Police, Military and Emergency Service careers are among the most stressful and high-pressure jobs there are. These professionals will see more trauma, violence and human devastation in one shift than most people will see in a lifetime. This has a profound effect on their mental health and emotional well-being.
Police, Military and First Responder PTSD and Critical Stress Trauma is at an all-time high.
This is due to many contributing factors such as:
• The rise of violent crime
• The lack of respect shown for many of these emergency service workers
• The increase of Military involvement in overseas conflicts
• The prevalence of illegal drug activity and its violent effects on offenders
• The upsurge of physical violence towards these professionals
• Rising institutional pressures due to more media scrutiny
• The escalation of urban guerrilla warfare in the past 15 years
• The advent of social media, allowing the rise of movements actively attacking Police, Military and First Responders and their actions.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by what you’ve experienced on duty? Do you ever feel like the world around you is closing in, and you can’t unwind? Do you ever have angry outbursts at those around you, or maybe you have become quiet and withdrawn? Do you ever feel like everyone else is OK while you feel like you’re losing it? We often don’t even realize that we are suffering from stress because as Police, Military and First Responders we are constantly in a state of hyper-vigilance and awareness and it just seems “normal.” Many people involved in critical incidents can also suffer Critical Incident Stress Trauma and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for many years and not even realize. This can have a devastating effect on the individual, their family, their team and the organization.
The stress and pressure experienced by our Police Officers, Soldiers and First Responders is evidenced in the prevalence of suicide within these communities; and the well-above-average instances of workplace leave due to stress-related conditions. PTSD, Critical Incident Stress and depression are an injury incurred due to trauma and violence the professional has experienced. This can be in the form of one specific incident or an accumulation of many seemingly less traumatic events. Human beings are not built to withstand these types of encounters day in and day out. It will affect you.
The trainers at The Strong Life Project are experts in the field of stress management because they have lived through the worst and come out the other side.
Shaun O’Gorman tells his incredible story to remove the stigma surrounding stress and PTSD and to help other Police, Military, and First Responders prepare themselves for what they will experience in their careers and help inoculate them against the effects of their jobs.
During this workshop, participants will learn:
• The early indicators that someone is suffering from incident stress or PTSD
• How to identify the real causes of the stress
• How to overcome the feelings of weakness associated with getting assistance
• Positive strategies to deal with the physical and mental effects on our health
• How to reduce and cope with the stress in our lives
• What is the difference between “good stress” and “bad stress.”
• What we should do if we suspect another person may be having problems
• Where to go for help if you feel you need some support
• What is PTSD and how to deal with it
• What is Critical Incident Stress Trauma and how to inoculate against it
This unique workshop does not simply present theoretical ideas with no application to the field; it relies on real-world events and tactics that will have a powerful impact on the participants.
We can uniquely tailor each package to the client’s requirements and location. At The Strong Life Project, our purpose is to “help people and make a difference” by delivering practical, real-world strategies to deal with stress and by helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.
When we proactively deal with our mental health, like we do our physical health, we create more productive, effective and successful Police, Military and First Responders.
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