Silvercore Podcast Ep. 39: PTSD and Hunting Therapy with Todd Hisey of The Veteran Hunters



If you, or someone you know, is suffering from PTSD, you don’t need to suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 and ask for assistance. 

Brief Summary of Show:

In this episode of The Silvercore Podcast, Travis speaks with Todd Hisey, who is the Canadian combat veteran and founder of the Alberta Veteran Hunters that takes veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and provides them with a positive experience and a supportive group. 

Todd speaks on his experiences in the military and what lead him to being diagnosed with PTSD, the social stigma of having PTSD, his treatment and his personal advise for others who may be suffering from the same. Todd also explains how The Veteran Hunters got started and the positive impact they are having.

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Sitka’s video “A Place of Peace” as mentioned in the the podcast:

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Topics discussed in this episode:

Intro [00:00:00 – 00:01:26] 
Todd’s experience with PTSD, being in the military [00:01:26 – 00:08:41] 
Getting treatment for PTSD & Veteran Affairs Canada [00:08:41 – 00:08:41]
Early effects of PTSD in hindsight & advise for others [00:16:46 – 00:21:23]
Social stigma attached to PTSD & treatment [00:21:23 – 00:29:18]
PTSD classification, civilians with PTSD & brain development [00:29:18 – 00:39:55]
Hunting, search for meaning & a place of peace [00:39:55 – 00:47:15]
Neural plasticity & different therapies for PTSD [00:47:15 – 00:53:25]
How Veteran Hunters got started & what they do [00:53:25 – 01:04:55] 
Outro [01:04:55 – 01:07:30]

Explore these Resources

In this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you:

Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:31] [00:01:17] [01:06:58]
Veteran Hunters [00:00:48] [00:00:50] [00:01:11] [00:01:13] [00:11:11] [00:13:42] [00:14:13] [00:14:41] [00:37:41] [00:38:02] [00:40:21] [00:52:53] [00:53:27] [00:54:08] [00:57:47] [01:02:44] [01:07:04]
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry [00:01:54]
Veteran Affairs [00:04:27] [00:08:45] [00:08:56] [00:09:04] [00:09:39] [00:09:48] [00:11:24] [00:11:33] [00:11:39] [00:11:45] [00:11:48] [00:26:45] [00:27:26] [00:28:30] [00:29:00] [00:37:05] [00:40:13]
Minister of National Defence [00:10:25]
Parks Canada [00:11:29] [00:11:41]
Lisfranc Ligament [00:12:45] [00:21:47] [00:21:51] [00:23:34] [00:23:55] [00:25:14]
JTF2 [00:20:04] [00:36:27]
Royal Karoo Safaris [00:40:19]
Man’s Search For Meaning [00:40:45]
Authoritarian leadership [00:42:31] [00:42:36]
Laissez-faire leadership [00:42:36]
Servant leadership [00:42:42]
Place of Peace by Sitka [00:46:57] 
Amygdala [00:48:02]
Hippocampus [00:48:05] [00:50:39]
Prefrontal cortex [00:48:08]
Charlie 22 Outdoors [00:53:47]
Vortex Canada [00:55:02]
Swiss Air Disaster [01:01:14] [01:01:29]
EMDR [00:50:18] [00:51:07]

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