Training for First Responders Presented by Rally Point Defense, L.L.C.
What is this class about?
Understanding and improving mental health, emotional wellness, and building resiliency for First Responders and Civil Servants.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES and GOALS:
The cost of short and long term trauma on First Responders and Civil Servants.
How our brain interprets stress.
How stress affects our body.
Negative thoughts created by the stress of the job.
Why our job changes us.
Negative thoughts reinforce Negative habits and Negative Behavior.
Tools and Techniques to rewire our brain.
Family impact and support.
Women in our profession and their perspective.
Yoga/Meditation/Breath Work/and Sleep Routines for wellness.
The role of counselling, and breaking the “stigma” of getting help.
Who should attend this class? To include, but not limited to: Police, Fire, EMT, 911 Dispatch, DHS Employees, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Medical Staff, Intermediate School District Educators, etc. All family members of the above mentioned groups are strongly encouraged to attend.
How is this class different from other Emotional Wellness training classes?
There are a countless number of emotional awareness training courses available for civil servants and First Responders to attend. However, many First Responders leave these classes feeling incomplete with no prescribed tools to begin their transformation. The instructors in this class will provide firsthand experience with tools and research that will help you rebuild your resiliency and show you how to apply these tools to your everyday social interactions. The instructors will break down key components you can practice to help rewire your negative thought circuits in your brain to create positive thoughts, behaviors, and habits.
The instructors of this class are police officers themselves and have spent several hundred hours speaking with other law enforcement, medical, fire, and emergency personnel. Through hours of conversation and research, the instructors discovered that all members in the First Responder Community experience similar symptoms of cumulative stress over the course of their unique careers as civil servants.
As First Responders and civil servants, we become well educated on the front end of our careers with how to mentally prepare for performance and overcome adversity, known as the “The Warrior Mindset”. But as years pass, negative work experiences compile, personal life stressors increase, and the job changes us. Without knowing it, we lose our identity. We become the victim and blame everyone else for this downfall. The instructors in this class will provide you with examples of how to prevent yourself from feeling incapable of solving problems and prevent self-entitlement.
In the beginning you accept the challenge of helping people and making the world a better place with a warrior mindset. But after time, in the field of public service, you become jaded, resentful, and frustrated as you see the heartbreak of humanity play out in front of you day after day. Your emotional backpack begins to overflow, and negative emotions and negative thoughts become the standard operating procedure for your work day and personal life. The instructors in this class will share their own emotional and mental fallout created by the job. The instructors will demonstrate key emotional paradoxes to consider before participating in negative behavior that affects everyone in their life. This class will provide key insight into unlocking your road to resiliency.
What does "Right of Bang" mean? The book titled “Left of Bang” by Patrick Van Horne and Jason A Riley, details the focus of military's Marine Combat Hunter Program. The goal of this training is for Marines to learn to observe human behavior, be proactive, and prevent an attack from the enemy from ever occurring. When a bomb goes off there are three stages of perception that take place. “Left of Bang”, before the bomb goes off; “Bang”, the bomb goes off; and “Right of Bang” after the bomb goes off.
The title of this class "Right of Bang," is deigned to help you "deep dive" into recovering after the bomb goes off, and the First Responder 'Warrior Mindset" fades away. This class will provide you with the physical steps to take back control of your thoughts and emotions towards others you serve.
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Course Dates and Locations: Sorry, no classes scheduled at this time Registration Cost - TBD This class is State of Michigan 911 Committee Dispatcher Training Fund approved, Class ID# RPD 201908A This class is MCOLES approved for Law Enforcement 302 Training Funds.
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Tentative Class schedule
08:30 to 09:30 - How our brain works 101 9:30 to 10:30 - The unique stages of career stress on the First Responder. 10:30 to 11:30 - The creation of a negative mindset. 11:30 to 12:30 - Lunch on your own 12:30 to 13:30 - The Emotional Fallout for First Responders. 13:30 to 14:30 - The Brain Detox for First Responders. 14:30 to 15:30 - Tools to build Resiliency 15:30 to 16:30 - How to take immediate action today.
cost to host a "right of Bang" class at your agency:
All privately contracted training classes will be billed through Rally Point Defense L.L.C. The instructors offer this class in the full 8 hour version, and in an amended 4 hour version.
Cost to host a one day, full 8 hour training class = $1,800.00 Cost to host a one day, 4 hour training class = $1,100.00 Cost to host two, 4 hour training classes, on the same day = $1,800.00
Any training site locations that are outside of a 120 miles radius of Battle Creek MI, may require further travel cost negotiated within the cost to host this training class.
If you would like to host a "Right of Bang" class at your agency please contact the instructors at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is sponsoring and supporting this training Class?
The Battle Creek Community Foundation, The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Resiliency Project, and Rally Point Defense L.L.C., believe that supporting a framework to address and prevent community trauma is essential to the development, health, and well-being of our communities. These two supporting partners along with Rally Point Defense L.L.C., have identified this training course "Right of Bang," as another resource for First Responders to educate themselves on the impacts of trauma, how to build resiliency after trauma, and how to develop community education for individual and collective resilience.