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Podcast Episode #66: Mind/Body Health for Caregivers and First Responders

Caregivers and first responders absorb the emotional pain of those they help and serve during suffering and crisis. This absorbed pain negatively affects their minds and bodies, as well as their relationships, in ways which can be addressed and resolved. Healing is possible for caregivers and first responders willing to [...]

By | February 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #65: Creating and Sustaining Loving Relationships; Some Key Issues and Behavior Patterns

It is possible to create a loving relationship which lasts through good times and bad.  Individuals can develop an awareness of the troubling issues and behavior patterns which they bring to their relationships, often from their past history of stress and trauma.  Unresolved painful experiences can lead to triggering, reenactment, [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #64: Creating and Sustaining Loving Relationships, Even Through Trauma and Hard Times

What does it take to create and sustain a loving relationship through good times and bad? What "basics" need to be in place and can they be learned? Couples can protect their relationships from life stresses - job, financial, health, accidents or other crises - and  the personal stresses and [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #63: Preserving First Responders’ Resilience, Health and Relationships

First responders serve in challenging situations which can trigger painful emotions and memories from their own histories of trauma. To be an effective first responder requires a measure of hardiness in adversity. But being a "tough guy" can get in the way of expressing and resolving the buildup of negative [...]

By | February 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #62: The Traumatic Burdens of First Responders: Emotions, Triggering and Reenactment

First responders serve in stressful, sometimes traumatic situations which can impose heavy emotional burdens on themselves and their relationships. In addition, first responders usually have their own histories of pain and trauma which can be triggered by present-day, on-the-job experiences. By reacting in old, defensive or destructive patterns, first responders [...]

By | February 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #61: The Traumatic Burdens of First Responders: Effects on Individuals and Their Relationships

First responders serve in stressful, sometimes overwhelming situations which can impose heavy emotional burdens on themselves and their relationships. The first responder culture has tended to stigmatize the need for acknowledging these painful emotions and releasing them. First responders may feel that they must stay in control at all times [...]

By | February 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #60: First Responders and Caregivers: How to Stay Resilient in Your Unique Calling

First responders and caregivers serve others in stressful, sometimes overwhelming situations. To preserve themselves, these empathic professionals need to become aware of the emotional burdens of their work and release them. Through transparency and genuineness with themselves and with the support of their teammates, caregivers and first responders can use [...]

By | January 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #59: Honoring and Expressing Grief; and the Effects of Grief on Caregivers

Death is an emotionally devastating event. To grieve is a natural response, and can bring healing and growth into our lives. We must allow ourselves to grieve, without denial, but also without becoming incompacitated and losing interest in life. It's also essential that we express our grief from ambiguous losses, [...]

By | January 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #58: Honoring and Expressing Our Grief; with Special Guest Mimi Amaral

The death of a loved one and other significant losses are emotionally devastating events. To grieve is a natural response, and can bring healing and growth into our lives. Traditions, old and new, can bring honor and respect to this most human condition. We must allow ourselves to grieve, to [...]

By | January 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #57: Holding on to Hope: Understanding Real, Practical Hope from a Personal Perspective; Part 3

Hope is essential for resilience. Maintaining nurturing relationships with others who have been through difficult times helps us hold on to hope when we're living with uncertainty. Empathetic people we trust can help us gain perspective on our attitudes, behaviors, and situations. They can help us understand what we can [...]

By | December 23rd, 2019|0 Comments