Because First Responders repeatedly face highly charged emotional situations, they are predisposed to PTSD, which can lead to misdiagnosis, misjudgment, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and mistakes.
We serve those who experience work-related PTSD: police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, EMTs, veterinarians, social workers, and teachers. To perform at their best, first responders require coping skills to deal with repetitive on-the-job trauma.
As a 501(3)(c) non-profit, we teach:
• Mindfulness to maintain composure and clarity on the front lines.
• Resilience to release past experiences to be fully prepared for the next event.
Our focus is to help those who have been traumatized while helping others. "Compassion Fatigue,” also known as Secondary PTSD, happens when a person in a helping profession repeatedly witnesses pain and suffering and is responsible for relieving it.
* Compassion Fatigue the natural consequence of stress resulting from caring for and helping relieve trauma and/or suffering.
* A state where the person who is helping relieve trauma becomes preoccupied with those in pain, re-experiencing their traumatic events and develops symptoms of avoidance, numbing, and/or persistent anxiety.