According to Michele Rosenthal, host of ‘Your Life After Trauma’, "Integrating trauma into a whole identity includes finding a way to make meaning out of what happened, and also, finding a way to live a meaningful life after trauma. With meaning as a foundation for recovery the end result is a solid and organic accomplishment that orients a survivor to living a dynamic life in the present versus a static life attached to the past."
‘Your Life After Trauma’ brings weekly support and information to trauma survivors, plus their caregivers and healing professionals on Thursday nights from 7-8pm EST, on Seaview Radio (95.9AM/106.9FM/
Featuring expert and survivor guests focused on topics related to the experience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and post-trauma life, ‘Your Life After Trauma’ future topics include:
· August 25th — ‘Living a Life of Meaning’
· September 1st — 'Celebrating Survival: How to Approach A Trauma Anniversary'
· September 8th -- '9/11 Tribute'
· September 15th -- 'PTSD Siblings'
· September 22nd -- 'PTSD Caregivers'
Each show features a professional and personal perspective, plus spontaneous call-ins so that listeners can ask their questions, talk to an expert, and receive personal recommendations around specific issues.
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This week’s guests will be:
Elaine Dundon, Ph.D., is co-founder of The OPA! Way®, a new lifestyle of living all of life to the fullest with Enthusiasm and Meaning. Her journey has evolved from a focus on left-brain thinking and activities to one focused more on the heart and spirit. Elaine began her business career with an MBA and 15 years in business strategy and marketing, including brand management, at Procter & Gamble. In 1995, she founded The Innovation Group Consulting Inc., focused on consulting, teaching, and speaking in the area of Innovation Management and authored an international best-selling book, The Seeds of Innovation. As Elaine reflected on her work and personal journey, she realized that something was still missing. Her work in Innovation Management had taught her that there must be an authentic connection with the work that one is doing and that ultimately creativity and innovation must come from both the head and theheart. She also realized that a person's lifestyle affects her/his workstyle and that their workstyle affects their lifestyle. In support of this shift in consciousness and heightened awareness, Elaine began to study Greek Philosophy, Mind/Body Medicine, and Metaphysics, earning a Ph.D. degree in this area. Now as a keynote speaker, seminar leader, and organizational consultant, Elaine is dedicated to helping individuals live and work The OPA! Way®.
Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., is a “Modern-Day Greek Philosopher,”
Hank Estrada is a nationally recognized spokesman, author, and pioneer advocate for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual assaults. He is the author of UnHoly Communion-Lessons Learned From Life Among Pedophiles, Predators and Priests, (Red Rabbit Press, 2011) and Recovery For Male Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse, (Red Rabbit Press, 1990.) In 1986, he founded the first national non-profit organization;
Mr. Estrada’s personal experience of survival and healing has been featured in articles, news stories, radio talk show interviews and TV appearances. His most memorable TV appearance was in November 2010 for a landmark, two episode Oprah show event, featuring an exclusive audience of 200 adult male survivors. ?As a trainer, Mr. Estrada brings to the forefront many of the issues and feelings of survivors in a caring, empowering manner by intimately speaking from experience. He is a captivating presenter whose warmth, honesty, and expertise remain an inspiration of courage and hope.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a wholly treatable condition that results from a life-threatening experience in which the trauma survivor felt helpless. PTSD symptoms include insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, hyperarousal and hypervigilance.
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