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42. Healing Through Service: Practical Tips to Upgrade Your Mental Health with Sgt. Aaron Quinonez

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Release Date: 10/19/2021

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What do the Bible and medical journals have in common? 

Welcome back to Warriors Unmasked! We promise that the question above is not the opening to a bad joke. But it is something our guest today has researched extensively, and the answer? It’s more than you think. Today we sit down and talk with Sgt. Aaron Quinonez, or Sgt. Q, about his journey of heartbreak and hopelessness that by the grace of God he was able to face head-on and overcome his trauma. 

From growing up on a marijuana farm in northern California to enlisting in the Marines Sgt. Q has endured some unique hardships that not many can say they’ve experienced. He talks about what it was like coming home after his service and how he struggled with major PTSD to the point of homelessness and attempted suicide. 

But the story doesn’t end there, in a life-changing moment Aaron was able to see that, just maybe, there was more to life than what he had experienced. It’s been said that the Bible and science are at odds but through his journey of healing Sgt. Q has found the parallels between medical journals and scripture. Listen in as he talks about the science of trauma and how the bible has been giving us the answers to healing for generations. You’ll learn all about Sgt. Q’s process to overcoming trauma, how he found healing through serving others, and why no matter what you’ve been through you can find the silver lining. 

Join us for this powerful conversation and learn how you can start overcoming trauma in your own life, today. This episode will leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and a little more hopeful for the future so hit play and let Sgt. Q show the way to healing. 

To check out the resources we talked about today look into the links below!

Always in your corner, 

Chuck and Clint

More Of What’s Inside:

  • Growing up in a family that farms pot
  • The slingshot principle 
  • What you can do to use your hardship for good
  • How you can practically find the silver lining
  • Refocusing on what’s valuable 
  • How your subconscious filters your thoughts
  • The importance of challenging your beliefs
  • Life after the military
  • Taking back control of his mental health
  • The moment that changed his life for good
  • Creating a program to help with trauma
  • And much more!

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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 - What we cover today 
  • 1:42 - Introducing Sgt. Aaron Quinonez
  • 7:55 - Why your hardship is holding you back
  • 13:06 - Choosing to join the military
  • 18:11 - How hardship prepared Sgt. Q for the Marines
  • 23:11 - A look into the brain and subconscious
  • 27:56 - The moment Aaron started to turnaround
  • 32:58 - Attending church and applying science
  • 37:43 - Creating a program for vets and civilians
  • 42:43 - A look into Aaron’s upcoming app
  • 47:34 - Aaron’s advice for you 
  • 52:21 - Closing thoughts