Life After PTSD show

Life After PTSD

Summary: Post traumatic stress is not a disorder, it's an injury that can be healed. Come skeptical and hear weekly episodes telling the stories of counselors and clients who are creating a new normal of their choosing, now free of trauma. Support the movement: Life After PTSD is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the Research & Recognition Project or 22Zero. ©2019 Life After PTSD Therapy, Counseling, Healing, Wholeness, Mental Health, LMHC, neuro linguistic programming, NLP, RTM, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veteran, Military, Combat, deployment, trauma, abuse

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 Episode 37 The Trauma Of A Marriage Turned Hostile & Subsequent Divorce (ft. Jessica) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2197

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.  

 Episode 36 The Rigorous Research Behind RTM And How It Became Evidence Based (ft. Dr. Richard Gray, Ph.D) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2268

In this episode Dr. Richard Gray, Ph.D, joins us to share how rigorously researched RTM is and it's audacious claims of ~90% success in permanently clearing someone of a trauma that caused their PTSD.  

 Episode 35 The Director Of A Clinic Trains Her Whole Staff For PTSD/Trauma Therapy (ft. Amanda Davison) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2058

In this episode we connect with Amanda Davison of the New Mexico Family Connection, with locations in Los Lunas and Rio Rancho, NM.  Amanda was so excited at the possibilities of RTM that she committed to shut down her two locations for a week in order to train her entire staff of therapists to use RTM with their PTSD and trauma strugglers.  

 Episode 34 A Veteran Shares His Status Months After Treatment (ft. Craig) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2618

In this episode we check back in with a veteran who was treated for PTSD a few months earlier with RTM.  Craig re-joins the show to share how he's doing and demolishes the myth that any kind of instant treatment is just a gimmick.  Featuring Dan Jarvis of and Kari Russo of First Orlando. Counseling.  

 Episode 33 A Vet & His Wife Fly To Orlando To Cure Their PTSD (ft. Shawn & Cynthia) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3334

In this episode Dan, Jeff & Kari interview Shawn & Cynthia, a couple who flew up from St. Croix in 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 at the First Orlando Counseling Center is one for the ages. 

 Episode 32 His Brother Was A Navy Vet With PTSD Who Committed Suicide (ft. Jose Zouain) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3002

In this episode Jeff jumps on another podcast with an old friend DJ Jose Zouain, whose brother JJ took his own life 6 months after being discharged from the Navy.  JJ had been treated at the VA and Jeff and Zouain discuss the dominant treatments being used at the VA and elsewhere and have a lively discussion about what PTSD is.  This episode is a different format for the show in that this audio was recorded for Zouain's own podcast with the understanding that Life After PTSD would also air it with edits.  We bleeped out any profanity that was used but otherwise preserved the message for the purpose of transparency and authenticity.   Here are some articles that describe the UCF Resources program for PTSD treatment, denounced in the episode:

 Episode 31 A Woman Flies From Norway To Canada When Other PTSD Treatments Failed (ft. Allen Kanerva) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3461

In this episode Allen Kanerva joins Jeff on a call from his office in Ontario with a very special guest.  Monica is a thirty something woman from Norway who, suffering from PTSD related to several traumas, was driving hours for prolonged exposure treatment at a clinic in Norway.  On a drive home from an unsuccessful session, she found the Life After PTSD podcast and began binge listening.  Within days she reached out to Allen and set up flights and accommodations to travel to Canada to be treated with RTM.  This episode is her story before and after RTM.  

 Episode 30 Why Coral Springs Parkland Isn't Healing And A Stoneman Douglas Update (ft. Kim Krawczyk) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1945

In this episode Allen Kanerva, Kari Russo and Jeff McLaughlin join Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Kim Krawczyk to get a community update from Coral Springs/Parkland, still reeling from the February 14, 2018 shooting.  Kim tells of how RTM has helped her gain the ability to talk through her own memories of that day, without being re-traumatized in the process.  

 Episode 29 A Group Of Businessmen Set Out To Help Vets But Fast Tracked A Movement (ft. Tom Padilla) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2201

In this episode Tom Padilla joins us on the phone from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to tell the story of how a group of businessmen who set out to raise funds for a one benefit for veterans ended up fast tracking the Research and Recognition Project's desire to train clinicians nationwide in the RTM Protocol.  

 Episode 28 A Firefighter EMT Couldn't Shake The Sorrows Of His Job (ft. Caleb & Kathy Leggett) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2673

In this episode we welcome our first firefighter, Caleb.  Caleb and his counselor, Winter Haven based Kathy Leggett, share stories from their own journey and Caleb offers a perspective of the trauma most first responders carry.  Dan Jarvis joined in on the fun to further solidify Caleb's commentary about the rigors of duty and the memories you wish you could take back.   Ref: Podcoin

 Episode 27 Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students Cleared Of Trauma (ft. Delaney & Ally) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2199

In this episode we share the story of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students who, through the introduction of RTM 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 Norman, helped restore their lives in ways they never thought possible.  For students in the Coral Springs/Parkland area, connect with Laurie at: 

 Episode 26 A Veteran Is Treated Again For A Different Trauma And Life Only Gets Better (ft. Kyle) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1502

In this episode Allen & Jeff join Kyle, who received another treatment session with RTM 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.  Allen makes the argument that these are the typical results with RTM and ultimately we as a community benefit when we get the "real" Kyle back from the prison of trauma. 

 Episode 25 When Expectations For A Normal Delivery Become A Birth Trauma (ft. Shannon Rowell) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2434

In this episode licensed mental health counselor Shannon Rowell 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 the RTM 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 RTM gave it back. 

 Episode 24 Relief, Finally For A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student (ft. Ally Sullivan) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1630

In this episode Ally Sullivan, 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 RTM and implemented it in her practice shortly thereafter.  Listen as Laurie Norman, a licensed mental health counselor who practices in Boca Raton, shares how the very first session of RTM brought drastic change in Ally. 

 Episode 23 A Son Is Killed In A Car Accident And A Family Is Left Traumatized (ft. Elise Eslinger) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1721

July 22, 2017, a mother lost her 19 year old son in a car accident and her life instantly changed forever.  Elise Eslinger 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 RTM and now has a new normal of her choice that she is living, today, after just a few 90 minute sessions. 


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