as David.
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