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If you are, or ever have been a first responder, you know that reactive care to traumatic events (i.e. therapists, EAP and CISM) is not always 100% effective when dealing with the situations you see every day, many of which are not considered critical. Make no mistake, the cumulative stress of dealing with the issues first responders face is taking its toll more than we understand. What many of us are good at is compartmentalizing our emotions so that we can finish the job. Unfortunately, this will follow us home, and it’s totally unconscious, which makes it difficult to separate feelings from work and home, and eventually from everything else.

This presentation will dive into the neuroscience and cognitive behavior behind the stress that not only makes us great at what we do, but which also creates its own set of challenges. In this presentation, we will provide education, awareness, and skills that are vital to our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. We aim to have every attendee leave our training with new tools and techniques that will not only enhance professional performance but may even save their life.

Susan Farren
Founder - First Responders Resiliency Inc.
Susan Farren is the founder of First Responders Resiliency Inc. A graduate of the Stanford paramedic program, she has served in both the private and public sectors as a Paramedic, Operations Manager, Peer Counselor, Clinical Manager, EMS Educator and Consultant.