Responder Resilience

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November 02, 2022

PTSD911: Documentary Film About Responder PTSD | S2 E44

Conrad Weaver, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Podcast Host, Producer and Director of PTSD911

9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout

October 19, 2022

Motivational Check: From Hostage Negotiator to Cancer Warrior | S2 E42

What does the phrase “Motivational Check” mean? Former LEO Terry Tucker has reinvented himself frequently over his professional career. He was an officer and SWAT Hostage Negotiator with the Cincinnati Police Department.

Resilience Tools Law Enforcement Toxic Exposures And Cancer

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

September 21, 2022

CopShock: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Stress | S2 E38

In this episode, we’ll be speaking with trauma expert and author of the book CopShock, Allen Kates, about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how to survive it by employing resiliency techniques.

Peer Support Resilience Tools Mental Health And Therapy Law Enforcement

September 14, 2022

Mental Fitness for First Responders and Military | S2 E37

Can we exercise the mind to build mental fitness? Yes, says performance expert Erik Leslie from Modern Mindfulness. Erik has trained professionals in the world’s toughest careers (first responders, Special Forces and Apache Pilots) with simple ways to become present in high-stress situations.

Military Resilience Tools Stress And Burnout

August 24, 2022

Last Responder: Matters of Life And Death | S2 E34

Katharine Pope is a renowned Forensic Investigator and Crime Scene Specialist, whose resilient career and path through PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder is remarkable. Pope shares how she was able to overcome betrayal trauma, burnout and alcohol use to ultimately continue her forensics career working on the missing and unidentified persons crisis.

Resilience Tools Addiction And Recovery Forensic And Death Investigation

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