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Providing a support system and encouragement for individual families affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is Ashley Wise’s reason for launching Battling B.A.R.E., a non‐profit organization which offers a network of support for spouses, children and family members who struggle with the burden of PTSD resulting from service in the Armed Forces.
Being a military wife, Ashley knows firsthand what it can be like managing the effects of PTSD with a loved one. Her husband, having been deployed to war numerous times suffers from the disorder. He once had an episode in which he flashed back to a fight he had at war in which he broke a man’s nose, reliving it so vividly he remembers smelling exactly what he smelled in the moment, but during this particular incident he broke his own wife’s nose.
To date her group has over 46,000 members and has gained media attention globally. For Ashley however it’s more about providing a service that women can turn to at any time. Ashley feels that her husband’s PTSD isn’t the only major incident that has contributed to this movement. She lost her father to AIDS when she was 5 and was in an abusive relationship for some years. These and a handful of other traumatic events have added to her experience with PTSD.
In the meanwhile Ashley completed her certification to become a Master Coach through the Burris Institute with Subconscious Restructuring, and she hopes to bring this coaching element to Battling B.A.R.E. She is excited to find new ways of helping others get through the dark tunnel of trauma and back into living their normal life. It is the passion that drives her work in the organization.
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FJ Tempelman is content creator at Rocket Hub. In the Spotlight Series, FJ highlights Rocket Hub members ánd their business.