Training Menu

We have developed training on various topics related to mental, physical and emotional well-being for first responders and their families. We can customize training to meet the needs of your department, agency or team. 

1 Degree of Difference 

In this training participants learn the science of behavior change and how small changes lead to big results. After spending close to a decade in human behavior coaching, Lacy has built a “group coaching” session…like architects designing a house, each participant designs their own behavior plan.  (2 hours)

2

Family Tactics

In this open discussion we explore strategies to improve health and communication in first responder families. Topics include; 5 Love Languages, Cognitive Distortions, Asking Great Questions!, the Male & Female Brain, and Gratitude.  

3

Flow

the state of optimal performance…when you are so immersed in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. Flow activities are everywhere if you know what you are looking for! In this training we discover what it takes to get there and how flow can aid in your recovery (45 minutes)

4

Roll & Recover 

In this hands-on training participants will take away strategies for self-myofascial and trigger point release  which has been proven to improve circulation and mobility while reducing pain. (60 minutes)

5

Mindfulness 

 Mindfulness is an evidence-based skill that improves health, productivity and performance in all areas of life.  In this training we explore what mindfulness is, why it can be a life-saving skill for first responders and ways to practice. (90 minutes)

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Nutrition Survival Strategies 

WE are not going to talk about what to eat, rather how and why we eat. Learn skills to slow down, enjoy your food and lose weight. Most of us eat too fast and too much! (45 minutes)  

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Posture & Your Health 

Learn how your posture impacts your mood and how sitting all day changes your posture. In this training we explore simple strategies to offset the impact of sitting in cars and at our computers and phones.  (45 minutes)

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Sleep Optimization 

Participants learn the common pitfalls from shift-work, signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders, and strategies to improve quality & quantity of sleep. (60 minutes)

9

Self-Compassion 

First responders are often highly compassionate toward others, yet very hard on themselves (Type-A/Perfectionists, anyone?). Your worst, and least helpful critic, is often in your own mind. Learn from the research of Kristen Neff, Ph.D. and social scientist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. ways to detect and quiet negative self-talk that can hinder progress.

10

Stress Response System 

Through a live biofeedback demonstration and engaging content learn how your physiology is impacted by our “threat” response.  Learn to take control of your own nervous system with simple strategies and what an impact it can make! (90 minutes)

11

Tribe 

Sebastian Yunger states  “the real an ancient meaning of tribe is the community that you live in that you share resources with that you would risk your life to defend.” First responders are one of the last professions that face high levels of risk and would go to great lengths to defend our tribe. Explore how you can strengthen your culture to maintain the strength of your packs!   

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Yoga

The practice of yoga, which has been around for thousands of years is rooted in the skills of mindfulness and breathing techniques. The physical practice  builds strength, balance, mobility and confidence. Learn how you can incorporate yoga into your department or life.