Veterans Programs



What is Soul Injury

Just say the words “Soul Injury” and you will have the attention of people around you, including newspapers and media. Soul Injury is a truth that immediately resonates with people who have been traumatized, betrayed, abused, neglected, or suffer chronic or serious illness. Impacted by the aftermath of their loved one’s Soul Injury, family members also suffer; they carry “insidious Soul Injury” – a slow, gradual, erosion of the soul as they help carry their loved one’s burden.

While Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is now an acknowledged psychological sequelae to trauma, Soul Injury, a deeper more penetrating wound, is not yet a well-known concept. But now, Soul Injury no longer needs to be shrouded in silence. You (or your agency) can be the change agent that brings hope to injured souls yearning for en-couragement. You can become an Opus Peace-approved Soul Injury Opus Peace Ambassador.

Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute & Opus Peace

We have teamed up with the fine people at Opus Peace to provide programs that respond to Soul Injury. The Opus Peace Institute training combines our skills and resources with those of Opus Peace. In the fall of 2018, we will start working with veterans on our farm and ranch. More information on vet ranch programs

"We don’t rise to the level of our expectations…we fall to the level of our training."
—Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, 650 BC