People whose jobs put them in the line of danger, tragedy, stress and conflict often experience trauma, which can jeopardize their physical and mental health. We offer a six-day trauma workshop for first responders including police officers, 911 dispatchers, firefighters, deputy sheriffs and military. Developed and led by clinicians trained in treating trauma, this program helps first responders address the taxing, sometimes paralyzing impact of being in danger or witnessing others in danger and teaches them healthy coping skills to deal with these situations going forward.
First responders commonly suffer from PTSD and what is known as post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI). Post-traumatic stress injury may include several distressing symptoms such as:
With the guidance of our trauma treatment team, first responders begin to address the underlying experiences and reactions that fuel these symptoms. By engaging in traditional and alternative therapeutic approaches, they learn how to honor their difficult experiences, apply healthy coping skills in the face of stress, and develop resiliency and overall well-being.
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