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Each week the Life After PTSD Podcast shares stories of about creating a Life After PTSD. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com

The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes and NOT a substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. Are you in crisis? Call: 8002738255 or TEXT: Talk to 74174

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

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    • 4.8 • 85 Ratings

Each week the Life After PTSD Podcast shares stories of about creating a Life After PTSD. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com

The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes and NOT a substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. Are you in crisis? Call: 8002738255 or TEXT: Talk to 74174

    Kari, Jeff and Ed get MESE, come experience MESE soon! Hear how this relevant training can help you and those you care about!

    Kari, Jeff and Ed get MESE, come experience MESE soon! Hear how this relevant training can help you and those you care about!

    Hear from Jeff, Kari and Ed and learn more about Managing Emotional States Effectively (MESE) and how you can feel a new sense of meaning and provide MESE to others. --- For more info on Managing Emotional States Effectively, visit www.lifeafterPTSD.org or text MESE 4074300100. --- Each week the Life After PTSD Podcast shares stories of about creating a Life After PTSD.  FirstOrlandoCounseling.com
    The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes and NOT a substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. --- Are you in crisis now? Call: 8002738255 or TEXT: Talk to 74174.

    • 52 min
    Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts With A Life Of Purpose (ft. Jesse Simpson)

    Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts With A Life Of Purpose (ft. Jesse Simpson)

    In this episode we welcome Jesse Simpson, Marine Corp Veteran and former fire fighter who battled thoughts of ending it all.  Jesse details his childhood years and how he battled these thoughts even then but how he enlisted in the service out of high school and numbered himself among our finest and bravest, though the struggles still remained, eventually leading him to find a bigger purpose that saved his life.  Connect with Jesse at @Action_Jesse, his podcast “The Action Hour” or action-oriented.com.

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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.

    • 40 min
    First responder and now also a clinician...develops a modality to help improve functioning

    First responder and now also a clinician...develops a modality to help improve functioning

    First Responder, veteran and mental health therapist, Ed Maerkl shares about the training and therapy he worked with a psychiatrist to develop and how people are gaining mental resilience with this simple technique. This is Part 1 of 2

    • 51 min
    GET CONTROL OF YOURSELF! PLEASE!. Part 2 of 2

    GET CONTROL OF YOURSELF! PLEASE!. Part 2 of 2

    Part 2

    • 49 min
    GET CONTROL OF YOURSELF! PLEASE!?

    GET CONTROL OF YOURSELF! PLEASE!?

    The PTSD diagnosis was created when our guest served on the board of the APA alongside Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.  

    Dr. Frank Ochberg's valuable and practical insights on improving emotional resolution. Part 1 of 2

    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) The show is intended to provide encouragement for the listener. While the hosts provide mental health counseling, they are NOT substitute for treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified mental health provider. FirstOrlandoCounseling.com This show is not intended as medical advice. Call 800273TALK if you have any immediate emotional concerns. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

    • 31 min
    WOUNDED HEROES DOCUMENTARY producer, Michael Gier, shares alternative treatments for treating trauma and PTSD. Important information about cutting edge treatments.

    WOUNDED HEROES DOCUMENTARY producer, Michael Gier, shares alternative treatments for treating trauma and PTSD. Important information about cutting edge treatments.

    Michael Gier, producer of Wounded Heroes Documentary shares that there is help for PTSD

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Danib120 ,

A needed voice

The first episode I heard was about changing PTSD to PTSI. What a powerful and needed message. Thank you for sharing these stories. And then recently I heard the episode with the 97 yr old WW2 veteran demonstrating how PTSd/i can be healed. People need to hear this!!

King's Princess ,

Thank You

I began listening to this podcast episode after episode scoffing that CPTSD/PTSD could be healed. I’ve suffered from it for 45 years. After two sessions of RTM, I have my life back. Thank you for what you do! If you have PTSD whether military or civilian- try it. What do you have to lose except trauma! 👍🏻

Jsimp31 ,

Buckle up for the highs and lows of this incredible and inspiring show!

This is a powerful podcast with real and raw stories of hope, survival and lives transformed because trauma. It's really inspiring to hear what people are doing to overcome their past and rebuild their life. Jeff does an excellent job bringing out value for his audience and provides an easy to follow structure in the conversation. Buckle up for the highs and lows of this incredible and inspiring show!

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