Life After PTSD

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Join the movement to end PTSD. Post traumatic stress is not a disorder, it's an injury that can be healed. Episodes weekly telling the stories of counselors and clients who are creating a new normal of their choosing, now free of trauma. For research or for clinicians who want to train with us: rtmcertification.com Support the movement: patreon.com/lifeafterptsd/ Therapy, Counseling, Healing, Wholeness, Mental Health, LMHC, RTM, NLP, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veteran, Military, Combat Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support

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Episode 33 A Vet & His Wife Fly To Orlando To Cure Their PTSD (ft. Shawn & Cynthia)
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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. 

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May 20, 2019
Episode 32 His Brother Was A Navy Vet With PTSD Who Committed Suicide (ft. Jose Zouain)
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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

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May 16, 2019
Episode 31 Woman Flies From Norway To Canada When Other PTSD Treatments Failed (ft. Allen Kanerva)
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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.  

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May 13, 2019
Episode 30 Why Coral Springs Parkland Isn't Healing And A Stoneman Douglas Update (ft. Kim Krawczyk)
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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.  

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May 09, 2019
Episode 29 A Group Of Businessmen Set Out To Help Vets But Fast Tracked A Movement (ft. Tom Padilla)
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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.  

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May 06, 2019
Episode 28 A Firefighter EMT Couldn't Shake The Sorrows Of His Job (ft. Caleb & Kathy Leggett)
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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.  


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Apr 29, 2019
Episode 27 Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students Cleared Of Trauma (ft. Delaney & Ally)
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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. 

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Apr 22, 2019
Episode 26 A Veteran Is Treated Again For A Different Trauma And Life Only Gets Better (ft. Kyle)
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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. 

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Apr 15, 2019
Episode 25 When Expectations For A Normal Delivery Become A Birth Trauma (ft. Shannon Rowell)
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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. 

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Apr 08, 2019
Episode 24 Relief, Finally For A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student (ft. Ally Sullivan)
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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. 

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Apr 03, 2019
Episode 23 A Son Is Killed In A Car Accident And A Family Is Left Traumatized (ft. Elise Eslinger)
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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.  This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 22 A Douglas High School Math Teacher On The State Of Parkland Students (ft. Kim Krawczyk)
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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 having to be #MSDStrong.  In this episode Kimberly shares what treatment options were provided for students, as well as the perspective of a teacher who went back to school two weeks after the aftermath of tragedy.  Read Kimberly'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/. 

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Mar 30, 2019
Episode 21 A Service Dog Saved His Life But RTM Gave Back His Life (ft. Morgan & Foley)
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In this episode Morgan, of Southeastern Guide Dogs, shares his story of working with detection dogs as a members of the Air Force Bomb Detection Squad and how after suffering from PTSD, a dog saved his life.  Morgan was treated with RTM for his traumas and while the dog may have saved his life, RTM is giving him his life back.  

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Mar 28, 2019
Episode 20 Childhood Sexual Abuse Finally Processed And Healed (ft. Matt & Mandi Seitz)
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In this episode Kari and Jeff meet with 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.  Sexual abuse is another one of the many faces of PTSD and another reason we are excited to see therapists trained in the RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories) protocol.

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Mar 25, 2019
Episode 19 Experienced Trauma Clinician Recharged By New Mexico RTM Training (ft. Michael Castrilli)
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In this episode, Michael Castrilli shares of the unbelievable success rate he is having with his clients and Dan and Jeff get to ask him his opinion on who the many faces of PTSD are and what percentage of the population they represent.  Michael is a licensed mental health therapist in Central Florida who, through 22 Zero, trained in the Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) protocol, in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the Fall of 2018. 

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Mar 21, 2019
Episode 18 An Army Veteran Shares What Prolonged Exposure Is And Why It's Failing (ft. Dan Jarvis)
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In this episode, Army vet and friend of the show Dan Jarvis, joins us to talk in depth about what prolonged exposure is, how it's used on veterans with traumas and how the experience of going through PE can be equally traumatizing.  

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Mar 18, 2019
Episode 17 Two Veterans With Guide Dogs Get More Permanent Relief For Their PTSD (ft. Kyle & Morgan)
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In this episode we interview Kyle & Morgan, both of whom were treated with RTM for their combat related PTSD at a counselor training in Winter Haven, FL. Kyle & Morgan have been provided with guide dogs by Southeastern Guide Dogs, a wonderful organization supporting our veterans. Still, these two gentlemen longed for more permanent relief to their PTSD and through RTM, they found it.  

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Mar 14, 2019
Episode 16 A Grief Trauma Counselor Brings The Benefit Of RTM To Trauma Strugglers (ft. Eric Bricker)
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In this episode we talk with Eric Bricker, a licensed mental health counselor from Boca Raton, FL about how RTM is a valuable tool in the treatment of traumatic grief struggles, who often develop substance abuse patterns as they attempt to cope.  

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 15 What It Feels Like After The RTM Protocol According To Veterans (ft. Craig & Kyle)
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In this episode we bring two veterans on who went through the RTM protocol as part of a live demonstration at a training for clinicians.  Both share their response to what they went through.  If you've ever wondered about the perspective of our servicemen toward the present PTSD treatment options, listen and learn as these men share how many of those only made things worse and how RTM had an instant dramatic healing effect.  This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 14 Mind Body Awareness Meets RTM (ft. Melinda Bruck)
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In this episode licensed mental health therapist Melinda Bruck joins us to talk about her experience in an RTM training where she, a participant, was invited up in front of her peers as a live demonstration.  She discusses her excitement for what RTM will bring to her practice where she treats trauma sufferers plagued by the negative emotions of painful memories.  

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Mar 04, 2019
Episode 13 A Former Green Beret Uses Theater To Teach Civilians About Military Life (ft. Scott Mann)
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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.  

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Feb 28, 2019
Episode 12 An Experienced Clinician Excited For A New Protocol To Ease Suffering (ft. Lynne Healey)
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In this episode, licensed mental health therapist Lynne Healey joins us to share how her recent training in RTM has already broadened her abilities as an experienced clinician to relieve suffering in her clients plagued by severe trauma.  Even with extensive experience and training already, learning RTM reminded her there's still room to grow.  

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Feb 25, 2019
Episode 11 The Many Faces Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD (ft. Todd & Mary Millsaps)
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In this episode we meet one of the many faces of PTSD. Todd & Mary Millsaps, of Operation Angel Wing, based in North Carolina, join us to tell of their firsthand experiences with trauma and PTSD and how discovering RTM 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.

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Feb 18, 2019
Episode 10 The Many Faces Of PTSD & Questions Explained (ft. Allen Kanerva)
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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.  

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Feb 11, 2019
Episode 9 The Stigma Of The D Word - Disorder Questioned (ft. Allen Kanerva & Dan Jarvis)
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In this episode Allen Kanerva and Dan Jarvis talk about 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. 

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Feb 04, 2019
Episode 8 Tribes, Connections And How Isolation Kills (ft. Dan Jarvis)
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In this episode Dan Jarvis of 22 Zero explains how isolation is the greatest enemy to healing PTSD.  Dan details his own journey as an Army vet reengaging civilian life and how isolation nearly destroyed him.  

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Jan 28, 2019
Episode 7 The Origins Of The RTM Protocol (ft. Dr. Frank Bourke)
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In this episode Dr. Frank Bourke of the Research and Recognition Project and the developer of the RTM Protocol joins us to talk about how, surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, RTM came to be. Also featuring special guest Allen Kanerva. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Jan 24, 2019
Episode 6 A Combat Veteran’s Wife Battles For Him (ft. Dan & Gwinnell Jarvis)
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In this episode Dan Jarvis of 22Zero joins us once again along with his wife Gwinnell. Gwinnell shares the story of Dan’s struggles from her perspective and how together they found a new purpose that included healing for Dan but also for the masses they now reach with their organization.   This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 5 Tragedy In Parkland At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (ft. Joycy Lacombe)
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In this episode we learn about the events of February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida where tragedy struck at Stoneman Douglas High School. Joycy Lacombe serves as a counselor in the Coral Springs & Parkland communities and shares her memories from the day those cities changed forever.  

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Jan 17, 2019
Episode 4 In The Army With PTSD (ft. Brian, combat veteran)
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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 with the RTM Protocol.  This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 3 Too Good To Be True? A Counseling Protocol That IS Healing PTSD (ft. Allen Kanerva)
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In this episode Allen Kanerva of Inspired Outcomes joins Kari Russo and Jeff McLaughlin to talk about the science and mechanics behind the RTM Protocol (Re-Consolidation Of Traumatic Memories), which is being used to demonstrably heal PTSD.  

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Jan 07, 2019
Episode 2 How Prolonged Exposure Is Used To Treat Veterans And Why It Doesn’t Work (ft. Dan Jarvis)
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In this episode Dan Jarvis of 22Zero joins Kari Russo and Jeff McLaughlin again to tell his deployment and PTSD story. Dan shares the prevalent treatments for PTSD, specifically prolonged exposure (PE) and how ineffective this was for him in his journey to heal. We discuss what the RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories) protocol meant for Dan and what it can mean for other strugglers in the future.   This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Jan 04, 2019
Episode 1 PTSD Is Not An Illness, It's An Injury That Can Be Healed (ft. Dan Jarvis & Allen Kanerva)
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In this pilot episode Allen Kanerva of Inspired Outcomes and Dan Jarvis of 22Zero join Kari Russo and Jeff McLaughlin to talk about the history of PTSD treatment and what the RTM (Re-consolidation of Traumatic Memories) protocol means for the future.   This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Kristen and Ch(ill) Podcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support
Dec 30, 2018