WW2 Veteran of D Day and Okinawa battle, Jack Gutman and his daughter, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, Grief Therapist
November 3, 2016
Richard and Joe welcomed Jack Gutman, a spry 90 yr old, WW2 veteran.
After training for months as a Medical Corpsman, his first active duty took him to England to prepare a hospital for the aftermath of the invasion of Europe. On D-Day he landed between Utah and Omaha Beaches in the invasion of Normandy, having the difficult task of caring for those killed and wounded during the attack. He later served the same function in the Invasion of Okinawa.
He is one of the few veterans who served in both theaters of the war. After dealing with undiagnosed PTSD for 66 years, he finally got counseling from the VA and today leads a happy, healthy life. Today he is one of the last living World War ll Veterans who is healthy, lucid and able to share with us the realities of D-Day, a colossal moment in our country’s history.
He is also a speaker and author who loves speaking to students and touching lives with his story. Recently he was video interviewed by the Smithsonian World War II Museum in New Orleans. This interview is now part of the museum’s archives. His book, “One Veteran’s Journey. To Heal, the wounds of War” is available on Amazon.
In the second half of the show, Richard and Joe conversed with Jack’s daughter, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, a Life Transition Strategist and Grief Specialist. She discusses how she helped her dad address his PTSD 66 years after his military service.
For more than 20 years, Paula has been passionate about empowering people who are dealing with profound loss and help them turn their pain into possibility.
In her practice, Paula Shaw Counseling, She uses mind/body tools and techniques to help people ease and eliminate stress, depression, anxiety and the conditions they precipitate like weight gain, relationship distress, lack of energy and apathy towards life. She also helps clients who are going through major life transitions or seeking freedom from self-destructive addictions.
Paula has degrees in Education and Communications from Long Beach State University, as well as graduate counseling credentials in Grief and Addictive Disorders, from Loyola Marymount University. She is one of the founding members of the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology and currently serves on its board of directors.
She is also a Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and talk show host on Transition Radio.
Paula is the author of “Chakras, the Magnificent Seven” (2002), as well as the newly released “Grief, When Will This Pain Ever End? Finding Your Way out of the Depths of Despair after Profound Loss”, which was released June 15, 2015.
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