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Each week the Life After PTSD Podcast shares stories of former sufferers creating a life after PTS: a new normal of their deciding, free of trauma and PTSD and highlighting some of the professionals using some of the best evidence based techniques to help them do it.

The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.

Life After PTSD: A Podcast About Healing From Trauma Life After PTSD

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Each week the Life After PTSD Podcast shares stories of former sufferers creating a life after PTS: a new normal of their deciding, free of trauma and PTSD and highlighting some of the professionals using some of the best evidence based techniques to help them do it.

The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.

    #123 How Shame Can Be A Form Of Trauma (ft. Beverly Engel)

    #123 How Shame Can Be A Form Of Trauma (ft. Beverly Engel)

    In this episode we welcome back Beverly Engel, a licensed marriage and family therapist of 35 years. Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She joins us to discuss how shame can be a trauma and how we often project shame on others in ways we're unaware..

    📖 Beverly’s latest book, ESCAPING EMOTIONAL ABUSE: Healing from the Shame You Don’t Deserve, just released and can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/35Mxc6b



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    Please visit PhilipStein.com and use promo code "PTSD10" to support the work of Life After PTSD.

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    The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.


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    • 36 min
    #122 The Trauma First Generation College Students Can Face (ft. Gabrielle Jackson)

    #122 The Trauma First Generation College Students Can Face (ft. Gabrielle Jackson)

    In this episode we welcome Gabrielle Jackson, a Howard University student who was the first in her family to go to college.  Whereas college isn't an option in some families, it's everything but an option in others and when first generation college students leave home to pursue higher education, they often do so without the support structures of college-oriented families that help keep them motivated toward the finish line.  Out of a realization of her own struggles and traumatic experiences when she left home for school, Gabrielle saw a need to create a support system for these students and now her organization is thriving.
    To donate to HBCU visit https://hbcuimprint.com

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    • 40 min
    #121 The Shooting At Columbine High School Cost Him His Sister, Friends And Nearly His Own Life (ft. Craig Scott)

    #121 The Shooting At Columbine High School Cost Him His Sister, Friends And Nearly His Own Life (ft. Craig Scott)

    In this episode we welcome Craig Scott, the brother of Rachel Joy Scott, one of 12 students and 1 teacher murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999 in the first prominent mass school shooting that rocked our country. Out of respect for any that may be triggered by this sensitive content, we would like to issue a warning in advance that Craig shares his account of that fateful day, a chilling account of horrifying events that forever changed his life and the life of so many others.  Hear how Craig has created a new normal spreading kindness and compassion to the world and how his sister's life and message lives on through his work.

    To connect with Craig's work, visit: https://value-up.org 

    📖 The Journals Of Rachel Scott: A Journey Of Faith At Columbine High (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3bqYhQG 

    📖 Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey Of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott (Amazon): https://amzn.to/38vlcZq  



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #120 A Special Forces Warrior Got Relief From His PTSD And Made It His Mission To Pay It Forward (ft. Brian Anderson)

    #120 A Special Forces Warrior Got Relief From His PTSD And Made It His Mission To Pay It Forward (ft. Brian Anderson)

    In this episode we welcome Brian Anderson, who retired from the United States Army after 14 years of service as both a journalist and a Green Beret. Brian served 33 months in combat zones and earned 3 bronze stars, one with Valor, for his actions deployed as a Green Beret. As a citizen-Soldier, Brian started to identify the gaps in services for many of our Veterans returning home and as a BSW student at Saint Leo University, he helped form the Pasco County Stand Down. In 2014, Brian attended the inaugural Post 9/11 Stanford Ignite, at Stanford University through the Graduate School of Business and subsequently developed a plan with partner Janel Norton to open up The Veterans Alternative in November 2014. Brian serves on several boards including the Veterans Transition Task Force, a think-tank for updating military to civilian Transition through legislation and collaboration.

    To connect with Veteran's Alternative, visit: https://veteransalternative.org



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    • 53 min
    #119 He Was Part Of The Team That First Named PTSD; Now He's Advocating That "Disorder" Should Be Called "Injury" (ft. Dr. Frank Ochberg)

    #119 He Was Part Of The Team That First Named PTSD; Now He's Advocating That "Disorder" Should Be Called "Injury" (ft. Dr. Frank Ochberg)

    In this episode we welcome Dr. Frank Ochberg, a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He edited the first text on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and served on the committee that essentially defined PTSD.  In an article dated September 19, 2012, titled: “AN INJURY, NOT A DISORDER: post-traumatic stress disorder has been an accepted diagnosis since 1980. It’s time for clinicians to adopt a new name- Post traumatic stress injury - that is more accurate, hopeful and honorable," Ochberg advocated that the former mainstream view that PTSD is a disorder is inaccurate.  "PTSI is a better term than PTSD. It is accurate. It does justice to the condition. It is preferred by those who contend with the condition. The APA [American Psychiatric Association] would bring credit to itself and respect to its patients by adopting this improvement in diagnostic terminology."  We were privileged to have this living room style conversation with Dr. Ochberg, who shares that his advocacy is in no way to minimize the significance of PTS rather to offer broader support to those who suffer from this operation injury (as it's referred to in some other nations already) of war, violence and human cruelty.  As Ochberg learned from many sufferers, "the concept of an injury, rather than a disorder, does justice to their experience. Once they were whole. Then they were shattered. When their counselors, employers, friends and loved ones behaved as though they were survivors of injuries, with lingering wounds, they could heal. When they felt like mental patients and were treated as persons with pre-existing weakness, they could not heal."   (original article citation: https://dartcenter.org/content/injury-not-disorder-0)



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    • 50 min
    #118 Why The Majority Of Sexual Assault And Abuse Goes Unreported (ft. Paula Navarro)

    #118 Why The Majority Of Sexual Assault And Abuse Goes Unreported (ft. Paula Navarro)

    In this episode we welcome Paula Navarro, a marriage and family therapist, to discuss the reasons why the vast majority of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse goes unreported. From the perspective of many outsiders this is perplexing but the mindset of the victim with assistance from culture often comes very much into play.  



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    The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider.


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    • 39 min

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