Living Beyond PTS

If anger, rage and disgust sound familiar, then we have answered the same call and chewed some of the same dirt. For a second, imagine what it would be like to have just one thought going in your mind. That moment happened to me.

Since 2016 I have been teaching veterans how to understand and heal from PTS. I know your pain, as I live with it daily. There are tools to help you learn to Live Beyond PTS.

A few might read this and think no one cares. YOU ARE WRONG. I care, I know the pain and I want to help.


First of all

Post Traumatic Stress is not a Disorder

My name is John Ferguson, and after serving three combat tours I retired from the Marine Corps in 2010. During the next years, I had challenges transitioning into civilian life. For me, the civilians just did not understand. They were engrossed in their phones, TVs or electronics in some form. They valued themselves over others. We did not come from that world. We put our brothers' and sisters' safety first. The civilian world was different, and I no longer fit. I was lost, angry, confused and had no patience. I decided it was time I needed to fix me; get to living or get to dying, and dying was not an option. Dying will simply transfer the pain to others.

Note, I said PTS not PTSD. If you break your collar bone the doctor does not say you have a broken collar bone disorder.

Not to mention


Trauma knows no bounds for inflicting injuries. For us it came from combat, deployments or abuse while serving. No matter where the PTS came from, the fact remains; it rears its ugly head and we live with it daily. Realizing and admitting you have PTS is a major step. The traumatic event or a series of multiple events are now a part of our life. These events are a road block; with us neither moving forward nor finding inner peace. We were trained how to fight and survive but were never taught how to live after the event.

How many times have you been told to calm down?

How many times have you been taught to calm down?

These events are now a road block.

We cannot move forward nor can we find inner peace.

We were trained how to fight and survive.

...but we were never taught how to live after the traumatic event.

And let's not forget

The Transformation Cycle

I decided to create a meditation program. I have seen firsthand how this program is helping to prevent veteran suicides and changing lives. Further information can be found under How to Help Yourself

Additional Information:
The Fog, The Monkey Mind, Spokes in the Wheel, The Pause, Three-Part Breath, SNS versus PNS, C-E-N-T-E-R ing

About us

Living Beyond PTS, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides education and support to Veterans and first responders impacted by Post Traumatic Stress. Our mission is to promote healing and well-being by raising awareness how PTS changes the mind and body. That education leads to understanding, healing and ultimately to a healthier life.

Join us in supporting the recovery of Veterans and first responders.

Get in touch and I can help you become that new and happier person. All I ask of you is to have an open mind.