Protecting those that protect us.
First responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) clinicians, and public safety tele-communicators, are crucial to ensuring public health and safety.
Occupational stress in first responders is associated with increased risk of mental health issues, including hopelessness, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, as well as suicidal behaviors such as suicidal ideation (thinking about or planning suicide) and attempts.
Giving first responders the tools to protect themselves from the debilitating effects of occupational stress, is critical to their wellbeing and we can help.
Repeated exposure to life-threatening and potentially traumatic situations, working with survivors and their families, and the frequent recovery of the dead and injured may overwhelm the individuals’ capability to adapt and cope, resulting in high levels of stress. This elevated stress level may lead to mental and physical changes, such as emotional exhaustion, irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, problems with interpersonal relationships (Mahoney, 1997; Thoreson, Miller, & Krauskopf, 1989).
We've been using post-incident interventions such as employee assistance programs with talk therapy and mental health awareness campaigns, for years, but the problems resulting from stress and burnout, are still increasing.
It is time for a different approach and prevention mindset.
Check out our results video below.
Job stress is the source of more health complaints than financial or family problems. We specialize in tools to help individuals repair and recover from stress BEFORE the load becomes unbearable.
Do you know which members of your team are at risk for stress-related illness and breakdown? Our on-line assessment allows individuals to evaluate their stress load in total privacy.
We use evidence-based scientifically researched tools to give individuals and teams the necessary skills to shift out of flight-fight mode, reduce energy drains and reset from stressful events in real time.
Post assessment evaluations show measurable growth and return on investment. Stress reduction begins in week one in just minutes a day.
"Being a Medic had been a wonderful job, but after a few years I found myself, always in fight or flight mode. My anxiety was sky high; I wasn’t sleeping. My eating patterns were out of sync. But working with Barb allowed me calm down. It reduced my anxiety and stress level, I was able to sleep again, and it also made me much more resilient to the possible stressful situations at work." Melissa C. Medic