The #ArmorUp Training Series – #changethenarrative
Emotional Body Armor for First Responders
By Sean Riley
Is an intensive customized workshop identifying those issues that manifest while working on the front lines of a demanding career that can lead to many issues regarding (but not limited to) trauma, relationships, finances, mental health and substance abuse matters that can result in the loss of relationships, jobs and eventually their life.
The workshops are designed for all first responders and their family members if they choose and to provide them with the tools to help individuals being held back both personally and professionally by the bonds of addictive behaviors, co-dependency, family systems or trauma in any form. Participants will examine those barriers and experiences that influence the capacity for a happy, healthy life and career. The intensive workshop experience will reveal how painful life and job experiences are and that they can hamper the growth of individuals and block the ability to be authentic in relationships with self and others.
While there is a stigma associated with reaching out for help or reaching out for help for others within the profession, the intensive workshops are designed to overcome these barriers. The intensive workshops are also designed to empower first responders to look within and confront issues (both on and off the job) such as trauma, co-dependent relationships, setting healthy boundaries, using tools to increase self esteem, to understanding and effectively experience all emotions and creating a tactical personal self-care plan to be successful in their personal and professional lives
Target Audience: Emotional Body Armor for First Responders “Breaking Free from the Stigma and Bonds of the Badge” was designed specifically for public safety employees and their family members nationwide
For more information email Sean Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catching Hell – Real People. Real Events. Real Truth.
By Jay Dobyns
Presented from the perspective of 27 years in public service as an undercover federal agent, those experiences translate to all in the business – Police, Probation, Parole, Corrections, Prosecutors, Fire and EMS.
This is not not a re-hashing of glory stories or an endless stream of case studies. Real-time, real-world problems are confronted offering practical and innovative solutions to overcome them.
Never before in our history has it been more difficult to be a 1st Responder. The mental and emotional side effects of serving as the public’s protector have resulted in disturbing consequences for some of our brothers and sisters.
The demands of the profession can cause some to slip or fall. During Catching Hell we get personal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide and other emotional/abuse conditions have become rampant.
We don’t shy away from these topics but rather, confront them head-on and when needed, make available solutions to eliminate those demons from the lives of those who protect us.
For inquiries on bringing the Catching Hell program to your department or for other questions, comments or details use: email@example.com
First In – The Life and Times of one of Americas Most Recognized First Responders
By Chris Fields
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
Chris served over 31 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, promoting through the ranks he retired as a Major in 2017. Chris was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 when he was cradling the body of 1yr old Baylee Almon. Chris discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. Routinely placing others before himself and representing the greater good in all of us. Chris tells a story of his life, his 31 years of public service and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his life and his family, he suffered in silence for many years. Now he shares how he took control and his journey out of the suffering in hopes of helping other 1st responders avoid the failure, the pitfalls and to reach out.
“I was shocked when I reached out, how many people were reaching back”
For more information contact Chris Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org