Mindfulness for Warriors by Kim Colegrove from Mango Publishing. First responders have the incredibly difficult job of running toward danger while the rest of us run away. No training can prepare them for what they will see and endure. Kim Colegrove understands what it’s like to watch someone go through that. After 30 years in law enforcement, her husband took his own life. This agonizing experience opened Kim’s eyes to the desperate need for an effective form of stress-relief and support for first responders.
No matter our profession, taking care of our mental health needs to be a priority. For first responders like cops and EMTs, ensuring that their heads are in a healthy place is crucial because each day can bring them face-to-face with another trauma. With 40 years of experience, Kim Colegrove is here to share with readers that there is a viable and practical resource for first responders found in meditation. In Mindfulness for Warrior's first responders and other warriors will find:
Evidence-based techniques that help responders and their families reduce stress, regulate emotion, and improve overall health and well-being. Interviews with first responders who shared their stories of overcoming, surviving, and thriving. Colegrove’s own raw intimate story of her husband’s troubles and how she continues each day fighting in his memory.
My Opinion: being a first responder can be very stressful and traumatic. It also tells about various people and what happened at their job in the turning point that it took for them to heal along with incorporating tools such as yoga, breathe work, medication, therapy, are talking to friends, etc. I used to work in the medical field check-in people and I experienced my own dramatic events so I can relate to this tremendously.
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