PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Thus being, "trauma". Previously, it was referred to as "Shell Shock". It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic event. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend or avoid danger. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone experiences a range of reactions to trauma; yet, most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience symptoms may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD continue to feel stress or fear even when they are not in danger.

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"Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!"
Michel Templet

Waves to Recovery utilizes "Blue Water Therapy" to help sufferers of PTSD cope with the various issues that arise due to the disorder. This method utilizes the natural calming power of the water, and relieves stress and anxiety with fishing, boating, and ocean therapy. We also arrange group and private therapy sessions according to specific needs at no cost to qualified individuals.

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. John Tuck is the driving force behind Waves to Recovery. His in-depth understanding along with his desire to assist others have pushed him to devote his time and energy towards educating and assisting the PTSD Community.