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Life After PTSD Podcast: Healing From Trauma

Life After PTSD Podcast: Healing From Trauma

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Life After PTSD Podcast: Healing From Trauma

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Life After PTSD Podcast: Healing From Trauma

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Dr. Frank Ochberg's valuable and practical insights on improving emotional resolution. Part 2 of 2
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49:37
November 29, 2021
Dr. Frank Ochberg's valuable and practical insights on improving emotional resolution. Part 1 of 2
In this episode we welcome Dr. Frank Ochberg, a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He edited the first text on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and served on the committee that essentially defined PTSD.  In an article dated September 19, 2012, titled: “AN INJURY, NOT A DISORDER: post-traumatic stress disorder has been an accepted diagnosis since 1980. It’s time for clinicians to adopt a new name- Post traumatic stress injury - that is more accurate, hopeful and honorable," Ochberg advocated that the former mainstream view that PTSD is a disorder is inaccurate.  "PTSI is a better term than PTSD. It is accurate. It does justice to the condition. It is preferred by those who contend with the condition. The APA [American Psychiatric Association] would bring credit to itself and respect to its patients by adopting this improvement in diagnostic terminology."  We were privileged to have this living room style conversation with Dr. Ochberg, who shares that his advocacy is in no way to minimize the significance of PTS rather to offer broader support to those who suffer from this operation injury (as it's referred to in some other nations already) of war, violence and human cruelty.  As Ochberg learned from many sufferers, "the concept of an injury, rather than a disorder, does justice to their experience. Once they were whole. Then they were shattered. When their counselors, employers, friends and loved ones behaved as though they were survivors of injuries, with lingering wounds, they could heal. When they felt like mental patients and were treated as persons with pre-existing weakness, they could not heal."   (original article citation: https://dartcenter.org/content/injury-not-disorder-0) The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener. While the hosts provide mental health counseling, they are NOT substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com This show is not intended as medical advice. Call 800273TALK if you have any immediate emotional concerns. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
31:32
November 22, 2021
Michael Gier, producer of Wounded Heroes Documentary shares that there is help for PTSD
Michael Gier, producer of Wounded Heroes Documentary shares that there is help for PTSD
30:60
November 16, 2021
What is really happening with our veterans?
Hear Brian Fay, Engagement Director at Concerned Veterans for America Florida, discuss his passion for helping veterans. Gain insight about current veteran concerns and learn how to get involved! More Information: www.cv4a.org The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 8002738255 Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741 (Also supported on WhatsApp)
39:17
November 8, 2021
Boys State, American Legion, Veteran's Day, Ruck Walk, Suicide Awareness!
Kurt Geis (American Legion Post Commander of Winter Garden) Ian Garcia (High School Senior discussing Boy's State) Kurt and Ian discuss American Legion, Boys State and ways you can be involved with the upcoming Ruck Walk in Winter Garden with American Legion to promote suicide risk and awareness! Join us and register for the upcoming walk: https://www.legionflpost63.org/ The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.  Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 8002738255 Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741 (Also supported on WhatsApp)
39:02
October 25, 2021
Are we a Dopamine Nation? The Social Dilemma And The Trauma Of Tech (ft. Dr. Anna Lembke)
In this episode we welcome Dr. Anna Lembke, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center.  Anna contributed to the hit Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" and joins us today to talk about what tech is doing to us, our kids and our futures and how we can responsibly and realistically detox and disconnect from our addiction.  -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
52:16
October 4, 2021
More Than 70 Years Later, A 97 Year Old World War II Vet Was Still Traumatized (ft. Mel Jenner)
In this episode we welcome 97 year old World War II Veteran Mel Jenner, who for 70+ years has carried the trauma of war and coped in the only way he knew how: by weekly attendance at a PTSD support group for World War II Veterans.  ...until he found himself as the only one remaining.  Mel's story, "Flying Fortress," is an Emmy Award winning documentary-style short film. Mel began working to clear his trauma and in this week's episode he demonstrates the progress as he shares part of his World War II story. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:59
June 21, 2021
Veteran and Retired Police Officer shares his story of finding hope and helping others do the same
This episode is brought back by popular demand; originally aired in 2019; new updates included. Send us an email at info@lifeafterptsd.org; we want to hear from you. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com This show is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a health practitioner with concerns. Call 800273TALK if you have any immediate emotional concerns. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
43:23
May 3, 2021
1.5 million will attempt suicide in the next 12 months; the problem is real! What can you do?
10 million people will consider suicide in the next 12 months; what is the difference between those who attempt and those who make the choice to live? Author Matthew Sleeth discusses his new book that will be out May 4: Hope Always For appointments: FirstOrlandoCounseling.com This show is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a health practitioner with concerns. Call 800273TALK if you have any immediate emotional concerns. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
44:17
April 26, 2021
An Honest Conversation on Suicide and where to find help (Alan Mednick, Kari Russo, and Ed Maerkl)
In this episode, Alan Mednick's life has been impacted by suicide.  He shares how education and advocacy can save lives and that is just what Alan is doing in his work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or ASFP.org Are you in crisis? Call: 8002738255 or TEXT: Talk to 741741 For Counseling help: www.FirstOrlandoCounseling.com The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. 
48:16
April 6, 2021
Children, Nutrition and Mental Health (ft. Dr. Montse Casado and Kari Russo)
In this episode we welcome Dr. Montse Casado, a marriage and family therapist, and a certified play therapist of over 20 years. Dr. Casado shares the changing world our children are living in and how play habits as well as diet are having a direct impact on our kids that we cannot ignore.  For Counseling help: www.FirstOrlandoCounseling.com The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. 
41:02
March 22, 2021
Dr. Diego Hernandez
Friend of the show, Doc Diego, joins us in giving more expert knowledge in trauma treatment. As always, this show is not a substitute for mental health treatment from a professional.   If you want to contact Dr. Diego, visit: https://www.balancedlivingpsychology.com/ Please subscribe so you will be notified when we have a new episode.
33:32
March 15, 2021
New Parents With No Support During A Pandemic (ft. Andrea and Kari Russo)
In this episode we welcome Andrea, a new mom who wasn’t able to receive her family support structure as they were stuck both out of state and out of country due to the travel lockdowns implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Counseling help: www.FirstOrlandoCounseling.com The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
35:55
March 8, 2021
Alluring Attachments, Cunning Connections And/Or Tricky Traps: How We Connect (ft. CJ Varghese and Kari Russo)
In this episode Kari and CJ Varghese, LMFT, discuss a variety of issues surrounding connection and attachment including the online connection trap. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:18
March 1, 2021
A Veteran and Civilian Experience Healing In A Connected Story (Jose, Vida and Scott J. Brook)
In this episode, we hear from veteran Jose Belen, Mayor Scott Brook (Mental Wellness Networking Alliance) and Vida, who was in Iran as a young child when she remembers learning to pray that an American soldier would be able to stop the war! They connected at the Mental Wellness Networking Alliance and this is their first full conversation after that initial meeting. To support Jose's mission to provide flags to the families of fallen comrades or to purchase a flag: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_forms_d_e_1FAIpQLSfCoGhBmI3WYKinnQa9d96llUJX1rnLTFLXZblWg-2De8gNLPQA_viewform-3Fgxids-3D7628&d=DwMFaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=0v24O05iHfwwY3l12RROB3BNhmIcvgEREz4E62yqcBw&m=hN8DhqSwA48G1i1F_JhoWoLGWNcpfd8rUS6NXOeBiOE&s=UyGsa69ShSqGRAo_CTVOfoOvvrQUe9vzOSEh9IJ7Ha0&e= The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
43:54
February 22, 2021
High School Students Who Experienced Tragedy Want To Make Our Schools Safe (ft. Alexa, Luke & Stephanie)
#125 High School Students Who Experienced Tragedy Want To Make Our Schools Safe (ft. Alexa, Luke & Stephanie) In this episode we welcome three high school seniors directly impacted by the tragedy that rocked South Florida on February 14, 2018 when 17 were killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Working with Lori Alhadeff, a previous guest on the show who lost her daughter Alyssa on that day, they are dedicated to spreading a movement of Make Our Schools Safe clubs in all schools so that kids can once again be kids and enjoy their school experiences without fear of tragedy and trauma.  Visit: makeourschoolssafe.org to connect with their work. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
30:58
February 8, 2021
Make Our Schools Safe! (ft. Lori Alhadeff)
In this episode we welcome Lori Alhadeff who’s life was forever changed on February 14, 2018 when her daughter Alyssa was one of 17 killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  She has dedicated herself to the mission of making schools safe and shares some of the initiatives of her organization Make Our Schools Safe.  Visit: https://makeourschoolssafe.org  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
30:15
February 1, 2021
How Shame Can Be A Form Of Trauma (ft. Beverly Engel)
In this episode we welcome back Beverly Engel, a licensed marriage and family therapist of 35 years. Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She joins us to discuss how shame can be a trauma and how we often project shame on others in ways we're unaware.   - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
35:48
January 25, 2021
The Trauma First Generation College Students Can Face (ft. Gabrielle)
In this episode we welcome Gabrielle, a Howard University student who was the first in her family to go to college.  Whereas college isn't an option in some families, it's everything but an option in others and when first generation college students leave home to pursue higher education, they often do so without the support structures of college-oriented families that help keep them motivated toward the finish line.  Out of a realization of her own struggles and traumatic experiences when she left home for school, Gabrielle saw a need to create a support system for these students and now her organization is thriving. To donate to HBCU visit https://hbcuimprint.com  -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:16
January 18, 2021
The Shooting At Columbine High School Cost Him His Sister, Friends And Nearly His Own Life (ft. Craig Scott)
In this episode we welcome Craig Scott, the brother of Rachel Joy Scott, one of 12 students and 1 teacher murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999 in the first prominent mass school shooting that rocked our country. Out of respect for any that may be triggered by this sensitive content, we would like to issue a warning in advance that Craig shares his account of that fateful day, a chilling account of horrifying events that forever changed his life and the life of so many others.  Hear how Craig has created a new normal spreading kindness and compassion to the world and how his sister's life and message lives on through his work.  -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
01:08:59
January 11, 2021
He Was Part Of The Team That First Named PTSD; Now He's Advocating That "Disorder" Should Be Called "Injury" (ft. Dr. Frank Ochberg)
In this episode we welcome Dr. Frank Ochberg, a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He edited the first text on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and served on the committee that essentially defined PTSD.  In an article dated September 19, 2012, titled: “AN INJURY, NOT A DISORDER: post-traumatic stress disorder has been an accepted diagnosis since 1980. It’s time for clinicians to adopt a new name- Post traumatic stress injury - that is more accurate, hopeful and honorable," Ochberg advocated that the former mainstream view that PTSD is a disorder is inaccurate.  "PTSI is a better term than PTSD. It is accurate. It does justice to the condition. It is preferred by those who contend with the condition. The APA [American Psychiatric Association] would bring credit to itself and respect to its patients by adopting this improvement in diagnostic terminology."  We were privileged to have this living room style conversation with Dr. Ochberg, who shares that his advocacy is in no way to minimize the significance of PTS rather to offer broader support to those who suffer from this operation injury (as it's referred to in some other nations already) of war, violence and human cruelty.  As Ochberg learned from many sufferers, "the concept of an injury, rather than a disorder, does justice to their experience. Once they were whole. Then they were shattered. When their counselors, employers, friends and loved ones behaved as though they were survivors of injuries, with lingering wounds, they could heal. When they felt like mental patients and were treated as persons with pre-existing weakness, they could not heal."   (original article citation: https://dartcenter.org/content/injury-not-disorder-0) - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
49:36
December 28, 2020
Why The Majority Of Sexual Assault And Abuse Goes Unreported (ft. Paula)
In this episode we welcome Paula, a marriage and family therapist, to discuss the reasons why the vast majority of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse goes unreported. From the perspective of many outsiders this is perplexing but the mindset of the victim with assistance from culture often comes very much into play.    -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
37:42
December 21, 2020
Shame And Trauma: When Your Body Makes You A Sexual Stumbling Block (ft. Linda Kay Klein)
In this episode we welcome Linda Kay Klein, founder and president of the nonprofit, Break Free Together, dedicated to helping people release shame and claim their whole selves. After 15 years of research on religious trauma around sex and gender, she documented her work in the award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. Her work has been featured by CBS, NBC, NPR (her interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross was named one of the top ten of the year), and over 150 other outlets, and she has presented a TEDx.  She joins us to talk about the after effects of guilt, shame and fear many have experienced from a movement called purity culture. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
47:41
December 14, 2020
When Teachers And Administrators Are Forced To Be Crisis Counselors (ft. Dr. David Schonfeld, MD)
Dr. David Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  He has provided consultation and training on school crisis and pediatric bereavement for over 30 years in the aftermath of numerous school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community of Coral Springs/Parkland, FL. In this episode he shares why it's so important to proactively equip communities, including schools, with tools that allow teachers and administrators to do their jobs without having to fall into a role they were never prepped for: crisis counseling.  This is a must listen for every community.   - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
48:56
December 7, 2020
Healing From Emotionally Abusive Relationships (ft. Beverly Engel)
In this episode we welcome Beverly Engel, a licensed marriage and family therapist of 35 years. Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. On the show we identify what emotional abuse actually is, what is normal in a world that has such a skewed understanding of abuse given the vast amount of the population who has sustained it, and a prescription for those who are in emotionally abusive relationships or those on the outside of one seeing their friends are family trapped.  -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
52:22
November 23, 2020
A Military Serviceman Becomes A Chaplain And What Presence Means To Our Soldiers (ft. Guy)
In this episode we welcome Guy, a military chaplain who began his military career at West Point and as an officer.  A unique journey with some interesting experiences led him to shift his focus to the care of our finest, a calling he continues to follow today.  Guy shares some of the ways we can best care for our service men and women.  -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:32
November 16, 2020
A Painter's Freak Fall Off A Ladder Nearly Cost Him His Leg And His Livelihood (ft. Darren)
In this episode we welcome Darren, a lifelong painter who's freak accident in falling off a ladder nearly cost him his legs and left him panicking when he had to climb the very same ladders he'd mindlessly ascended throughout his career. With the help of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and a well trained therapist, Darren has gained an incredible amount of ground. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
37:49
November 9, 2020
Veteran Was Tired Enough Of The Problem Of Suicide To Do Something About It (ft. Zeke Vanderpool & Mary Millsaps)
In this episode we welcome Zeke Vanderpool and Mary Millsaps of Operation Angel Wing, an organization raising awareness and fighting for our Nation’s Veterans and First Responders, and their families that suffer from the devastating effects of PTS.   Connect with Operation Angel Wing at: https://www.operationangelwing.com  Get Zeke's music at https://www.zekevanderpool.com  - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:14
October 26, 2020
An Army/Navy Veteran's Wife Asks Him To Get Help (ft. Mark)
In this episode we welcome back veteran Mark who experienced multiple traumas while serving in our Armed Forces in both the Army and Navy, but had a major heart trauma believed to be the result of his mandated smallpox vaccines, part of his required medical regiment.  The culmination of all he experienced led his wife to press him to get help and the change has been dramatic. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:44
October 19, 2020
A Teenage Girl Loses Her Dad And Experiences The Effects Of The Douglas High School Shooting In A Matter Of Months (ft. Morgan, Alison & Mel Jenner)
Morgan was a student from the Coral-Springs Parkland community rocked by the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.  A student in a magnet program, she was not on the school's campus the day of the shooting but knew 6 of the victims lost and was getting code yellow and code red updates as that day progressed.  In addition to her peers lost, Morgan would soon be grieving the loss of her father to cancer just months later.  In this episode she and her mom Alison join special guest Mel Jenner, 97 year old World War II veteran, to talk about new life after trauma. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:29
October 12, 2020
An Army Veteran Experienced The Fort Hood Shooting Plus Loss In Iraq And Afghanistan (ft. Matt)
Matt is an Army Veteran who experienced the shooting at Fort Hood, as well as loss in both Iraq and Afghanistan, followed by over a dozen more of his comrades lost to suicide.  His trauma was significantly impacting his marriage and life as a parent, until his wife heard the Life After PTSD podcast and reached out for help.  In this episode he shares his incredible story of change.  - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:33
October 5, 2020
Therapist Develops A Modality Yielding Incredible Results In Treating PTSD: The Story Of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ft. Laney Rosenzweig)
Laney Rosenzweig is the founder and developer of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. She has served on staff at the University of South Florida as an assistant visiting professor where considerable ART research has been conducted and currently maintains a private practice in Connecticut, is an on-call trauma specialist for several employee assistant programs and trains mental health professionals in ART. In this episode she shares the genesis of ART and how it’s making headway in the world of trauma treatment with trainings on military bases and comparison studies in major military medical hospitals proving it as one of the most effective treatments for helping sufferers overcome their PTSD. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:33
September 28, 2020
An Air Force Staff Sergeant Turned Counselor Was Unfairly Blamed (ft. Cyndi)
In this episode we welcome Cyndi, a retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant who now works as a licensed mental health counselor, to share a story from her days in the service where she and others were unfairly blamed by a pastor for the suicide of someone under their supervision.  Though her own supervisors assured her otherwise, she carried that trauma for a number of years before herself being cleared of the trauma of that event.   Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:07
September 21, 2020
A Pastor's Wife Who Has Contemplated Suicide? (ft. Heather)
In this episode we welcome Heather, a pastor's wife who has battled thoughts of suicide nearly her entire life.  Heather shares of some of the criticism she has received at times for needing a lifeline for mental health, as well as how she has remained on purpose in spite of some of the naysayers.  Often times in churches and faith communities there's a predisposition to thinking that mental health and mental wellness are givens for people of faith and that it is a sign of weakness or even "sin" should someone need to reach out for help.  Heather helps destroy that notion on this episode. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
48:08
September 14, 2020
PTSD Is An Antiquated Term: How Our Learning About Trauma Has Changed (ft. Allen Kanerva)
In this episode we welcome back Allen Kanerva to reflect on what we’ve learned in now over 100 episodes and more than a year and a half of working together in the realm of trauma. One of our learnings during this time is that the medical model uses the term PTSD for its purposes but this diagnosis is not accurate to describe what the body is actually experiencing in its adverse reaction to trauma. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
43:44
September 7, 2020
When Your Trauma Affects Your Husband And Children (ft. Caroline Barron)
New Zealander Caroline Barron is the author of Ripiro Beach: A Memoir Of Life After Near Death.  In a previous episode (#90) we learned about her story where the birth of her second child led to an emergency hysterectomy and a very intense fear of death.  We reconnect with Caroline to learn about how her own personal trauma affected both her husband and children and get some advice from her husband for spouses who are walking through a journey of trauma with their significant other. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
37:04
August 31, 2020
Celebrating 100 Episodes With Past Guests Who Are Still PTSD Free (Part 2)
On December 30, 2018 we launched our first episode of Life After PTSD. 100 episodes later we are still going strong telling stories of those who have worked to clear their PTSD and are living a new normal of their deciding. In this first of a two part series, we revisit 6 stories from our past and allow the audience to hear the proof that PTSD is not an illness, but an injury that can heal: 1) Ally - Florida, USA - Episodes 24 & 272 2) Luke - Ontario, Canada - Episode 52 3) Dakota - Bahamas - Episode 67 -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:06
August 24, 2020
Celebrating 100 Episodes With Past Guests Who Are Still PTSD Free (Part 1)
On December 30, 2018 we launched our first episode of Life After PTSD.  100 episodes later we are still going strong telling stories of those who have worked to clear their PTSD and are living a new normal of their deciding.  In this first of a two part series, we revisit 6 stories from our past and allow the audience to hear the proof that PTSD is not an illness, but an injury that can heal:  1) Shawn & Cynthia - U.S. Virgin Islands - Episode 33 2) Dani - Ontario, Canada - Episode 62 3) Todd - North Carolina, USA - Episode 11 - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
44:23
August 17, 2020
Suddenly Realizing Trauma From A Previous Birth Had Her In Fear For The Next (ft. Christie)
Christie is a mom to three children with a fourth on the way.  While meeting with her midwife in a third trimester appointment the traumatic circumstances around the birth of her third child triggered previously unknown fears for the birth of her fourth.  In this episode she shares how she reached out, the help she received and her new outlook for her baby's arrival. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
59:06
August 10, 2020
Driving Through A Bad Storm At 3 Made Her A Traumatized Car Passenger As An Adult (ft. Megan)
In this episode we get the privilege of conversing with Megan, who's firefighter husband Ed has been on previous episodes of the show.  When Megan was 3 years old and sitting in a car seat of her parents car, a bad Florida storm raged and the experience of driving through the storm ruined her for decades thereafter.  She recently had a session where a counselor used Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and the results were instant. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
28:38
July 27, 2020
The Cure For Cancer? Clear Trauma And The Body Is Designed To Heal (ft. Dr. Leslie Cary)
In this episode Dr. Leslie Cary joins us to talk about the physiological effects of uncleared trauma, especially on children, and how, different from the animal kingdom, the unconscious mind of human beings processes learnings from traumatic and significant emotional events differently, resulting in a constant replaying of those events in a harmful way to our physiology.  Be prepared to be amazed at you learn about the long term effects of carrying trauma and why healing is vital. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
31:12
July 20, 2020
When Substance Abuse Treatment Meets Trauma Therapy (ft. Patty Montagnino)
In this episode Patty joins us to share of the work she is doing in the Charlotte, NC area with the Carolina Center for Recovery.  The Carolina Center for Recovery is paving the way with innovative therapy integrating trauma resolution along with the substance abuse treatment.  They are getting excellent results, recognizing that this wholistic approach affirms that in so many cases of substance abuse it's only a cover for underlying trauma.  CarolinaCenterforRecovery.com -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.  FirstOrlandoCounseling.com Kari@lifeafterptsd.org
53:04
July 13, 2020
Defending The Claim That PTSD Is An Injury That Can Heal, Not An Illness (ft. Dr. Diego Hernandez)
Dr. Diego Hernandez is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, trauma expert, and Clinical Director of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Research at the University of South Florida and past Clinical Director of the Military Trial of ART at USF. With 20 years of mental health experience and a combat trauma expert, Dr. Diego works privately and on retreats with active duty military and Veterans. His practice emphasis is with Combat Veterans as well as active duty with emphasis on Special Forces. In this episode he joins us to address and defend the claim that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an injury that can heal, contrary to mainstream thinking which often labels it as an illness one can only hope to cope with.  - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:25
June 29, 2020
Firefighters Face More Traumatizing Job Hazards Than Just Fire (ft. Ed)
Ed is a Florida firefighter, former Veteran and degreed counselor who joins us this week to talk about one of the many faces of PTSD: firefighters and first responders, and how their trauma is often bigger and more unexpected than what the public thinks.  In light of a recent death of a friend on the force due to cancer caused by chemicals released in a burning building, Ed gives us a glimpse of how great the sacrifices are of these heroes. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
41:52
June 22, 2020
When A Police Officer Is Shot In The Line Of Duty (ft. Eric)
Eric was a police officer on a smaller Florida city force who was shot in the line of duty.  The initial shock of the experience led him to assume life would go on as normal but upon return to the force he began to experience the symptoms of PTSD that heightened his fight flight response and ultimately led to his reaching out for help.  Unfortunately the average care provided by the most readily available help isn't helping our finest.  Dr. Diego Hernandez, who ultimately worked to clear Eric's trauma, joins us as well as we learn about Eric's journey toward a life after PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
01:04:33
June 15, 2020
An Insidious Fear Of Untimely Death Nearly Realized On The Operating Table In Childbirth (ft. Caroline Barron)
Caroline Barron’s father never found his birth mother. After he dies suddenly on her twentieth birthday, Caroline develops an insidious fear of her own untimely death. When she nearly bleeds out on an operating table during childbirth, it almost seems her greatest fear is justified. Emerging from the experience a changed woman, Caroline spends the next six years poring over her family history in an attempt to make sense of her inexplicable rage. The family secrets she unearths threaten to destabilise her identity and carefully built life, eventually leading her to New Zealand’s rugged Ripiro Beach, where past and present dramatically collide. Her brand new book, Ripiro Beach details her discovery that there are mental health issues, suicide and incarceration in her family and – most significantly – that she is Māori. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:59
June 8, 2020
Complex Military PTSD Symptoms From Multiple Near Death Experiences (ft. Mark)
In this episode we welcome veteran Mark whose story of multiple traumas while serving in our Armed Forces, included facing constant mortar fire on deployment testicular cancer and nearly dying of a heart attack related to his military vaccines and the subsequent outlook on life cause by constantly facing death.  - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
46:51
June 1, 2020
Why Many Therapists Felt Overwhelmed By The Trauma Of COVID-19
In this episode we dialogue about how many therapists expressed feeling overwhelmed by the emotional fallout stemming from the height of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
44:17
May 25, 2020
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) At 18 Years Old And Why It Often Goes Unreported (ft. Jess)
In this episode we welcome Jess, who enrolled in the Armed Services at 17 years old in order to have a future that paid for the college her family couldn't afford.  By 18 she had experienced two instances of military sexual trauma (MST) and later in life her husband left her after 14 years of marriage.  Hear her story of recover and learn why so many instances of MST go unreported each year. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
46:44
May 18, 2020
A Dad And Husband Was In A Coma With COVID-19 And How His Wife Fought To Save His Life (ft. Staci)
In this episode we welcome Stacie, who's husband Michael was comatose and on a ventilator as a result of COVID-19.  As their family reeled, Stacie read a chance social post that led her to the solution that may have ultimately saved her husband's life: plasma.  Michael is now home recovering and the family is creating their new normal after become yet another of the many faces of trauma. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
01:00:27
May 11, 2020
The Solution To Suicide Is Love - A Father Grieves The Loss Of His Son (ft. Brenton Wright)
In this episode we welcome Brenton Wright, father of Calvin Desir, the second of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students lost to suicide in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting. Less than a week earlier the Coral Springs, Florida-Parkland, Florida community lost Sydney Aiello, a fellow survivor of the shooting.  While Life After PTSD generally focuses on the story after the story, where a new normal of someone's deciding is realized after clearing their trauma, we also labor to eliminate the stigma of seeking mental wellness and Brenton's passionate plea serves as a wake up call to us all that no one should ever have to feel or experience what he and his wife did in the loss of their son. As we seek to end that stigma, the solution is to love. Calvin Desir 03/23/2019 Sydney Aiello 03/17/2019 - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
59:49
May 4, 2020
A Mother’s Breastfeeding Trauma And Body Resentment Hurt Marital Intimacy (ft. Ashley)
In this episode special guest Ashley shares of how after birthing her son she grew to resent her breasts when they failed to continue to produce milk for her son.  This ultimately created a triggering response for her when her husband would initiate intimacy, specifically that part of her body.  Trauma affects countless numbers of marriages and often for reasons that aren't about bad behaviors in marriage.  Still, the effect remains the same and uncleared, the joy of the marriage and the teamwork and peace spouses should ideally feel together are robbed.  Hear some good news in this episode as Ashley and her husband Tyler are on the other side of trauma now free to enjoy their life together. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:05
April 27, 2020
Remember The Teachers - COVID19 And Another Round Of Trauma For Douglas High School (ft. Kim Krawczyk)
In this episode we welcome back Kim Krawczyk, teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Springs, FL.  With the Broward County School Board having announced that classes will be held online for the remainder of the year, teachers like Kim had to shuffle to transition to an entirely different style of teaching.  Even more significant, this represents yet another year where students at the high school face a traumatic ending.  Kim shares her perspective on what the kids are feeling and offers some encouragement for teachers everywhere. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:10
April 13, 2020
Her Boyfriend Abused Her And Didn’t Allow Her Certain Freedoms (ft. Chris & Samantha)
In this episode we welcome therapist Chris and client Samantha, who was in a long term abusive relationship with a boyfriend who not only sexually assaulted her, forcing her to have an abortion, but imposed curfews and systems of permission concerning what Samantha could or couldn't do as a human being.  Domestic violence is real and it's all around us.  Please be aware of your own situation but also your friends and family around you who may be victims themselves, in need of a lifeline. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
28:47
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) And Emotional Health (ft. Mayor Scott Brook)
In this episode we welcome back special guest Scott Brook, Mayor of Coral Springs, Florida.  In these uncertain times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), emotional health is perhaps more relevant than ever, with a panic stricken world suffering for relief.  As powerful and wonderful as reconnection can be, some among us need more care and the mayor is on a crusade to end the stigma and help them find it. -  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:02
March 23, 2020
There Are Marriages Struggling Unnecessarily Because Of Uncleared Trauma (ft. Kari Russo & Lisa)
In this episode Kari Russo joins us to introduce Lisa who decided to work on some uncleared trauma from external circumstances early on and all throughout her marriage.  The three talk about the reality that countless marriages are struggling because of uncleared trauma, many of which long precedes the relationship.  - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
43:22
March 2, 2020
Counselors Who Aren't Worried About Keeping Clients Dependent On Their Care (ft. Shannon & Chris)
In this episode, licensed mental health counselors Shannon and Chris join us along to talk about how vast the need is for effective trauma care in the mental health world and how when effective therapists do stellar work with the best protocols, they don't have to worry about where their next clients are going to come from.  Having been trained, Shannon and Chris are part of a cutting edge wave of counselors who understand that the world has trauma and therapists don't need to worry about keeping clients dependent on their care; when you clear someone's trauma, they will naturally send all of their friends along as well. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
28:47
February 24, 2020
What Is Trauma Peer Support And How It Can Save Lives (ft. Ed)
In this episode we welcome Ed, a member of the Orlando Fire Department, to talk about trauma among first responders and how training peer support groups for first responders (like Ed is a part of), we can work to save lives by relieving initial trauma suffering before encouraging longer term care in the hands of a trauma trained clinician or coach. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:29
February 17, 2020
Do Therapists Ever Get Trauma And How Do They Process It? (ft. Patty)
In this episode Patty (MSW, LCSW) shares what happens when therapists get trauma themselves and how self-care is vital to our own wellbeing. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:32
February 10, 2020
Why You Never Feel Like It’s Time To Clear Your Trauma But Why You Must (ft. Dr. Leslie)
In this episode Dr. Leslie, a clinician with over 18 years of experience working with parents, children and families, joins us to talk about what happens when clinicians get trauma, why clearing trauma isn't optional even though we often don't feel like doing it, and how trauma affects children. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:10
January 27, 2020
A Woman Domestically Abused Then Has To Endure An Unwarranted Baker Act (ft. Kate)
In this episode we welcome Kate, who was domestically abused to the point of falling head first and knocking out several teeth in an incident with her ex-husband.  Because of being in shock from the event and her ex- telling a different account she was taken to a very difficult mental institution.  Trigger warning for those who have suffered from domestic violence, but Kate's story has a great ending. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:19
January 13, 2020
If We Had Stayed In The House We Would Have Drowned - A Teenage Boy Traumatized By Dorian (ft. Dakota)
In this episode we welcome Dakota, a teenage boy who lived through Hurricane Dorian's devastating path through the Bahamas and was left with the traumatic memories of almost drowning in his own house when water levels rose in ways previously unthinkable to those who called their area home. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
50:00
January 6, 2020
Season 1 Year In Review: The Best Of Life After PTSD 2019
In this episode we step back for a review of the amazing stories of Life After PTSD's first season: 2019.  Enjoy sound bites from some of the most memorable moments of the year as we conclude season 1. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
57:59
December 23, 2019
Veteran Experiences Dramatic Relief From PTSD, Then Focuses On Healing His Body (ft. Dr. Ben Rall)
In this episode we welcome back Brian, of episode 4 fame, along with Dr. Ben Rall, a wholeness doctor of chiropractor, to discuss Brian's physiology as a result of combat deployment and subsequent treatment for trauma.  Many veterans are treated with similar regiments to Brian's and need physical healing as much as their need for trauma clearing.   Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. Please visit PhilipStein.com and use promo code "PTSD10" to support the work of Life After PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
52:54
December 16, 2019
If PTSD Can Be Healed Why Is It A Big Secret? - Answering Skeptics (ft. Allen Kanerva)
In this episode Allen Kanerva joins us to address the stigma of PTSD as an illness or disorder. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
37:41
December 9, 2019
A Vietnam Veteran Tells His Story As Part Of His Healing (ft. Bill)
In this episode we welcome special guest Bill, a Vietnam Veteran traumatized by the deaths of fellow soldiers on a make shift bridge in Vietnam that he was responsible for certifying.  Unlike most guests, Bill has only begun his treatment and still carries trauma from both the bridge incident and a fear of heights.  Part of Bill's recovery will be the ability to tell the story of what he did and saw in Vietnam. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:36
December 2, 2019
You Do This Job Long Enough - A First Responder With Longterm Trauma (ft. Patty & Jim)
In this episode MSW, LCSW Patty joins us on the line with client Jim, a former military serviceman and presently a first responder who had shut down his emotions and closed off from the world.  We discuss how trauma isn't always a one time significant event but can be several lesser events and circumstances over a long period of time, leaving someone suffering from PTSD. Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. Please visit PhilipStein.com and use promo code "PTSD10" to support the work of Life After PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
30:54
November 25, 2019
A First Responder Was Traumatized By A Domestic Violence Call (ft. Allen Kanerva & Dani)
In this episode we welcome guest Dani, a former first responder in both Niagara and Newfoundland.  A domestic violence call left Dani with a trauma she couldn't shake and robbed her of a career she once loved.  At the prodding of her sister, she attending a training with Allen and was cleared of her trauma as a live demo subject.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
47:51
November 18, 2019
There's More To Healing Than Just Clearing Trauma - Negative Emotions After PTSD (ft. Allen Kanerva & Rory)
In this episode we welcome guest Rory for a round table discussion on how trauma being cleared by clinicians using the latest evidence based high-efficacy protocols is often not enough to bring complete healing and what other skills are necessary for effective work.   - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
44:21
November 11, 2019
Cancer Free And No More PTSD (ft. Angela & Vicki)
In this episode we welcome guests Angela and Vicki, stage 4 cancer survivors who not only live today cancer free, but also cleared the PTSD associated with their diagnosis and treatment and now both coach clients to breakthrough in their own traumas.  Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. Please visit PhilipStein.com and use promo code "PTSD10" to support the work of Life After PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:27
November 4, 2019
How The American Legion Is Helping Veterans Overcome Trauma (ft. Kurt Gies)
In this episode Kurt Gies of the American Legion joins Kari us to talk about what the Legion is, why it was formed and how it's helping veterans overcome trauma.  On November 16th (2019) the Legion is sponsoring "Challenge 22," a charity walk and community event to raise money for suicide awareness and the prevention of PTSD.   Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. Please visit PhilipStein.com and use promo code "PTSD10" to support the work of Life After PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:12
October 28, 2019
She Was An Iraqi Child Refugee Traumatized By War (ft. Patty & Tarah)
In this episode Patty, a therapist who joins us again with special guest Tarah, who grew up in Iraq during the war in the 2000s and became a refugee that fled to Lebanon and ultimately the United States.  Her story offers a glimpse of the experiences of civilians in wartimes that are rarely heard. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
32:14
October 21, 2019
A Retired Police Sergeant Changes Careers To Treat Officers With PTSD (ft. Allen Kanerva & Deb)
In this episode we interview Deb, a retired police sergeant in Ontario who spent nearly 2 decades on the force.  After retiring a few years ago to start a new business, she discovered her real passion for waking up in the morning came from the possibility of helping her former colleagues clear their trauma and end the stigma of PTSD. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:38
October 14, 2019
Pushing Against The Institution: Changing Our Beliefs About PTSD (ft. Allen Kanerva & Dr. Ben Rall)
In this episode we welcome Allen Kanerva and Dr. Ben Rall of Achieve Wellness to talk about how the idea that PTSD is an injury that can be cured, from both the perspective of mental health and physiology, is often met with great skepticism and even animosity.  Both Allen and Ben believe that the fight is not a battle, but a war, and must be fought for the sake of those suffering in their trauma. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:60
September 30, 2019
The Mayor Of A City Rocked By Tragedy Shares His Own Trauma (ft. Allen Kanerva & Scott Brook)
In this episode Scott Brook, Mayor of the City of Coral Springs, joins us to talk about his own experiences with trauma in light of the tragic events that took place February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, which also served Coral Springs.   The mayor shares of new initiatives to end the stigma of trauma and ultimately end suicide in his community and communities - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
30:04
September 23, 2019
The Many Faces Of PTSD: Domestic & Spousal Abuse (ft. Patty & Cindy)
In this episode Patty, a therapist, joins us with her client Cindy, who herself was a domestic abuse survivor who now works on multiple levels with domestic abuse victims.  Patty and Cindy share the story of how Cindy's past experiences robbing her in the present brought her skeptically to Patty, looking for help. Special thanks to the Philip Stein Company for supporting the show. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
32:28
September 16, 2019
The Many Faces Of PTSD: Domestic Assault (ft. Luke & Allen Kanerva)
In this episode Allen Kanerva introduces us to client Luke, who manages a successful semi-professional baseball team but once battled the trauma of being sucker punched in a domestic assault.  Luke's story is yet another of the many faces of PTSD but one with a positive ending after working with Allen to get life back. - The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
41:47
September 9, 2019
A Horrific Car Accident Left Him Blind But He Never Gave Up Hope (ft. Tara Kanerva & Alex)
In this episode Tara Kanerva brings on her client, Alex, who suffered a horrific blindside car accident that left him blind and without senses.  After multiple doctors and therapies robbed him of hope, NLP's timeline therapy and trauma focused protocols (TF-NLP) helped him overcome his trauma and today he continues to gain back that which doctor's said he'd permanently lost.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
38:59
August 26, 2019
#49 The Many Faces Of PTSD: Car Accidents And Auto Trauma (ft. Allen & Tara Kanerva)
In this episode Allen & Tara Kanerva share stories of yet another face of PTSD: automobile trauma.  Many people have experienced traumatic car accidents that left them reeling.  Allen & Tara share how they work with these kinds of situations and talk of the greater cause of relieving people's suffering from difficult life experiences.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
32:31
August 19, 2019
A Single Mom Battles Trauma After A Horrific House Fire (ft. Patty & Megan)
In this episode, Patty, a counselor, introduces us to Megan, a single mom whose house fire left her reeling to pick up the pieces and with the eventual realization that she was also traumatized.  Patty and Megan share the story of a clinician going the distance with a client and yet another face of PTSD.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:50
August 12, 2019
A Canadian First Responder Healed From Trauma Experienced All Over The World (ft. Shane)
In this episode Allen Kanerva introduces us to Shane, a long time friend who has traveled the world working as a paramedic and first responder in some incredibly dangerous, high profile areas.  Shane shares his journey from thinking PTSD was a myth to one day realizing he was completely traumatized and in need of help.  We discuss the culture of PTSD awareness within the first responder world and what needs to change in order to bring relief and greater effectiveness to the field with someone who lived it.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
51:24
August 5, 2019
Stop Scheduling Your C-Sections & Other Truths About Birth Trauma (ft. Tara Kanerva)
In this episode Tara Kanerva of Inspired Outcomes joins us to talk about how her practice began by working with birth traumas and mothers preparing for the birthing experience.  Topics discussed include the unnecessary scheduling of c-sections by health mothers fearing birth trauma or unaware of the beauty the experience can be, how birth traumas can be readily and easily cleared using Trauma-Focused NLP (TF-NLP) and the benefits of using a doula in the child birthing process.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
45:01
July 29, 2019
PTSD In The Middle East - When Humanitarians Are Traumatized (ft. Max)
In this episode Max joins us to share about his work with trauma in the Middle East.  Trauma experienced and encountered by humanitarians drives the discussion as the group recognizes yet another face of PTSD.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:20
June 27, 2019
Does This PTSD Treatment Really Work Long Term? (ft. Kim Krawczyk)
In this episode we welcome back Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Kim Krawczyk, who issues a plea to the parents of the MSD survivors to get help themselves as they may also be suffering. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:27
June 24, 2019
A Dialogue And A Documentary About The Stoneman Douglas High School Community (ft. Linda & Joel)
In this episode we meet up with Daydream Productions documentary filmmaking duo Linda and Joel, South Florida natives with close ties to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community of Coral Springs/Parkland, FL.  Linda and Joel recently completed "After Parkland, The Healing of a Community and a Nation" a documentary covering the year following the tragic shooting at the high school on February 14, 2018.  Linda and Joel share their experiences of seeing a training of clinicians who are learning to cure PTSD using NLP-based memory re-consolidation techniques and they discuss what the MSD community still needs in order to heal.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
43:49
June 17, 2019
The Trauma Of A Marriage Turned Hostile & Subsequent Divorce (ft. Jessica)
In this episode Allen Kanerva joins us from Ontario with a client, Jessica, who went through a nasty divorce with numerous complications.  We discuss how divorce itself can be a trauma that alters a person's state of life and Jessica shares the journey she undertook to be free of hers.    The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
35:51
June 10, 2019
The Rigorous Research Behind NLP-Based Memory Re-Consolidation (ft. Dr. Richard Gray, Ph.D)
In this episode Dr. Richard Gray, Ph.D, joins us to share how rigorously researched NLP-based memory re-consolidation truly is, including the RTM Protocol (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories), and the audacious claims of ~90% success in clearing someone of a trauma that caused their PTSD.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:24
June 3, 2019
A Vet & His Wife Fly To Orlando To Cure Their PTSD (ft. Shawn & Cynthia)
In this episode we interview Shawn & Cynthia, a couple who flew up from the U.S. Virgin Islands to be treated of their PTSD.  Shawn served in the U.S. Military and carried related trauma while Cynthia had trauma of her own that collectively hindered their family from thriving.  Their story of treatment is one for the ages.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
55:04
May 20, 2019
A Firefighter EMT Couldn't Shake The Sorrows Of His Job (ft. Caleb & Kathy)
In this episode we welcome our first firefighter, Caleb.  Caleb and his counselor, Kathy, share stories from their own journey and Caleb offers a perspective of the trauma most first responders carry and how an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol changed the way his brain interacted with his traumas.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
43:48
April 29, 2019
Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students Cleared Of Trauma (ft. Delaney & Ally)
In this episode we share the story of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students who, through the introduction of an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol into their therapist's practice, get cleared of the traumatic emotions stemming from their experiences on February 14, 2018.  The girls share their initial resistance and reaction to therapy in general and how their wonderful therapist, Laurie, helped restore their lives in ways they never thought possible. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:23
April 22, 2019
A Veteran Is Treated Again For A Different Trauma And Life Only Gets Better (ft. Kyle)
In this episode we welcome back Kyle, a veteran who received another treatment session with trauma-focused NLP for another trauma he was carrying.  Kyle shares what life has been like since his first session and how significant some of the changes in his life have been since. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
24:47
April 15, 2019
When The Birthing Experience Becomes A Trauma (ft. Shannon)
In this episode licensed mental health counselor Shannon joins us to talk about how birth trauma led her to break the stigma of counselors not being able to ask for help themselves.  Shannon was treated with an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol at a training in Orlando, FL and shares her experience of how an expected birth situation became a trauma robbing a mama of her joy in parenting and how the treatment gave it back. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
39:49
April 8, 2019
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Gets Her Life Back (ft. Ally)
In this episode Ally, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, joins us to tell her account of the events of February 14, 2018 and how her love for Walt Disney World fireworks became a trigger for gunshots until her therapist trained in an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol and implemented it in her practice shortly thereafter.  Listen as Laurie, a licensed mental health counselor who practices in Boca Raton, shares how the very first session of the protocol brought drastic change in Ally. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
26:24
April 3, 2019
A Son Is Killed In A Car Accident And A Family Is Left Traumatized (ft. Elise)
July 22, 2017, a mother lost her 19 year old son in a car accident and her life instantly changed forever.  Elise and her husband Don struggled through the grieving process with Elise crying out for hope and fearing a day she'd want to take her own life.  Later in her grieving process she was treated with an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol and shares of her experiences. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
27:17
April 1, 2019
A Douglas High School Math Teacher On The State Of Parkland Students (ft. Kim Krawczyk)
On February 14, 2018 a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL and opened fire, killing 14 students and 3 faculty in an every town USA city that never would have expected this to happen.  Kimberly Krawczyk is a math teacher at the school who is speaking up for her students who have lived over a year trying to be #MSDStrong. Read Kim's original article at: https://www.the74million.org/article/a-parkland-teacher-speaks-out-after-the-shooting-the-district-did-not-help-us-deal-with-the-trauma-with-2-new-suicides-were-still-suffering-the-consequences/. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
36:38
March 30, 2019
Childhood Sexual Abuse Finally Processed And Healed (ft. Matt & Mandi)
In this episode we welcome Matt and Mandi, a young married couple who after 5 years of marriage finally broke through to a new level of intimacy after Mandi had her childhood sexual trauma processed and healed through memory re-consolidation. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
29:31
March 25, 2019
Experienced Trauma Clinician Recharged By Learning Memory Re-Consolidtion (ft. Michael)
In this episode, Michael, a mental health counselor, trained in the RTM Protocol, shares of the unbelievable success rate he is having with his clients and shares his opinion on who the many faces of PTSD are and what percentage of the population they represent. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
33:21
March 21, 2019
Two Veterans With Guide Dogs Get More Permanent Relief For Their PTSD (ft. Kyle & Morgan)
In this episode we interview Kyle & Morgan, both of whom were treated with RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories), an NLP-based memory re-consolidation protocol, for their combat related PTSD, in an effort to encourage veterans. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
21:14
March 14, 2019
A Grief Trauma Counselor Brings The Benefit Of Trauma Focused NLP To PTSD Strugglers (ft. Eric)
In this episode we talk with Eric, a licensed mental health counselor from about how NLP-based memory re-consolidation tools like RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories) are valuable tools in the treatment of traumatic grief struggles, who often develop substance abuse patterns as they attempt to cope.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
29:15
March 11, 2019
A Former Green Beret Uses Theater To Teach Civilians About Military Life (ft. Scott Mann)
In this episode retired Lieutenant Colonel and former Green Beret (United States Army Special Forces) Scott Mann joins us to talk about his own journey of healing. Scott spent 23 years in the U.S. Army, 18 as a Green Beret. Scott and a team of actors will be touring across the country in 2019 performing “Last Out: Elegy Of A Green Beret,” a play which helps civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
32:34
February 28, 2019
An Experienced Clinician Excited For A New Protocol To Ease Suffering (ft. Lynne)
In this episode, licensed mental health therapist Lynne joins us to share how her recent training in memory re-consolidation technique that has already broadened her abilities as an experienced clinician to relieve suffering in her clients plagued by severe trauma.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
35:01
February 25, 2019
The Many Faces Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD (ft. Todd & Mary Millsaps)
In this episode we meet one of the many faces of PTSD. Todd & Mary of Operation Angel Wing join us to tell of their firsthand experiences with trauma and PTSD and how discovering memory re-consolidation protocols like RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories) has changed the way their non-profit helps those they serve that struggle, in addition to helping Todd personally walk through a tragic event 30 years in his past. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
34:35
February 18, 2019
The Many Faces Of PTSD & Questions Explained (ft. Allen Kanerva)
In this episode Allen Kanerva joins us to answer questions about what trauma truly is, what triggers it, how many people actually suffer from PTSD and who the many faces of post traumatic stress truly are.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
38:24
February 11, 2019
The Stigma Of The D Word - Disorder Questioned (ft. Allen Kanerva)
In this episode Allen Kanerva addresses the stigma of the word "disorder" and how PTSD, as it's presently labeled, not only mis-categorizes the real problem, but actually prevents strugglers from seeking the help they need to get healed.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
19:54
February 4, 2019
Tribes, Connections And How Isolation Kills (ft. Dan Jarvis)
In this episode Army Veteran Dan Jarvis of 22 Zero explains how isolation is the greatest enemy to healing PTSD, sharing of his own journey as an Army vet re-engaging civilian life where isolation nearly destroyed him.   The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
42:09
January 28, 2019
The Origins Of The Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories RTM Protocol (ft. Dr. Frank Bourke)
In this episode Dr. Frank Bourke, who's research in NLP (neuro-lingustic programming) led him to manualize a memory re-consolidation technique (RTM: Re-Consolidation of Traumatic Memories) he used to help sufferers of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
40:20
January 24, 2019
Trauma Of A School Shooting: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (ft. Joycy)
In this episode we learn about the events of February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida where tragedy struck at Stoneman Douglas High School. Joycy serves as a counselor community and shares her memories from the day those cities changed forever.    The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
27:44
January 17, 2019
An Army Combat Veteran Shares Of His Journey With PTSD (ft. Brian)
In this episode we talk with Brian, an Army combat vet who enlisted at 20 years old and toured in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Brian shares his incredible journey, culminating with his struggles with PTSD, along with the many unsuccessful treatments that left him demoralized, before ultimately finding healing while working with a clinician. The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.
50:46
January 14, 2019