A series of conversations with the leaders on the forefront of mental health discoveries and treatments for active duty service members and veterans dealing with PTS. Committed to serving them as well as their families, the featured guests share their drive, passion, and philanthropic sense behind this incredible important movement of fostering wellbeing throughout multiple sectors of life. Emotional, spiritual, physical, and economic health.
In this show Ken Falke, Chairman and Founder of Boulder Crest and Co-Author of “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma” explains his mission in founding the Boulder Crest Institute, which is the first program in the country of its kind to help US active duty service members and veterans deal with PTS. He speaks candidly about his own personal transition from the Navy and EOD squad to civilian life, illustrating how the mental healthcare in the U.S. is broken and furthermore, what Boulder Crest is doing to fix it.Watch
Josh Goldberg is the Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute in Bluemont VA and co-author of “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma.” He is also one of the minds behind the creation of Boulder Crest’s main program Warrior PATHH, designed specifically for active duty and veterans with PTS to help them not only deal with the mental scars sustained in war, but to thrive in the aftermath of trauma. In this interview Goldberg explains why this program is so important to him, tells the success stories of active duty service members and veterans who have gone through their programs, and speaks about why personal wellness is so important in different sectors of one’s life.Watch
Dr. Richard Tedeschi is one of the founding leaders on post traumatic stress research and the growth that can occur following traumatic experiences, subsequently coining the term ‘post traumatic growth’ in conjunction with his colleagues on the topic. Dr. Tedeschi currently sits as a distinguished chair on the board of Boulder Crest and his research has been instrumental in creating Warrior PATHH as well as other programs that have been instituted at the Virginia and Arizona retreats. In this episode of PTS, Dr. Richard Tedeschi explains how he came to be interested in PTS research, veterans, and psychology. He speaks about how everyone encounters trauma at some point in their lives and what we can do to grow after such experiences.Watch
Dr. Bret Moore is a retired U.S. military veteran, psychologist, and Vice Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute. The several years which he spent in the armed forces as a psychologist have made him uniquely qualified to conduct research on post traumatic stress and post traumatic growth, both of which he was able to directly observe from the front lines. In this episode of PTS Dr. Bret Moore discusses the books which he co-authored “A Clinical Handbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear.” These books are some of the first to talk about PTG in relation to PTSD and anxiety. He also speaks about his own journey into this groundbreaking research and why the work being done at Boulder Crest is so important.Watch