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

Author / Cali Hinzman

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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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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