Do you know why being a member of Fight Club and getting called into your boss' office are not that different? Do you know why social isolation can seem like the right choice to those suffering from PTSD? Have you ever wondered why a simple request like "pass the butter" can result in an unpredictably explosive reaction from your spouse or partner?
In today's episode of "Why It Works," Leckey Harrison, Resilience Trainer and former firefighter reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind PTSD and Trauma Healing. Join us as we explore how to stop anxiety by starving fear, the role of the body in dealing with stress, and the straw that broke the camel's back and started Leckey's own journey to address his PTSD and eventually, begin to help others.
Leckey Harrison is a Resilience Builder Toolbox trainer, lives in an intentional community, and studies as well as teaches Krav Maga, a self-defense method that emerged from the Israeli Defense Forces and practiced by their secret service organizations. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest, and has healed from developmental trauma and PTSD. He is a retired firefighter/EMT, and a half time production for a local hydroponic lettuce producer.
His personal motto he developed in the 80s is "To learn, to do, to teach," and typifies how to integrates things he loves. He's defined his passions, and found a way to live life to pursue them, and loves helping others do the same.
If you're in a room and it's crowded and it's starting to get to you, get out of the room because that's honoring yourself and when it comes to living your life, if you don't do that, you're not going to live your life - someone else is.
Connect with Leckey on LinkedIn
- Leckey Harrison - Firefighter/EMT (Ret)
- Co-Founder, Raise Your Resilience, LLC
- Certified TRE Provider
- P.O. Box 1392, Langley, WA 98260
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SEAL Team - PTSD
Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License
Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.