I was reading ‘Struggle Well’ when there was a connection made between PTSD and ACEs. It was mentioned that this connection was made by Suzi Landolphi so I reached out to discuss. In this episode Suzi explains ACEs. She broke down how PTSD can give you superpowers & she also talks a lot about “training.”

Suzi is such a fun person to talk with. She talks a lot about “training” and this is something that I noticed in myself a few years back. I can retrain my mind to be more positive, to be calmer, to be less negative. It did not happen overnight or quickly but the person writing this description of the episode is a version of me that 5 years ago I didn't think could exist. That darkness is still there at times but instead of succumbing to it and thinking my life is trash or I am trash, I realized that it’s just my mind illuminating something I’m ignoring. 

Resources Mentioned:
Merging Vets and Players https://vetsandplayers.org
Strength Training (quickest way to heal the brain)
‘Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma’ By Ken Falke and Josh Goldberg https://amzn.to/3Bff0n4
Boulder Crest Foundation https://bouldercrest.org/warriorpathh/
‘What happened to you?’ By Bruce Perry https://amzn.to/3SjGiib
Thunderbird Performance (Meditation, yoga) https://www.thunderbirdperformance.com ‘Hidden Pearls Podcast’ Thunderbird Performance Podcast
David Lynch Foundation (Transcendental Meditation) https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Bessel A. van der Kolk https://amzn.to/3JrRp4H 

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