Meditation and Mindfulness Classes for First Responders
Starting again October 9th
As First Responders, you play an important role in our communities, and society often looks to you during some of the worst life situations. You see and deal with things that most people will never truly comprehend.
Studies demonstrate that First Responders suffer mental health disorders over four times more than the general population, with symptoms accumulating and increasing with years of service and more exposure to traumatic events.
The pressure to handle every situation combined with what you actually experience can take it toll on all aspects of life.
Some of the symptoms you may experience may include (but not limited to):
- Stress and anxiety
- Inability to sleep
- Flashback and nightmares
- Disconnecting from family and friends
- Feeling isolated and alone
- Numb and emotionally unavailable
- Random moments of crying
Symptoms accumulate. At first it might be occasionally, and you might even recognize it as stress or a charged emotion. When it becomes a more common experience it become the new baseline for your sense of self. Your new normal. When this happens there is a danger of identifying with this new baseline and think that everything is ok, meanwhile, deep inside the pressure is building.
The boiling frog metaphor: If you put a frog directly into boiling water it will jump out. If you put it into temped water and very slowly raise the temperature, it will not notice and will eventually be boiled alive.
It is similar with our mental and emotional state. Try to ignore or suppress your emotions and feelings and before your know it, you will be boiling.
The things you've experienced can't be changed... How you react to what you've experienced, this can be changed!
These classes are specifically for First Responders. Police, Firefighters, Paramedic, Military and Emergency Personnel.
It is not open to the general public.
The purpose for these classes is to create a space for inner growth, learning and connection, so you can do what you do better while not suffering because of it.
- Learn effective tools to overcome stress and anxiety, overwhelm, PTSD and depression.
- Create deeper connection in your team as well as personal relationships with family and friends.
- Increase emotional resilience.
- Improve the quality of your sleep.
- Cultivate deeper self awareness.
- Learn to navigate the landscapes of your mind.
The next series of classes starts October 9th
5 weeks - Oct 9 - Nov 6
When: Tuesday mornings, 9:00 - 10:00am
Where: The Yoga Root
106 – 850 Harbourside Drive
Cost: $15 + GST
*First class is free
(If you've not attended a class previously, including previous series, use the coupon code "FIRSTCLASS" on check out to register for free)
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