Today we’re talking about the benefits of exercise when it comes to managing our mental health – in particular around the topic of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Beck Lawther, a Police Officer with the Victorian Police Service based in Melbourne.
Beck is also the co-founder of Triple Zero Fit, a personal training company which runs fitness sessions specifically for first responders and emergency services personnel who are struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions.
Things we chatted about:
– What led Beck to set up PT4PTSD? – Why taking a 9-5 job for a couple of years can be a great strategy to reset our physical and mental health – Why simply getting to the gym can feel like an insurmountable task, especially for those suffering from PTSD – How physical exercise stimulates hormone production that improves our mental health – How you can become a volunteer personal trainer, or utilise some of the services offered by Triple Zero Fit
Did you know that suicide rates in Australia, are double that of the road toll? This blew me away when I heard this, and is why this interview with Shaun O’Gorman is such a powerful one.
Shaun is an ex police officer, critical stress consultant, keynote speaker, author and fellow podcaster – and knows first-hand, what it’s like to suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), depression, and to even battle with suicide. In fact, its the driving force behind his business – The Strong Life Project.
Tune in to hear Shaun’s amazing story of strength and resilience, and what he did to bring himself out of the depths of depression and turn his life around, to now helping others who may also be struggling, via his workplace training workshops.
This is a must listen for anyone who has ever experienced stress, anxiety or depression.