Responder Resilience

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November 09, 2022

Shatterproof: A Journey of Courage, Inspiration and Hope | S2 E45

Patrick Fitzgibbons is a retired Police Commander who discusses the struggles he experienced, and provides advice, inspiration, and hope for overcoming mental health issues, through his role as National Outreach Liaison for the Shatterproof Program for First Responders.

Stress And Burnout Law Enforcement Addiction And Recovery

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 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 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 17, 2022

The Reality of PTSD When Children Die S2 | E33

Throughout his 46 year career as a Fire Captain and Investigator, Patrick Wills had seen more than his share of trauma and death, but it wasn’t until he responded to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of three young sisters that he unknowingly descended into total PTSD.

Ptsd And Emdr Mental Health And Therapy Stress And Burnout Fire/Arson Investigation

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 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

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-CISM Fairfield County Trauma Response Team Sandy Hook Shooting Stress And Burnout

February 02, 2022

About Animal Control Officers: Welcome to the Jungle

Guest, Ray Connors, Retired Chief, State of Connecticut Animal Control Unit

Stress And Burnout Animal Control And Hoarding

January 19, 2022

Dispatch - First On Scene, The Forgotten Responders

911 Emergency Dispatcher Craig Tinneny and 31 year veteran Senior Operator Catharine DVileskis

9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Ptsd And Emdr Peer Support Stress And Burnout