PTSD Survivors Speak: Your Chance To Speak

Yesterday I had a great chat with Paul Gordon, the casting director for a new show being produced by Ryan Seacrest. Paul is an American television Executive Producer, Casting Director, and Writer. His extensive reality casting history includes such hits as The Biggest Loser, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice. Gordon has also cast for popular games shows like Minute to Win It, Deal or No Deal, and 1 vs. 100. He’s got an extensive resume and has worked with many different production companies ranging from ESPN to NBC, and Harpo to CBS.

Now, Paul is casting for a new show featuring Paul McKenna, a renowned author and motivational speaker. McKenna is also a PhD with a very successful show in the U.K. called, “You Can Change Your Life”. On the show he helps people overcome their problems. In the case of this new show, the focus is on mental disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Paul Gordon’s office reached out to me to help spread the word that they are accepting survivors with PTSD for the new show which will be aired on A&E. On this show McKenna will help you learn to better manage and cope with – and maybe even reduce – your PTSD symptoms.

When I asked Paul about the reason Seacrest and McKenna wanted to do such a show, he said that by “putting a face on what a lot of people are going through we can educate people while helping at the same time so that people can put their lives back together.” I think that’s a pretty good reason to offer the opportunity to participate in the show, don’t you?

Example of Paul McKenna’s Work:

In case you’re interested in receiving some help from such a sophisticated and trustworthy source, here’s the lowdown, straight from Paul Gordon’s office:

What is the show about?

The show follows an individual each episode as he works with Paul McKenna to overcome what ever disorder he/she is currently suffering from. Paul McKenna does one-on-one therapy with each individual and helps them better manage their ailment.

What is the goal of the show?

The goal of the show is not only to help people who are currently suffering from these disorders, but also to raise awareness about these disorders.

If survivors wanted to participate how can they get involved?

If someone has overcome their ailment and wants to participate we definitely could use all the help we can get in getting word out about the show. Especially if they can help give people the courage to apply for our show. If someone is currently suffering from PTSD or another ailment and is looking for help, they can email us at castingthefixer@gmail.com with their Name, Age, Location, Email Address, Phone Number, and What they are currently suffering from (please put disorder and location in subject line for priority). If someone seems like a good fit they will be contacted by phone for a short interview, and them possibly brought into the studio for an on-camera interview prior to being chosen for the show.

If someone wanted to participate, what can he/she expect from the experience?

If you are chosen to participate you can expect an amazing, life-changing experience. There will be tons of one-on-one therapy with Paul McKenna and he will come help you in your everyday life. He will work with you to better manage your disorder and you will find yourself in a better place thanks to his work with you.

Here are a few links for more information:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002273962023
www.twitter.com/castingrane

 
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