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Post traumatic stress is not a disorder. It's an injury that can be healed. Each week we tell stories of clients who are creating a new normal of their deciding, free of trauma and PTSD, and the counselors, therapists and coaches using evidence based memory re-consolidation techniques to help them do it. Life After PTSD™ is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquiries: mail@wemclaughlins.com ©2020 Life After PTSD Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support

Post traumatic stress is not a disorder. It's an injury that can be healed. Each week we tell stories of clients who are creating a new normal of their deciding, free of trauma and PTSD, and the counselors, therapists and coaches using evidence based memory re-consolidation techniques to help them do it. Life After PTSD™ is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquiries: mail@wemclaughlins.com ©2020 Life After PTSD Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support

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Post traumatic stress is not a disorder. It's an injury that can be healed. Each week we tell stories of clients who are creating a new normal of their deciding, free of trauma and PTSD, and the counselors, therapists and coaches using evidence based memory re-consolidation techniques to help them do it. Life After PTSD™ is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquiries: mail@wemclaughlins.com ©2020 Life After PTSD Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeafterptsd/support

Language:

English

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754-300-4567


Episodes

#99 Suddenly Realizing Trauma From A Previous Birth Had Her In Fear For The Next (ft. Christie Bruno)

8/10/2020
Christie Bruno is a mom to three children with a fourth on the way. While meeting with her midwife in a third trimester appointment the traumatic circumstances around the birth of her third child triggered previously unknown fears for the birth of her fourth. In this episode she shares how she reached out, the help she received and her new outlook for her baby's arrival. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquires: info@lifeafterptsd.org Support the show at...

Duration:00:59:38

#98 The Hell Of Being Threatened With Hell At A Young Age And Other Spiritual Trauma (ft. Wes)

8/3/2020
In this episode we focus on an often overlooked but incredibly widespread face of trauma: spiritual abuse. While there are many facets of spiritual abuse, perhaps most notably the clergy child sex scandals that have made massive headlines over the past decades, today we welcome Wes to tell us of trauma sustained starting at an early age when he was threatened with hellfire and brimstone by spiritual leadership abusing their power in an authoritarian manner in order to yield control over a...

Duration:00:35:52

#97 Driving Through A Bad Storm At 3 Years Old Made Her A Traumatized Car Passenger As An Adult (ft. Megan Maerkl)

7/27/2020
In this episode we get the privilege of conversing with Megan Maerkl, who's firefighter husband Ed has been on previous episodes of the show. When Megan was 3 years old and sitting in a car seat of her parents car, a bad Florida storm raged and the experience of driving through the storm ruined her for decades thereafter. She recently had a session where a counselor used Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and the results were instant. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For...

Duration:00:29:10

#96 The Cure For Cancer? Clear Trauma And The Body Is Designed To Heal (ft. Dr. Leslie Cary)

7/20/2020
In this episode Dr. Leslie Cary joins us to talk about the physiological effects of uncleared trauma, especially on children, and how, different from the animal kingdom, the unconscious mind of human beings processes learnings from traumatic and significant emotional events differently, resulting in a constant replaying of those events in a harmful way to our physiology. Be prepared to be amazed at you learn about the long term effects of carrying trauma and why healing is...

Duration:00:32:23

#95 When Substance Abuse Treatment Meets Trauma Therapy (ft. Patty Montagnino)

7/13/2020
In this episode Patty Montagnino joins us to share of the work she is doing in the Charlotte, NC area with the Carolina Center for Recovery, who is doing revolutionary work in integrating trauma treatment work with the substance abuse treatment work they do with their patients. They are getting excellent results, recognizing that this wholistic approach affirms that in so many cases of substance abuse it's only a cover for underlying trauma. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin....

Duration:00:54:15

#94 The Trauma Of Hearing You Have Cancer: Why We Fight, Run Or Get Stuck

7/6/2020
That moment in a doctor's office that everyone fears: "this might be cancer". In this episode we talk about how people process traumatic news and how the support systems that surround a person, from families to friends and co-workers, can walk with someone effectively during these times. Many times the physically ill do not get mental health treatment during their battle and are robbed of an emotional wellbeing better suited to aid them in their fight. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff...

Duration:00:45:27

#93 Defending The Claim That PTSD Is An Injury That Can Heal, Not An Illness (ft. Dr. Diego Hernandez)

6/29/2020
Dr. Diego Hernandez is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, trauma expert, and Clinical Director of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Research at the University of South Florida and past Clinical Director of the Military Trial of ART at USF. With 20 years of mental health experience and a combat trauma expert, Dr. Diego works privately and on retreats with active duty military and Veterans. His practice emphasis is with Combat Veterans as well as active duty with emphasis on Special Forces....

Duration:00:36:57

#92 Firefighters Face More Traumatizing Job Hazards Than Just Fire (ft. Ed Maerkl)

6/22/2020
Ed Maerkl is a Florida firefighter, former Veteran and degreed counselor who joins us this week to talk about one of the many faces of PTSD: firefighters and first responders, and how their trauma is often bigger and more unexpected than what the public thinks. In light of a recent death of a friend on the force due to cancer caused by chemicals released in a burning building, Ed gives us a glimpse of how great the sacrifices are of these heroes. . Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff...

Duration:00:42:34

#91 When A Police Officer Is Shot In The Line Of Duty (ft. Eric Reynolds)

6/15/2020
Eric Reynolds was a police officer on a smaller Florida city force who was shot in the line of duty. The initial shock of the experience led him to assume life would go on as normal but upon return to the force he began to experience the symptoms of PTSD that heightened his fight flight response and ultimately led to his reaching out for help. Unfortunately the average care provided by the most readily available help isn't helping our finest. Dr. Diego Hernandez, who ultimately worked to...

Duration:01:05:54

#90 An Insidious Fear Of Untimely Death Nearly Realized On The Operating Table In Childbirth (ft. Caroline Barron)

6/8/2020
Caroline Barron’s father never found his birth mother. After he dies suddenly on her twentieth birthday, Caroline develops an insidious fear of her own untimely death. When she nearly bleeds out on an operating table during childbirth, it almost seems her greatest fear is justified. Emerging from the experience a changed woman, Caroline spends the next six years poring over her family history in an attempt to make sense of her inexplicable rage. The family secrets she unearths threaten to...

Duration:00:43:31

#89 Complex Military PTSD Symptoms From Multiple Near Death Experiences (ft. Mark Van Osdel)

6/1/2020
In this episode we welcome veteran Mark Van Osdel whose story of multiple traumas while serving in our Armed Forces, included facing constant mortar fire on deployment testicular cancer and nearly dying of a heart attack related to his military vaccines and the subsequent outlook on life cause by constantly facing death. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquires: jeff@motormouthcreations.com Support the show at PATREON.COM/LIFEAFTERPTSD/ Please leave us...

Duration:00:47:23

#88 Why Many Therapists Felt Overwhelmed By The Trauma Of COVID-19 (ft. Kari Russo)

5/25/2020
In this episode Jeff & Kari dialogue about how many therapists publicly expressed feeling overwhelmed, ill-equipped to help with and unprepared for the emotional fallout stemming from the height of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Kari offers insight as to why that might be and how so many therapists are not trained in trauma in their Master's programs. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquires: jeff@motormouthcreations.com Support the show at...

Duration:00:45:22

#87 Military Sexual Trauma (MST) At 18 Years Old And Why It Often Goes Unreported (ft. Jess)

5/18/2020
In this episode Jeff & Kari welcome Jess, who enrolled in the Armed Services at 17 years old in order to have a future that paid for the college her family couldn't afford. By 18 she had experienced two instances of military sexual trauma (MST) and later in life her husband left her after 14 years of marriage. Hear her story of recover and learn why so many instances of MST go unreported each year. Life After PTSD is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquires:...

Duration:00:47:16

#86 A Dad And Husband Was In A Coma With COVID-19 And How His Wife Fought To Save His Life (ft. Stacie Rathel)

5/11/2020
In this episode Jeff & Kari welcome Stacie Rathel, who's husband Michael was comatose and on a ventilator as a result of COVID-19. As their family reeled, Stacie read a chance Facebook post that led her to the solution that may have ultimately saved her husband's life: plasma. Michael is now home recovering and the family is creating their new normal after become yet another of the many faces of trauma. Please support Stacie's handbag business (mentioned in the show) by visiting...

Duration:01:01:00

#85 The Solution To Suicide Is Love - A Father Grieves The Loss Of His Son (ft. Brenton Wright)

5/4/2020
In this episode we welcome Brenton Wright, father of Calvin Desir, the second of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students lost to suicide in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting. Less than a week earlier the Coral Springs, Florida-Parkland, Florida community lost Sydney Aiello, a fellow survivor of the shooting. While Life After PTSD generally focuses on the story after the story, where a new normal of someone's deciding is realized after clearing their trauma, we also...

Duration:01:00:22

#84 A Mother’s Breastfeeding Trauma And Body Resentment Hurt Marital Intimacy (ft. Ashley)

4/27/2020
In this episode special guest Ashley shares of how after birthing her son she grew to resent her breasts when they failed to continue to produce milk for her son. This ultimately created a triggering response for her when her husband would initiate intimacy, specifically that part of her body. Trauma affects countless numbers of marriages and often for reasons that aren't about bad behaviors in marriage. Still, the effect remains the same and uncleared, the joy of the marriage and the...

Duration:00:42:38

#83 Will Healthcare Professionals Carry Trauma From COVID-19 - Two Nurses Make Sense Of The Coronavirus News (ft. Matt & Sharyn Brisson)

4/20/2020
In this episode we welcome Matt & Sharyn Brisson, two nurses in Colorado who share their experiences working in hospitals as medical professionals in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Many doctors and nurses are experiencing trauma from the events of these times as they put their own safety on the line for the care of their patients. Hear the perspective of these brave individuals, all the while some fact is separated from fiction in the overall narrative the American public...

Duration:00:46:35

#82 Remember The Teachers - COVID19 And Another Round Of Trauma For Douglas High School (ft. Kim Krawczyk)

4/13/2020
In this episode we welcome back Kim Krawczyk, math teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Springs, FL. With the Broward County School Board having announced that classes will be held online for the remainder of the year, teachers like Kim had to shuffle to transition to an entirely different style of teaching. Even more significant, this represents yet another year where students at the high school face a traumatic ending. Kim shares her perspective on what the kids are...

Duration:00:35:01

#81 Her Boyfriend Abused Her And Didn’t Allow Her Certain Freedoms (ft. Chris & Samantha)

4/6/2020
In this episode we welcome Chris Kavenagh of Five Stones Counseling and client Samantha, who was in a long term abusive relationship with a boyfriend who not only sexually assaulted her, forcing her to have an abortion, but imposed curfews and systems of permission concerning what Samantha could or couldn't do as a human being. Domestic violence is real and it's all around us. Please be aware of your own situation but also your friends and family around you who may be victims themselves, in...

Duration:00:30:37

#80 How Trauma Affects Sleep And How Sleep Affects Trauma (ft. Will Stein)

3/30/2020
In this episode Jeff & Kari welcome Will Stein of the Philip Stein Watches and Wearables company, who recently completed a study at Jacksonville University and published in the Sleep Science Journal, validating the company's Natural Frequency Technology that powers it's watches and wearables line. Will and Kari engage the two worlds of sleep and trauma to talk about how one affects the other and the other affects the one and how poor sleep robs from trauma sufferers just as much as trauma...

Duration:00:39:50