Trauma & PTSD Recovery at Circle Tree Ranch

Circle Tree Ranch provides holistic and natural approaches for US Military Veterans suffering from PTSD. At Circle Tree Ranch we understand that often chemical dependency and other addictive or self-destructive behaviors are related to overwhelming experiences of exposure to abusive power, physical or sexual abuse, disabling losses, and disrupted attachment, usually beginning in childhood and more often during military service. Since the early 1980’s Circle Tree Ranch has evolved the traditional therapeutic community to be an environment that is physically and psychologically safe for Veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD.

Circle Tree Ranch is an environment where veterans and others in recovery can bring their young children if necessary. There has been a focus on dealing with all aspects of the addicted veteran specifically for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The trauma-sensitive culture at Circle Tree Ranch includes the direct involvement of the faculty, students and family members during and after treatment.

The strong emphasis on “community as method” at Circle Tree Ranch encourages acceptance and belonging in order to break the cycle of isolation and exclusion that is common to struggling individuals, especially those dealing with PTSD trauma issues. The curriculum and daily activities are designed to promote every student’s self-esteem and sense of self worth. Our holistic treatment approach supports veterans participation in their own evolution through physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual development and support.

The Curriculum utilized by Circle Tree Ranch provides integrated addiction treatment for individuals suffering from the dual effects of chemical dependency and trauma, abuse, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Compulsive behaviors, post-traumatic symptoms, or unresolved trauma are often the cause of relapse in individuals who have completed other traditional drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Our curriculum is specifically effective assisting Veterans in separating their identities from their symptoms. The Circle Tree Ranch faculty is compassionate, and attention is given to assisting Veterans in developing emotional literacy, respect for themselves and others, and a language of affirmation and affection rather than power and control.

Trauma Sensitive Culture at Circle Tree Ranch:

  • Culture of Non-Violence
    A safe environment and a commitment to higher goals.
  • US Veteran Centric Treatment and Recovery
  • Culture of Emotional Intelligence
    Understand and articulate feelings and emotions in order to respond rather than react.
  • Culture of Shared Governance
    Helping to develop civic skills of self-control, self-discipline, and healthy autonomy.
  • Culture of Inquiry and Social Learning
    Building cognitive skills.
  • Culture of Open Communication
    Overcoming barriers to healthy communication
    Reduce acting-out, enhance self-protective and self-correcting skills
    Learn healthy boundaries.
  • Culture of Social Responsibility
    Re-build social connections and establish healthy attachment relationships.
  • Culture of Growth and Change
    Restore hope, meaning, purpose.

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