Do you know your limits?

The Process is the ultimate experience for men looking for adventure, personal growth, and the challenge of a lifetime.

the process special forces experience

You vs The Process


The Process is for the man who’s achieved his own version of excellence but wants to know how far he can really push his limits. It’s a game of sorts. You vs The Process – at least that’s how it starts out.

Without the luxury of knowing what to train for, the most difficult physical challenge of your life becomes even more of a psychological one. It becomes you vs you. To preserve the integrity of the challenge, we must leave most of the details undisclosed. But, if you take a look around the site, you’ll find clues as to what you’d encounter if you were to join The Process.


Download this 26 min overview video to learn more about the 4 phases of The Process and who it was designed for.

Overview video
Marketing by
the process special forces experience

How it Works


For 8-days, each day builds upon the last. You don’t need to come with any specialty skill experience but you will be expected to learn quickly. Every day, individuals will attend multiple mini-courses taught by some of the best in their respective industries ranging from tactical, to survival, to self-defense and more. Intermingled with these courses are challenges and tests. As the days go on, challenges get bigger, bolder, and more intense.

We create the controlled environment and you bring the best you’ve got. This experience is not for the faint-hearted or weak-willed. There will be no hand-holding to complete the challenge and so we highly expect there will be individuals who remove themselves before completion.

Will you be one of them?

the process special forces experience

The Purpose


  • Intentionally Facilitated Post-Traumatic Growth

    Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

  • Behavioral Analysis via Directed Data

    See where your strengths and weaknesses lie when you're truly taken out of your comfort zone.

  • Skill Evolution via the Special Forces Experience

    Level-up your inner warrior.

  • Be a Part of an Evolving Elite Network

    A Mastermind you can't buy your way into - one of high-achieving, growth-minded men who are great at being men.

The Process


1. Process Work-ups

Attendees will receive an initial package with coordinates, final packing list, and a series of tests and questionnaires for their closest family/friends. With this feedback, we custom craft aspects of each attendee's experience appropriately. This is also your time to train so that you're in peak functional fitness for The Process.

2. Undertake in The Process

Survive or thrive in 8-days of challenges. Cadre put attendees through a series of nonlinear tests, challenges, and courses which gather data from them in a way that accurately captures each attendee's current state of being.

3. Post-Process Profile

After attendees have completed (or completed their attempt at) The Process, they will receive a P3 - a Post-Process Profile from our behavioral analyst team which details and analyzes their performance and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses which need improvement. The P3 includes pathways to advance and grow in all of these areas for optimal growth.

Assessment & Analysis.

The P3 is perhaps the most thorough and accurate assessment of one’s psychological, cognitive and physical abilities.

sfe inc

The Analysis


  • Dedicated Behavioral Analysis Team

    Staff will analyze everything attendees say, do, and don't do throughout the undertaking.

  • P3 Analysis

    The P3 will be sent to all attendees with a performance review in the months following the event. The analysis process is lengthy and accurate.

  • Radically New Perspective

    Through an expertly facilitated process of post-traumatic growth, attendees may experience varying levels of growth in the weeks and months following The Process.



Post-traumatic growth is defined as the “experience of individuals whose development, at least in some areas has surpassed what was present before the struggle with crises occurred. The individual has not only survived, but has experienced changes that are viewed as important, and that go beyond the status quo” (Tedeschi and Calhoun, 2004). Individuals have described profound changes in their view of “relationships, how they view themselves and their philosophy of life (Joseph and Linley, 2006).

Personal Strength

Attendees will be stronger mentally and physically from the experience. They may gain wisdom and maturity beyond their years.

Fulfilling Relationships

Attendees may experience powerful social ties to certain individuals with a stronger sense of finding their belonging and unity.

New Possibilities

Attendees may reprioritize values and time commitments achieving fulfilling goals at a heightened state.

Spiritual Growth

Attendees may experience radical self-inquiry which will refine their true purpose and the conscious direction of their lifestyle towards its fulfillment.

Gratitude for Life

Attendees may experience a deeper appreciation for life itself recognizing everything and everyone that makes them who they are in their best moments.

Serial 02:

OCT 5-12, 2020


the process special forces experience

The Details.


The Process will be held at a remote location in the Northern Ontario wilderness. For the duration of The Process, attendees will be provided food, sleeping system, weapon system, climbing system, navigation equipment, clothes, and other miscellaneous items one would need to attempt completion. All tactical and survival skills will be taught during the undertaking. No prior experience is necessary to attempt completion.

Day 1: 7 MAY '21


Details: 30 attendees will meet at coordinates XX.XXXX° N, XX.XXXX° W at 1200 hours. The coordinates will be sent in a package to attendees after their contracts are signed. Attendees will bring with them the items identified in the packing list. Attendees must present their bus ticket and sealed documents identified in the initial package at this time. Orientation.

Day 2: 8 MAY '21


Details: 3 tactical classes. 2 challenges. >2 tests.

Day 3: 9 MAY '21


Details: 2 tactical classes. 6 challenges. >2 tests.

Day 4: 10 MAY '21


Details: Undisclosed.

Day 5: 11 MAY '21


Details: Undisclosed.

Day 6: 12 MAY '21


Details: Undisclosed.

Day 7: 13 MAY '21


Details: Undisclosed.

Day 8: 14 MAY '21


Details: Undisclosed.

A few months later . . .


Attendees who finish th 8-days will receive their P3.



Ira MacDonald (CAN #9) on Find My Way Podcast

Ira MacDonald (CAN #9) on Find My Way Podcast From Podcast: Play podcast in new window  Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Welcome back, thank you for listening. I would appreciate all the iTunes reviews and shares and all that good stuff. You can follow me on instagram @vonralls and you can follow the show @findmywayshow. It’s still […]

By Jeff Depatie

October 4, 2019

A Dip in the Fire by Phil Wong (CAN #20)

A Dip in The Fire Life is not for the weak For suffering is guaranteed. Make it through in one piece And you may find some reprieve.  When we experience discomfort, Suffering at its best. It is like a fire, Putting our mettle to the test.  And then comes the hammer Against the steel of […]

By Jeff Depatie

October 4, 2019

A Letter from the Wife of Candidate #10

To the souls behind the Special Forces Experience, I am not sure that my tears have stopped since Joel (CAN10) walked back into our arms on Saturday morning.  The change in his presence was palpable, the depth of personal gain and growth in his eyes was overwhelming to bear witness, and his emotional presence had the most profound […]

By Jeff Depatie

July 8, 2019

An Attempt to Recapture The Process by Candidate #23

Day _ Flight to Toronto went ok, it was hard leaving Lauri and the girls, but I know I need to do this and have their support.  I find myself with nervous energy but excited about the unknown that awaits. It’s been a lifelong goal of mine to do something like this for years now.  […]

By Jeff Depatie

July 8, 2019

Journal Entries from Candidate #21

Journal Entries from Candidate #21 Written by the youngest candidate to finish The Process at 21-years-old: Stephan Faiazza (CAN21) … This past week, I took a challenge known as “The Process”. It is run by former Canadian and American ________________, in addition to non-military experts in self-defence, climbing, shooting, chiropractic, applied kinesiology, kinesiology and psychology, […]

By Jeff Depatie

May 25, 2019