Improving the Mental Health and Well Being of our Fire Services Personnel
A PRESNTATION FOCUSED ON IMPROVING MENTAL WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE STRATEGIES.
OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY …
The pandemic has brought unprecedented levels of chronics stress, along with feelings of grief and fear for many individuals. No one is immune! You may feel fear for your own health and that of your family, worry about the economy, re-entry into the workforce after working from home and worry about what the future holds. Yet – from adversity comes resilience. These challenges can actually strengthen our will, our confidence, and our ability to conquer this “new normal.
DO YOU FEEL …
- Disconnected from others?
ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH …
- Your mental health?
- Fear & Anxiety?
- Loss & Grief?
YOU WILL LEARN …
- • Stress vs Burnout.
- Nervous vs Anxiety.
- Sadness vs Depression.
- PTSD & Moral Injury
- Trauma-Informed Resilience Factors for Whole Health Wellness
- Skills based and adversity based resilience
- How to create a wellness plan for your areas of resilience
- Post-COVID Stress Disorder, Pandemic Trauma, and Stress Experience
- The abundant responses and psychological consequences of theCOVID-19 pandemic.
BEHIND THE MASK CAN HELP …
We offer two comprehensive resilience building strategy sessions to choose from
3 Hour Workshop:
You will be an active participant in our skill-building presentation and receive the accompanying workbook complete with individual screening assessments and exercises to build resiliency.
6 Hour Workshop:
Includes all of the above plus a “groupdebriefing” – a protocol-based intervention that allows for the mutual sharing of experiences and emotions, identifying stress reactions and symptoms and which fosters an overall connection with otherssharing similar experiences.
Joddie Walker, MSc, RP, CTRS-Clinical, CTTS, Certified Trauma Specialist.
Joddie Walker holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from the National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children.
She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate. Joddie has over 30 years of experience that includes treatment of first responders, children/youth, and civilians who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stressdisorder, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. She also responded to the New York City terror attack, 9/11. In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she has facilitated the development of programs and trainings throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, secondary traumatic stress and how to support the non-offending parent in child abuse investigations. Joddie has conducted interventions for hundreds of Front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.