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27_Leadership Embodiment with Mike Coe

Mike comes from a family of veterans and is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel now serving as a leadership coach and healing expert assisting Veterans, military and spouses through the transition to being civilians again. I really enjoyed chatting with him and exploring the concept of Leadership Embodiment.  I was exploring new topics and…

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26_Trauma-Informed Guilt Reduction Therapy (TrIGR) with Dr Sonya Norman

Trauma-related guilt is common, associated with posttraumatic mental health problems, and can persist after posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment. Dr Norman is a psychologist with experience treating, researching and training others on PTSD. We discuss moral injuries, survivors guilt and how so often shame and guilt play a big role in PTSD. Trauma-informed guilt reduction…

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25_PTSD and Interpersonal Relationships with Dr Steffany Fredman

There has been a bit of discussion with secondary PTSD. I was put in contact with Dr Steffany Fredman by a former guest, Dr Carmen. Dr Fredman’s interest is in the intersection between individual mental health and couple functioning. Her focus is on those with PTSD. Dr Fredman is really interested in how PTSD affects…

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24_Matthew (Veteran)

Matt and I served at the same time but only crossed paths briefly. It was awesome reconnecting with him and I was so honored he wanted to share his story. Matt started his life down in Texas. Grew up playing football, as he put it, trading his body for an education. He eventually changed course…

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23_Voi Inc with CEO Rick Johnson (Veteran)

Mission Statement: Voi’s mission is to deliver the most comprehensive, innovative solutions to help hospitals and health systems, government agencies, educational institutions, families, and communities detect, intervene, support, and care for people at risk for suicide and living with behavioral health issues. Rick identifies and connects with organizations working to provide mental health care services…

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22_Check a Vet with Steph Page (Veteran)

Mission Statement: Check A Vet is preventing Veteran suicide by raising public awareness and calling upon American citizens to meaningfully and routinely engage with Veterans Steph Page “Chief” shares his perspective. His perspective is that of a leader. Steph became a Chief Master Sergeant in 2003 because he wanted to positively impact the life of…

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21_PTSD and Psychedelics with Former MAPS Researcher, Dr Allison Feduccia

Allison Feduccia, PhD is a neuropharmacologist, psychedelic researcher and educator. She is the co-founder of Psychedelic Support, a platform for education and to connect with psychedelic practitioners, and Project New Day, a 501(c)3 nonprofit on a mission to help people overcome addiction and actualize mental health through the responsible use of psychedelics. She began researching…

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20_Transcendental Meditations (TM) with Peter Trivelas (Veteran); an instructor with the David Lynch Foundation

Peter was in the Navy on an aircraft carrier for Vietnam. The intense deployment cycle led him to self-medicating, like most of us have found ourselves doing. Eventually he found himself in San Francisco’s Art Institute studying film- that is where he accidentally stumbled across Transcendental Meditation (TM). The group of individuals he became friends…

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19_Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) with Dr Mclean

Dr Mclean is a clinical psychologist that specializes in exposure therapy for PTSD. PE is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that works to shift behavior or styles of thinking in a short amount of time. This type of therapy that’s focused on trauma and learning to address the trauma. With PE you do the…

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18_Outward Bound School with Anthony Sousa (Veteran and Former Marine)

Mission Statement: The Outward Bound Veterans Program helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through the use of the natural world. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, these courses are available tuition…

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