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: patreon.com/lifeafterptsd/ 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
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.
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.
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.
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 22Zero.org and Kari Russo of First Orlando. Counseling.
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.
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: https://ucfalumnitoday.com/tag/ucf-restores/ https://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-ucf-ptsd-program-veterans-20141110-story.html https://news.wjct.org/post/ucf-clinic-using-virtual-reality-treat-ptsd-expands-reach-more-patients
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.
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.
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.
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
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: laurielnorman.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.