PTSD: It Affects Us All – Arsenal of Hope – Jen Satterly
A New Direction
According to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 7-8% of the population is suffering from this malady. It is often ignored, misunderstood, and often attribute other reasons to the behavior of those with PTSD. For sure those men and women who are or were combat veterans, first responders, and Covid front line workers have the greatest potential to develop PTSD. The statistics for combat veterans that suffer from PTSD is between 11 -20% The fact is not everyone has it, and it looks different in each person who does have it. It surrounds us everyday, but we ignore it. People you work with, people you manage, people that live right next store can be suffering from it, but because of shame and embarrassment they keep it behind closed doors. It affects their job, their spouses, their children, and their friends and family. But thankfully on this episode of A New Direction Author Jen Satterly wife of Delta Force Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly who suffers from PTSD after 20 years of deployment gives you insights and tactics to give you hope for those who deal with PTS…because it truly is not a disorder. Jen Satterly’s book entitled “Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together” is a vulnerable look inside at what it is really like to live with someone who has PTSD. She also reveals as a coach to many veterans the journey, and the hard work it takes to make even a small step in recovery from PTSD. And yes people can and do recover. As Jen Satterly explains it is a biological problem from years of training to be an elite fighting machine, meant to protect others and rid the world of evil. “Arsenal of Hope” is powerfully insightful and filled with practical information to help those who have PTSD, and help them get help. Jen Satterly along with her husband Tom Satterly are co-founders of the All Secure Foundation which helps our veterans and first responders overcome their PTSD and find the right resources to help them live the thriving life after the military. You can learn more by going to www.allsecurefoundation.com Please Thank our sponsors of A New Direction by reaching out to them and saying thank you and using their services. EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better. When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”. Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams. Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com
In this season 2 premiere episode, we talk with Jen Satterly. You might recognize Jen from season 1 where we spoke with her and her husband, Tom, about the effects of military PTS (Post Traumatic Stress). In this episode, Jen gives our listeners a more in-depth look into secondary PTS, an important diagnosis not often discussed, which deeply affects the loved ones and caregivers of primary PTS sufferers. Please check out Jen's new book on the topic, Arsenal Of Hope, which is available on Amazon, as well as Jen's and Tom's organization at www.allsecurefoundation.org.
Sgt. Major Tom Satterly and Jen Satterly discuss their personal PTSD experiences but because of different reasons. Tom discusses his work with TMS Institute (https://www.tmshelps.com/), and Jen on her new book, "Arsenal of Hope" (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Arsenal-of-Hope/Jen-Satterly/9781642936797).
Delta Force CSM Tom Satterly & His Hero, Jen Satterly
The Firefighter Deconstructed
THE Tom Satterly and his wife Jen sit down with the Firefighter Deconstructed. Who are these people? Well Tom spent 20 years in Delta Force, the most elite special forces unit there is. Tom is a legend even among other Tier One special operators. He was in the Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down) and the capturing of Saddam Hussein. He survived incredible feats of war but he almost didn't survive PTS. Who is Jen? The woman who stood by Tom and went through tough times helping Tom get to the other side. Now they both work non stop to help their brothers and sisters in the military and first responders who have PTS. Jen Satterly spent three years as Director of Film and Photography with an elite military company and was fully embedded in Special Operation training missions. She is the Co-Founder and Chief of Programs of their nonprofit, All Secure Foundation, and speaking alongside Tom about the challenges that spouses and families deal with both during deployment and coming home.Books: All Secure by Tom SatterlyArsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together by Jen Satterlyhttps://allsecurefoundation.org/www.tomsatterly.com
Jen Satterly - Fighting The War On PTSD With An Arsenal Of Hope
The Alpha Human Podcast
Jen Satterly spent a decade as a filmmaker and photographer, 3 years of which saw her embedded with the Navy SEALS and U.S. Army Special Forces where she filmed highly realistic training missions. During this time, Jen witnessed a serious lack of resources to aid the struggles that many special operators faced with respect to Post Traumatic Stress. While working to capture the intense environments created to simulate real SpecOps missions, Jen met and married Tom Satterly, a retired Delta Force Command Sgt. Major and become a Certified Health Coach in her determination to help Tom in his battle with PTS and TBI. In doing so she found her passion for helping other Special Operators and their families with similar challenges, and together Jen and Tom founded the All Secure Foundation, to help Special Operations Combat Warriors and their families heal from the invisible wounds of war. Jen is also the author of the book, "Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD Together."In this episode of The Alpha Human Podcast, we welcome Jen back to the show to discuss her new book and her battle to help veterans suffering from the effects of PTSD and TBI. Jen and Lawrence Rosenberg explore the harrowing plight of combat vets who along with their families suffer from the unseen scars of war, as well as the shocking statistics surrounding veteran suicide with over 45,000 dead soldiers in the last 6 years alone.We also discuss Jen's own battle with PTSD. As a child, Jen was bullied mercilessly in school, and along the way, although she retreated from the world for many years in her early youth, she grew up seeking to help take care of the wounded souls in her life. We also talk about Jen's rise in the world of advertising, and her role as an entrepreneur in starting her own ad agency and film studio where she won a contract to embed with Special Operations units, filming large-scale and dangerous Realistic Military Training exercises. During the course of filming RMTs, Jen witnessed first hand the effects of PTSD on the soldiers and veterans she worked with including the issues faced by the love of her life Retired Sgt. Major Tom Satterly who she met while working with the Special Operations Community. We discuss the challenges Jen and Tom have fought hard to conquer, from Complex PTSD, TBI, and Suicidal Ideation to Jen's Secondary Post Complex PTSD and how they have held on and made it through against the odds. We also explore Jen's new book Arsenal of Hope, a tough and honest account of the struggles she encountered and the lessons learned in her fight to heal Tom, as well as many others within the Special Operations community that count on her and her foundation, All Secure, for insight, advice, and a willingness to listen and understand the psychological struggles that plague so many of our country's toughest warriors.We also delve into the anger that plagues so many combat vets and their families, as well as the roots of PTS including concepts such as moral injury and survivor's guilt, along with the techniques that Jen and Tom have used both in their own lives, as well as for many in the Special Operations community, to help ameliorate the anguish and suffering experienced from the mental wounds left untreated. This includes the crucial element of nutrition in the healing process, the cathartic nature of sharing your story and experiences, as well as why acknowledging and even naming the different personalities that manifest when PTSD is triggered are powerful tools that assist many in their battle to lead a healthy and productive life. -Links:https://allsecurefoundation.org/Purchase Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together from the All Secure Foundation 100% of proceeds directly supports all secure foundation warriors and warrior families: https://bit.ly/3dhumv4 https://www.facebook.com/AllSecureFoundation/
All Secure Mission was born from the real life struggle Tom and Jen faced when he stepped away from a life of service after 25 years in the Army, 20 in the most elite Special Operations unit, Delta Force, and into a now unfamiliar civilian world. Coping with physical, mental, and emotional pain on a daily basis created challenges and stresses that almost buried them both. Their love and commitment to each other pushed them to find sustainable ways to heal themselves physically first, which gave them the strength to begin healing mentally and emotionally as well. From that success came the determination to help others who struggle learn to dust off their hard won skills and apply them to living the best life possible, giving hope and purpose to the one next to them, and the next. Each one, teach one.
Episode 546: Delta Force CSM Tom Satterly (Retired) and Jen Satterly
We are honored to host Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Tom Satterly and his wife Jen in this very special episode of SOFREP Radio, and the first of the new year.Tom served in the United States Army for twenty five years. Not long after joining the Army in 1986, he passed the Special Forces Q Course and became a Green Beret. By 1991, Tom had moved to Delta Force where he served for the next 20 years deploying on countless missions across the globe.Most notably, Tom served in Somalia and fought in the Battle of Mogadishu — the longest sustained firefight in military history since the Vietnam War — which was depicted in the oscar-winning 2001 film Black Hawk Down.But for all Satterly's combat missions, his struggle with depression, pain and PTSD was the battle that nearly broke him. It was Jen who spotted something wrong and saved Tom from a suicide attempt. Tom's battle with PTSD took on a new light, and together, Tom and Jen started the All Secure Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to support struggling servicemembers and families and equip them with the tools and skills to emerge from their individual battles stronger and more resilient.In this episode, Tom and Jen discuss his deployments, his struggle with PTSD and their ongoing mission to end veteran suicide.This episode is not only the story of the Satterlys, but also a reminder to the families and friends of servicemembers and veterans; our fighting men and women need our support and resources like the All Secure Foundation — among many others — are out there to help, as Tom and Jen so poignantly remind us.We at SOFREP hope this episode encourages you to reach out to veteran or servicemember in your life and remind them they are not alone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
US Army and Delta Force Veteran Tom Satterly and his spouse Jen Satterly are the co-founders and co-CEOs of All Secure Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on helping Special Operations soldiers, Veterans and their significant others who are struggling on the home front from the effects of war.Tom served in the Army for 25 years, including 20 years in Delta Force. He served in the Battle of Mogadishu – which was portrayed in the 2001 Oscar-winning film, Black Hawk Down – and Operation Red Dawn, which led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. December 13 marks the 17th anniversary of Operation Red Dawn.Jen is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who spent three years embedded with an elite Special Operations training company as director of film and photography. She became a Certified Health Coach in the course of her research into Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).When Tom retired from military service, he felt like a burden to society. Early on in Tom and Jen's relationship, he was on the verge of ending his life. Then he received a text from Jen. That text snapped him back to reality, saving his life.Tom's mental health struggles resulted in court-mandated therapy. In therapy, he discovered the root of his issues: Post Traumatic Stress. Relieved to have something to focus on treating, the Satterlys began a journey toward healing themselves, as well as other couples suffering from the effects of war.The Satterlys’ experience with PTS pushed them to establish the All Secure Foundation (ASF) in 2017, which helps warrior couples heal from trauma caused by disconnection and war. They decided to bring their passion for service to the Special Operations community by supporting their fellow warrior families at home.The ASF seeks to foster understanding of trauma and PTS as natural, biological responses to war that cannot be willed away. If the warrior is the only one who receives help, the home will still have issues; therefore, they offer support and treatment for spouses who suffer secondary PTS. The foundation offers retreats and therapy to aid warrior couples through learning, practice and community.In this episode, the Satterlys discuss Tom’s unique military career, Jen’s filmmaking career, writing a book as an untrained writer, their journey with PTS, and the founding of the All Secure Foundation.Borne the Battle Veteran of the Week:Army Veteran Herman L. AdamsMentioned in this episode: VA Connected Care Warrior’s Heart Recent Benefits Breakdown Episodes BtB Episode #220: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act BtB Episode #215: Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program BtB Episode #211: VA Debt Management Center
Clark & Ryan chat with Tom Satterly, a former member of the “Unit” and considered one of the most highly regarded Special Operations operators in the American military. He shares his personal battle with PTS and his wife, Jen, who shares the challenges that wives and families face along with their new mission, All Secure Foundation. Presented by Project War Path https://www.projectwarpath.com Purchases made help support the show. Video Episode available on https://www.youtube.com/goodvibespodcast Follow us on IG: http://www.instagram.com/goodvibes_podcast Gear: https://www.goodvibesdudes.com/shop ****Disclaimer: Celebrity voices are sound-alike impressions and are for parody. They do not represent the celebrity endorsement or authorization.
For 20 years Tom was a member of Delta Force, America’s most elite fighting unit. He and his wife Jen discuss the Post Traumatic Stress he suffered from his experiences fighting desperately for his life, rescuing hostages, killing and capturing terrorist leaders, seeing his friends maimed and killed around him. We also discuss Jen's key role in Tom's journey from survivor to thriver, and their combined efforts to help other military personnel and their families deal with Post Traumatic Stress.