Guards Down - Overcoming Complicated Grief and PTSD through Culturally Sensitive Therapy Hosted by Greg Washington

Afraid of Being Weak. Can't Be Me

January 19, 2021 Greg Washington
Guards Down - Overcoming Complicated Grief and PTSD through Culturally Sensitive Therapy Hosted by Greg Washington
Afraid of Being Weak. Can't Be Me
Show Notes

In this episode Greg brings in his close friend Mary Tobin, and that chat about a variety of topics. They range from leadership, to helping others with their trauma and grief, and encouraging veterans that they are more than their rank.

Connect with Mary:
Website: https://www.maryltobin.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charisma715/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaryTobin15
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryltobin/
E-Mail: marytobin8@gmail.com

Get Connected with Guards Down:
Website: www.guardsdown.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardsdown
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guards-down/
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[00:01 – 5:14] Opening Segment

 

[5:14 – 50:28] Background and Views on Coping with Trauma and Grief

  • Mary talks about her views on whether or not different cultures cope differently and specifically dives into Black culture and how they deal with trauma.
  • Mary speaks of her background including her West Point and military experience, as well as her family life and the influence her step father had on her.
  • Greg and Mary reflect on the memory of Emily Perez, a dear friend of them both that passed away while deployed

[50:28 – 1:20:19] The Healing Process

  • Mary speaks about signs of trauma of grief that she has seen in others and herself
  • Mary discusses what kind of support she looked for and how to make amends when you have hurt people along the way

[1:20:19 – 1:37:18] Reflection

  • Mary reflects on what kept her going and what caused her to turn and get help
  • Does having a counselor with a similar background to you help?
  • Mary gives advice to her younger self

[1:37:36 – 1:42:31] Closing Segment

  • https://www.domore2gether.org/
  • https://www.maryltobin.com/


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