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Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery Podcast

Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery Podcast

By Mark Meincke
The Trauma Recovery Podcast for Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their families.

PTSD Recovery is a bitch. Here is how OP TR helps.

1. Listening to the show is a form of peer support. Hearing stories from people who have been there, done that...just like you , is a POWERFUL thing. Knowing you are not alone IS healing.

2. There are a LOT of resources out there. I interview the TOP experts in the world, with various healing modalities, so that you can decide the healing modality that is right for you.

3. Knowledge is Power.
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Ep# 96. Donna Riguidel , Military Sexual Trauma

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Ep #102 Dr. Kim Bynum, Operation New Uniform
https://www.linkedin.com/company/operation-new-uniform/ https://onuvets.org/ Operation New Uniform™ (ONU), founded in 2014, has established itself as a trendsetter in the veteran service organization space. Our mission is to ensure all our nations Veteran’s have a successful transition after service. 97% of ONU Veterans who complete our program find a career within 4 months of completion. Our success is attributed to treating each Veteran as an individual, serving as many Veterans as possible without reducing quality, and meticulously tracking the results and successes of our Veterans. At Operation New Uniform™, we are serving and building a family of professional Veterans who are determined to grow, build back their confidence and find that successful career that they deserve after service while also helping us grow our organization and aid in the success of the next cycle of ONU Veterans. Partnering with Operation New Uniform™ means focusing on the greatest need, impacting the most Veterans nationally, which is ensuring our nation’s Veterans have a successful transition, a fulfilling career, and the means to continue serving the business community and supporting their families. Visit www.operationtraumarecovery.org for a full show list. 
37:43
April 15, 2021
Ep #101 Greg S. Reid, The Millionaire Mentor
https://www.facebook.com/Dr.GregReid www.secretknock.co  One of the worlds TOP experts on mindset shares some very valuable insight that we can all benefit from. 
19:46
April 13, 2021
Ep. #100!!!! Theo Fleury, NHL Superstar joins me in studio to celebrate this amazing milestone!
From hockey fights, to playing Hockey in Ireland, Theo covers a LOT of cool ground with fun stories.  AND we talk about Trauma Recovery.  The do's and don'ts.    I skirted the conversation about politics as best as I could...mostly we just shared stories.  Telling your story help YOU heal, and helps OTHERS heal as well.  We also talk about how YOU can help others through the power of story.  PLEASE consider going to Apple Podcasts, and leaving a rating, and a comment.  This helps others find OP TR.  Follow / Favorite OP TR on your favorite Podcast platform, and visit the Facebook Page to watch the FB Lives.  This episode has an extra 15 minutes in the beginning BEFORE I hit record.  You'll not want to miss any of it. :) Share Share Like the Sugar Bear, because sharing is caring!
02:01:03
April 12, 2021
Ep #99. Michelle Rempel-Garner, Health Critic for the Official Opposition of Canada
This episode was sponsored by Global Specialized Safety Inc.  Safe by choice, not by chance Michelle Rempel is married to an American Army Veteran who was injured by PTSD.   And...she is the health critic for the Conservative Party of Canada
23:10
April 9, 2021
Ep. #98. Nick Wildman, British SAS Veteran, founder of Trident Adventure
Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan...all took their toll.   Adventure provides healing, and Nick provides adventure through Trident Adventure.  www.tridentadventure.com 
58:47
April 8, 2021
Ep. #97 NHL, NBA executive, and founder of "We're All a Little Crazy" podcast, Eric Kussin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-kussin-5010a37/ https://samehereglobal.org/ Eric shares his incredible story of struggle and recovery
01:20:11
April 7, 2021
Ep# 96. Donna Riguidel , Military Sexual Trauma
Donna VanLeusden - Riguidel Donna is a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and a survivor of MST.  General John Vance has showcased to the world that there is a systemic problem in the CAF, and Donna shares the impact of this problem. 
42:08
April 6, 2021
Ep# 95. Valerie Huard, mind set, decluttering, & Coping with Trauma Forum
val@dowell-ht.com https://www.dowellht.com/register-to-webclass-4854 https://www.copingwithtraumasummit.com/get-my-pass-a56-8662 https://www.facebook.com/dowellht
13:53
April 5, 2021
Ep#94. Al Cameron, Veterans Voices of Canada
By documenting the stories, some Veterans have felt they can then release and let go of the memories that haunt them.  https://vetvoicecan.org/
27:38
April 2, 2021
Ep #93 Jeri Tourand Coach, Trilotherapy practitioner, and Trauma survivor
https://www.facebook.com/jtourand?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDoxMDE1NzQ2NjM2MjI0NjQ2N18xMDE1NzQ2NjQwNDQwNjQ2Nw%3D%3D https://www.facebook.com/LivingFromHeartCenter https://livingfromheartcenter.com/?fbclid=IwAR2PumimkBQCNHzf9wBJ0E5OvuWALpODQHxUFS9XX_HDNn-VmGEDMjrwbVE
47:57
April 1, 2021
Ep# 92. Brothers N Arms CBD Products
FHM Cover Model Elizabeth Marshall, and Founder, Mervin Forero talk about CBD Products Website- https://www.bnacbd.co/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/TheBrothersNArms Instagram- @thebrothersnarms
25:06
March 29, 2021
Ep# 91. Paul Hale, PPCLI Association, Peer Support, Suicide Prevention, MHFA
What is Mental Health First Aid? What is Peer Support? Paul Hale is the President of the PPCLI Association, and a mental health advocate. 
26:58
March 25, 2021
Ep# 89. Connie Jakab, National Hope Talks
https://nationalhopetalks.com/ For the complete show list, go to www.operationtraumarecovery.org 
28:26
March 18, 2021
Ep #88. Andrew Steel, PATT Foundation, and Green Task Force
For more, go to www.operationtraumarecovery.org  https://pattfoundation.org/ Plant A Tree Today!
26:53
March 11, 2021
EP# 87. Papa Dix, aka Richard Piekarczyk-Vacca, Combat Engineer, and Trauma Therapist
Find more at www.operationtraumarecovery.org  Visit Richard's Linked-In HERE Find his practice HERE  The practice of Romero Piekarczyk-Vacca Psychotherapy is located in Hamilton, ON near Stoney Creek. Patients can also utilize the internet in order to receive their appointments via a secure network if in-person therapy is not possible for them due to distance. Richard Piekarczyk-Vacca is a partner of the practice who works with the military and veterans community and general population. He works closely with the indigenous population. ​ We provide therapy and psychological assessments for individuals and law firms looking to assist their clients in their legal matters with the supervision of a psychologist as well as immigration reports, WSIB, medico-legal, and Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA's). I'm certified to conduct psychological testing and measurements. ​ Services in English, Italian, Polish & Spanish are available. Our areas of specialization are addictions, PTSD, trauma, depression, anger management and anxiety. We provide couples and marriage counselling. We provide self-actualization, positive psychology and life coaching. Dayana is an approved healthcare practitioner for those with Native Status (NIHB & IRS RHSP) for mental health issues.
48:37
March 4, 2021
EP# 86. James Cooley, US Navy Veteran, and Radio host
JC Cooley, US Navy Veteran, Author, Radio Host, and founder of the JC Cooley foundation.  http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/ https://660amtheanswer.com/personality/5177
36:44
February 25, 2021
Ep# 85. Sonya Morton-Firth
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org Sonya Morton-Firth has spent a great deal of effort getting to know Veterans on her show.  Sonya is a high performance coach, and has transferred some of the lessons learned from Veterans, and adopted them into her coaching business.  Her show is a world-class production, and she is a world class interviewer.  Visit her at any of the links below.  https://www.facebook.com/sonya.mortonfirth https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonya-morton-firth/ https://www.sonyamortonfirth.com/?fbclid=IwAR0EZj3HpwLYjM-QU8mzDuX76IlRGvxumOQZK388kCRgg65wabdkbBNPQkY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrdm9i7ZbLwsvztzCJtYeTg
41:41
February 18, 2021
Ep #84. Phil Ralph, Wounded Warriors Canada
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org   https://woundedwarriors.ca/our-programs/ The majority of Canadians have been exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. For some, their experience(s) will lead them to develop PTSD. We know that those who work in our uniformed service professions (Canadian Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Paramedic, Corrections) are at an increased risk for developing an Operational Stress Injury (OSI) like PTSD. Operational Stress Injuries include diagnosed mental health conditions such as anxiety disorder, depression and PTSD, as well as other conditions that may be less severe but interfere with daily functioning. Each year, approximately 1,600 CAF members are released for medical reasons. 1/3 of people who leave the military have difficulty making the transition to civilian life Estimates based on available data show that in Canada, between 10 and 35 percent of First Responders will develop PTSD. From 2006-2016, there were an average of nearly 17 CAF member suicides per year. This does not include Veterans.
28:32
February 11, 2021
Bonus EP#90. Rant RE: The Trauma Olympics
This is my first GRUMPY rant.  Too many people are causing harm, where there should be only kindness.  This episode is out of order from the rest, because I felt it couldn't wait. 
10:19
February 5, 2021
Ep# 83. Nadia Van der Heyden, Flight Paramedic, and Director of Sales and Marketing with Psygen Labs Inc
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit, www.operationtraumarecovery.org   Psilocybin Mushrooms have been used as medicine for thousands of years, today Psygen is making synthetic psilocybin for therapeutic and research use.    Nadia is the Director of Sales and Marketing with Psygen Labs Inc   https://psygen.ca/#mission https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadia-van-der-heyden-9a74731a4/
36:17
February 4, 2021
EP #82 Lauren Hope Cleveland, From Uniforms to Unicorns
For more information on OP TR, visit www.operationtraumarecovery.org  https://www.facebook.com/toserveandconnect https://www.lauren-cleveland.com/?fbclid=IwAR03lWGloJ_bRhqq7T6Sp0BZEjEqNzUtubY2d7e4U_7y15_17o3V4tqq2TU Lauren, Corrections Officer In 2004, I applied for a job as a Primary Worker at Edmonton Institution for Women. Little did I know that they call Correctional Officers - Primary Workers in the Women's Prisons.  (Give me a break - I was 22 years old, the internet barely existed and I was under the impression that this was a casework position). After realizing what I signed up for - I decided to be brave and go for it! I was fortunate to do the job for 8 years, but after the birth of my second son I just knew that my heart was no longer in it! I was angry, jaded and struggling with some pretty big demons. I spent a lot of time distracting, drinking to numb the emotions and filling my time was chaos, so that I would never have a moment to sit and think about it! Because when things got quiet, still and somber the feelings would creep up - and feelings and uncertainty in those emotions meant weakness to me! Naming, taming, and understanding my pain, suffering, and emotional dis-regulation was a game changer in my life. It was fucking hard. Lauren, Wife & Mother I am grateful for these men! Each one of them plays a special role in my life. Here's the truth - I did not always want to be a wife and mom. I'm kind of a wild card. I don't follow rules and I hate being told what to do - (and then my husband decides to become a police officer. I still bend the rules - I just don't break the law). It's actually a very fun dynamic. My husband is my biggest supporter, my most loyal fan and the person that I go to with all my crazy ideas. He humours me, talks sense into me, and forces me to take things down a few notches from time to time.
50:15
January 28, 2021
Ep #81. Steven Inglefield, Rehab and Performance
https://rehabandperform.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveninglefield/ Rehab and Performance is the only physical rehabilitation company in Canada that exclusively caters to Military Veterans, RCMP and First Responders. They provide comprehensive multidisciplinary programs built on the expertise of Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Athletic Therapy, and Dietetics. Opening their first location in February 2019, they have already helped many Military Veterans, RCMP and First Responders reclaim their health and their lives. Paramount to their success has been building a supportive and understanding community that fosters interpersonal interaction and connection.
35:54
January 21, 2021
EP# 80. Krista Fee, Trauma Recovery Coach
Krista is a Trauma Recovery Coach for Veterans, First Responders, & Their families https://www.facebook.com/CoachKristaFee/ https://sahararising.org/?fbclid=IwAR3wYe9ChYbUSaHHEiCBPYjc6rPNfdrJ4a02ROTsNwUOdaBTIeDThfXrA7E
55:08
January 14, 2021
EP# 79. Corey Evans, Atco / Homes 4 Heroes
Corey Evans, Senior Manager, for Atco joins us in studio to discuss their support of Homes 4 Heroes.  Atco has stepped up in a HUGE way to support Veterans by building a tiny home village in Calgary, and is continuing their support by building another village in Edmonton.   This program is going national, with the next village being built in Ontario.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/corey-evans-438a5629/ https://www.atco.com/en-ca.html
17:29
January 7, 2021
EP #78. Dean "No Duff" Owen
"No Duff" means this is not a drill.  Drop whatever you're doing, and provide immediate help.  About Dean: Former Trooper RTR and Royal Corp of Signals. Merseyside Police. I've learnt lessons the hard way and battle with mental health. This however has made me stronger and more determined to help those who have and continue to serve their Country and Communities. Founder and CEO of No Duff UK. Everybody has a story as to how they got here. We are members of a club that probably nobody wants to be in, I don’t want to be in it, but here I am at the front of the coal face chipping away, or in some hole keep looking up wishing that someone would pull me out. I am in that hole and have been for what seems like forever we / I can’t get out of the hole unless someone helps me or you so I’ve decided to tunnel my way out, and way, way, way in the distance I can see light! Suffering from PTSD or any other Mental Health Illness can make you feel like that, alone and in a dark place, followed by the Black Dog. …NO DUFF… you will not been on your own and we will help you out and the only time you should look down on another is when you are helping them up.. Being diagnosed with a mental health illness shouldn’t be an issue or worry as Not all Wounds are Visible so here at “No Duff” we aim to smash through the barriers, breaking every stigma that is attached to the variety of illnesses that surround Mental Health. If you need us send a text message starting with “No Duff” we then know help is required asap. The people we help are those who as a result of service whether it be Military, 999 Service, NHS, HMP Service and Animal Rescue Services. Sadly these stressful jobs result in Mental Health Complications, Substance Abuse and Sadly people who find no way out and take their there own life. NO DUFF https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-owen-no-duff-uk-09719a56/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/352018052306848/about
34:16
December 31, 2020
EP# 77. Nick Goldsmith, Hidden Valley Bushcraft
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org ***WARNING***  The first bit of this conversation includes war stories that may be triggering. Nick Goldsmith is a Veteran of the Royal Marines, with multiple operational tours of duty.  After suffering from PTSD, Nick created Hidden Valley Bushcraft as a way for himself to heal, and to share the healing properties of nature and comradery with others. From being a Royal Marine Commando for 11 years, Nick has accrued a wealth of experience and knowledge of bushcraft and survival. During his time in the military he was deployed all over the world, including the Middle East, the Arctic, the jungle and desert. Nick has drawn upon his survival skills in his work and has also taught survival skills to the new recruits at the Royal Marines Training Centre. Prior to his military service he was a children’s activity leader. His love of the outdoors and woodland environment was first sparked as a child, when he would spend his time building shelters, camping, fishing, trapping and foraging with friends. After purchasing a woodland in 2012, he began by teaching family and friends the skills he'd learnt during childhood and throughout his military career. This passion along with his military background and the ability to connect with all age groups, makes him a diverse bushcraft instructor. Nick specializes in wild cooking and is fanatical about the food of our native British Isles. Nick is a Level 4 NCFE certified Bushcraft Instructor, holding a level 4 NCFE cert in Ethnobotany and has qualifications in Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, Professional Cookery, GNAS Archery Leadership and First Aid. He also holds a clean enhanced DBS.
59:12
December 24, 2020
#76. Richard Piekarczyk-Vacca, Veteran & Psychotherapist
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-piekarczyk-vacca-36a18617a/ https://www.renovatreatment.com/ https://www.romeropsychotherapy.com/ For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org About Richard:  "I served from 2008 to 2016 in the Regular Forces as a Combat Engineer. I was posted to 4 Engineer Regiment and later attached-posted to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) of Canada." Richard completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at McMaster University. During his undergraduate, he served in a variety of extra circular and administrative positions as well. Richard then completed graduate studies in psychotherapy at the University of Toronto. It remains his goal to continue the education necessary to become eligible for registration as a psychologist. Aside from university, he has completed several certificates in order to compliment his degrees and learn practical theory during various types of interventions. Richard became a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) shortly after graduating from the University of Toronto. Presently, he owns and operates an outpatient practice and an inpatient practice with his partner, Dayana Romero. #ptsd, #cpst, #trauma
48:34
December 17, 2020
BONUS Episode: How NOT to ruin Christmas this year
You're a mean one Mr. Grinch!   You're on a mission, whether you're aware of it or not.  Here is how to choose the RIGHT mission.  The result:  EVERYONE will enjoy Christmas more this year than usual. 
08:27
December 14, 2020
EP#57. The Mask "(De) Facing PTSD"
The cover artwork is called "(De)Facing PTSD" and is used with the permission of the artist.   I call this "The Mask" . This is an amazing piece of art work by Danny Quirk.  This is my best attempt at explaining what "The Mask" means to me.  For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org
06:23
December 10, 2020
#75. Welsh Guards Veteran, and Veteran advocate, Sean Molino
Sean Molino isn't one to dwell on the negative.  Instead, Sean is all about finding creative solutions, and celebrating the success's of others.  Many Veterans have achieved great things since they left their uniforms, and he celebrates those achievements in grand fashion.  Connect with Sean through any of the links below.  https://veteransawards.co.uk/ https://www.forcesfitness.co.uk/about/about-us https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-molino-bca-0422a338/
39:54
December 10, 2020
EP# 74. Jody Salway, Veteran Advocate, Royal Canadian Legion
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org Jody is a PPCLI Veteran, and a Navy Veteran.  He is a service officer for the Royal Canadian Legion, and a Service Dog Trainer. Jody is one busy guy! #ppcli
40:06
December 3, 2020
Ep# 73. Dee Webb, Therapeutic Yoga
Yoga is widely accepted as a powerful healing modality or PTS Injuries.  Tune in to hear Dee's story of how she found Yoga, and why she is teaching it today.  Find Dee online here:  https://www.tabyoga.com/     You can book an online session with her, or if you're in the Okotoks area, you can see her in person.  For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org
27:44
November 26, 2020
EP# 72. Therapeutic entrainment music to start/end your day
Well being takes effort. When you wake up in the morning, instead of hitting the snooze button, and instead of checking your phone for emails and social media updates, ...take a moment for self care.  You deserve it.  And...your family deserves the best version of you, ...every day.  Please use headphones for the full effect.  Take at least 10 deep breaths in the beginning, and repeat as you wish.  First thing in the morning, sets your day up for success. Last thing before bed, helps to put your busy mind at rest.  Try 10 days in a row, and see how you feel.  You'll thank me for it. :)  Go to https://www.metamedicalsolutions.com/ for your free 7 day trial, and discover relief for nightmares, find a great night's sleep, reduce anxiety, and much more.  Go to your app store and download "MMS: Mobile Wellness" to find relief today
10:10
November 19, 2020
Ep# 71. Meta Medical Solutions, Dr. Pat O'Leary & Matthew Widmer
Do you suffer from a lack of sleep?  Do you have frequent nightmares like I do? Mine are EVERY night.   How about anxiety?  Do you wish you could find a non-chemical way to reduce anxiety? If meditation isn't for you, there may be a solution with Meta Medical Solutions.  All you need is a set of headphones or earbuds , and you can play this scientifically created music to find instant relief.  Go to https://www.metamedicalsolutions.com/?rfsn=5145688.df1c93b  for a free 7 day trial. #trauma, #recovery, #healing, 
27:16
November 17, 2020
EP. #70 You're not Broken....You're under construction
The tougher life is, the tougher you are.  Hard times makes for hard people.  Sometimes we feel broken...but if you're still breathing, you're not broken.  You're a survivor.  You're under repair.  Not everyone has made it this far...but YOU DID.  You're still here, and that's because YOU ARE STRONG.  You ARE a champion. 
06:22
November 12, 2020
EP# 69 Self Care for the week leading up to Remembrance Day/Veterans Day
My Grandfather, a WW2 Vet died on Remembrance day in 1996.  It's a tough day for many of us, and a tough week.  My wife started noticing I was edgy 2 weeks ago, as I was focused on Remembrance day 2020.  The other stressors of the US Election, and COVID are extra bricks in the ruck sack this year.  Here are some ideas of how to stay vigilant, and put extra effort into your self care this week.  #lestweforget
06:49
November 8, 2020
EP# 68. Intersex US Army Veteran: Morgan B.
Morgan and her fiancée Logan are an interesting couple.   Morgan is intersex, and Logan is a trans-man, two-spirit, and Metis.  I really did think that there were only 2 genders, but WOW was I wrong.  I know understand the how and why of a gender spectrum, and I'm so glad I've been enlightened.  Morgan suffers from PTSD as a result of her service, and has found great relief from Peer Support.  She has also found great relief, connection and learning from OP TR, which was wonderful to hear. 
43:40
November 5, 2020
October 31, 2020
00:53
October 31, 2020
Ep #67 Guided Meditation: how to find your calm, and instantly reduce your anxiety/anger
This is a 3 part strategy which I use, and it works for me.  When an anxiety attack hits, here are the 3 simple steps I use to over-come them.  1.  Acknowledge & Accept      Accept that you are feeling anxiety, and that it's unpleasant.  Accept that it's OK, and it's natural.   Anxiety happens, and it's just your turn right now.  Don't pretend it's not happening, and accept that it is not a sign of weakness.  It's OK, to not be OK.  2.  BREATH.  Take 3, slow, deep breaths, without thinking about technique.         Then, place your hands over the top of your belly, and keep breathing, feeling your belly expand on the inhale.  Breath at least 5-8 more times like this.  3.  Find any line to trace with your eyes.  Roof tops, fence lines, the outline of a tree, outline of a cloud.   Trace the outline from right, to left, SLOWLY.  Deep Breathing all the time.      If you don't have access to an outdoor view, then pick any object in a room.  Try to find the joint where the wall and the ceiling meet, and start there.   Slowly trace the line from right to left.   Take your time, and continue deep breathing while you do it. 
07:37
October 29, 2020
Ep. #66 Kurtis Sanheim on Christianity & Healing
Kurtis is an Army Veteran & former Movie star.  You can see him standing next to Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall in the movie, Open Range.  Today he owns a painting company, Veteran Painting (VP). Kurtis volunteers as a Christian outreach minister, and has dedicated a large portion of his life to helping others.  In doing so, he has also helped himself.  Selfless acts of kindness are the norm for Kurtis, and it is these acts which help Kurtis heal from trauma he as endured in his life. 
01:02:19
October 27, 2020
Ep #65. Dr. Sam Mills on MST, (military sexual trauma)
Dr. Sam (Sandra) specializes in Trauma, PTSD, TBI's etc.  She does a great deal of work with Military Sexual Trauma's.  Rape, sexual exploitation, sexual assault and sexual harassment are all trauma's which Dr. Mills helps people recover from.  This was a difficult episode, as I shared my own experience of being assaulted while in Basic Training.  It can happen to anyone.  This tends to be a Hot-Potato topic which is often avoided.  I'm happy to finally cover this topic on OP TR.  operationtraumarecovery.org for the full show list
40:58
October 26, 2020
EP# 64. John Senior on Peer Support VIA Zoom Calls
There are Pro's and Cons to both "in person", and "virtual" peer support meetings.   
48:39
October 23, 2020
EP# 63. John Senior shares the story of "The Fence"
I've heard the story more than a dozen times, but my understanding of it deepens every time.  ***Have Kleenex ready***
15:33
October 22, 2020
EP# 60. Why We Remember
This is a spoken-word piece I wrote last year.  It was narrated by Mayors across the country, and published in numerous papers, including the Toronto Star.  If you wish to read this at your school, or your remembrance day ceremony, please go ahead.  If you could pop me a note to let me know, that would be appreciated.  Why we remember To remember not only the fallen, but the sacrifices made by the living who have experienced horrors which are simply beyond the comprehension of the unindoctrinated. To acknowledge the sacrifice made by the families  of the fallen, and of all those who have served and who are still serving. Because nobody ever truly comes home from War. Only a version of yourself returns. A haunted version, whose very soul has been irreversibly stained by the realization that Satan is in fact real, and he does indeed cajole decent people into doing awful things. It’s the understanding of how unspeakably horrible one person can be to another. War forever taints’ you. Witnessing a flagrant disregard for the sanctity of life is not something you can unsee. It is this stain which affects every aspect of your civilian life, often for the rest of your life. We remember our soldiers because they bear a terrible burden, so that others will never have to carry the painful weight of freedom. To acknowledge the privilege we enjoy, of living in a peaceful country where our children can safely walk to school without the fear of their school being bombed. We remember, because we acknowledge that we can’t ever fully appreciate the sacrifices, so we remember in lieu of understanding. We remember, because it’s the best we can do, and the least we should do to honor our Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen both past and present. We remember, because they likely know the unforgettable smell of burning human flesh, and the sound of the screams of the burning. We remember them, because they can not forget. We remember, because the survivors often struggle from debilitating depression, relentless nightmares,  and uncontrollable anger. We remember because Veterans are at a much higher risk of suicide. We remember them, because many of them can never find peace. We remember them, because we don’t carry the burden of becoming them. On November the 11th, we will remove our hats,  stand for our two minutes of silence, and we will remember them.
04:05
October 22, 2020
EP# 62. What is Stolen Valour, and why does it happen?
Stolen Valor is NOT a victimless crime.  It diminishes the service of those who have earned their credentials through blood, sweat, and tears. 
15:25
October 21, 2020
EP# 61. The Rule of Five
Greg S. Reid Is a multi-best selling self-help author who first introduced me to the Rule of 5.  Following this rule is one of the single most important things you can do for your mental health, and success. 
10:34
October 20, 2020
Ep# 59 Dave Howard, Homes 4 Heroes, and Canadian Legacy Project
https://homesforheroesfoundation.ca/ https://www.canadianlegacy.org/ Dave Howard and his family, along with some amazing sponsors have created meaningful resources for Canadian Veterans.  It was a privilege to have him as a guest.
55:26
October 13, 2020
EP# 58. Philosophy matters
Stoicism, Momento Mori, Nihlism, Karma, an eternal game of Snakes & Ladders
17:26
October 9, 2020
EP# 56. Sherise Schlaht, Addictions therapist and Military Spouse
Substance Use And Support Services (S.E.U.S.S.) Contact Sherise Schlaht: sherise.schlaht@gmail.com or call her at: (403) 715-8888 She is available by ZOOM call, or in person at her office in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. 
34:51
September 30, 2020
EP# 55. Paul Glennie, R.C.M.P.
Paul Glennie is a current serving member of the RCMP.  He's also a former board member of the National Police Federation, which is the newly formed RCMP union.  Paul shares his story of PTSD, and recovery.
36:17
September 24, 2020
EP# 54. Ed Owens, "The Grief Recovery Method"
The Grief Recovery Method can be learned by the lay-person.  Ed Owens is a trainer, and practitioner, and shares the do's  and don'ts of supporting someone who is suffering through grief. 
28:06
September 24, 2020
EP# 53. Dennis Berry, Addictions Coach
Host of the Funky Brain Podcast, and Addictions Coach, Dennis Berry.
30:09
September 23, 2020
EP# 52. TV Star, and Veteran, Dr. Mike Simpson
From the History Channels hit show, "Hunting Hitler" Dr. Mike Simpson joins us to talk about the link between physical health, and mental health. https://drmikesimpson.com/ #history channel
44:40
September 23, 2020
EP# 51 PTSD and Social Media Apps
One of the most harmful aspects of PTSD is that it disconnects you from other people.  Social Media isn't social...it FURTHER disconnects you from other people, which AMPLIFIES the negative symptoms of PTSD.  I've deleted ALL of the SM apps from my phone, including...and especially Youtube.  It's super difficult, but it will get easier in time.  I challenge you to delete all the apps from your phone for 7 days.  It's WAY tougher than you think. 
09:29
September 21, 2020
EP#50. Me being a guest on "The Funky Brain" podcast
Dennis Barry is the host of "The Funky Brain" podcast.   His show focusses on addiction recovery, which is tends to be hand in hand with Trauma recovery.  This is a great conversation, and Dennis was a wonderful host. 
51:21
September 18, 2020
EP#49. Therapist, Matthew Miller
Veterans and First Responders are different ducks.  They don't think like, talk like, act like everyone else.  Matthew Miller has taken the time to better understand our community, so that he can do a better job of helping us.  Click HERE to visit his website, and contact him.  Please let him know you learned about him from this podcast.  
42:00
September 18, 2020
EP# 48. Cops need our support right now
Being a cop has always been a thankless job. But in our current climate, Police would be happy for the bygone days of a thankless community, compared to what they are currently enduring. Never before in modern history have Police officers been accused of being the worst of society.  Today, the reputation of Cops is constantly under attack by the media. And fringe groups who purport to have a noble agenda are paradoxically allowed by our Governments to wreak havoc on our cities without consequence. Entire city blocks have been burned, children have been murdered, and yet the Media all but ignores the backlash of the problem which they themselves are largely responsible for inciting. Well intended people have been duped into believing that roughly half of society are devout white supremists, and that visible minorities are being hunted and killed by the police.  The media bolsters this false narrative daily, which has created an incredibly unstable and explosive environment. When a group of people believes that they are in danger of being killed by the police, it’s only natural for a member of that group to be afraid, and resist arrest.  When you resist arrest, you are making a safe situation dangerous by escalating the force required to arrest you. If you comply with the orders of the Police officer, you are almost ALWAYS safe.  It is extremely rare that a compliant arrestee is harmed or killed as a result of the arrest. In those rare instances, the Police Officers are likely at fault, and deserve to be charged. Only improved training and selection practices can reduce these rare instances. A part of Policing which very few average people are willing to engage in,  is combat.  Most people have never been in a dangerous fist fight, but for Cops, getting into scraps is a common occurrence.  Some of these fights involve armed bad guys who are high on crystal meth, and who are nearly impossible to control.  When a crazed meth head charges at you with a knife, the only realistic response is to pull out your pistol and fire a few rounds into the center of the target.  The pollyantic fools who cry, “you should have shot them in the leg!” have no concept of the reality of combat.  There isn’t a Police Officer alive who has the training and skill to reliably make a “leg shot” against a crazed charging assailant.  And no, a Taser is not reliable enough to deploy in this situation either. Armchair critics are quick to judge and condemn the use of violent force, without having the faintest idea of the reality of a combat environment.  Many will recoil at the word “Combat”, by saying, “Combat is for a battle field, not for our streets! Our Cops are not soldiers!”   And, they would be wrong.  Combat is a violent “must win” altercation.  When someone is violently resisting arrest...that absolutely qualifies as Combat.  It’s not the police who initiate the Combat...it’s the person being arrested who creates the Combat situation, which the Police have no choice but to respond to with force. Listen to this podcast for the rest..and some ideas on how to muscle through this time. 
22:22
September 16, 2020
EP# 47. Me being interviewed on the Uptalk Podcast
Hollywood star, Kristen Bell was a guest on this podcast...now it's my turn?  Okee dokee!   The Uptalk Podcast is available on several platforms.  Apple, Spotify, Google, whichever floats your boat. Sean is a great host, and we had a great chat.  Shout outs to: Devon Larratt, Matt Mask, John Senior, Tracey McKinnon, Theo Fleury, Jessica Van der Hoek, The Rolling Barrage, Military Minds, Dr. Jody Carrington, Scott Casey, Veterans Association Food Bank, ....all of whom were mentioned in this Podcast.
01:23:39
September 15, 2020
EP#46. Dr. Robb Kelly, the #1 Global expert on addictions
Dr. Robb is the #1 expert in the world on addiction recovery.  He shares his findings on the link between PTSD and addictions, and SO MUCH MORE! He's been featured on CBS's "The Doctors", and several other international TV shows.  Dr. Robb Kelly has also been a guest on numerous radio shows across North America. To listen to his own podcast, click HERE Watch this episode on Youtube HERE
36:49
September 15, 2020
EP# 45 It's OK to not be OK
Thank you Theo Fleury for reminding me that it's OK to not be OK.  Also, thank you for reminding me how important it is to recover out loud. To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
12:46
September 10, 2020
EP# 44. Lisa Sabatini, former Military Spouse
Formerly a spouse of a Military member, Lisa shares her struggle, her injuries, and her recovery.  Now, she is helping others recover from secondary trauma.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
33:35
September 9, 2020
EP# 43. How to answer the question, "Have you ever killed anyone?"
This is a very sensitive topic...I get it.  Please forgive me if this triggers you.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
08:35
September 6, 2020
EP# 42. The #1. barrier to transitioning to civilian life
Transition to civilian life is hard, and for many people, the struggle never ends.  Understanding the difference between who you are, and what you do, or used to do, is a vital component for successful transition.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
16:30
September 6, 2020
EP# 41. D.I.S.C. The four Personality types
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuTSbiwFqOo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PquFBAskYjs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDwcDD2Cio4 To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
21:57
September 4, 2020
EP #40 Dave Bona, Mefloquine Poisoning / Quinism
Agent Orange, Mefloquine, PCB's, ... Soldiers are often exposed to toxic, and even lethal substances with the full knowledge of their superiors.  This puts the Government on the hook, and they cover their ass every single time.  Deny, Deny, Deny.... Here is how to know if you have Mefloquine poisoning, and what to do about it.  Mefloquine is also known as Lariam, Tafenoquine, Krintafel, and Arakoda. Dr. Remington Nevin,  https://remingtonnevin.com/index.html https://atip-aiprp.apps.gc.ca/atip/welcome.do The Quinism Foundation https://quinism.org/ https://foothillsintegrative.com/ https://innergycomprehensive.ca/ http://www.drzukiwski.com/ http://neurofield.org/provider-directory/ http://www.kipn.org/ https://brockpsychologicalservices.com/our-team/ https://veteranshouse.ca/ Symptoms of mefloquine poisoning The term “quinism” may seem new, but the symptoms of poisoning by mefloquine (previously marketed as Lariam®), tafenoquine (marketed as Krintafel® and Arakoda™), chloroquine (marketed as Aralen®), and related quinoline drugs are all too familiar: Tinnitus. Dizziness. Vertigo. Paresthesias. Visual disturbances. Gastroesophageal and intestinal problems. Nightmares. Insomnia. Sleep apnea. Anxiety. Agoraphobia. Paranoia. Cognitive dysfunction. Depression. Personality change. Suicidal thoughts. These symptoms are not “side effects”. They are symptoms of poisoning by a class of drug that is neurotoxic and that injures the brain and brainstem. This poisoning causes a disease, and this disease has a name: Chronic quinoline encephalopathy — also known as quinism. If you have any American vets asking about mefloquine poisoning share with them Bill Manofsky’s contact https://www.facebook.com/bill.mnnnnnn  
37:28
August 29, 2020
EP# 39 Recover Out Loud
There is only ONE way to reduce the stigma, and that's to Recover Out Loud. Every time you are open about the fact that you are injured by Trauma, you are signalling to others, that it's OK to talk about it.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
16:56
August 28, 2020
EP# 38, Doctoral Candidate, Danae Laut on Military Family Resilience.
Secondary trauma affects our children, and our spouses.  Danae is now doing a research project to better understand what those impacts are, and how to minimize them.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
20:32
August 4, 2020
EP# 37 Bruno Guevremont, North Pole Explorer, The Vets Brigade
Bruno  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
39:25
June 18, 2020
EP# 36, Colette & Gary Benoit
EP# 36, Colette & Gary Benoit Benoit Wellness Consulting  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
30:46
June 18, 2020
EP# 35, Scott Casey, President of Military Minds, and founder of The Rolling Barrage
EP# 35, Scott Casey, President of Military Minds, and founder of The Rolling Barrage To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE #therollingbarrage #militaryminds
45:20
June 18, 2020
EP# 34. Ultra Marathoner and sexual assault survivor, Laura Townsend
"ME TOO", the two most powerful words you can utter to start your journey of recovery.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
36:18
June 14, 2020
EP# 33, the 4 stages of PTSD Recovery
1. Unconscious Incompetence 2. Conscious Incompetence 3. Conscious Competence 4. Unconscious Competence To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
19:33
June 11, 2020
EP# 32. What it's like to live with an OSI / PTSD
It doesn't matter what the source of your trauma was, the effects on your life are predictable.   Life is hard, and PTSD makes it harder.  In this episode I talk about how PTSD has affected me directly.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
23:58
June 1, 2020
EP# 31. How to have a conversation about Suicide, with the Suicide Prevention Pledge Card
It's natural to avoid tough conversations, and talking about Suicide is certainly a tough one to have.  The Suicide Prevention Pledge Card provides you with a powerful tool to make the conversation a whole lot easier.  Having the card in my wallet has helped me brush the thoughts of suicide away more easily.  The card has also allowed me to intervene when others are in crisis.  My family members are also relieved to know that I carry the card as a symbol of my commitment to NEVER die by suicide.  If you would like me to speak to your department about how to use this card, just let me know.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
11:22
May 19, 2020
EP#30. Dr. Jody Carrington, Canadian Best Selling Author of "Kids These Days", on Trauma Recovery
Dr. Jody Carrington specializes in Trauma, and Trauma recovery.  She is a spectacular and entertaining speaker who has dedicated her life to supporting the healing and health of others.  This is an episode you won't want to miss, and you might want to share. :) To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
50:12
April 29, 2020
EP# 29. Embrace the Suck! With Vince Fowler
To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE Vince Fowler , a master business coach, and Army Veteran shares the importance of embracing the suck. 
47:20
April 11, 2020
EP #28. COVID19 related stress, and how to lessen it
The Zombie Apocalypse is fun as long as it's on TV, but now that we are heading in that direction in real life...it's a little less fun. COVID19 is causing extra stress for everyone, but those who are in Trauma Recovery are more susceptible to being overwhelmed.  Tune in, and share this episode to learn some practical skills in dealing with this pandemic, as it relates to your mental health.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
15:33
March 19, 2020
EP# 27 Terrance Kosikar PHD. PTSD survivor, and founder of Camp My Way
Camp My Way Terrance shares his unreal story or recovery. From a Traumatic Child hood, to being homeless, and a substance abuser, Terrance transformed himself into being a force for good.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
45:27
February 21, 2020
EP# 26 QOV, Quilts of Valour, after surprising 2 Veterans with Quilts
https://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/ To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
13:05
February 19, 2020
EP# 25 Kim Barthel, Co-Author of Conversations with a Rattlesnake
To visit Kim's website, click HERE You can also visit her on Facebook HERE Or visit Kim & Theo on Facebook HERE  Kimberly Barthel is the co-author of Conversations with a Rattlesnake, with NHL Super-star, Theoren Fleury.  She is also a world-renowned speaker and therapist in the area of Trauma.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
38:20
February 18, 2020
EP# 24 What types of jobs / businesses suit PTSD survivors?
Until you've made the journey to recovery, your symptoms may restrict the type of work you do.   Being in a self-employment situation is helpful, or a job which provides you with a lot of independence.  To visit the OP TR facebook page, click HERE Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
08:16
February 13, 2020
EP#23 NHL superstar, Theo Fleury on Mental Health and Trauma Recovery
Theo Fleury was an NHL superstar, and now he is a mental health advocacy super star.  He shares incredible insight in this conversation.  To watch on youtube, click here Thank you to #14 for making the time to join us, and for sharing your story.  Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
01:32:30
February 13, 2020
EP #22 Dr. Robert Perkins
Expert on treating PTSD without medication.  Dr. Perkins has 2 PHD's, and is a world renowned expert.  He is also an expert in CISD.  Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
27:36
February 12, 2020
EP #21 Dharma, the power of knowing and following your purpose
Inspired by the book, Why not Me? Click Here for your copy of the book:  Why Not Me? Support OP TR by donating HERE
13:19
January 28, 2020
EP #20, Liz Duerholt, founder of Redefin'd Calgary
https://www.redefindcalgary.org/ Trauma, is Trauma, is Trauma.   The end result is the same for Veterans and First Responders, as it is for anyone else.  The effects of trauma disconnect you from the rest of society, and can result in addiction, and homelessness.  Peer Support done right has been clinically proven to aid in trauma recovery. Support OP TR by donating HERE
39:56
January 27, 2020
EP#19 The #1 Barrier to Healing & how to overcome it.
EP#19 The #1 Barrier to Healing & how to overcome it The meat and potatoes of this episode comes from Key#13 of the book, "Why not Me? the keys to unlock your power and release your potential. Personal development is for everyone, but the more you are injured by Trauma, the more you need to take your personal development seriously.  If you don't...you will suffer from your choice to remain the same.  To purchase a copy of "Why not Me?", click HERE Support OP TR by donating HERE
21:42
January 22, 2020
Ep# 18 How to prevent suicide for yourself, and others ***course language...because fuck suicide***
ENOUGH!!!  Enough of the BS.  John Senior and Mark Meincke get REAL about suicide, what causes it, how to spot someone who is suicidal, how to prevent it, and how to be effective at suicide intervention.  Learn the tools you need to save a life.  Learn how to save your own life.  And ffs...share this episode.   Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 Available 27/7/365          Or text "start" to 45645 between 4pm-midnight ET Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line: 1-800-268-7708 for Canadian Veterans, spouses of Veterans, and children of Veterans up to the age of 21.  This line also includes free counselling for Veterans and their families.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
42:40
December 4, 2019
EP# 17 How to start the healing process
In this episode, we provide the listener with permission to heal.  Self respect, and self love are not easy...so here are some tools to build yourself.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
28:15
November 19, 2019
EP#16 Choosing anger VS healing ***some course language***
#offended Why we get more angry than other people, and how to not.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
30:20
November 19, 2019
EP# 15 ****some course language*** The power of Choice, and knowing when to STOP
STOP Stop Take a breath Observe Proceed On this episode we discuss the biggest "douchebag" comment ever.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
29:54
October 29, 2019
EP# 14 with Jessica van der Hoek on DMT, Ayahuasca, and Equine Assisted Therapy
Also available on Youtube, on the Meincke Show Podcast channel.  #dmt, #ayahuasca,  Support OP TR by donating HERE
27:25
October 26, 2019
EP# 13 Active listening, the MOST powerful skill you can have as a peer supporter
The #1 Human Emotional Need is Affirmation.  The #1 way to give the gift of affirmation is to be a skilled active listener.  Active listening is the skillful act of affirming another person, while investigating their feelings with care and compassion.  Using an investigative communications model known as the Pain Funnel, you can be a world class listener. ***the pain funnel is a TM intellectual property of Sandler Training*** I hope they don't mind that I've adapted it for this purpose.  Please don't sue me! Support OP TR by donating HERE
22:55
October 3, 2019
EP #12 Shelagh Cox from the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
MFRC Veteran Family Program Coordinator  https://www.cafconnection.ca/ Support OP TR by donating HERE
28:47
September 23, 2019
EP #11, Overcoming depression with the power of purpose.
Places to Volunteer: Local Food Bank, homeless shelter, teaching Adult Literacy, teaching child literacy, walking shelter dogs, ... Activities  better than TV, or social media: Any course, cooking, auto-repair, another language, the gym, .... Support OP TR by donating HERE
08:42
September 21, 2019
EP #10, How to start the process of recovery ****course language****
When do you know you need help? How do you start the process? Support OP TR by donating HERE
24:05
September 11, 2019
EP #9 Healing happens....but there is no silver bullet ***course language***
This is a long hard road....it's a good road, but it is not an easy one.  It takes you to a good place, but not without a whole lot of effort.  Trauma recovery is about the journey...there isn't a destination of "cured"  Support OP TR by donating HERE For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org
21:51
September 11, 2019
EP #8. THANK YOU!!! to QOV, Quilts of Valour
N, Christie created the "Sunshine Quilt", which was gifted to me in May of 2017.  I'm incredibly blessed and grateful to receive such an amazing gift.  Thank you to all the Quilt of Valour Quilters for the amazing love, effort, and care you put into every stitch of each quilt.  Your love is felt.  #quiltofvalour,  https://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/ Support OP TR by donating HERE
06:16
September 10, 2019
EP: #7, the tendency to minimize our service, or the service of others
Douche-baggery is running amok, and OP TR is providing a counterbalance.  What is a Veteran? Who is the toughest first responder? What trade is the toughest? Support OP TR by donating HERE 
26:20
September 10, 2019
EP#6 How to NOT wreck your camping trip **course language***
Peer Support facilitator John Senior joins the podcast to talk about how NOT to be an asshole.  - practical tools on how NOT to wreck the camping trip - re-framing Support OP TR by donating HERE
22:12
September 3, 2019
EP# 5. Trauma has an Echo, part 2
****warning course language**** Peer support facilitator John Senior joins the show to drill deeper on "Trauma has an echo" Support OP TR by donating HERE
22:31
September 3, 2019
EP#4. Coping VS Healing
Coping makes room for healing, but it can also create a dangerous trap.  If all you ever do is cope, you will not heal.  There must be a balance, and you must include Healing into your recovery plans.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
12:26
August 28, 2019
EP3: Trauma has an Echo
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org Secondary trauma is what happens when the signs and symptoms of PTSD affect the people around you.  Support OP TR by donating HERE 
10:51
August 28, 2019
EP# 2. What is PTSD / OSI, what causes it, and what are some symptoms?
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org Operational stress INJURY, is a term I prefer to PTSD, because it is more accurate.  It is an injury, not a sickness.  You are not alone.  Listen to this episode, and see if you can relate.  Please leave comments, and share a link to this show on social media, or text it directly to someone who may benefit.  ***Discaimer*** In this episode, I used the acronym TBI as interchangeable with PTSD.  This isn't accurate.  The effects are similar, but not the same, and the modality of injury is not exactly the same.  Oopsy!  Remember, I am NOT a clinition.  I'm working hard to get the details right, but will miss the occasional tid-bit like this one.  The message however is the same. Bottom line on this episode....and OSI / PTSD, is an INJURY, not a sickness, or disorder.   Support OP TR by donating HERE
24:11
August 26, 2019
Episode #1. What is Operation Tango Romeo? + Do's and Don't of Peer Support
For more information on Operation Tango Romeo, please visit the website at www.operationtraumarecovery.org Are you recovering from Trauma?  Do you want to help someone who wants to recover from Trauma?  Subscribe, and share this show right now, and take the first step. Share the link to this Podcast on Social Media, and/or text it directly to someone you know  Join the Operation, and help to save lives, and relieve suffering.  Support OP TR by donating HERE
14:03
August 22, 2019