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Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery Podcast

Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery Podcast

By Mark Meincke

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/tango-romeo/subscribe The Trauma Recovery Podcast for #Military, #Veterans, #First Responders, and their families. #PTSD Recovery is a tough road, and it can not be travelled alone. Here is how OTR helps. 1. Listening to the show is a form of peer support. Hearing stories from people who have been there, done that...just like you , is a POWERFUL thing. Knowing you are not alone IS healing. 2. There are a LOT of resources out there. I find the resources, and bring them to the show. 3. Know that you are NOT alone
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Ep. #282. Six Blind Men And An Elephant

Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery PodcastFeb 22, 2023

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Ep. #286. Eric Kussin, #samehere

Ep. #286. Eric Kussin, #samehere

https://samehereglobal.org/ Our Mission: To normalize society’s perception of mental health and make it part of our everyday conversation. We’re All A Little “Crazy“ is proud to have brought together a Global Mental Health Alliance. Within that group is the #SameHere Celebrity Alliance. Personalities from MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA/WNBA, MLS, Pro Boxing, Pro Volleyball, international sportsmen and women, announcers, actors, performers and musicians highlight the group Meet the #SameHere Practitioner Alliance consisting of world experts in STARR (Stress & Trauma, Active Release & Rewiring) Exercises. To feel better we must actually heal our Central Nervous Systems. Each expert’s profile represents a unique STARR Exercise below, so that you may learn about the many options available to you. The best way to use this page is to first listen to the brief video instructions below. Then, you can click on the “STARR-ting” Exercises for beginners. Once you are comfortable, start reading each expert’s bio to hear how exercises that each of them champion, positively affect our mental health. You can then check out their resource recommendations. Improving our mental health is not a “one-size-fits-all” process, however, by providing you with a list of exercises & therapies, you can research & choose the ones that work best for you. Many of these exercises can be done at home, but you can also look for practitioners in your area who offer them. There are many options to improve our physical health – with gyms on almost every corner. Now with STARR, we have options to build our own “Gyms For Our Brains” as well.
Mar 27, 202301:28:04
Ep. #285. The power of a slow drip

Ep. #285. The power of a slow drip

The Power of a Slow Drip
Mar 25, 202307:49
Ep. #284. The only thing that matters

Ep. #284. The only thing that matters

Here is what doesn't matter: - how big your house is - how famous you are - social status - the car you drive - the jewelry you wear - type of wrist watch you have - your career status - your political beliefs - your identity (because that's just your ego trying to make sense of itself) Here is what DOES matter: - Love. Love. Love. - Love expressed through kindness - Love expressed though actions - Love expressed through words - Love expressed through a smile - Love expressed through loyalty - Love expressed through support - Love expressed through advocacy - Love expressed through protection - Love expressed through encouragement
Mar 22, 202309:01
Show Update: Why I haven't done many shows lately

Show Update: Why I haven't done many shows lately

Dad is in palliative care, and the lessons I've learned from the situation.
Mar 14, 202308:41
Ep. #283. John Pudar, Veteran, founder of first line kids

Ep. #283. John Pudar, Veteran, founder of first line kids

www.firstlinekids.com OUR MISSION First Line Kids is committed to honouring the service and sacrifice of those who are employed in the Canadian First Line Services. We will work to ensure, that the children of our First Line heroes who pay the ultimate sacrifice, will have every opportunity to succeed, by ensuring their post-secondary education financial requirements will be met. OUR STORY First Line Kids began in July of 2022. It was started in an effort to pay respect to the fallen heroes of the Canadian First Line Services and, for all who continue to provide us with the peace, security, and health services, to live our lives safely each and every day. We are committed to honouring the sacrifices made by these Canadian heroes, by ensuring they know that their efforts are respected and appreciated. There is no better way to do this, in our opinion, than to help their children fulfill their dreams. Recent tragic events have made it clear that First Line Kids must be a priority for all Canadians who enjoy a safe and stable environment, thanks to the dedicated service and sacrifice of our First Line Heroes.
Mar 01, 202301:44:56
Ep. #282. Six Blind Men And An Elephant

Ep. #282. Six Blind Men And An Elephant

6 Blind Men & an Elephant
Feb 22, 202320:36
Ep. #281. Brandi Taylor.   Hypnotherapist, Author, Podcaster

Ep. #281. Brandi Taylor. Hypnotherapist, Author, Podcaster

Podcast here: Fear It Goes Podcast
Feb 14, 202351:07
Ep. #280. Show update, current growth spurt, the near future

Ep. #280. Show update, current growth spurt, the near future

OTR is taking off!  The growth curve has started to spike straight up, and Sponsors are starting to line up.  A BIG part of this show is to find a better mouse trap...and I have.  22zero IS that better mousetrap. 22zero uses a form of Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) to de-couple memories from their emotional response.  Once de-coupled, the PTSD symptoms fade away.  Seems to good to be true, I know....but 22zero coaches don't charge for this service, so it's not about the money.  So far, everyone I've coached has gone from a 10/10 SUDS score, to a ZERO.   This is unheard of in conventional therapy.  22Zero is NOT therapy...it is coaching.  Whatever you want to call it, it works.  mark_meincke@yahoo.ca if you want me to schedule you in for a session.  Or, contact 22zero for a coach near you. 
Feb 08, 202326:10
Ep. #279. Shoulding on People, and Shoulding on yourself

Ep. #279. Shoulding on People, and Shoulding on yourself

When correcting others, try not to spray should all over them.   Shoulding always comes from a place of critical judgment, and not from understanding, respect, and compassion. Shoulding can damage self esteem, create a toxic environment, damage morale, reduce productivity, increase sick-days, and increase employee turnover.  If you replace shoulding with active listening, respect, and compassion, your world will change.  Compliance will increase, relationships will be optimal, stress will lower, and everyone will benefit.  This skill is helpful in everyone's life.  Thank you to my good friend Aaron Butt for inspiring me to put this together.  Please comment, and provide feedback on what you hear in this episode.  I want to hear from you.  Your voice matters. 
Jan 25, 202315:35
Ep. #278. Sean Corrigan, EVP of Special Operations Warriors Foundation

Ep. #278. Sean Corrigan, EVP of Special Operations Warriors Foundation

https://specialops.org/ The Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s enduring promise to America’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations Personnel is to honor the fallen, and all Medal of Honor Recipients, by providing full educations and additional opportunities, “cradle to career” (preschool – college), to their children, ensuring: (1) Comprehensive educational support including, but not limited to, academic advocacy, preschool and private school grants, tutoring, support for students with disabilities, college readiness programs, full financial assistance for up to a four-year post-secondary degree, access to our college to career transitions program, a commitment to cover educational costs for the surviving children of Special Operations Personnel whose spouses perish while the Special Operator is actively serving, while providing a variety of other practical programs and services. (2) Provide immediate financial grants to severely combat-wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Personnel who require hospitalization. Sean Corrigan is a former Army Ranger, and Green Beret who is now dedicated to serving the families of the fallen. 
Jan 25, 202330:45
Ep. #277. Dr. Pamela Arnell, www.22Zero.org  ***Warning: This Episode may lead you to Healing***

Ep. #277. Dr. Pamela Arnell, www.22Zero.org ***Warning: This Episode may lead you to Healing***

A BIG part of what I do with this show, is to look for the better mouse trap.   22 Zero is that better mousetrap.  Healing doesn't have to be hard.  Reach out to 22 Zero today, and feel the heal.  See the Documentary HERE Visit 22Zero HERE WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO WE BELIEVE THERE IS A BETTER WAY TO DEAL WITH TRAUMATIC EMOTIONS AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECTING OUR DAY-TO-DAY LIVES.  WE DEVELOPED THE TACTICAL RESILIENCY PROCESS (TRP) WHICH IS THE HEART OF OUR INTERVENTIONS.  THEY ARE THE TRAUMA RESILIENCY-PROTOCOL (TR-P) AND THE EMOTIONS MANAGEMENT PROCESS (EMP). HOW WE DO IT WE CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO BY DEVELOPING RESEARCH ON EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS SUCH AS TRP/EMP, AND WE WERE ABLE TO SHOW 100 CLIENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL AT ELIMINATING THE SYMPTOMS OF PTSD IN OUR “TESTING THE MODEL” STUDY. WE COMPLETED A SECOND STUDY WITH 100 MORE CLIENTS IN “VALIDATING THE MODEL” TO SHOW ALL OF THEM WERE PTSD-FREE AS WELL.  THE THIRD STUDY SHOWED 66 CHILDREN ALSO BECAME PTSD-FREE, ALL OF THEM! LET THAT SINK IN! OUR SUCCESS-BASED PRACTICE IS 100 PERCENT SUCCESSFUL AT NEUTRALIZING PTSD SYMPTOMS ACROSS 3 STUDIES “THE BRAIN DOES THE WORK WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION IF VISUALS ARE DONE CORRECTLY.” WHAT WE DO WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO A PURPOSE AND RESTORING THE LIVES OF AMERICA’S SONS AND DAUGHTERS THAT PUT A UNIFORM ON FOR A PURPOSE MUCH BIGGER THAN SELF. THE TACTICAL RESILIENCY PROCESS CONSISTS OF THE TRAUMA RESILIENCY-PROTOCOL (TR-P) & THE EMOTIONS MANAGEMENT PROCESS (EMP) THEY WILL HEAL THE HERO.
Jan 23, 202355:18
Ep. #276. Sheila Gunn Reid, Editor in Chief of Rebel News, Bow Hunter, Author, Pickle evangelist

Ep. #276. Sheila Gunn Reid, Editor in Chief of Rebel News, Bow Hunter, Author, Pickle evangelist

Sheila Gunn Reid is the Alberta Bureau Chief for Rebel News and host of the weekly The Gunn Show with Sheila Gunn Reid. She's a mother of three, conservative activist, and the author of best-selling books including Stop Notley. In February 2016, she was barred from covering an NDP press conference in Alberta with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party rejected The Rebel's press bonafides.  The NDP later relented after backlash over press freedom and a lawsuit.In January 2017, Gunn was assaulted by Dion Bews at a women's rally in Edmonton, Canada. He then fled into the crowd of leftist women who moved to protect him. [1]
Jan 19, 202301:13:31
Ep. #275. Immediate Action Drills for Healing, and the long term plan

Ep. #275. Immediate Action Drills for Healing, and the long term plan

The most effective healing I’ve found so far Immediate Intervention Connection.  Speak with someone…ANYONE about what’s going on, how you are feeling.  Preferably, someone who is trained at listening.  Call a crisis line in your area, or call a friend and say the words, “I need you to talk to you, and I need you to listen”.  If you do this, put in the caveat….  ”Please just let me vent, and don’t offer solutions unless I ask…ok?” Connect with yourself.  Get outside, sit on the ground, and breathe deeply for 2 minutes. If you are having an anxiety attack, find 3 blue things, 3 red things, 3 yellow things in your environment and name them.   Then 3 big things, 3 small things, 3 pretty things.  This is a grounding exercise. Also, look at any object, (I prefer horizons) and trace the outline…slowly from right to left, or counter-clockwise if it’s round. Continue..slowly, and focus as much as you can. Name 10 things you are grateful for…then name 10 more. TheFastest acting treatments NLP, 22zero EMDR Psychedelic therapy Reconsolidation therapy Nature Exercise Diet, fasting, Ketosis Drink lots of water…nothing with sugar in it Proper Peer Support, Armwrestling, Jui-jitsu, judo, dancing, Banghra Listen to My show, or any similar show you may prefer.  This allows you to connect to other peoples stories, and connection is healing. Classical music Cannabis Lifestyle choices to keep you level, promote healing, and build the “new you” Daily Habits Make your darn bed Declutter the house, garage, car, closet, and your schedule Eat clean.  Nothing processed. Supplement correctly. Move your darn body.  Lift something, swim, Find a community Be someone who you like, and respect Grow, learn, language, skills, knowledge Participate in therapy Equine Assisted Therapy, self awareness Help someone.  Then, …help some more. Mow lawn for free Deliver groceries Do laundry Clean a house Volunteer at any organization Pick up garbage on the street Pick up poop at the dog park Fix something for someone, car, porch, clothes, Cook someone a meal Smile Pay a compliment Encourage someone If helping isn’t for you, then stay busy with something creative. Leatherwork Painting Sculpture Musical instrument Singing Mechanics welding/fabrication Software development Write a book Podcast Create an event Nobody is going to save you. Superman and Wonder Woman will not show up. Not ever. Only you can choose to act. When you’re in hell, keep your feet moving.
Jan 18, 202341:55
Ep. #274. Sheridan Taylor, Author of "Not OK? Ok." Veteran, C/O

Ep. #274. Sheridan Taylor, Author of "Not OK? Ok." Veteran, C/O

Ep. #274. Sheridan Taylor, Author of "Not OK? Ok."  Veteran, C/O
Jan 17, 202301:46:16
Ep. #273. Alberta Premier, Danielle Smith

Ep. #273. Alberta Premier, Danielle Smith

Education Health Care SADS, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Sovereignty Act Electric Vehicles Oil/Gas Just-Transition
Jan 16, 202328:05
Ep. #272. Steve Critchley, Founder of Can Praxis, Equine Assisted Therapy.

Ep. #272. Steve Critchley, Founder of Can Praxis, Equine Assisted Therapy.

Can Praxis EAL is a Canadian registered charity, and we provide mental health recovery programs for Canadian Veterans and First Responders (serving and retired) living with an Operational Stress Injury (OSI), such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We incorporate equine therapy into our programs because horses understand us and can teach us about ourselves. Horses are experts at reading body language and pick up on all the non-verbal cues we bring to an interaction. Founded in 2013 by a Canadian Military Veteran and a Trauma-focused clinician, Can Praxis is the leading Equine-Assisted Therapy provider for the Veteran and First Responder communities. https://canpraxis.com/
Jan 03, 202354:16
Ep. #271. Colleen MacAlister, The SanDamiano Foundation

Ep. #271. Colleen MacAlister, The SanDamiano Foundation

On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064624544556 Website: http://www.sandamianofoundation.ca/
Jan 02, 202326:09
Ep. #270. The Courage To Heal

Ep. #270. The Courage To Heal

Why was that first call for help so tough to make? Why was the telephone feeling like it weighed 1000 pounds? Once the trauma was resolved...then what?  What do I do with the new me?
Dec 28, 202227:01
Ep. #269. Harvey Beaudoin, sharing his heartbreaking story about his struggles with Veterans Affairs Canada.

Ep. #269. Harvey Beaudoin, sharing his heartbreaking story about his struggles with Veterans Affairs Canada.

1.  After years of battling, VAC eventually agreed that yes...yes his injury was service related.  2.  Then, because of the massive delay caused by VAC's reluctance to accept responsibility, ...by the time they took responsibility, it was too late.  His injury was too long ago.  Harvey continues to suffer without supports from VAC.  We must do better. 
Dec 21, 202228:35
Ep. #268. Todd Hisey, The Veteran Hunters

Ep. #268. Todd Hisey, The Veteran Hunters

https://www.theveteranhunters.com/ About The Veteran Hunters: The Veteran Hunters Canada Ltd is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers who are retired Canadian Forces Veterans and 1st Responders, who themselves have gone through their own PTSD journeys.   Their goal is to serve their fellow Veterans and First Responders with PTSD, by providing peer support and therapy gained through outdoor adventures. Participants in our programs acknowledge that being in the outdoors is extremely therapeutic, especially when surrounded by fellow Soldiers, Law Enforcement Officers, Paramedics, Firefighters and Corrections Officers. Being in nature requires you to be in the moment and mindful of your surroundings. Our peer-led programs give Veterans and Responders the opportunity for self discovery and a reaffirmation and validation of who they are.  These heroes leave the program with a sense of purpose, grounding and self worth. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, not only for the means of therapy we use, but also for the fact that all of our participants are led by either a Veteran or a Responder who has experienced similar trauma. We provide opportunities currently in British Columbia; Alberta; Manitoba; Nova Scotia and Newfoundland . To date we have helped over 300 Veterans and First Responders.  Veterans and First Responders who could not find another organization that brought as much peace to them as ours. Our mission is to help Veterans & 1st Responders with PTSD by providing them with an opportunity for a hunt.
Dec 20, 202201:12:10
Ep. #267. Dr. Randall Hansen, Author of Triumph over Trauma

Ep. #267. Dr. Randall Hansen, Author of Triumph over Trauma

Dr. Randall Hansen, Author of Triumph over Trauma  10 Takeaways from Triumph Over Trauma Here are some of the answers you’ll find in this story-driven book: 1. Ideas and information on how psychedelics may help you heal, grow, thrive – to live your authentic life. 2. Why and how psychedelic medicines are the newest -- and one of the best-- healing modalities for trauma. 3. The history of psychedelics for healing and why these medicines were banned. 4. Details on each of the major psychedelic medicines (including psilocybin, LSD, mescaline, DMT, ibogaine, and ketamine). 5. The benefits gained from intentional macrodosing of psychedelics. 6. The benefits gained from intentional microdosing of psychedelics. 7. The best and safest techniques for the intentional use of psychedelic medicines, from choosing a medicine to trip safety and harm reduction to what comes after the psychedelic experience. 8. How to prepare for a psychedelic journey/ceremony. 9. Why integrating your psychedelic experience is essential to healing. 10. Powerful stories of transformation, spiritual growth, and healing from people just like you ABOUT THE AUTHOR/EDITOR Dr. Randall Hansen has been an educator his entire life. He has been focused on transforming the lives of people for the past 20 years, with a special focus on life-balance, health, foods, and wellness. He discovered the healing power of psychedelic medicines about 3 years ago, and he has made it his mission since then to be a strong advocate for the intentional use of psychedelics for healing. His own life, as well as the lives of many he knows, has been transformed through intentional use of psychedelic medicines. He lives a joyous and gratitude-filled life with his amazing life partner/wife Jenny on a little forested hilltop overlooking a natural lake in the PNW. His Life Goal: Become a superhero for good health, healing, love, well-being, and positivity. Learn more about Dr. Hansen.
Dec 15, 202201:10:54