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Imagine knowing there are ways to recover from chronic PTSD resulting from being on the front-lines






Imagine knowing there are ways to recover from chronic PTSD resulting from being on the front-lines of police, military, healthcare worker, tow truck driving and many other first responder positions by balancing on one foot with your eyes closed and cold showers and other strategies prescribed by a psychiatrist.


Meet David C.Lee who shares his remarkable story of recovery from chronic PTSD on episode #105 of the Thriving minds podcast to the founder of the Dreamers, Believers and Achievers podcast to help others, link in the comments.


 

LINK TO THE THRIVING MINDS PODCAST






 


He is no stranger to adversity and his comeback story is one of true inspiration. He has a thirty year career in business, police, military and paramilitary organisations.


David was decorated on several occasions during his service, and felt he was strong and fierce and able to handle any situation handed to him.


David lost one of his closest friends & work colleagues in a firefight during his service & also lost two other friends in a similar way. He was diagnosed with Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the cumulative trauma from his service in 2010.


In 2012 he was disengaged from the services with numerous doctors diagnosing chronic PTSD and found that “the likelihood of him returning to any form of meaningful employment unlikely and sadly, likely to remain a man continually troubled by the aftermath of his trauma exposure for many years to come”.


However, this is not what happened, like many other police officers that are disciplined in their mindset, David used the same mindset to set about rebuilding his life using many of the strategies he now teaches. He met a psychiatrist that changed his pathway out of PTSD to thriving and growth. He applied the techniques and exercises prescribed with diligence and rigour over years.

He shares this remarkable journey of recovery, healing, growth and thriving.


David’s physical and mental suffering were a journey of self discovery and he has come though a much stronger and better man.



Exercises that David did under the guidance of a psychiatrist and after having full assessment and primary treatment of any co-morbid disorders.


1.He describes how important his mindset was of being curious and opening his mind to trying the exercises guided by his psychiatrist.


2. His psychiatrist showed him how to do balancing on one leg with his eyes closed for 5 mins twice a day for 7 days and maximum of 4-6 weeks. Please see the link to how to do this exercise.





3. He did cold immersion and breathing exercises like the Wim Hof Method.

To learn more about the beauty of cold showers to improve your mood. Take a look at this video.







David C. Lee is now a coach, author, entrepreneur and speaker who has honed his skills as an operator, motivator, mentor and coach in a thirty year career in business, police, military and paramilitary organisations. He started the Dreamers, Believers and Achievers podcast to help others.



He has built & managed million dollar businesses, has had his feet on the ground in many many high risk situations and has helped countless people move through their own fears and doubts.


David has worked with numerous organisations and individuals and drills down to the core issues of what holds an organisation or individual back. He has been to some of the most darkest and scariest places both physically and emotionally and uses those experiences to help his many clients.


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