Putting your hand up and asking for help takes incredible COURAGE.
DO YOU EVER:
Feel angry, irritable, confused, or worried and not sure why?
Drink a little more just to take the edge off?
Feel run down or exhausted all the time?
Have difficulty unwinding from work?
Avoid social activities that you used to actually enjoy?
Lose too much time to t.v., online, other mindless distractions?
Question yourself or your decision making at work, on the job, or at home?
Feel deeply committed to doing your best, whether it’s your mission in public service,
or to serve your family or your organization?
Stress and Trauma find us, whether we want them to or not. Life is unpredictable and challenges come our way – whether it’s a death or illness of a loved one, a family situation, a chronically stressful work situation, relationship conflict, stuff we’ve buried from the past, you name it. There are specific skills we can learn to help deal with what we’ve been through, what we’re going through, or to even buffer ourselves against what may happen in the future.
Here is How WE can Help
TRAINING AND CONSULTATION
For First Responders- More first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty. The risk for suicide, PTSD, substance use and divorce is vastly higher for public safety personnel. It doesn’t have to be this way. I offer an 8 week Resilience Class for first responders to learn practical, effective strategies to reduce stress, feel more in control and prevent the job from taking a physical & emotional toll. Classes are routinely offered in departments or in an online format. I am available to do trainings and workshops for departments, offer resilience skills individually and in groups and am working with the Minnesota Fire Initiative to create a more comprehensive system of care for firefighters statewide.
For Organizations- Stress-related disorders are estimated to cause half of all work absences. Work- related stress can also lead to higher rates of accidents, employee turnover and presenteeism. Job Stress carries a price tag for U.S. industry estimated at over $300 billion annually. Happy employees armed with effective preventative stress-reduction strategies enhances job performance & satisfaction, saving organizations money in the long run and creating a positive work environment. Stress Management Classes, Coaching Groups are available.
Blue Peak Provides individual therapy and group support for first responders who are dealing with a variety of challenges including: Traumatic Memories/Anxiety/Depression/Relationship Issues/Insomnia/Anger Management/Stress & Overwhelm/Chronic Health Concerns
Interested in Working with Us? – CLICK HERE
PAR360 is an online resilience program offering firefighters and leaders in the fire service, and their families, resilience training and consultation to all members in that department.
Learn more about PAR360 program HERE