The Mountain Way was founded in 2014 by Andy Shaw, as a consequence of his experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the realisation that not only was there a gap in the solutions available to veterans suffering from this crippling illness, but that he could do something about it.
Our Process encompasses four phases
Contact is made between the PTSD sufferer and The Mountain Way
'Open Door' Phase
Preliminary assistance, visits, discovery - working towards commitment from the sufferer
'The Experience' Phase
A two week tailored programme held in France or Spain delivered by a mentor. A variety of techniques are used before the veteran reaches their 'Resolution' point
The beginning - but never ending - phase of the traumatic growth journey. Closely supervised for the first six months, then routine and regular contact, support and encouragement.
Why Does Our Process Work?
Andy suffered for 30 years during his process of self-healing – he went the ‘Long Way Round’.
He knows what is required of a mentor.
Andy is a veteran.
He speaks the same language as you.
Away from your normal environment and in a different, beautiful country.
The right space in which to begin the process
Concentrated time spent together. Learning new tools that will assist your recovery.