Responder Resilience

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November 16, 2022

US Police & Fire Championships-Olympics Style Events for 1st Responders | S2 E46

In this episode, we speak with Edmund Russell, Executive Director, and Jim King, Vice President of the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF). about the United States Police & Fire Championships, an Olympic-style competition with athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country.

Exercise, Yoga, Reiki

October 12, 2022

The Connection Between Pain and Trauma | S2 E41

Is there a connection between pain and trauma? Many responders are struggling with some kind of emotional pain, substance abuse, depression, trauma and even suicidal ideation. Guest, Gabriel Shaw, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor

Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout Exercise, Yoga, Reiki

July 15, 2022

Firefighters—Get Fit, Stay Fit! | S2 E28

In this episode, Bonnie and David interview Sara Beckert, National Fire Academy Instructor and founder of First Response Health and Wellness. Firefighters and other responders are constantly at risk for long term injury, and they suffer a higher rate of workplace injury than most US workers. First Response Health and Wellness offers a range of health and wellness programs suited for all first responders with a specific focus on firefighters.

Exercise, Yoga, Reiki

May 25, 2022

Energy Healing: Alternative Stress Relief for First Responders | S2 E21

What is Reiki and Shamanic Healing, and how can it benefit first responders? This episode features an interview with energy practitioners Akilah Barr and Deana Pacqua speaking about Reiki, Shamanic Healing and other Alternative Healing Modalities for First Responders. We discuss how energy work is becoming a more common practice for first responders and how their work can be enhanced by energy healing.

Resilience Tools Exercise, Yoga, Reiki

April 27, 2022

Yoga for Responders: Powerful Tools for Stress Relief

In this episode, we speak with yoga instructors Wendy Boscia and Steve Zagami. Wendy comes from a family of responders, including her dad and brothers, and Steve is a retired U.S.M.C. Sgt., and FDNY Firefighter.

Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout Exercise, Yoga, Reiki