How The Amazing Bond Between a Cat, a Dog and a Human Helps Manage PTSD – Burma Adventurecat
This is a story about overcoming adversity and the amazing roles our animals play in our lives. As a veteran, Stephen learnt to manage his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using Adventure Therapy. Hear how his service dog, Puppi, helped him manage is PTSD and how his cat Burma helped him see the positives in life. An inspiring story that continually left us speechless and in awe.
In this episode we cover:
Burma’s background and story
Puppi and Burma’s bond and interaction
What is Adventure Therapy and how Stephen manages his PTSD using this.
His first adventure therapy experience with Puppi climbing a mountain.
How he keeps Puppi and Burma safe from all kinds of outside threats.
The roles that Puppi and Burma play and the big differences they’ve made in Stephen’s life.
Most memorable and beautiful places they’ve been to.
His preparations for hikes with Burma.
Experiences with Burma that have helped him become more social with other people, especially hikers.
Updates about recent activities in their life.
Characteristics of Burma that make him a great adventure cat.
What he sees in the future regarding the movement of cats who explore with their humans.
The comment he’s heard about Burma that he most appreciates.
Instagram accounts that he loves to follow.
Product that has been a game changer.
Adventures of Puppi& Burma Book –iBooks
If You Need Support
In this podcast episode we cover experiences related to mental health challenges. If you need help here are a few numbers you can call for support:
In Australia Lifeline: 13 11 14
In USA, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273 8255
In Canada, Crisis Services Canada: 1 833 456 4566
In the United Kingdom, Samaritans: 116 123
Safetyline – Military Grade Parachute Chord
Tracking Device – Cat LoCATor