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Harold is a military vet who served in the United States military in the early 70's. His struggle with PTSD (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) affected him for 50 years until he found the world of CNC routers and making CNC projects with his Next Wave Shark HD 520 CNC router. CNC routers gave him something to occupy his mind with something to look forward to, and in his words, "finding a purpose". When we have something to look forward to, PTSD and depression are diminished. Many cope with PTSD for years and are not sure how to cope with it or overcome PTSD. I am no expert on PTSD, and Harold taught me more about it than I ever knew. I have learned that PTSD is not just a factor of military experiences. But can be from any traumatic incident in life, such as losing a child, a car accident, witnessing something violent, an abusive relationship, etc. But there are many forms of PTSD, and the symptoms are far and wide. But I personally feel anything that can give someone purpose will lessen the feeling of I'm not good enough or even suicidal thoughts. Many former military personnel has turned to CNC machines for 'PTSD therapy'. Even those who served in law enforcement, EMS and those who served on fire departments. Please support IDC Woodcraft Youtube channel: Buy me a cup of coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garrettfromme IDC Woodcraft is a CNC router bit company that supplies the CNC router bits to you for your CNC machines. You will also find the CNC world has a huge active community. It can make you feel like you belong to something. There are many CNC routers to choose from but the three listed below are top recommendations ...This is the machine Harold has → https://www.nextwavecnc.com/#006 ...See the Longmill CNC router (MK2) → https://sienci.com/?ref=IDCWOODCRAFT ...See the Phantom CNC Systems CNC routers → https://www.phantomcncsystems.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cnc-for-beginners/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cnc-for-beginners/support
Dr. Carolyn Lam: Welcome to Circulation on the Run, your weekly podcast summary and backstage pass to the Journal and its editors. We're your cohosts. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, Associate Editor from the National Heart Center, and Duke National University of Singapore. And... Dr. Peder Myhre: I'm Dr. Peder Myhre from Akershus University Hospital, and University of Oslo in Norway. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Peder, I'm so excited about our future discussion. It's about a very important topic of detecting atrial fibrillation in the population using wearable devices. It talks about the Fitbit Heart Study. So exciting, but we're going to keep the audience waiting a bit, because we're going to talk about some other things in the issue. And I would love to start with this now. We know that fulminant myocarditis presentation is a rare and severe presentation of myocarditis. But, what is its natural history, and clinical features associated with poor outcomes? Peder, what do you think? Dr. Peder Myhre: Oh, that's a great question. We really don't know, because prior studies have been relatively small and selected. So Carolyn, let me know. Dr. Carolyn Lam: You're absolutely right. But today's paper from Professor Saito, from Nara Medical University in Japan and colleagues, is the largest nationwide cohort study of patients with histologically proven fulminant myocarditis presentation. They study 344 patients, hospitalized with histologically proven myocarditis, who underwent catecholamine and/or mechanical support from 235 cardiovascular training hospitals across Japan, between 2012 and 2017, and here's what they found. Over a median follow up of 600 days, the accumulative risk of death or heart transplantation at 90 days was 29%. So, really high. These were the risk factors associated with a higher risk of death or heart transplantation, and they were non-sinus rhythm, older age, ventricular tachyarrhythmia, lower left ventricular ejection fraction. Severe histological damage was also associated with a worse 90 day outcome in lymphocytic myocarditis. Cool, huh? Dr. Peder Myhre: Oh wow. That was some really solid data. And now Carolyn, I'm going to take us over to the world of preclinical science. And the next paper entitled at “APIC Associated De Novo Purine Synthesis is Critically Involved in Proliferative Arterial Disease” by Yuqing Huo from Augusta University in Georgia. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Cool. Dr. Peder Myhre: And as you know, Carolyn, vascular smooth muscle cells are extremely important in vascular health. They're located in the medial layers of arteries, and normally exhibit a contractile phenotype that contributes to the regulation of blood vessel tone, blood flow distribution, and blood pressure in normal mature blood vessels. And in response to disease processes, the vascular smooth muscle cells are switched to an activated synthetic and proliferative phenotype, that contribute to the development of a variety of arterial diseases, including atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and bypass graft occlusion. And nucleotides that we are familiar with, such as ATP and GTP, are essential for a large number of biological processes in cells, including proliferation. And Carolyn, the previous studies have demonstrated that de novo synthesis of purine is a critical pathway for nucleotide synthesis. And in this study, the authors assessed the role of de novo synthesis of purine in vascular smooth muscle cells by using knockout mice. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, that was beautifully explained. Thanks, Peder. So what did they find? Dr. Peder Myhre: So the authors found that the de novo purine synthesis was increased in proliferative vascular smooth muscle cells. Moreover, they identified an important enzyme in the process called A-P-I-C, APIC. Which was observed in the neointima of the injured vessels, and atherosclerotic lesions in both mice and humans. Finally, they showed that in a mouse model with knocked out APIC, the atherosclerosis and arterial restenosis was attenuated. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Cool. So tell us what the clinical implications are. Dr. Peder Myhre: So these findings provide novel insights into the reprogramming of purine metabolism underlying vascular smooth muscle cells proliferation in the development of arterial disease. And that targeting APIC may be a promising therapeutic approach to combat arterial diseases. So Carolyn, please tell me about your next paper. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ah, thanks, Peder. Well, back to the clinical world, this time, talking about arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. We know that is characterized by progressive cardiomyocyte loss and fibro fatty replacement. And we know that patients with this a ARVC are at risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The placement of an ICD is a crucial component of ARVC management. But arrhythmic risk stratification and the selection of the optimal candidates for ICD, especially for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death, has, of course, been challenging. As background, a ventricular arrhythmia risk calculator, in patients without previous sustained ventricular arrhythmias, has been proposed, and includes seven clinical variables derived from non-invasive tests that are routinely performed in these patients. However, the possibility of integrating additional parameters, such as ventricular tachycardia inducibility on programmed ventricular stimulation, with this risk calculator, has been suggested, but not conclusively investigated in a large cohort. And so, here comes corresponding author, Dr. Cadrin-Tourigny, from Montreal Heart Institute and colleagues, who studied 288 patients with a definite ARVC diagnosis, no history of ventricular arrhythmias at diagnosis, and programmed ventricular stimulation performed at baseline. And these patients were identified from six international ARVC registries. Dr. Peder Myhre: Oh wow. So we're talking risk stratification for patients with ARVC. Such an interesting topic, Carolyn. So please tell me, what did they find? Dr. Carolyn Lam: So, programmed ventricular stimulation significantly improved risk stratification, above and beyond the calculator predicted risk of ventricular arrhythmias, in a primary prevention cohort of patients with ARVC. And this was mainly for patients considered to be at low and intermediate risk by the clinical risk calculator. If negative, its high negative predictive value of 93% in low and intermediate risk patients, may support the decision to forego ICD use in some patients. So, programmed ventricular stimulation results may be applied to the non-invasive ARVC risk calculator, in a two step approach to facilitate personalized decision making for ICD in such patients. Dr. Peder Myhre: Thank you, Carolyn. That was a great summary and a great paper. So we're going to move in to see what else is in the mail bag, Carolyn. Dr. Carolyn Lam: You bet. There's a letter by Dr. Agirbasli regarding the article, “Coronary Artery and Cardiac Disease in Patients with Type Two Myocardial Infarction, A Prospective Cohort Study,” and this, followed by a response by Dr. Chapman. There's an ECG Challenge by Dr. [Jingnan] Han, entitled, “Tachycardia Associated with Pacing.” From our own Molly Robbins, we have highlights from the Circulation Family of Journals. And she covers the experience with stereotactic radio ablation and electrical storm, reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The impact of accessibility to primary care on hypertension awareness and control is reported in Circulation: CV Quality and Outcomes. There's an analysis of lifestyle factors and their impact on the risk of heart failure by background genetic risk, and that's in Circulation: Heart Failure. There's a deep learning model of PET scans and coronary flow reserve reported in Circulation: CV Imaging. And finally, OCT based measurement of stent expansion and associations with outcomes are presented in Circulation: CV Interventions. A lot. Dr. Peder Myhre: Yeah, and there's more, Carolyn. In this issue, there is an extensive Frontiers review by the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration, entitled, “Consumer LED Screening for Atrial Fibrillation.” There is also a Research Letter by corresponding author Qi Fu, from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center entitled, “Neuro Cardiovascular Dysregulation During Orthostasis in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” And finally, a Research Letter by Pankaj Arora from University of Alabama entitled, “Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices Among Patients with Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Insights from the INTERMACS.” Dr. Carolyn Lam: That's awesome, Peder. Thank you. Now let's go onto our feature discussion on atrial fibrillation detection and the Fitbit Heart Study, shall we? Today's feature discussion is about the Fitbit Heart Study, and none other than the first and corresponding author Dr. Steven Lubitz, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to join us today. Steve, welcome. Congratulations. Am I right to say, this is the largest study of its kind to look at the detection of atrial fibrillation using wearable devices? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Thanks for having me, Carolyn. And that's right, this is. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh my gosh. Okay. Tell us all about it, what you did, what you found. Dr. Steven Lubitz: Well, thanks, Carolyn. So as we know, undiagnosed atrial fibrillation is a potential hazard that can cause strokes. And if we can identify people who have undiagnosed atrial fibrillation early, we may be able to prevent strokes. In addition, undiagnosed atrial fibrillation may be associated with additional morbidity, which can be addressed through a number of different ways, if we can detect atrial fibrillation. Obviously, the challenge is to detect atrial fibrillation. We also know that people are increasingly wearing devices that have sensors on them, specifically using photoplethysmography technology, which can detect the pulse rate. Software algorithms can now be developed, that can assess that pulse rate for regularity or irregularity. But they really need to be assessed and validated, to minimize the potential for false positives, which can have obviously, downstream adverse consequences of their own, if atrial fibrillation is incorrectly identified or diagnosed as a result. As I was mentioning, we developed this novel software algorithm with frequent overlapping photoplethysmography, post tachogram sampling, which is unique. And then we tested the algorithm's positive predictive value for undiagnosed AFib in a large scale remote clinical trial, using a range of Fitbit wearable fitness trackers and smart watches. It was a remote trial, so participants were invited. These were people who already had a Fitbit account, they were invited to participate. And in span of just a few months, in the middle of the pandemic, over 455,000 people signed up to participate in the study. And so, big thank you to all of the participants in the study. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow, that is big. And what did you find? Dr. Steven Lubitz: So of the 455, over 455,000 participants that enrolled, over 4,000, had an irregular heart rhythm detection and received a notification. And after inviting those participants to attend a telehealth visit, and at that telehealth visit, the telehealth provider confirmed eligibility criteria, confirmed that they didn't have preexisting atrial fibrillation, for example, and a variety of other inclusion/exclusion criteria. They were mailed a one week ECG patch, that they applied themselves, and then returned that ECG patch. So in the end, after those exclusions, in participants that returned analyzable patches, 1057 participants were included in this ECG monitoring analytic cohort, of whom, 340 had atrial fibrillation during that ECG patch monitoring period. The primary endpoint of the study was the positive predictive value of irregular heart rhythm detection that occurred during the ECG patch monitoring period. So a participant had to have an irregular heart rhythm detection to get notified that they were eligible to meet with a telehealth provider and receive an ECG patch monitor. And then, they had to have another irregular heart rhythm detection during ECG patch monitor wear. So the primary outcome was the positive predictive value of the first irregular heart rhythm detection for concurrent atrial fibrillation that occurred during ECG patch monitoring. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Okay. Cool. So many questions here, but maybe you should tell us the results first. Dr. Steven Lubitz: Sure. So the primary endpoint, the positive predictive value of the IHRD during ECG patch monitoring was 98.2% in the overall cohort. And it was similar between men and women, and those aged 65 or older, or those aged less than 65. And I should mention that, in this study, about 13% of participants enrolled in this study overall, were above the age of 65. Dr. Carolyn Lam: And you included more women than in prior similar studies. Right, Steve? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Yeah. Dr. Carolyn Lam: I was going to congratulate you for that. Dr. Steven Lubitz: Yeah, that's right. That's right. We're very excited to see that. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Okay, so that's cool. Wow. A positive predictive value of 92%. So couple of things here with- Dr. Steven Lubitz: 98. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Sorry, 98%. That's right. Wow. Okay. Now with this AFib detection, it's always about duration. Right? And what do you call a positive alert? Could you maybe elaborate a bit about that here? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Sure. So I think this is an important point. A few points. One, the algorithm is designed. This particular algorithm requires at least 30 minutes of an irregular pulse to be detected, in order for a detection to occur. Which means that, this is unlikely to be detecting trivial amounts of atrial fibrillation. And indeed, that's what we observed. We observed that the median burden of atrial fibrillation was 7% among those who had AFib on the ECG patch monitor. We observed that the median longest episode of atrial fibrillation was seven hours. And just by way of comparison, in other studies in which ECG patch monitors have been distributed to people without this irregular pulse pre-screening, the burden is usually on the order of only a couple of percent, tops. So this, by nature, these types of algorithms, and this algorithm specifically, probably enriches for individuals who have a higher burden of atrial fibrillation. Meaning that, if these detections occur, then it's probably not detecting trivial amounts of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Right. And a lot of it seems to send a very clear message that this study, and perhaps even the algorithm, is designed to be specific. Right? So that duration, as well as what you used as the outcome. How much price do you pay in terms of sensitivity? Do you know what I mean? Since we optimized for specificity, am I right to say that? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Sure, that's a great point. The algorithm is really optimized for specificity, as you mentioned. And although we didn't specifically calculate the sensitivity of the algorithm, in a secondary analysis, we examined the sensitivity of an IHRD during that ECG patch monitoring period, to detect any AFib that was documented on the ECG patch monitor, and it was about 67%. So we know that we probably don't detect some atrial fibrillation. Largely, that's a function of this technology at the moment. It's very difficult to assess the pulse rate during periods of activity in motion. So a lot of these algorithms, and this algorithm in particular, doesn't operate during periods of motion. The accelerometers and the devices can tell the algorithm that motion is occurring, and then the algorithm won't operate on that information at that time. So a lot of this has to do with limitations of the technology at the moment. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ah. So the detection probably occurs best at rest or at night. Dr. Steven Lubitz: That's exactly right. And we encourage participants to wear their devices at nighttime during the study. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, cool. And then of course, I suppose a question you'd anticipate, I mean, we know about the Apple Heart Study, we know about the watch study, and how does this compare? How is this technology different, and the results? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Essentially, one of the most remarkable things about these studies is that, it appears that this pulse rhythm pre-screening really enriches substantially for people who have atrial fibrillation. So for example, in the Fitbit Heart Study, we observed that about 32% of people who had an irregular heart rhythm detection and then returned an ECG patch monitor, had AFib on it. And by comparison, in the Apple Heart Study, that number was about exactly the same, just over 30% or so. So when we further compare this pre-screening type approach to confirming atrial fibrillation, using an ECG patch monitor, with other approaches in which say, elderly individuals were mailed ECG patch monitors to screen for atrial fibrillation, we usually only see detection in the order of four to 5% of people. So this irregular pulse based pre-screening markedly enriches for atrial fibrillation. And we also know, this is only a one week ECG patch monitor, and if we monitor people longer than one week, we're likely to detect more atrial fibrillation, since this is often paroxysmal atrial fibrillation that we're detecting. So there are a lot of similarities, and I think the point is that, these types of consumer electronic devices are going to be great tools for identifying undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in the community. I think we have a lot of challenges ahead of us, in terms of figuring out how to integrate that information into our routine healthcare workflow, and counseling consumers and users of these types of technology on exactly what they should be doing when they do get an alert. And then also, counseling providers on how to act on these findings, what they mean and how accurate the technology is. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Yeah. And I appreciated a sentence in your manuscript that talks of, what are our society guidelines going to say? If you could look into a crystal ball now, Steve, based on what you found, what would you advise both patients and clinicians, if you don't mind? Dr. Steven Lubitz: Well, I think that, in short, if a clinician is alerted by a patient, that they received in a regular heart rhythm detection on their device, in short, I would say, don't blow it off. Take it seriously. Because the odds are, that it does represent an abnormality, and the odds are that that abnormality is atrial fibrillation. And given the potential adverse consequences of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, there's a real opportunity to intervene, and prevent morbidity in the patient. And then, if you're a consumer who happens to have one of these devices, and you've turned on this feature, and hopefully you have, if you do have an alert, don't blow it off. Contact a provider. Because it may very well mean that you have an irregular heart rhythm that merits attention, and could be addressed to prevent downstream consequences and morbidity for you. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Nice. And keep your Fitbit on at night. Dr. Steven Lubitz: Yes. And if you do want to maximize the utility of these algorithms that use photoplethysmography, probably wearing them at nighttime will maximize the sensitivity, or utility of the devices and algorithms. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Aw, that's just great. What nice take home messages. Thank you so much, Steve, for publishing this really unique and important study in Circulation. So audience, you heard it right here on Circulation on the Run. From me, Greg, and Peder, please do tune in again next week. Speaker 4: This program is copyright of the American Heart Association 2022. The opinions expressed by speakers in this podcast are their own, and not necessarily those of the editors, or of the American Heart Association. For more, please visit ahajournals.org.
Jason Kander had heard of post-traumatic stress disorder. He just didn't think he had it. After all, he hadn't been in any firefights while stationed in wartime Afghanistan, he had merely worked as an intelligence officer. And even though that job put him in positions of tremendous vulnerability where he may have to kill or be killed in an instant, it never occurred to him that he was experiencing trauma.So when Jason got back stateside and remained hypervigilant, was destroyed by night terrors, patrolled his house with a gun, and was generally a mess, he figured it was something that would soon go away. As he waited for that to happen, he climbed the ranks of Democratic politics, eventually being told by Barack Obama that he should consider running for the highest office in the land.But you can't run from mental illness forever. It catches you. It caught Jason in the middle of a race for Mayor of Kansas City. That's when he hit bottom and got help. It's a story told in his new book, Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD.Get your copy of Jason's book, Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD, wherever books are sold. Listen to Majority 54, Jason's podcast with Ravi Gupta, wherever fine pods are cast. Visit Jason Kander's website at JasonKander.com. Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonKander and on Instagram @jasonkander.Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of Maximum Fun. Hey, remember, you're part of Depresh Mode and we want to hear what you want to hear about. What guests and issues would you like to have covered in a future episode? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Help is available right away.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-273-TALKCrisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.International suicide hotline numbers available here: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlinesThe Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for free and stay up to date on the show and mental health issues. https://johnmoe.substack.com/John's acclaimed memoir, The Hilarious World of Depression, is now available in paperback. https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250209566/thehilariousworldofdepressionFind the show on Twitter @depreshpod and Instagram @depreshpod.John is on Twitter @johnmoe.
Bob Delaney is a 30-plus year veteran National Basketball Association Referee. His professional sports experience, coupled with his former (14 years) law enforcement career, provides tremendous insight and life skills that will entertain and motivate your organization. He teamed up with Dave Scheiber, award-winning writer to co-author his books. Bob's Latest book: Heroes are Human: Lessons in Resilience, Courage and Wisdom from the COVID Front Lines. This book is a must-read for health care workers who have been besieged by the ongoing pandemic, for those who love them, and for any reader wanting to gain a deeper understanding of their immense sacrifices and struggles. Heroes are Human also offers invaluable self-care insights in the face of trauma. The book's central voice and guide, Bob Delaney, is an internationally respected and experienced figure in the field of post-traumatic stress. His powerful message to front-line caregivers is that they are not alone. Bob's first book - Covert - As an undercover operative in Project Alpha for 3 years, Bob Delaney infiltrated organized crime rings in New Jersey, which ultimately led to the conviction of over 30 Mafia criminals Bob's second book - Surviving the Shadows – is a gripping and insightful exploration of PTSD, which has risen to crisis levels and is an issue Delaney knows firsthand. He developed the condition as a young New Jersey State Trooper in the mid-1970s, following a landmark, three-year undercover investigation of the Genovese and Bruno crime families. For the past 35 years Delaney has provided training before Federal, State, County and Local law enforcement officers and agents throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has helped many to understand and identify symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact it has on the individual and the ripple effect to family and friends. contact: delaneyconsultants.com Below are the links of Bob's previous podcast. They are numbers: 253, 254 and 255. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/23610473 https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/23610734 https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/23611871
PTS DREAMS with LINDA YAEL SCHILLER “This is like free therapy every night. If you can remember your dreams, capture them and write them down, you can bring them into your therapy session, but you can also work with your partner, with your friends in a dream circle -- to unravel and unpack the meanings and the messages from your dreams -- you get a real jumpstart on moving forward in your life.“ [19:47] – Linda Yael Schiller “Even Carl Jung famously said he needed help interpreting his own dreams. We all have blind spots. None of us can see the back of our own heads… so working in therapy or with others in a dream group is key to being able to unpack the whole dream.” [28:14] – Linda Yael Schiller *********************************************** SUPPORT DR. AMY ROBBINS: If you're enjoying the podcast and finding value in guest interviews, ghost stories, and the content I share, please consider supporting the show by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $5 a month at Patreon.com/DrAmyRobbins As a member you'll get more say in the content we cover and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes goodness! Stay Connected with Dr. Amy Robbins: Instagram YouTube Website Facebook *********************************************** EPISODE SUMMARY: Do you or someone you care for suffer from PTSD, that is, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Today, the PTSD label is more common than ever. In today's episode, we talk with Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW, a psychotherapist, consultant, supervisor, and trainer in Watertown, Massachusetts. Linda integrates traditional therapeutic styles and techniques with expressive energy psychology, and body-based modalities, providing support for healing at all levels of the self: mind, body, heart, and spirit. Her philosophy of treatment incorporates both deep healing at the source and practical coaching for daily life issues and dilemmas. Linda also works deeply with dreamwork, and offers a group dream circle, individual consultation, and training for professionals on working with dreams. Linda's book is “PTS Dreams: Transform your Nightmares through Healing Dreamwork”. Listen in to hear how to transform PTSD using dreamwork. Topics We Discuss: [0:25] Amy introduces Linda and her credentials and the modalities of work. [2:43] Dreams vs. nightmares. They all “rinse out” our experiences, and an opportunity for deep healing from this life and perhaps previous lifetimes. Dream components: storyline, setting, and emotional narrative. [8:07] Trauma vs PTSD. “Big T” trauma, vs. “Little T” trauma. The extent to which we're supported, believed, and accepted following trauma influences long-term effects. [14:04] Trauma-based nightmare vs. a “normal” nightmare. Normal childhood development can bring on “normal” nightmares. [18:21] What if I don't remember my dreams? We all have 5-7 REM cycles overnight. We all have access to free therapy if we just unravel and unpack our dreams, perhaps in a dream circle with friends. [20:48] The fragile fabric of dreams. How to remember your dreams. [23:13] Linda uses a layered approach to unpack and interpret dreams using the acronym PRDS. (Based on the Biblical Hebrew word Pardes, meaning "orchard" or "garden”.) Dream interpretation is very personal, not something you can look up in a book. A therapist cannot tell you what your dream means, but they can help you find the deeper layers of meaning. [33:48] How vivid, luminous, long-remembered dreams may be considered visitations. Amy's own experiences with dream visitations. [37:00] Amy's speed round questions: What is spirituality? What is something people don't know about you? What is one thing you're looking forward to right now? What's one thing you're deeply grateful for? What book is on your nightstand? What is your favorite spiritual or healing practice? What is the most spiritually transformative experience of your life? FOLLOW LINDA YAEL SCHILLER: Find Linda on Facebook, on LinkedIn, and at her website. Her book, “PTS Dreams: Transform your Nightmares through Healing Dreamwork” is available wherever books are sold. Life, Death and the Space Between is brought to you by: Dr. Amy Robbins | Host, Executive Producer PJ Duke | Executive Producer Andrej | Podcasticize | Sound Editing Mara Stallins | Outreach & Social Media Strategy Claire | Clairperk.com | Podcast Cover Design
My guest has been clean and sober since 1994. She also is in recovery from abuse, trauma, self-harm, ptsd, and anxiety. Her history and her recovery are chronicled in her memoir From Junkie to Judge: One Woman's Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction. She is also a Director, Secretary, and Founding Investor for She Recovers Foundation. Additionally, she is a Director for LifeRing Secular Recovery.She regularly speaks on behalf of these organizations and about multiple and secular paths to recovery. This includes conferences, podcasts, radio, and recovery houses. She also develops relationships with other organizations, such as Women for Sobriety. https://junkietojudge.com/http://www.yourlotandparcel.org
Jolyn Armstrong is a certified trauma recovery coach who helps people heal from trauma using dialectical behavioral therapy. In this episode you will learn: 1. The difference between a trauma recovery coach and a psychiatrist or psychologist.2. How to use dialectical behavioral therapy to help pull you out of any trauma you may have experienced in your life.3. What is the difference between mindfulness and distress tolerance?If you ever wondered if that movie you just watched was accurate compared to actual events, listen to Dan Lefebvre as he compares and contrasts the movie with real-life history. You can listen to his show, Based on a True Story, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more. Visit https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/ for more! Most people aim for nothing in life and hit it with amazing accuracy. Measure It to Make It is a tool to help you identify what matters most in y our life and create the action steps to turn that dream into a reality. Go to BeyondTheRut.com/goals to download this free tool and make your own path beyond the rut today.Support the show
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Psychiatry section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets
Trauma is another term we hear very often these days. How does trauma effect teenagers? How do we know when our teens have been traumatized? What are the effects of overusing terms like "trauma?" This week we talk about trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its relationship to teenagers. HEADS UP: We do get specific about issues of violence and sexual abuse. Join us on Patreon for bonus content and more: https://www.patreon.com/FeedingTheMouthThatBitesYou Got questions or feedback? We want to hear from you! email@example.com
ELLA: How's your blog going? JOHN: Yeah, good. (He clears his throat awkwardly.) Very good. ELLA: You haven't written a word, have you? JOHN (pointing to Ella's notepad on her lap): You just wrote, “Still has trust issues.” ELLA: And you read my writing upside down. D'you see what I mean? (John smiles awkwardly.) ELLA: John, you're a soldier, and it's gonna take you a while to adjust to civilian life; and writing a blog about everything that happens to you will honestly help you. JOHN: Nothing happens to me. - Sherlock, BBC The post S36E7 – Dark Psychology: Writing Realistic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder appeared first on Writing Roots.
Trauma from natural disasters impacts Black communities in ways many of us never thought about it. In addition to causing PTSD, a recent study found that hurricanes are linked to a 33% increase of deaths long after the storm has passed. This comes as climate change disproportionately impacts Black communities. In this episode, we speak to residents in Ironton, Louisiana, one of the country's oldest Black communities, to learn how they've been impacted after living through hurricane after hurricane. We also speak to experts to learn about how these storms impact the body. Guests include Audrey Trufant Salvant, Dr. Robbie Parks, Dr. Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, and Dr. Rebecca Schwartz. Producers: Jill Webb and Dempsey Pillot Audio Engineer: Anddy Egan-Thorpe Host and Managing Producer of Podcasts: Femi Redwood If you have a story idea - reach out to Femi on Twitter.
In this episode I have a conversation with those who are or have been prison chaplains. They get us started into understanding the nature and experience of the prison and ministry within that context. My guests are the Reverends Carol Sasser Dalton, Nancy Hastings Sehested, and Jody Griffin. For the past fifteen years, Carol has been and continues to be chaplain at Western (formerly Swannano) Correctional Center for Women in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Although she works within the prison system, she is employed by the nonprofit Ministry of Hope. In addition to work in the prison, Carol has also done chaplaincy work at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina and Rutherford County Hospital in North Carolina working with patients experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, other mental health issues, substance abuse, and end-of-life issues. Nancy is a retired pastor and prison chaplain. She served as a state prison chaplain in North Carolina for over a decade. Her chaplaincy included serving in minimum, medium and maximum security prisons for men. She was at Avery-Mitchell Correctional from 2000-2003. She was at the minimum and maximum security prisons at Marion Correctional from 2003-2013. She wrote a book about her experiences in Marked for Life: A Prison Chaplain's Story. Jody was a United States Army Reserve Chaplain with the 167TH Military Police Battalion and a Retired North Carolina Army National Guard Chaplain serving in United States Army and Navy confinement facilities. From 2016-2022 he was a community funded chaplain at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution. He is currently the pastor of Central Baptist Church, Spruce Pine, North Carolina and chaplain at Medi Hospice, Boone, North Carolina. The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
Military veterans are diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder at a much higher rate than civilians. There is a growing interest in psychiatric assistance dog placements to help veterans cope with their symptoms, however research into their effectiveness is limited. Sarah Leighton and her colleagues from Purdue University and the University of Arizona have undertaken a review of the existing evidence surrounding these partnerships to determine their efficacy. Whilst more detailed and robust research is still needed, they found positive support for this intervention.
Dr. Pamela Hall is a Forensic and Clinical psychologist and a Subject-matter Expert in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Pam has worked in private practice, VA hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care facilities. In the greater Los Angeles area, she has provided direct psychotherapeutic treatment, supervised mental health providers, evaluated workers for fitness for duty and safety, conducted workplace seminars, and managed a batterer's intervention program. Dr. Pam has been a contract examiner in psychology for Veteran's Administration benefits with QTC Management since 2008. She has been a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California since 2014.For more information about Pamela J. Hall, Ph.D., please see https://laforensicpsychologist.com/She is also the author of the book - PTSD Unplugged -how to leave the war behind usSupport the show
This is the 2nd part of the two part series on the five types of trauma where Zach and Brandon discuss Ancestral and Intergenerational trauma, Vicarious and Secondary trauma, and Systemic and Institutional trauma.Check Out Our Website!Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram!Music from: www.purple-planet.comImportant:"Men Who Talk Heal" is a podcast that is intended to entertain and inform. The opinions and information expressed and exchanged in this podcast and on any associated sites (including social media and this website) are not intended to substitute professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any illness, disease, or condition. Listeners should consult a professional regarding their individual needs. Listeners should not begin, modify, or stop any treatment or intervention based on the information shared in this podcast.Additionally, the opinions expressed by the hosts of this show and/or guests appearing on the show are those of that individual and do not represent the views or opinions of any other entity. Hosts and guests appearing on the show that hold a license or credential by any governing board are not operating in the capacity of their license or credential while participating in the podcast.If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, you should dial 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.For additional crisis resources you can call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Support the show
In today's episode, John & Jim interview Andrea Bassett, founder of Cora Journey. In this powerful conversation, Andrea explains how traumatic events can result in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and outlines a pathway to help those suffering with PTSD.
What can we learn about creating a global tribal council from an army veteran, who became the first Inspirational Goalcast Speaker of this decade, with over 2 million views.Let's find out in this interview…Moments To Listen For:What Can We learn from New Zealand Army Culture and Systems“The Good News About PTSD”Facing Traumas, Fears and Death“Coping is not enough…”Crisis Leadership – Structures and SystemsInner Healing and Inner ThrivingLife Stories and Life ExperiencesConscious Leadership Evolutionary Retreat in New ZealandR.E.S.E.T. your mind, body and soulLocally Global – Creating A Global Tribal Council *** Announcing TIMELESS RETREATS ***[In partnership with The Lion Academy]==> “CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP EVOLUTIONARY RETREAT” in November, New Zealand (OPEN ONLY FOR 10 GLOBAL LEADERS). All details and registration here: https://www.newzealandretreats.comBlending the boardroom with the unique environment that only the South Island of New Zealand can provide, this corporate wellness retreat is designed to release outdated thinking, refresh and recharge and gain strategic clarity for conscious leaders, in order for their organizations to adapt for the future of work and secure market advantage for 2023. Dion Jensen and Yana Fry are the perfect blend of masculine and feminine energy, who decided to partner to form a leadership team that presents a unique and powerful combination that transcends countries and cultures. As 'Tangata Whenua' or 'People Of The Land,' Dion and The Lion Academy are hosting the retreat as New Zealanders. ABOUT DION JENSENSelected alongside names such as Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington and J.K Rowling, Dion Jensen is the first Inspirational Goalcast Speaker of this decade, with over 2 million views. He is a specialist leader, former Regional Operations Manager for Asia Pacific (APAC), and his modality #Crisisleadership trended at Number 1. on LinkedIn during COVID. He then took all this experience and founded The Lion Academy, the world's first solutions academy delivered The Pacific Way! He is a clinically endorsed author of the world's first good news book about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) and recently 'The VIP of Mental Health.' Born into the New Zealand Army (Ngati Tumatauenga) in Singapore, to a Samoan Father and English Mother, Dion grew up (with his little sister) in a multi-cultural world of shared values where family came first, you respected your elders, you never swore in front of a woman and you showed respect to the country and its people you found yourself in! ABOUT YANA FRYYana Fry is an international sensation, who is well-known for her unique ability to walk in both wellness and spiritual worlds as well as the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Based in Singapore, Yana teaches and tours worldwide. As the founder of Timeless Teachings, Yana is in-demand by organizations around the world who are struggling to stay relevant with the employees in the post-pandemic workplace. Yana specializes in guiding conscious leaders, influencers, CEOs, politicians, sustainable entrepreneurs, social catalysts and human potential experts on how to embody the full potential through the alignment of mind, body and soul. Yana has co-authored 3 books and has students and clients from 30+ countries. Clients say that she is impactful, relatable, inclusive, adaptive and highly efficient, when it comes to delivering results. Connect with Yana here. Connect with Dion here.
This is the first part of a two part series where Zach and Brandon discuss the five types of trauma commonly experienced by people in society. Specifically in this episode the guys discuss Acute & Shock trauma and Developmental trauma.Check Out Our Website!Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram!Music from: www.purple-planet.comImportant:"Men Who Talk Heal" is a podcast that is intended to entertain and inform. The opinions and information expressed and exchanged in this podcast and on any associated sites (including social media and this website) are not intended to substitute professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any illness, disease, or condition. Listeners should consult a professional regarding their individual needs. Listeners should not begin, modify, or stop any treatment or intervention based on the information shared in this podcast.Additionally, the opinions expressed by the hosts of this show and/or guests appearing on the show are those of that individual and do not represent the views or opinions of any other entity. Hosts and guests appearing on the show that hold a license or credential by any governing board are not operating in the capacity of their license or credential while participating in the podcast.If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, you should dial 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.For additional crisis resources you can call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Support the show
In 2016 Jason Kander was a rising star in the Democratic Party. After narrowly losing the race to become one of Missouri's Senators, he began laying the groundwork for a Presidential run. Jason unexpectedly pivoted to declaring his candidacy for the 2019 Kansas City mayoral election, and quickly became the clear favorite. Three months into that campaign he ended his candidacy and stepped back from public life after revealing that he had suffered from PTSD and depression after serving as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007On today's episode of Being Well, Jason joins Forrest to talk about his personal journey recovering from PTSD, the impact of his time serving in Afghanistan, imposter syndrome and shame, having a mental health challenge in public, and what we can do to better support veterans. About our Guest: Jason is a former Missouri Secretary of State and member of the Missouri state legislature. He's current the President of National Expansion at Veterans Community Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting veteran suicide and homelessness. He's also the host of Majority 54, a popular political podcast, and the author of Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD. If you're in crisis, are thinking about suicide, or are concerned about a loved one, please call 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.Watch the Episode: Prefer watching video? You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:0:00: Introduction1:45: Jason's experience coming to accept having PTSD3:45: Symptoms5:50: How the military (mostly doesn't) address PTSD8:00: Chronic stress, public perception, feelings of failure, and uncertainty of recovery13:40: Jason's Veterans Affairs (VA) experience15:40: Veteran's Community Project and other resources for veterans20:00: Therapeutic practices Jason did27:50: Physical sensations associated with PTSD31:40: Imposter syndrome related to being a combat veteran33:05: Working through shame and comparison36:15: How Jason's view of therapy progressed through the process42:30: What Jason would do differently for his mental health if he ran for office again47:05: More on Veterans Community Project and their tiny house program51:50: Recap Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Access over 30 at-home lab tests from Everlywell, and head to everlywell.com/beingwell for twenty percent off your next test.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.MDbio is a plant-based medicine company with natural products that address sleep, anxiety, pain, and immunity. Get your FREE 10-count sample pack by going to mdbiowellness.com and entering the promo code BEINGWELL at checkout!Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
This episode is a Step 2 - an initial visit to the table - as outlined in our 6 Step Patient-Led Problem Solving Process. DEIA : Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Each of these elements that affect patients daily should be considered when thinking about patient diagnosis, physician care, treatment plans, research, lifestyle choices, and societal inclusion. In this month's episode, we join Tiffany from AiArthritis, Estela Mata from Looms 4 Lupus, and Charis Hill - disability activist, as we are going to be discussing this topic. Each co-host has their own story to share, their experience with DEIA, and how it has impacted their patient journey as well as our community. Join us as we just scratch the surface in this important, but necessary, topic. Episode Highlights : What is DEIA? How diversity affects representation in clinical data and can lead to a delayed diagnosis How equity and the accessibility patients may have to physicians, treatment types, providers, household income and lifestyle choices affects potential treatment and care plans The importance of including diverse groups in clinical data What social determinants should be considered when determining approach to care AiArthritis' patient lead research program How healthcare biases contribute to patient disparities How to increase digital accessibility for patients Resources Mentioned In This Episode: ‘About Damn Time': Disabilities Get Represented at Emmys and Beyond https://sarcoidosisnews.com/columns/about-damn-time-disabilities-get-represented-emmy-awards-disability-representation/ Subconscious vs Unconscious: The Complete Comparison Learn about Unconscious vs Subconscious mind: definition, synonym. How to manage minds Subconsciously and Unconsciously: https://diversity.social/unconscious-vs-subconscious/ Physicians and Implicit Bias: How Doctors May Unwittingly Perpetuate Health Care Disparities: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797360/#:~:text=All%20of%20society%20is%20susceptible,ethnicity%2C%20gender%20or%20other%20characteristics Race, Ethnicity, and Disparities in Rheumatology Educational Materials https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.24602?elq_cid=26233150&elq_mid=64639 Meet Our Co-Hosts & Guests: Tiffany is the CEO at International Foundation for AiArthritis and uses her professional expertise in mind-mapping and problem solving to help others, like her, who live with AiArthritis diseases work in unison to identify and solve unresolved community issues. Connect with Tiffany: Facebook: @TiffanyAiArthritis Twitter: @TiffWRobertson LinkedIn: @TiffanyWestrichRobertson Estela Mata is the President and co-founder of Looms for Lupus, a non-profit organization that provides Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Mental Health Awareness, advocacy, and support to those living with these conditions, their loved ones, and caregivers. In 2011 she co-founded Looms for Lupus when her sister almost lost her life to Immune thrombocytopenia and Lupus; she is alive today because she advocated for herself. Estela has supported her sister and her passion to help others has evolved to “iLOOMinating”, Engaging, Empowering and Supporting the community as a whole to take control of their overall healthcare. Connect with Estela : Facebook:@estelamata @looms4lupus Instagram: @estela_mata @looms4lupus Twitter: @estelamata @looms4lupus YouTube: Looms4Lupus TikTok: estela.mata Charis Hill, who uses they/them pronouns, is a disability activist, writer, speaker and model living with many conditions including Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Charis' multi-tiered work uses narrative engagement to advance social justice for multiply-marginalized disabled people. Charis' story is regularly featured internationally in media outlets and in the documentary: "Becoming Incurable." In addition to Charis' leadership on patient advocacy organization committees and regular speaking engagements about health and disability, they boast bylines in HealthCentral, Healthline, and Business Insider; including cover stories for Arthritis Today and Spondylitis Plus magazine; and they have been awarded by the Arthritis Foundation and Spondylitis Association of America for their work on legislative advocacy for state and federal policy efforts. Connect with Charis: Twitter: @beingcharisblog Donate to Support the Show: https://www.aiarthritis.org/donate Sign up for our Monthly AiArthritis Voices 360 Talk Show newsletter! HERE AiArthritis Voices 360 is produced by the International Foundation for Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Arthritis. Visit us on the web at www.aiarthritis.org/talkshow. Find us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook (@IFAiArthritis) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to check out our top-rated show on Feedspot!
On June 23rd 1965 police were called to do a welfare check on 81 year old Fred Rogers and his 72 year old wife, Edwina Rogers. Police were unprepared for the horrific scene that would await them concealed within the Rogers' Icebox. Was this a potential case of undiagnosed PTSD? Or was this a hit performed to conceal the details of an assaniation? Join us to see what answers we could find in today's chapter and hear some insight into the intricacies of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from our special guest, an Iraqi War Veteran diagnosed, and working with those diagnosed, with PTSD himself. If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, please call 988 to access the suicide prevention hotline or you can visit https://988lifeline.org OR Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis CounselorAmerican Psychiatric Association. (2022, March 18). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Text Revision Dsm-5-tr (5th ed.). Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc.Felder, G. (2022, February 16). UNSOLVED: The Grizzly Case of the Ice Box Murders. https://the-line-up.com. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://the-line-up.com/ice-box-murdersKoetting, N. (2018, December). The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders. Houstoniamag.Com. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://www.houstoniamag.com/news-and-city-life/2018/11/icebox-murdersMargaritoff, M. (2021, May 27). Why The Ice Box Murders Remain Terrifying After 50 Years. All That's Interesting. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://allthatsinteresting.com/ice-box-murdersNoll, J. (2019, July 29). True Crime Chronicles: Grisly Discovery in Icebox Uncovers Hidden Trail of Family Secrets. KHOU*11. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/grisly-discovery-in-an-icebox-uncovers-a-hidden-trail-of-family-secrets/285-37b35723-eff2-4f9d-a832-02d43e6fcb35Rossen, J. (2019, November 4). Houston's Ice Box Murders. Mental Floss. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/602369/ice-box-murders-houston
Dr. James Garbarino is a professor emeritus of psychology at Cornell University and Loyola University Chicago. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. J. Garbarino. The War-Zone Mentality — Mental Health Effects of Gun Violence in U.S. Children and Adolescents. N Engl J Med 2022;387:1149-1151.
Your Westbrook Wednesday Wisdom for today. Sarah breaks down the difference between the two. Full episode 006 - Unpacking Trauma is here and we would love for you to listen, learn and grow with us.
Traumatic experiences across the lifespan often lead to long-term negative consequences on mental health. Recent studies on trauma- and stress-related disorders reveal diverse trajectories of human responses to adverse life experiences. Various mental disorders associated with stress, such as adjustment disorder, prolonged grief, or complex posttraumatic stress disorder have been studied extensively providing novel knowledge, but also opening up new issues in how to better understand, prevent and treat these conditions. The huge global burden of trauma calls for novel approaches to providing trauma treatment for those in need. The September keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Evaldas Kazlauskas, President of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and Head of the Center for Psychotraumatology at Vilnius University in Lithuania. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. Webinar series organized by SWPS University and the European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT). #traumaticexperiences #psychology #EACLIPT
Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a person who uses a wheelchair, preventing a child with autism from wandering away, or alerting a person who has hearing loss when someone is approaching from behind (USDOJ, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section). How do schools address service animals for students? Is it common? What if it's a comfort animal? In this episode, we step through a fabricated case study of a student bringing a “comfort” animal to school. WHAT IS A SERVICE ANIMAL? Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog, or other animal, that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability. It is almost a certainty that a school district has a board of education (BOE) policy about service animals. WHAT IS AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL (ESA)? An ESA is defined as an animal that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability. An emotional support animal (pig, chicken, snake, sugar glider, etc.) is recognized as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability under the federal Fair Housing Act and may be a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). An ESA, also referred to as an “assistance” animal, is not a pet according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); however, no special training is required for an animal to be considered an ESA. What is necessary is that the person with an ESA has a disability and the ESA mitigates the impact of the disability. BOE policy is less consistent for ESAs. Some school districts don't have an ESA policy. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT'S A SERVICE ANIMAL - PERMISSIBLE INQUIRY. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog or animal is a service animal, the individual may be asked only two specific questions: (1) is the dog/service animal a service animal required because of a disability? And if yes, (2) what work or task has the dog/service animal been trained to perform? If either response is “no”, the animal is only permitted as an emotional support animal (ESA). Requesting any documentation for the service animal, requiring that the animal demonstrate its task, or inquiring about the nature of the person's disability is not permitted. PEGGY THE COMFORT PIG CASE STUDY. You've just read a letter from the parents of Carol, a student transferring to your district next month from another school district in Wisconsin. She is a student with disabilities and receives special education services. A copy of her current IEP was included with the letter. Carol has both an educational and medical diagnosis of autism and is identified as meeting Other Health Impaired (OHI) criteria by her current district due to anxiety. She also has a comfort animal, a small pig, with her full-time at school. Per the parents' letter, the pig helps to keep Peggy calm. Her IEP documents that since she has brought the pig to school (a year ago), she has exhibited fewer aggressive behaviors and is engaging for longer periods of time on academic work. Her IEP states that she is permitted to have the pig with her at all times and during all school functions. The parents' letter also notes that the current district wasn't well-informed of the benefits of comfort animals and that the parents want to make sure that your district will fully comply with supporting the comfort pig. The parents are asking for your school's policy on comfort animals as they couldn't locate one on the policy page of the district's website. They have cited the following legal case as backing for their right of their daughter to have a comfort animal at school: In Alejandro v. Palm Beach State College, District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks ruled in favor of a student's right to be accompanied on campus, in residence halls, and to classes by a psychiatric service dog, which was trained to respond to the onset of anxiety attacks the student experienced as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The ruling stated that any potential harm or disruption caused by the presence of the service dog was minimal in comparison to the benefit experienced by the student, and, therefore, its presence was considered a reasonable accommodation. Pig image #3961588 on Pixabay free to use under Pixabay License. SAFETY DOC WEBSITE, BLOG & BOOKS: www.safetyphd.com. The Safety Doc Podcast is hosted & produced by David P. Perrodin, PhD. This podcast and blog post represent the opinions of David P. Perrodin and his guests to the show. This is episode 188 of The Safety Doc Podcast published on 09-27-2022. Purchase Dr. Perrodin's Books: School of Errors – Rethinking School Safety in America. www.schooloferrors.com Velocity of Information - Human Thinking During Chaotic Times. www.velocityofinformation.com
I speak with Megan Backofen LCSW, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist about her work with child sexual abuse victims, identifying and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and effective tools for releasing accumulated trauma and changing negative cognitive narratives. We discuss the imperatives of first acknowledging that we are struggling and then applying daily self care practices to manage that inevitable mental stress.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells. The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market. Our second segment covers a subject that's a little more serious than usual. Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD. Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage'. It was—and is—incredibly successful. It's not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it's on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps. The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”. Comments or suggestions? Message email@example.com The Rolling Barrage Ghostkeepers DONATE The Rolling Barrage It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn't. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.
He is a veteran of the US Army, as well as an author, mental health advocate, speaker, and survivor. He has survived various adverse life events in his life and is now trying to help people overcome their own adversity. Dylan wrote a book entitled "Defy the Darkness: A Story of Suicide, Mental Health, and Overcoming Your Hardest Battles," which mainly tackles the things he had to go through in life and how he was able to survive them. Aside from a book, he also has a podcast and a TikTok account. At such a young age, Dylan had a traumatic event with his dad, who passed away by suicide. That event left him filled with guilt and regret. Growing up, he experienced physical and emotional trauma at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. He suffered silently, bearing all the pain on his own. When his mother found out about how he got hit, they immediately left the house. Aside from that, he also suffered from bullying in school. Episode 217 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast is for those people who are in need of help due to their adversities in life. This could inspire and help them overcome their challenges in life. All the traumatic events that happened in Dylan's life led to his choice to enter the military. He had developed principles which contributed to the choices he made in life. Dylan experienced more challenges in life as he got older. He eventually realized that he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Little by little, he tried his best to overcome the challenges in his life. In this episode, Dylan discusses the trauma, challenges, and choices he made in his life and how he was able to change his life for the better. He also talks about some important points that he included in his book. "The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people "Grow Through What They Go Through" as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. https://dylansessler.com/ (https://dylansessler.com/) Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098R5FG5S (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098R5FG5S) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dylansessler (https://www.facebook.com/dylansessler) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dylan_J_Sessler (https://twitter.com/Dylan_J_Sessler) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dylan_sessler/ (https://www.instagram.com/dylan_sessler/ ) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9GMn6dTsu4eRScuoSbSMgg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9GMn6dTsu4eRScuoSbSMgg ) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-sessler-69a29b19a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-sessler-69a29b19a/) TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dylan_sessler?lang=en (https://www.tiktok.com/@dylan_sessler?lang=en)
Therapy after Purity Culture - have you been on the fence about it? We're here to convince you to give it a try. We know that purity culture can be experienced as a trauma, and therapist Jamie Williams is here to talk to us about: the impact of rigid thinking on our minds what happens when our bodies feel unsafe in religious spaces how to spot dysfunctional relationship patterns trauma re-enactments in dating EMDR and future templating On Instagram and Twitter this week, we'll be sharing tips as well. Full show notes here Join us as a partner to hear this week's conversation between Jess & Devi about some feel-good views and the heresies evangelicals in the US believe. For $3/month (USD) you'll get three exclusive episodes a month, and a ticket to the Green Room at the end of the month. Jamie Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and the founder of Prosperity Counseling Services. With over 10 years of experience in helping others thrive through adversity, she has witnessed, professionally and personally, the growth we can all make with the right support and tools. Jamie has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood swings, anger, relationship issues, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders, postpartum symptoms, parenting problems, self-esteem and those who have experienced trauma in many forms. Her therapeutic approach combines Gestalt, Narrative, Jungian Analysis, Experiential, and trauma-focused counseling modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Jamie is also certified in and utilizes Integrative Somatic Parts Work and Neurofeedback. Jamie holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Child and Family studies from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling.She is also currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Saybrook University. Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas (#69979). Connect with her on Instagram.
David Maulsby, Executive Director of the PTSD Foundation of America, discusses the reasons many veterans struggle with the challenge and the importance of providing resources for them. The resources the Foundation offers include Camp Hope in Texas, which offers couseling and housing. The organization is non profit, not a government program. Learn more at PTSDUSA.org
As fall and winter weather approaches and we all begin reaching for those coats we are re-sharing our episode about carseat safety with Dahlia Rizk of Buckle Me Baby Coats. About Dahlia: My 3 kids, 2 cats, dog and I live in New Hampshire where winter is long and cold and like you our lives are super busy. I want my kids to be safe and warm in the winter but I found myself too tired to wrestle their winter coats off in the car seat every single trip. One day, feeling overwhelmed with all the taking the coat off - put the coat on, I thought if the zipper wasn't in the middle this wouldn't be a problem… and I realized I had a super simple and easy fix to the winter coat problem!! Excited, I spoke with every coat manufacturer imaginable. I thought they would jump on the idea and together we would quickly get the coat out to all parents but none of them believed that coats needed to be redesigned for the car seat. They weren't in the trenches though – I was – and I knew other parents needed car seat coats too but this was pre-social media and I didn't have a way to talk to parents directly so I focused on my growing family and going back to school and getting a degree. A few years ago on a grey depressing March day I saw a mom in a parking lot. Her daughter was screeching while wrapped in a blanket that was dragging through the slush. I looked at the moms face and she looked as tired and defeated as I felt when I thought of the coats. I knew that look and felt her pain. I thought to myself who needs the big guys Ill tell parents myself, so I had a sample made, made a video with my nephew and posted to Facebook. My post went viral - parents loved them! In a few short years Buckle Me Baby Coats has grown from shipping out of my kitchen to shipping all over the world. Outside of Buckle Me Baby Coats I'm also a mental health counselor – running a mental health private practice where I treat adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Follow along: www.bucklemecoats.com
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a spiritual wound. That's the contention of Chad Robichaux (Row-ba-show), a retired U.S. Marine who served eight tours of duty in Afghanistan. On today's edition of Family Talk, Chad explains that his crippling panic attacks were God-sent, a way for his body to cope with trauma. Today, he counsels people with PTSD to recognize that medication should be a pitstop on the road to recovery, not the destination. The antidote is the peace of God through a relationship with Christ and solid biblical counseling which does not assign blame. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29
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The tragic events of 9/11/2001 occurred 21 years ago yet the effects of those events continue to impact the lives of Americans every day. Whether you were 1 year old or 65 years old, 9/11 was likely traumatic and altered the trajectory of your life forever. Zach and Brandon discuss some of the obvious and not so obvious impacts this historical day has had on our lives.Check Out Our Website!Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram!Music from: www.purple-planet.comImportant:"Men Who Talk Heal" is a podcast that is intended to entertain and inform. The opinions and information expressed and exchanged in this podcast and on any associated sites (including social media and this website) are not intended to substitute professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any illness, disease, or condition. Listeners should consult a professional regarding their individual needs. Listeners should not begin, modify, or stop any treatment or intervention based on the information shared in this podcast.Additionally, the opinions expressed by the hosts of this show and/or guests appearing on the show are those of that individual and do not represent the views or opinions of any other entity. Hosts and guests appearing on the show that hold a license or credential by any governing board are not operating in the capacity of their license or credential while participating in the podcast.If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, you should dial 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.For additional crisis resources you can call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Support the show
In this Fight Back episode, our host, Steve Poizner, executive director of HCRF, welcomes our special guest, Dr. Jeff Poizner. Dr. Poizner is a Staff Psychologist at VA San Diego Healthcare System and specializes in providing evidence-based treatments via Telemental Health platforms to veterans with PTSD and other conditions. Dr. Poizner completed his pre-doctoral internship at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services and post-doctoral fellowship at UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services. His clinical and research interests include reducing barriers and improving access to evidence-based treatments for veterans with PTSD. Dr. Poizner joins us to discuss a very complicated and challenging issue: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD. While most are familiar with PTSD as it relates to Armed Forces Service members, Dr. Poizner reminds us that there are many forms of PTSD, and anyone who has suffered a traumatic event can suffer from PTSD. Our conversation today looks at the many types of PTSD, what symptoms look like, the types of treatment, and how to access treatment.
Dr. Lauren A. M. Lebois (Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School) discusses persistent dissociation following trauma exposure and whether it can be predictive of later psychiatric outcomes in at risk populations. Afterwards, AJP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin discusses the rest of the September issue and what draws it together. Lebois interview [00:52] A prototypical adult dissociation case [01:51] Dissociation as a rollercoaster [05:48] The many ways of dissociation can be activated [08:04] Investigation through self-reporting and imaging [08:55] The imaging cohort [11:16] Biomarkers associated with dissociation and later psychiatric outcomes [11:54] Clinical treatment implications [15:09] Cambridge Depersonalization Scale and the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation [16:22] Limitations [16:57] What's next for your research? [18:01] Kalin interview [19:42] Lebois et al. [19:56] Gregersen et al. [22:33] Kendler et al. [24:58] Chand et al. [27:49] Jaffe et al. [31:45] In summary [34:39] Transcript Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it. Subscribe to the podcast here. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Browse articles online. Watch Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the September 2022 issue of AJP. How authors may submit their work. Follow the journals of APA Publishing on Twitter. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we hold a both-and? One of the most concerning issues in our culture is the inability to hold two truths together at the same time. People are living in extremes and have become more reactive than ever. Hope joins the discussion to share about the concept of Radical Acceptance or Reality Acceptance through the model of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 0:00 Intro 2:00 Hope's story 6:23 Where does DBT fit with other approaches? 12:30 Who is a good fit for DBT? 21:00 How do you structure your DBT classes? 27:00 What are the core concepts of DBT? 35:00 What is Wisemind? 38:00 What is Radical Acceptance? Hope Peabody, MSW, LIMHP, is a licensed clinicial social worker, independent contractor, and partner with The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in Omaha. Although Crisis Intervention and treating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is Hope's area of expertise, she also has experience in a number of counseling areas. She is a trained Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) counselor who regularly facilitates DBT groups, and has level 2 training in EMDR. Prior to private practice, Hope was with YWCA Omaha as a sexual assault counselor and Clinical Coordinator. She has also provided in-home therapy and helped develop an aftercare program for incarcerated women. Hope has experience training area law enforcement, other mental health professionals, as well as medical personnel in the treatment of psychological trauma, particularly in the area of sexual assault. Hope earned her bachelor's and master's degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Have you ever wondered, "Why can't I get past this?" Have you ever wondered why you can't stop thinking about something, even when you know it's been over for a long time? Trauma rewires the brain and sends us into fight or flight initially when there is a real danger but sends the chemicals the same after the danger is over, if the trauma is not processed effectively so that it can be stored as memory and not current threat. Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, Anxiety need to know the threat to safety and survival is over.
In small-scale studies, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder has shown some promise, but exploratory analyses have suggested that recent use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can dampen the efficacy of this novel therapy. In this podcast, Dr. Collin M. Price, a psychiatric resident at UCLA, and Dr. Allison Feduccia, a neuropharmacologist and CEO of a company that curates CME courses on psychedelics, discuss their new article in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology that provides a selective review of the literature in the basic and clinical neurosciences relevant to the interaction of SSRIs and MDMA. They suggest that there is an urgent need for future work dedicated to addressing this important clinical topic. Their article is published in the September-October 2022 issue of the journal.
What would it be like to be in control of you nervous system, your thoughts, and your body? Wouldn't it be great to have some tools in your toolbox that can help you stay grounded in the present moment? Whether you experience trigger, panic, anxiety, or worry, having a set of tools and the practiced skill to use them when needed gives you a sense of empowerment and mastery over your body and experience. Listen in for these grounding tools to regulate from anxiety and learn more tips for Mental Health for Christian Women.
Brent Magnussen is a former U.S Army Combat Engineer, professional speaker, and avid promoter of the positive effects of Brazilian Jiujitsu. A self-proclaimed human test subject for peak social, mental, and physical development. Brent sits on the board of the Resilient Warrior Foundation, an organization that serves U.S. Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder acquired during their service the country. RWF provides scholarships to Veterans and First Responders with PTSD to study the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the academy of their choice. Brent is hosting ROGER UP; an incredible 2 1/2 day (60 hour), intensive personal development event: https://www.rogerupevent.com/ If you want to support the show and be your best self, use the code LION20, at the website: www.magicmind.co/lion, to get 40% off your first subscription or 20% off your first order. "The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity." (Victor Hugo)
If you've been struggling with the idea of “joyful” movement - this episode is for you. Whether you've been consciously trying to move away from the fitspo “no pain, no gain” mentality, or exercise has really never been something you've enjoyed - joyful movement can seem like a pie in the sky that's only accessible to select people. It seems that as we reject the diet mentality that exercise needs to look a certain way and has to burn a certain number of calories or it's not “enough”; there can be just as much pressure to suddenly find movement joyful. And as such, we start to believe that movement should be gentle and slow and an experience of true bliss, and when it's not then we're left confused and stuck.Well, in this panel discussion, we're here to call bullsh*t on all of that. Tune in as Vanessa Preston, Jolyn Martin, Stefaine Bender and I talk all about the nuances of joyful movement, and the journey all of us went through in healing our relationship to exercise. We shared how we can engage with exercise and still work towards consistency even if it's not exactly joyful and how taking a more neutral, grateful and intentional approach could be a good bridge between hateful exercise and joyful movement. About our Guests:Vanessa Preston is a Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist and has over 14 years experience providing therapy and assessment services in both the United States and Australia. She has worked in non-profit, residential, school, hospital and private practice settings. Vanessa provides support around a range of mental health issues with expertise in working with clients who have experienced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and complex trauma. Vanessa has developed an interest in working with women on their relationship with food and their body image and is the creator of the Body and Food Freedom Project, a 16 week online women's group. She is interested in the intersection of shame, trauma and body/food issues.Jolyn Martin is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and intuitive eating & body image coach from Kitchener, ON. Jolyn is a mom of 2 and is passionate about helping other moms heal their relationship with food, body and exercise. Shortly after starting her career in the fitness world, she started to notice the dangerous and toxic effects of chasing thinness and finding self-worth in body image. After dismantling her own beliefs, Jolyn has now made it her life mission to help other moms change their mindset around self-worth. Jolyn guides moms to find peace with food, discover the joy of movement, and ultimately live in a way their children could respect and follow.Stefanie Bender is a certified personal trainer who specializes in strength training, and a body image and intuitive eating coach from Kitchener, ON.About the Host---Kim Hagle is a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, mom of four and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. Through mindset coaching and intuitive movement and eating, Kim helps women go beyond the desire to lose weight so they can feel confident in their now body. --- Can't get motivated to move? Download “The Motivation Secret” - our FREE guide that will help you understand why you feel stuck. Inside you'll learn the three secrets to cultivating motivation that lasts and the one mistake we ALL make that is a motivation killer! www.radiantvitality.ca/motivationsecret---Disclaimer. The information contained in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a health care professional about your unique needs. Support the show
We have some exciting news! Virginia is giving away a FREE audiobook copy of ‘The Soldier's Guide to PTSD' to everyone who joins her newsletter. Here's the link to GET YOURS NOW!: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/oia1vyk3pm Virginia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in Military Issues and Combat-Related Trauma. She provides crisis intervention and evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Moral Injury, Depression, Combat Operational Stress, and other diagnoses. Virginia is a certified clinician in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy and has 20+ years' experience serving Active Duty Military, Veterans, Military retirees and family members. She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and active American Group Psychotherapy Association member. Virginia is an Army Reserve Officer, Combat Veteran, and published re-searcher. She has one amazing husband, Jay, and one terrible dog, Peanut. Damon and Damo sit with Virginia and discuss PTSD, suicide, evidence based treatments, hallucinations, and believing that you can survive. These and more topics are discussed on this episode. Remember to follow the ‘Permission to Speak Freely' podcast on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube. Link to all Social Media and our Youtube page: https://linktr.ee/Ptsfpodcast Links and More for Virginia Cruse: Website: www.thesoldiersblog.com Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5d67884cb98c/stay-connected Facebook: @thesoldiersguide Instagram: @the_soldiers_guide Twitter: @soldierguide The Soldier's Guide to PTSD: https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Guide-PTSD-Reclaiming-Your-ebook/dp/B08VRD2Y8X The Soldier's Guide to PTSD Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1734806702/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Acknowledge & Heal: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B1M8QKSR Damo's Book of the Week: The Soldier's Guide To PTSD: How to No-Shit Reclaim Your Life (Virginia Cruse LPC, NCC) https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Guide-PTSD-Reclaiming-Your-ebook/dp/B08VRD2Y8X Intro Music Produced by: Lim0
Brent Magnussen is a best selling American author, professional speaker, and a former U.S Army Combat Engineer. An adventure seeker, and self-proclaimed human test subject for peak social, mental, and physical development, in 2020 Brent released his much-anticipated book, ROGER UP.Brent is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, an accomplished cook, a voracious reader, and a Freemason. He enjoys rucking, hot yoga, traveling, hunting, fishing, learning languages, and enjoying different cultures and their food. Brent lives in Chicago with his wife and stepdaughter.Brent sits on the board of the Resilient Warrior Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization that serves US Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder acquired during their service the country. RWF provides scholarships to Veterans and First Responders with PTSD to study the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the academy of their choice.You can purchase Brent's book Roger Up here: https://www.amazon.com/ROGER-UP-Mission-Blueprint-Morning-ebook/dp/B088QXPX3R/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=roger+up&qid=1628824857&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
In Today's episode of Clicks and Bricks Podcast, Ken interviews Angela Taylor. Ken and Angela discuss Angela's Non For Profit and neurodiversity in the workplace. About Angela: Angela Taylor is a Mental Health and Disability Specialist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Inspire Community Outreach. With 23 years of experience in social service and supporting complex populations, she has offered consultation to various government, private and non-profit organizations. Angela is the co-author of All Kinds of Minds. Angela received her Masters of Disability Studies in 2019 from The University of Manitoba. Angela's ability to understand neurodivergent children and caregivers who struggle to connect due to their own trauma has come directly from her lived experiences. Angela was diagnosed with complex needs as a child and now lives with several neurodiversities, including ADHD, Anxiety disorder, dyslexia, and residue from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She continues to consider these to include gifts in that every brain difference provides a gain in other areas, like creativity, innovation, connecting, and offering compassion to others. Contact Angela: https://inspirecommunityoutreach.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices