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"mike ptsd" Discussed on i found HER on TikTok
"It's wendy and more elena with another edition of i founder on tiktok and this podcast that features lesbian love stories that have started on the social media platform. Tiktok like ours. You can actually hear our love story in episode one of i found her on tiktok and we wanna remind people to subscribe rate rate review review. Share share. are you going to repeal the professional. And let's talk a little bit about who we're featuring today so jenny or also known as julio loves you and d- st beginning On tiktok and we had the privilege of watching it unfold. And i think at first they were a little quiet about it but as it unfolded the rest of us watching. I had the privilege of just seeing their energy and their synergy across the screen. And it's really amazing. It really is a sweet love story and wanted the deserves to be shared. And we hope that you get all the fields that we got when we interviewed them. We'll be enjoy episode number four of founder on tiktok featuring jenny. andy. I i like your hair color. Thank you so much yup. Do you do that yourself. I do nice and had i known what the reactions i would get. I would have done it years ago really years ago every single day somebody stops me for my hair. Wow i love your hair and it's not like i'm saying it's because the connections because you walk around thinking people are jerks or whatever and then really not. Yeah yeah it is. Isn't it amazing purple. It's an it it just changes. Every time i wash it. Nice that's awesome. It's like a painting a room with the light. It changes you know. Yeah it's conditioner the coloring conditioner so it washes out after a while. There we go. That's our tease for the podcast. Find out secret to keeping her hair fresh purple and be tune in next week. Oliver haircut to go with this actually this well thank you so much for letting us pick your brains and we just think. Oh i know marlena talks a lot more With jenny and and communicates a lot more. But we love your story and We are so glad that you're going to be able to share it. So thank you for letting us do that. You're oko yeah it's important thing. There's my baby. I think you hear me. I can hear you saw so sweet. Your energy on tiktok is like it's amazing so we got it right now right. Well there's more but like that's the fun stuff. Yeah sure sure so. Let's talk about tiktok in general and when you got on why you got on and then we can talk about how you guys kind of connected on top okay. So i'll go first. Because i think i saw her. I believe shoes drinking a beer. Blake that the tiktok. And i didn't i didn't like interact with the video or anything i didn't interact with that one. The first one i interacted with was the china video. I think is that right. Is that right now. What which one with the first act interacted with that. They want to know first of all how you got on tiktok. I think that's that's what they're asking you. Okay thanks talk because of a pandemic of course my job shutdown and i run a small business to end that halted in so i have a lot of time over. He and I'd heard of tiktok. I've actually joined tiktok years before just to like videos or whatever but never never made my own and the first one i made was with my son It was a spider man video. That was the first tiktok. I made in. It just went from there. It was like. Wow this is fun. You know people see it and they like it Interact with you and it was fine. So that's where that all started with me. Yeah so then it then. It went from talks with my son to tiktok I'm trying to. I was trying to find the spider-man video. Just now it's good. It's good. I'm gonna i'm gonna play and i'm going to share the screen. Have you seen this. I've seen number single one perfect. Okay here we go you just you. That's awesome and he's done a few since then he's he's quite the character. How old is he by. Oh so you got on because of the pandemic and did that video and tell me about tell us about when you first got on tiktok and what your reasoning was. I didn't actually get on tiktok until the end of july of this past year while i was In quarantine. I was doing a lot of work for mike. Ptsd and i was finding a lot of. I was just grabbing for tools. Basically because know. I had the time and i could put the work in. So that's basically what. I was concentrating on and i saw There was a couple of therapists on tiktok. Could i started following. That's the reason. I started on the app and i was just for the first Few weeks like three weeks on tiktok. I was just on therapy tiktok.
"mike ptsd" Discussed on DV Radio
"I brought in a couple of folks who I work with very closely on a daily basis, they are both professional trainers. One Kathy is involved in a German shepherd rescue and training. And Patrick is just begun. His own service dog training, business and wanted to bring you to win to a kinda talk with the audience about realistic expectations. When you start on your PTSD service, dog journeys. So first of all, thank you both for joining me. And if you yeah, you bet you if you wouldn't mind, just let the audience know a little bit about who you are. And where you come from aren't. Well, I'll Marine Corps veteran served in Iraq and Afghanistan from. Iraq was was on ten that went onto embassy duty on embassy duty, being away from the constant work bet, and all that, that's not Jesse stuff symptoms really start showing which led to further she is discharge later on due to medical reasons. And then when I got twits, actually had no intention of in becoming a service. I got him after my first year in college. And. I saw just the just his presence alone had on me. I mean the first night, I had him home Z first night. I slept for more than three hours continues. So come once later, I started looking into service dog training Syria song already had the diagnosed PTSD, and that's when I really started training him to be my service saw. And now. You just turned four so three years later out. Start my own business, which isn't specific to service dogs. We still do like public access training dogs and training behaviors addressing some behaviors task trainees kind of. It's not my strong suit yet. It's definitely something to work on. I can offer later on this point in time. It's more your best train behaviors want and don't want and just normal Doug train Patrick, and Kathy. Okay. I'll eventually US navy on the old lady, I guess of the group, I served in the first Persian Gulf war. Operation Desert Storm. I've been training dogs since mid nineteen nineties, I competed in this. What's called shut sin with mom rottweilers? And then I got involved in the German shepherd resource in rescue center. And that's where I got my service, he came as the rescue out of abused violent. Okay. Great. Thank you, again, both of you for joining us. And thanks for sharing a little bit of background now. It has been you know as as, as things go on with the, with the P, T, S dot page. We're growing. We're seeing a lot of new new faces new people messaging and one of the friends that I have picked up on as we're as were just watching people. Posting talking about their service dogs and things is what I would consider unrealistic expectations. And so I wanted to talk a little bit about it. And to cut explain the situation, there, three ways to pray service. The first way is find an organization that, that trains a dog. And then they air you up with a quote unquote. Fully trained service dot. In most of these organizations, require about two or three weeks time with the handler, and the dog, however way that generally works is the first week is just spent with each veteran who's being paired with Adolf but not a specific one yet meeting a dog spending time with that dog. And if they hit it off the they'll pair that pair if they don't they moved veterans who the next dog in the end. So they kind of cycle through and try to choose dog, then they have a week or possibly two weeks of classes in how to handle their dog. That's one way, third party trainings, what I call it. The second way is the one that I recommend the most highly, which is cooperative training, which is or you own the dog. You're responsible for the dog twenty four seven but you go to classes with a trainer and learn to. The reason I recommend that most highly is because not everybody knows how to train the dog. And that's where the trainer comes in and you go to your classes, and the chew printer teaches you what to do, and you go home, and you practice and through that process, you develop a bond with your dog and that bond is in my estimation. The absolute essential foundation of all PTSD service dot work or any, mental health service dog were the third way is, of course, to train yourself and again, not everybody understands how to train dog you run into roadblocks. You, you can't see the forest because you're too close to the trees sometimes, but it is affected, and I can tell you that most of the owner trainers, that I know were legitimate dog. Handlers go out of their way to make sure that their dog is trained above and beyond any of the require me. It's that organizations might place on behavior in and things with the dot but again, that foundational that foundational pieces there the bond that you create with your dot. So I wanted to do the show and I wanted to talk with a couple of people who, who are training who trained, professionally trained day in and day out and talk. Realistic expectations when it's become apparent to you that a service dog is the way to go. So. Patrick. What are your thoughts just just, you know, as I laid it out as, as I'm seeing the problem, my am I missing the missing the target altogether. Or is this is this really what I'm seeing is that is that pretty right on and it's definitely a hundred percent right on I mean so many people like you said, they think that organization fully trains their response. They get the dog. They not to do anything. They don't feel is that. They have to. The training is twenty four seven for the entire lifetime job. I mean, it you stay home and you don't go anywhere with that dog ever. Just stays own. It's never going to get the experience of being out stores and stuff. So any of the behaviors of high distraction irons are gonna go downhill. I mean, the dog will remember some stuff, but it's not going to retain everything and keep its training up to standard. I mean it's like anything you want to do in lice is you want to be good at it and stay good at cracks. Cathy, your thoughts, absolutely agree one hundred percent and you got to challenge the dog and the owners, but the bond is key on if you're not on it with your dog. It's not gonna pick up in the subtle differences in your breathing in your behavior. Inuring zayed's. And that's where the task training is gonna kick in, but you want them to pick out on any signals. You're given at the beginning so you actually become healthy along, or you have your service star. That's a good point. You at the longer. You have your service dog and you work together in function as a team, the healthier you as a person, become because your dog building on the bond that, that you have created alerts you when you are state of mind is becoming unsettled. I always I have talked about getting spun up or spinning up. You know, it's, it's really hard to describe, if you don't have PTSD what it's like, you know, you just something keys you and you start going into that fight or flight response mode, rage response, panic attack, it exhibits itself in many different ways that the medical community has determined is atypical rage response of fear response panicked response. Some people dissociate and lose track of where they even are flashbacks can occur things like that. Will that's how do you know, when that's happening because you can't see inside somebody's head? The dogs pick up on a several different factors. Your blood, your heart rate for is good key factor. They can actually hear it most of the time dog can your dog can hear your heart rate, if you're close, they can smell changes in adrenaline in your blood when Drummond dumps into your system. The dog can pick up on that adrenalin though. Changes in cortisol levels changes in dopamine levels dogs have incredibly sensitive smell organs in their noses far superior to humans, and they can help those changes. And that's where we get the tasks train to teach the dog to do things like distract us from whatever it is. That's getting spun up is because the dog will pick up on that change. Look at us, you know, respond in some natural way, and we take that natural Lert and we shape it into something we want the dog to do. What can you guys tell me a little about that process of that shaping that, natural that, that alert Reese in into a task task worthy response, Dino for me has actually picked up on me going into the fight or flight or the rage even before I realized that I'm starting to, and that's because, you know, him and I've been together three and a half years now, but he picks up on those changes even before I feel it myself. So I can actually institute some of the coping mechanisms which keeps me going from a high high. Level. Every term Meech does happen. I'm not getting higher on getting lower. So my peak is actually dropping. I'm Mike PTSD's becoming for lack of a better word mill manageable because of my dog, and it takes me less time to recover from an attack. Absolutely grew that. Yeah. That's a great way to describe it. Veteran or sir. Yeah. For Twix in. He knows what I'm getting stressed out Oakham over nudge with his head now. I haven't actually. Trained him for a alert. He doesn't over he responds to. And guitar and things like that, when that happened. Now there are some times he knows my stress is getting hired. He'll come over. Nope. Not and everything. But that is not something that I. Count. Is it trained task because he on his own? I have not shaved that Jen, and I think that's also where allow fused. They think their dog has to alert. It has to alert doesn't alert. It's not a tat, it's not. Gonna be excellent. They forget that your dog can respond. Things. Big thing that Twix does is he's more a response than unaware. Well, that's Annette's. And that's a that's a good. That's a good point there. They're different ways that people work with their dogs, if and I guess, a big take way, if anything that the people should give from the show is look, you've got to train you dog to do what works for you. Not what somebody tells you works. But what you have found works for me. I learned early on to trust skater when he's telling me, hey, you're not responding appropriately to this, you know, you're stressing out, you don't need to. And so he would alert when I started. King upper spending up, and I taught him because he'd come over and any nudge, nudge, mate, while I. So I understood he was naturally responding to something going on me. I'd I'd stop everything I would literally stopped in the middle of a conversation and do little self assessment of what's going on here. Why am I getting pissed off? And once I realized that's what he was was. Keying on, then I would reward him for coming to alert me and then I taught him to sit on my foot. So now when it comes to something that where I'm in a situation where I'm starting to spin up. I think skier does is come over and sit on my foot. That's, that's his level one alert. Hey, you're getting you're getting spun up a unique to not do it. And one of the things I discovered excuse me, really early is when a hundred pound dog sits on your foot. There is one thing in one thing, only you do naturally, it's a natural response of human being one hundred pound dog sits on your foot, what happens your hand drops immediately onto the dog's head, and you start heading the dot and that has been proven scientifically that has been pear creek, proven to release endorphins, lower cortisol levels in calm. You, they've actually figured that out medically with wires in people's heads or something. I don't know how they did it. But they figured out that, that home. So. With PTSD in. It's one of the things that I hope people will learn to understand repeated Steve. If you don't have PTSD when something stressing you out in starting piss you off and you start to get upset. A typical response, not a PTSD responsibility. Typical response is to say I need to take break any walkaway. I need to cool down. I need to think about this. But PTSD takes that filter that's in your head already away, and you go from, I'm okay to I'm being attacked fight fight or flight response immediately. There is no filter in between. So the, the, the dog that's that alerts is trying to learn the use that in shape it into a task to let you know, hey, something's going on at nuts that doesn't need to. Ends up working functioning as that filter where your brain has short circuit now because of PTSD. And, like Cathy said as time goes on, as you work together, as a team as you build on that bond. You're better able to manage your responses, and in stop or slowdown and quicker to be able to recover because you've learned new mechanisms to cope when your dog alert shoe and says something's going on in your head. You need to stop and take a minute. And that's it's a it's a really hard thing to. It's a hard thing to train because you have to really look inside yourself to figure out what's going on in why. And that's.