Background Story to the Workshop
Not so long ago I experienced the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PTSD.
As is often the case, it was due to the Bad and the Ugly that The Good emerged in the form of this forthcoming workshop, plus the first two books in my True Stories series, and the “Summary of 17 Crucial Keys to Remember About PTSD” that you can immediately download. Just fill in the above form.
The Bad was a very negative reaction following a common medical procedure that re-ignited a very traumatic event that I lived through way back in 1976. An event that had basically been locked away, benignly, in my brain since that time.
But The Ugly was the most unbelievable and bizarre series of extremely traumatic legal events culminating in my totally unjust arrest. The arrest in itself was yet another very traumatic event with significant on-going psychological effects.
The man behind all of those legal events, including the arrest, was my surgeon who, allegedly, seemed to be a closet PTSD sufferer.
During that period I was treated in an appalling way by court officials, and all too many members of the medical and legal communities. Their denigrating comments to me and actions towards me were born of their total ignorance of what PTSD is all about.
As I said above, that ignorance led to the good in the form of me updating the first book in my True Story Series, Brainwashed: The True Story of Psychological Domestic Abuse and the PTSD Aftermath, go on to write the second book in the series, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Anxiety with a focus on PTSD: The True Story of the Day I was Arrested, and then put together this workshop, “Crucial Keys to Aid Your Understanding of ANXIETY with a focus on PTSD.”
And towards the end of 2024, I plan to have an online program ready called “Drug-Free Mental Well-being”, a great passion of mine.
So, in essence, my reason for developing the workshop is threefold:
- To help address the general ignorance about PTSD found in the community, especially those in the legal, medical, and coaching communities.
- I kept reading on social media and seeing and hearing on TV and the radio, comments from people with PTSD. And the most common comment was that they didn’t quite understand what PTSD was all about.
- Another common feature I was seeing was that so many of these PTS sufferers were not always as financially well off as they could be. So I decided to make the workshop available on-line, 24/7, for a price that virtually anyone could afford, only $US67.
The workshop is my contribution to community understanding