Rob Martin, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired). "CAN PRAXIS means everything to me. Upon initial contact mid-September 2015 Steve talked me through a very dark, life-threatening situation.... read more
Rob Martin, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired). "CAN PRAXIS means everything to me. Upon initial contact mid-September 2015 Steve talked me through a very dark, life-threatening situation.... read more"CAN PRAXIS means everything to me. Upon initial contact mid-September 2015 Steve talked me through a very dark, life-threatening situation. My daughter and my attendance at CAN PRAXIS in October brought me hope and discovery, and an 'exquisite understanding of pressure and release' in my relationships. I live the communication and conflict resolution/self-mediation lessons learned every single day, and will continue to refine my understanding of them for the rest of my life. For these thing and more I am grateful and give thanks." read less
Blair ‘We just recently attended the Can Praxis session held from October 24-26 in Rocky Mountain House, AB with Steve and... read more‘We just recently attended the Can Praxis session held from October 24-26 in Rocky Mountain House, AB with Steve and Jim, the organisers, along with 5 other veteran couples. I am a veteran with PTSD and I can’t thank this program enough for the hope it has given me and my family. It has given us the opportunity to not feel alone and abandoned but provided us with hope and meaning to life again as well as bring my family closer together. It has given us a renewed bond that we were missing, not only within our family, but with the other couples that were there. My wife and I have made connections with the other couples that will provide us with renewed support and friendships.It is such a unique and comprehensive program that enables Kim as much as it does me. I attend my therapy sessions, take my medications exactly as prescribed, but neither of that addressed the core issue itself which is to have the understanding and a structured road map that will enable our family to function and deal with the normal adversity in life.Steve and Jim provided a safe and non-threatening environment in which dialogue, which has never happened but was so desperately needed, did occur. I truly believe your support with this program will save more than just lives, it will save families.’ read less
Lindsey and Trevor Can Praxis is an amazing place for couples to reconnect with each other on many levels. My husband and I... read moreCan Praxis is an amazing place for couples to reconnect with each other on many levels. My husband and I had a life changing experience. If anyone suffering from PTSD has the opportunity to attend the Can Praxis... You will not be disappointed. read less
Spouse of Stephane Marcotte I am the spouse of a veteran who has been in the Canadian Navy for 27 years, 18 of which... read moreI am the spouse of a veteran who has been in the Canadian Navy for 27 years, 18 of which he served as a submariner. He will retire medically this year and we know that this transition will not be without challenges. He suffers from PTSD and has seen Military psychologists and psychiatrists for the past 4 years.This ONE weekend at Can Praxis was more valuable than all the sessions with the military doctors combined. We both learned many practical life skills for communication and how to look at the coming days with a renewed sense of hope and commitment to work through it all, together. Jim and Steve were the perfect combination, opposites in personality yet both very caring, intent on teaching and listening…. often interpreting our unspoken words to be able to direct our thinking and realizations.They made it feel like a very safe environment, without blame or judgement. Working with the horses was extraordinary. Bonding with our spouse and the other couples there while using the horses to give us immediate and unbiased feedback was incredible.Without the combination of all these aspects..... The setting, the horses, the other couples and of course Jim and Steve, I do not think there would be such a great impact. Even though this program is designed to be for people with PTSD and dealing with the fog, the anger and wounds, I highly recommend Can Praxis and the training there for anyone who wants to evaluate themselves, their communication skills and make a plan to move forward in a positive way. read less
Susan Binnie Life is not fair, we believe it should be a certain way, our way… it is not the way it’s... read moreLife is not fair, we believe it should be a certain way, our way… it is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is and we cannot control it. The way we cope with life and the hidden mysteries of PTSD, is what will make the difference in our marriages, our lives and the lives of our families. The theories of Can Praxis started the day we walked on the ranch in the horse arena… and will continue in our hearts and minds in our home arena. We have been taught that there is no sense placing blame, it is what it is…time to move forward and enjoy what lies ahead. There is no time to look back and say what if, the past is the past… we cannot change it, accept it and move on. It is not going to be easy and no one says it is. Anything worth having is worth working for! No power plays and no walk a ways... The more you work, the more the reward. It is this powerful positive thinking that we learned to share and make work in our situation. There is light at the end of the tunnel…our job is to not force it to come out, it will when it is ready and we will find where the tunnel takes us when we are truly ready to accept it…not before, not something we can control! The support of the peers in the group was definitely a positive move in the right direction. The facilitators Steve and Jim will forever be imprinted in our hearts and minds as our lives have changed for the positive and we now have a blueprint for the future. I was hoping my husband and I would one day be in the same book… because of Can Praxis, we are in the same book… and also on the same page. I looked deep inside myself and if I stop looking at him like he is Broken…I am sure he will stop feeling like he is! read less
Peter Madeloso I was initially skeptical when my wife suggested we attend the program. Having attended it I believe that I have... read moreI was initially skeptical when my wife suggested we attend the program. Having attended it I believe that I have reconnected with my emotions and have learned mechanisms to help us work through any future conflict in my relationship with my family. read less
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