Joshua Mantz on trauma, the military and his experience of nearly dying

“The decade long emotional struggle that I would go through afterwards to try to find meaning in this second life was far more challenging than the experience of dying.”

–Joshua Mantz

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Joshua MantzJoshua Mantz (@joshmantz) is a retired Major who commanded in the Army for a decade.  Joshua has also recently authored the book to be released in August: “The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection.” In 2007 he was very seriously wounded by a sniper on the outskirts of Sadr City, and he actually died for 15 minutes. He talks with Commander Divine about what the experience of dying was like, and the mental challenges of emotional trauma.  Find out how you can help with his mission and how he has dealt with the kind of very serious trauma that he has faced.

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Other episodes of our podcast that you might be interested in are Mark’s interview with Nathan Fletcher on helping veterans with PTSD and the episode with Greg Amundson on spirituality and fitness.

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