You as a First Responder are stressed.
And why wouldn’t you be?
Being a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or other emergency service professional can be both rewarding and challenging. From putting yourself on the front line of potentially life-threatening situations, to being repeatedly exposed to trauma and the hardships of others, it’s no wonder that 85% of First Responders have shown symptoms of mental health conditions. Depression and PTSD are 5 times more prevalent in First Responders than in the general population.1
The mental toll of your profession is further compounded by the need to appear brave, strong, and resilient, which often prevents First Responders from seeking help. 57% of First Responders fear negative repercussions at work if they seek mental health support.
The stress of being a First Responder can impact you both professionally and personally in the form of compassion fatigue, burnout, substance abuse, strained personal relationships, and suicidal ideation.
The good news is that research has proven Mindfulness is an effective tool to help First Responders cope with stress, cultivate resilience and increase job satisfaction. In fact, 9 out of 10 First Responders report that Mindfulness helps them manage stress, resolve conflict, and improve their focus.2
This workshop, custom-designed for First Responders, offers easy-to-implement evidence-based practices, tools, and exercises from the fields of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion to reduce stress and increase resilience.
Throughout the workshop, participants will deepen self-awareness and discover effective strategies for self-care through experiential practices and group discussions.
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