15:14 Ep. 090 – Chad Robichaux

The BCC

The BCC

This episode features an interview with Chad Robichaux, Founder and CEO of The Mighty Oaks Foundation which runs The Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. Chad is a former Force Recon Marine with eight deployments to Afghanistan, former law enforcement officer and Mixed Martial Arts champion. Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs help veterans, active duty service members and first responders who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). The program helps men and women overcome this battle through hope and help found in God’s Word. Continue reading

PTSD: When It Comes to Finding Help, Choice Matters

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

A research article was recently published that dealt with the issue of choice in the care an individual might receive when struggling with the problems of Post-Traumatic Stress. Researchers at the University of Washington designed a study that looked at the outcomes for care when the patient could choose between prolonged exposure therapy and taking medication. This is an interesting study because it pits counseling—albeit secular—against medication. Continue reading

Counseling Complex Traumatic Relationships

Rachael Rosser

Rachael Rosser

Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTS) is a condition that results from chronic or long-term exposure to emotional trauma over which a victim has little or no control and from which there is little or no hope of escape. Such cases can result from verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and neglect or trafficking. The word trauma comes from the Greek language and means to wound. Trauma disrupts one’s ability to live life abundantly (John 10:10). Continue reading

Restoring Hope: Crisis Counseling for PTSD

John Foldberg

John Foldberg

At its core, counseling is coming alongside another to help him find hope in Christ. So the primary goal in counseling is for people to find hope and help from God, which is available through a relationship with Jesus Christ. When I get a call from a veteran who is struggling and has lost hope—perhaps even to the point of considering taking his life—that is the prayer I pray even as I’m listening to him: that I can point him to hope in Christ. Continue reading

PTSD and People: Maintaining an Accurate Anthropology

Greg Gifford

Greg Gifford

In 1918, exactly one hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud organized a conference in Budapest to discuss “War Neurosis and Psychoanalysis” and how a German Neurologist, Herman Oppenheim, was shaping an understanding of War Neurosis. One hundred years ago the conversation about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then known as War Neurosis, was a conversation about anthropology. Anthropology is and always has been paramount in soul care because what you believe about people will shape the way that you care for them; this also includes PTSD. Continue reading