It’s no secret that stress is a part of being in law enforcement. In fact, that’s a major understatement.
Having the job of first responder, the day to day grind, and the life or death situations that we are put into has a very real mental, physical, and spiritual impact.
Although we are typically resilient people and become pretty practiced at living with stress early on in our career, as time goes on the stress accumulates and being able to manage these effects become more difficult.
Unfortunately, there is a pervasive belief in our culture that when you are sworn in, it is a given that being damaged by stress and trauma is just a part of the job.
When in reality, you can serve and do your duty with pride without carrying the negative impacts with you.
You don’t have to become a statistic with a presumptive expectation of being at higher risk for:
- Alcohol abuse
- Cardiovascular disease
At the very least, the ongoing influence of stress results in a decrease in our resilience, a decrease in our ability to handle the next thing that comes our way.
Contrary to popular thought, we have a choice.
While we might undoubtedly be changed by the experiences that are a part of working in law enforcement, we have a choice in how we choose to respond to these experiences. We do not have to become a victim harmed by the effects of stress and trauma. We can learn to be more resilient and better manage how we process these experiences.
What we are learning through neuro-science, neuroplascity, and bioplascity is we can have input and control over how our brain and body responds to stress.
Imagine what it would be like to take your power back and be happy and proud as a law enforcement officer – without the negative fallout of the job.
When working with me in a customized one-on-one coaching program, you will learn valuable techniques to manage stress in the moment, build your resilience to better handle stressors coming your way, and mitigate the effects of stress you have already experienced.
Additionally, the techniques I share can help to process and release the effects of post-traumatic stress in a healthy and confidential way – without having to talk about or relive the experiences you’ve had.
I have been involved in law enforcement long enough to know that anything that sounds like counseling or therapy typically makes us turn and walk the other way.
So, you should be relieved to know I am neither a counselor nor a therapist in the traditional sense. I am a coach with specialized training in stress and trauma, who works with people to discover their own resources and answers to overcome difficulties or reach a goal.
I teach you techniques that will allow you to be able to control your emotional responses in situations that may have previously elicited a stressful trigger.
I also know how we like to keep things close to our chest…which is sometimes part of the problem…and I do not believe talking, talking, talking about a problem is necessarily the only answer.
And the best part is that with the modalities I use, I do not need to know your whole story. I can help you get something off your chest without you needing to show your cards.
Of course, I wouldn’t expect you to buy a car without a test drive.
Or even a new pair of shoes without trying them on for that matter. If you’re interested in hearing more about how we could work together then the next step is to schedule a free, confidential phone session to see if we’d be a good fit.