When service members leave the military and become veterans, they often times have difficulties. When they don’t know where to turn to identify the coping strategies that work best for them it can be a hopeless feeling. Some of these issues include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, addiction, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and a variety of others.
These episodes of Drive On Podcast cover coping strategies for veterans. They aren’t your traditional “talk therapy” that many people think of.
If you, or someone you know, needs immediate assistance, please check out the resources for veterans page. There, we have a wide variety of options on an easy-to-navigate page.
Guest: Anissa Hudak
Anissa Hudak’s life has been intertwined with PTSD, Trauma, and the military. As the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, and military spouse to an OEF/OIF veteran, she saw the struggles others were having which inspired her to create the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program. In this episode, we talk about the program and how it can help those who have suffered trauma in their lives.
Guest: Althea Williams
Althea Williams is an Army veteran. She is also the founder of the group She Vets It, where women from all branches of the military come together in a safe space to connect, converse and collaborate. She shares why it is important to find your tribe after the military.
Guest: Rod Knoerr
Rod Knoerr is the author of the book Don’t Waste This Storm. In the book he discusses his secrets of perspective shift during the storms life sends your way and how it allows others to experience things they never could have imagined.
Guest: Kelsi Sheren
Kelsi Sheren is the CEO of Brass & Unity and a strong supporter of military and mental health programs. In this episode, we chat about her time in the military, what caused her to transition out, and how she’s dealt with her own PTSD and TBI.
Guest: Greg Fischer
Greg Fischer is a Marine combat veteran who currently runs Burn Pit BBQ, which was created to give new grillers and barbecuers a resource and place to go to learn the basics. In this episode we talk about his journey from joining the USMC to becoming an entrepreneur.
Guest: Dr. Don Wood
What if I told you that it could be possible to process the traumas you’ve experienced in as little as 4 hours? You might not believe it, but my guest, Dr. Don Wood says it is possible!
Guest: Jennifer Boileau
Returning guest, Jennifer Boileau, joins us to talk about how iRest meditation can help relieve pain, improve sleep, and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Guest: Tom Spooner
Tom Spooner is an Army veteran who served nearly 21 years as a Green Beret and Delta Force Operator. Since retiring, he has successfully enabled thousands of warriors to acknowledge their struggles, seek treatment, and understand that they are not alone.