PTS Talks: Several Canadian Thought Leaders Share Their Insights into Post Traumatic Growth

On July 27th, 2018, I had the previlege to document the key speakers at the first annual Post Traumatic Growth conference,  hosted by Project Trauma Support, Perth, ON.

The event featured insightful presentations by several leaders in the field of helping people heal from trauma. Continue reading “PTS Talks: Several Canadian Thought Leaders Share Their Insights into Post Traumatic Growth”

One Soldier’s Powerful Story

It was a real pleasure to meet and listen to Rob Martin’s story. Rob is an exceptional and inspirational human being who reminds us that, no matter how dark the night seems, there is a new morning and new life and you can make it through to embrace both to the fullest.

Thanks Rob!

August LongRideHome Campaign Highlights

While things may have been quieter than usual here on the LRH channel, it doesn’t mean that big things aren’t happening behind the scenes. Au contraire, we’ve been busy run and gun shooters, interviewing the most inspiring people you’ll find just about anywhere, filming a ton of inspiring content, and working to expand the power and reach of our campaign.

Here is just a taste of what is coming up this month:

An Amazing Weekend at Post Trauma Support’s First Annual Conference

If you were looking for inspiration, you’d have found it in abundance at Tay River on July 27th, 2018, as several speakers gave different perspectives on post traumatic stress and various pathways to healing. I was told several times by several individuals who had been through the program that the experience literally saved their lives. We will be sharing a number of these powerful moments in the weeks ahead.

Next day, the action continued with the second annual Tay River Motorcycle Rally, attended by numerous riders, some from as far away as Fredericton.  The event included numerous riding challenges, live music and an amazing BBQ.

Motorcycle Beau and his Celtic Brotherhood were among the riders here to support the fight against PTS

 LongRideHome Now Includes First Responders

We are excited to now include Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, and Correctional Officers as part of our awareness campaign. These exceptional men and women are the first to run into danger and are prepared to sacrifice all to protect all of us. Given the heroic things that they routinely do, they certainly deserve our total and unwavering support–especially those fighting back from career induced trauma.

Firefighter, soldier, first responder Matthew Tofflemire is an exemplar of Canadian courage

 Powerful New Soldier and First Responder Interviews

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve got all you could ever imagine in the heroic stories shared so freely by Canadian Soldiers and First Responders. We’re storytellers by trade but our best day pales in comparison to their worst in the ability to share riveting and highly personal experiences. No one expresses the real deal better than these men and women and we’ll be bringing you some of the best.

Rob Martin shares and eight-year healing journey

Get Ready for the Launch of LongRideHome Interactive Newsletter!

Our goal is ambitious: We want the LRH stories to be shared each month by one million Canadians. Does that goal seem daunting when you are just taking your first steps? Of course! But we know that, together, we can make it happen.

Dr. Janet McCulloch Shares 10 Ways to Heal

There are many paths to healing. In this video, Dr. Janet McCulloch of the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback shares her own top-ten list of the best ways to heal PTSD.

Dr. McCulloch specializes in one of the newest and most innovative therapies: neurofeedback. The process helps a person self-manage their mood and mental state through feedback training.

Stay tuned for a long-form video in which Dr. McCulloch offers an in-depth perspective of the remarkable results she has achieved through neurofeedback.

Long Ride Home Series Trailer

This amazing journey began when I was invited to film some interviews with participants in a horseback riding camp, organized by the Riding Academy at the Horse Palace, the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, and Soldier On.

This brief piece offers insight into the challenges vets face and the many ways they can meet those challenges in the fight to heal.