| | EP 338 – New Treatment for PTSD with Tara Miller

Author / John

2 hr 14 min listen

The Old Methods Aren’t Effective

This week Tara Miller takes The Crew through a brief history of psychiatry and discusses the antiquated techniques that are still in practice today. As Tara explains, although it may feel good to talk about traumatic experiences in the moment, it does nothing to improve the effects of PTSD. More effective treatment comes from studying the nervous system while reliving the moment, and finding ways to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system to begin the healing process. Tara believes it’s time we start paying attention what our bodies are telling us, rather than rely on what our psyche finds cathartic.

Easily one of the most quotable guests, Tara Miller is here to remind us just how self obsessed we are. Her criticisms of our current culture ring true in every way. As someone who studies how the nervous system responds to stress and trauma, she believes that most people are wasting their fight or flight survival instincts on things like social media. As she states “We’ve lost the ability to differentiate between a  threat and a simple difference of opinion”. Not only that, we’ve become so in need of attention that are obsessed with our own negative feelings and sharing those feelings with others. She believes we have turned a scary corner where we are mistaking sympathy for community and nurturing. Preach, Tara! Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Keep close tabs on Tara Miller and learn more about her treatments for PTSD by following her on instagram @TaraShrink or by visiting her website, Taradawnmiller.com.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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