Responder Resilience

Episodes (Audio)

August 03, 2022

Paramedics Don't Sleep....They Wait | S2 E31

Award-winning paramedic and educator Nick Paproski talks with David about a vital and elusive commodity: SLEEP.

Resilience Tools EMS Sleep

July 20, 2022

Resiliency in Action, A Leader’s Journey | S2 E29

Pete Elste shares his story of addiction, restructuring his path to recovery, and staying grounded. A resilient leader who has proven that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, Pete is an inspiration for his peers and anyone struggling with addiction who is looking for a resilient role model.

Resilience Tools Law Enforcement Addiction And Recovery

July 10, 2022

How EMDR Works: What You Should Know | S2 E27

First Responder therapists Dr. Stacy Raymond and Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW will be talking about EMDR, a powerfully effective way to take the charge out of stressful memories and reprocess them.

Ptsd And Emdr Resilience Tools Mental Health And Therapy

July 02, 2022

Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma | S2 E26

Every day, thousands of police officers put themselves at risk to keep others safe. Sgt. Michael Sugrue was one of them. He has been on the front lines of the battle against duty induced trauma since he responded to a fatal officer involved shooting that instantly changed his whole world. Watch to hear Michael's story, and to learn about his book RELENTLESS COURAGE: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma.

Ptsd And Emdr Resilience Tools Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement

June 08, 2022

“Living Blue”-Writing The LEO’s Guide to Resilience and Mental Health | S2 E23

In this episode, we discuss Police Wellness and Resilience, and the soon to be released book "Living Blue" being written by Barbara Rubel and Jason M. Palamara.

Peer Support Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout Retirement And Transitioning Law Enforcement Nypd

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

May 04, 2022

Bulletproof Spirit—Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

We speak with Dan Willis, a retired police Captain who is an expert on the proven benefits of serving with your heart and acting with compassion in the face of job-related trauma and stress. Dan is a highly regarded expert on the subject of emotional survival and improving spiritual wellness for law enforcement and first responders. HIs award-winning book "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart," is required reading at the FBI National Academy and is an essential resource for first responders to protect and heal mind and heart, and maintain spiritual wellness.

Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout Spirituality Law Enforcement

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

April 13, 2022

The Spiritual Side of First Responders and Military

In this mini-documentary episode hosted by Dr. Stacy Raymond, we will take a closer look at first responder and military spirituality. Everyone has their own concept of what it means and that's what makes this topic so interesting.

Military Resilience Tools Spirituality

April 07, 2022

2NDGO: Creating Community and Purpose for Veterans and Responders

On this episode, we’ll be speaking with Nick Nunnally, USCG (ret), City of Danbury Firefighter and Plank Owner of 2NDGO.org Nick will be talking about transitioning from one purpose to another and creating a community that lasts after your career is over.

Military Resilience Tools Retirement And Transitioning

March 02, 2022

Real Stories: Healing PTSD with EMDR

On this episode of Responder Resilience we hear from a veteran, firefighters, paramedics, police officers and dispatcher who have used EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to overcome traumatic stress.

Ptsd And Emdr Resilience Tools

February 16, 2022

Family Matters: First Responding to Your Marriage

Family Matters: First Responding to Your Marriage, and Challenges of Firefighter Relationships, with Anne and Captain Mike Gagliano of Seattle Fire Department (Ret.)

Resilience Tools Relationships And Marriage Retirement And Transitioning Spirituality

February 09, 2022

Finding The Right Therapist, When Your Comfort Zone Is Chaos

With Deputy Fire Chief / Paramedic Bernie Meehan Jr., a true icon of emergency services in Connecticut, about Peer Support and Finding an Appropriate Clinician in the “New” Emergency Services.

Ptsd And Emdr Peer Support Resilience Tools Mental Health And Therapy CISD Fairfield County Trauma Response Team Sandy Hook Shooting Stress And Burnout

January 26, 2022

StandFast Alliance: Empowering Our First Responders

Guest, Eve Bucca, Executive Director, FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief, HeartMath Coach and Trainer

Heartmath Fdny 9/11 Military K9 And Equine Therapy Resilience Tools