What is the Survive to Thrive Program?
“You get trained to go to war, we train you to come home.” – Dane Christison
The Survive to Thrive Program is an 8 Module, online, evidence-based personal development course designed for current and former service personnel to reach their full potential in mental health and transitioning back to civilian life. The program also provides 24hr access to peer support and mentors for emotional support, accountability and motivation.
The program was created and developed by Dane Christison, a former infantry soldier (East Timor and Iraq veteran) of the Australian Defence Force. Through years of personal development coaching hundreds of current and former service families the program grew quick in popularity and national media attention as veterans gained fast results and felt finally there was a program coached from someone who had lived experience. In short, it’s a program by veterans for veterans.
The program is now in partnership with Open Arms Veteran’s and Families Counselling and external service organisations such as RSL QLD, DefenceCare, Mates4Mates and more.
The program conducted a clinical pilot with Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, a further clinical review with Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and is currently in a national clinical trial with Open Arms.
Feedback and testimonials from the program continues to be outstanding.
Program Designed to Assist Current and Former Military Service Personnel with the Following:
- Prevention of Mental Health and Transitioning to Civilian Life Impacts
- Recovery Intervention for Mental Health and Transitioning to Civilian Life Impacts
- Anyone who has done military service
Included in the Program
- Private access to your program via our online portal, providing you with 24/7 access
- 8 Coaching Modules that include;
- Interactive Slides
- 43 HD Personal Development Videos in a succinct coaching format by veteran Dane Christison
- Workshops and Goal Setting Programs
- Phone App for Morning Routines, Daily and Weekly Goals
- Exercise and Nutritional Information
- Private VIP Online Peer to Peer Support (aimed for participants to support, encourage, inspire, motivate, and empower each other)
- Membership into Survive to Thrive Nation
- Access to free coaching webinars
The Survive to Thrive Online Program was created and features coaching by Motivational Speaker, and Personal Development Coach Dane Christison, an East Timor and Iraq veteran who served as an infantry soldier in the Australian Defence Force.
After overcoming his own adversities of PTSD and transitioning back to civilian life through personal development, he knew he had to create a program to help others gain the same results. He has been delivering this program to hundreds of current and former service families with excellent feedback and results since 2012.
“After going through extreme hardship I had to learn what I could do to regain complete control and thrive again in my life. After years of research, I began to write a program for the military mindset.
“I watched the program grow and saw the results for others. I live the principles of this course every day; trying to just survive feels like trying to keep your head above water and I no longer wanted drowning to be an option. Personal development is about once again reaching your full potential no matter what stage of your life you are at. I have learnt to thrive and this course teaches current and former military families how to do just that.” –Dane Christison
Dr John Cooper, Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health on the Survive to Thrive Program:
“This program appears to address a gap between clinical services and programs, and the work of ESOs.
In summary, the content of the course addresses resilience, keys to happiness, suicide prevention, stigma, self-discipline and responsibility, psychological strategies, behavioural strategies, social supports, meditation, fear responses, stress management, psychoeducation about mental disorders, communication, exercise, nutrition, motivation, change principles, financial goals, community integration, crisis management, relapse prevention, and an individual’s account of transition and basic tips to assist transition into civilian employment. This is not an exhaustive list. There is consistency between the course content and the stated goals. There is good coverage of relevant topics.”
Benefits of Online Courses
The Survive to Thrive Online Program has been developed and uses the latest innovations in online education and technology, the course has been designed to be engaging and user friendly. Further benefits include:
- Focus issues and memory loss are always a concern with those suffering with PTSD. Unlike live courses the benefits of online is that a participant can re-engage and review the course in their own time at their own leisure
- The course is accessible anywhere with internet access
- Private use for isolated sufferers
- Private use for those concerned about job security (we are a non-governmental company)
- No commuting- subsequently lowering stress levels
- No judgment- easier to overcome stigma and re-engage with society at own pace and regain self-confidence