What is the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress? Where does it start?
For Terrance, it was at 5 years old when his father burned down his home with his family inside. Fast forward to 2010, he's a Fire Rescue Paramedic working at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and was called to respond to a fatal accident with a luge athlete on opening day.
This episode is all about his story, where he came from, what led him into becoming a First Responder, his battle with PTSD and suicide, and his amazing and inspiring story of recovery and healing.
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Terrance Kosikar is a former Fireman/Paramedic for Whistler Fire Rescue in British Columbia. He is also a motivational speaker, and traveling the world to bring more education, knowledge and a better understanding around Post Traumatic Stress and most importantly shares the natural tools we can all use to help manage our mental, emotional, behavioral health challenges.
He was a First Responder to a fatal accident during an event on the opening day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Although well trained in a myriad of life-saving techniques, he was not prepared to deal with the emotional impact sustained when those techniques were not enough. As a result of the fatality, Terrance developed PTSD that launched him into a very costly downward spiral.
During several years of severe depression, attempted suicide, and substance abuse, he lost his family, career, and nearly his life. Pushed to his breaking point, Terrance found salvation within.
Escaping to the backcountry, he had found peace and purpose in mother nature’s beauty and simplicity. He now runs a Wilderness Therapy Program (Camp My Way) for combat veterans, first responders and their families who have been affected by Post Traumatic Stress ( PTSD/OSI).
Check out Terrance Kosikar on his website https://campmyway.com
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