Martin Richardson, son of two World War vets, is the program director for the Freedom and Honor Transition Team as well as program coordinator for the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Richardson was one of the founders and designers of the Freedom and Honor combat transition programs which began in 2005 to provide experiential trainings to assist those with combat stress (PTSD) and reintegration issues. Through 2009 and early 2010, Mr. Richardson lead the team to support the Pennsylvania National Guard Yellow Ribbon programs to more than 6000 returning troops covering topics such as honor, grief, suicide and substance abuse as well as interpersonal communications.
Mr. Richardson is a certified hypnotherapist and an international facilitator. He is an expert in emotional literacy and is one of an elite group of approved facilitators for Folsom Prison in understanding the effects of violent behavior and trauma. Martin has worked throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is experienced in a variety of modalities including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Voice Dialogue, Group Dyad, Bioenergetics, and Race/Gender issues. He completed studies at the Alchemy Institute of Santa Rosa, CA and Langside College in Scotland.