Yak Adventures promotes positive lifestyle changes for first responders and veterans who suffer from PTSD.
Yak Adventures efforts to raise funds culminates at the end of the year as fishing trips for first responders and veterans. We provide an all expense paid fishing trip for those enrolled in our alternative therapeutic program for first responders and veterans.
The trips will initiate the first step of PTSD treatment ; taking a positive action and fostering the realization that they are not the only one dealing with the feeling associated with PTSD. By having overnight trips to unique destinations, we form lifelong personal relationships between first responders and veterans, helping them to cope with PTSD. By intitiating contact between trauma survivors, we will provide a source of understanding and support, which breaks down any distrust of others.
The exercise from Yak Adventures’ kayak trips can give a break from the difficult emotions associated with PTSD, providing a distraction from painful memories and worries. Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on self-esteem and create feeling of personal control.