Light On PTSD


Allan Kobayashi



Allan is a 21 year Veteran of the Canadian Forces with operational tours both in Kosovo and Afghanistan.  He was diagnosed with PTSD in 2006 and began accepting psychological help, counselling, and other programs to help cope with the crippling effects of PTSD.  Throughout 10 years of varying therapies Allan discovered freedom through endurance running and cycling which evolved into an indespensable therapeutic tool for him.

Jennifer Brum



In 2013 Jennifer almost lost her life in a river rafting accident with her family while vacationing in Italy. The trauma of this event has led her down a path of recovery and ultimately a career in Trauma Counselling. She is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Jennifer is dedicated to helping others as they navigate the aftershocks of trauma.

Paul Brum



Paul has a number of close friends who are either military veterans or first responders diagnosed with PTSD.  Unfortunately, he learned first hand that trauma doesn't only effect our military and first responders.  In 2013 Paul and his family experienced a traumatizing river rafting accident while vacationing in Italy.  A traumatic experience can touch the lives of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.  It impacts the entire family.  It's time to raise awareness, to share, and to listen.  There is help available.