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2022 Tillman Scholar: Tim Spalla

2022 Tillman Scholar: Tim Spalla 934 618 The Wounded Healer Project

Meet Tim Spalla

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Army | Saybrook University | Doctorate of Psychology

Tim was selected as one of 60 new leaders from a group of thousands of applicants to carry the prestigious title of “Tillman Scholar” and the Pat Tillman Foundation. “Tillman Scholars are tackling challenges across national security, healthcare, technology, civil rights, education and more. They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world.”


As a US Army Ranger and Iraq War  veteran, Timothy experienced and witnessed immense pain, suffering and the sense of isolation that can emerge from unresolved trauma. He’s witnessed this same level of pain manifest in the war-torn communities where he has lived and worked the past two decades. From al Qaeda in Iraq to frontline wildlife rangers in Africa and most recently, the incarcerated men and women he now spends his days working with as a mental health counselor – Tim knows trauma is global.

Timothy has also lived in his own struggles with PTSD, depression, anxiety and addiction. It wasn’t until the birth of his son in 2018 that Timothy was compelled to pursue deep inner-soul healing work, a journey that brought him to plant medicine healing and mindfulness-based therapies. Coming to terms with his own pain and suffering is ultimately what healed him. This work then led him to pursue a masters of counseling psychology degree from Regis University. From a very young age Timothy sensed that his destiny was to make a difference in the world.

He is now continuing work toward fulfilling that destiny while in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Saybrook University where he will combine an advanced education in Consciousness, Spirituality and Integrative Health with traditional mental health counseling practices and plant medicine healing in order to assist fellow veterans, and other marginalized communities to address deeply rooted trauma and addiction issues. In doing so, he wants to help others overcome the shame, suffering, and isolation that can result from unwitnessed and unprocessed mental illness.




June 2022 Vaudeville Variety Show Benefit

June 2022 Vaudeville Variety Show Benefit 2048 1365 The Wounded Healer Project

Sovereign Soul Counseling of Englewood, CO sponsored the first semiannual Vaudeville Variety Show in Colorado Springs and donated 100% of their proceeds, totaling over $1,200, for The Wounded Healer Project. The show featured a variety of performances including drag, aerial, dance, and music. The performers graciously donated their performances, and The City Auditorium in Colorado Springs donated the event space in support of the cause.

I was glad I went, because it helped me get out of my shell a bit. They were very supportive, kind, and amazing humans all together. I appreciate them, very much.

-Jayson Trulock

All of the performers donated their performances and tips to our cause, the Community Cultural Collective – Colorado Springs City Auditorium donated the Lon Chaney Theater space, and Elizabeth Montoya Photography donated her time and talent to capture it all! Mental health isn’t just self reflection and deep inner work- it’s also representation, community and having fun.

If you missed this incredible event, keep an eye out for our next one happening in October 2022 in the Denver area – you won’t want to miss it!

2021 The F. Leonard Pomponio and Elizabeth M. Adams Award recipient, Tegan Rowley

2021 The F. Leonard Pomponio and Elizabeth M. Adams Award recipient, Tegan Rowley 1032 1356 The Wounded Healer Project

2021 The F. Leonard Pomponio and Elizabeth M. Adams Award recipient, Tegan Rowley

The F. Leonard Pomponio Award is awarded to up to 5 graduates of the Regis University Master of Arts in Counseling and Family Therapy program twice a year and is accompanied by a $10,000 prize. The Elizabeth M. Adams Award is awarded to 1 of the 5 recipients of the F. Leonard Pomponio Award to further recognize that graduate’s commitment to leadership, excellence, and commitment to mental health and awards an additional $5,000.

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