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This show is dedicated to building resiliency for the hero community of first responders. We dive deep into non-traditional ways to improve peak performance, prevent post traumatic stress, and balance the body, mind and spirit so our heroes can thrive in the personal and professional lives.

This show is dedicated to building resiliency for the hero community of first responders. We dive deep into non-traditional ways to improve peak performance, prevent post traumatic stress, and balance the body, mind and spirit so our heroes can thrive in the personal and professional lives.
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United States

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This show is dedicated to building resiliency for the hero community of first responders. We dive deep into non-traditional ways to improve peak performance, prevent post traumatic stress, and balance the body, mind and spirit so our heroes can thrive in the personal and professional lives.

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English

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7079750899


Episodes

Know Your Why or Die

5/19/2019
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On Today's Episode we take a deep dive into a critical aspect of resiliency, knowing your why. Understanding why you do what you do is a foundational element that defines your services as a First Responder. When we start out on the job we have a general idea to 'protect and serve' but most of us never really defined our reasons for becoming Heroes. And, as time goes by, and cynicism and job fatigue or burnout assert themselves, we can completely lose touch with our why and that hijacks one...

Duration:00:41:03

How To Crap Like a God

5/12/2019
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On this episode we are talking shit..literally. Turns out what you put in the bowl is one of the best indicators of your health or lack thereof. We are going to take a deep dive (yuck) into how to analyze your stool and how to work toward perfect digestion, no bloating or gas, and a significant upgrade to all aspects of your physical health. It's not what you think and you will learn some amazing stuff on today's show.

Duration:00:29:07

Building Resiliency with Dr. L. John Mason

5/5/2019
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Dr. Mason, the best selling author of "The Guide to Stress Reduction", is a special interview for me personally because he is also my mentor who originally certified me in as a stress management trainer and later we co-presented to first responders in the classroom. A great friend who is the founder of the Stress Education Center and facilitator of his new endeavor, Masters of The Journey. Dr. Mason has an amazing array of insights into stress, including PTSD and its relationship to our...

Duration:01:02:38

The Mentally Strong 7 - Building Resiliency for First Responders

4/28/2019
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Resilience is born from cultivating mental strength. In the world of First Responders we do a pretty good job training the body and very little to train the mind, unless we do so on our own, agencies by-and-large are not going to provide that type of outside the box training. In today's episode we are going to cover 7 key principles associated to being mentally strong, in other words, we are going to make your brain buff! Why does that matter? Because it will dramatically improve your field...

Duration:00:29:55

The Hero's Heart

4/21/2019
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In this episode we take a look at how to maximize performance by enhancing your most important organ, the heart. Turns out the heart has its own brain, and is responsible for generating the chemicals that cause your actual brain to react with certain emotions. For years we thought it was the other way around, so this is profound information. We take a look at heart rate variability (HRV), what causes heart incoherence and distress as well as how to, IN ONLY 60 SECONDS, achieve heart...

Duration:00:26:16

Podcast 007, Dr. John A. King, #dealwithit!

4/14/2019
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In this podcast we interview world renowned PTSD subject matter expert Dr. John A. King, a best-selling author of #dealwithit, star of numerous documentaries including the award winning film, Light In The Darkness and founder of Give Them A Voice. Get ready to strap on Heroes, this is a bit of a wild ride in that Dr. King tells it like it is when it comes to PTSD. No holds barred in this conversation which addresses the stigma surrounding PTSD, the connection between childhood sexual abuse...

Duration:01:01:34

Dr. Joel Fay, Moving Beyond Employee Assistance Programs

4/7/2019
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This podcast features retired police officer and psychologist, Dr. Joel Fay, Psy.D, the Clinical Director of the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat Center, and subject matter expert in psychological treatment for emergency responders, critical incident stress response and PTSD. In this episode we discuss why EAP programs are not meeting the needs of first responders, how police suicides are vastly underreported and estimated to be 3 to 4 times greater than current statistics reflect as well as...

Duration:00:52:58

My Story, Why I'm Here To Support The Hero Community

3/31/2019
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I recently heard from several of you who wanted to know my backstory, what has brought me to this podcast and so in this episode we will take a dive into my career, my journey through post traumatic stress and my relentless desire to step outside of the traditional programs like EAP and Peer Support to bring you leading edge and alternative practices to build resiliency. This is raw, unscripted and is a look into the good, bad and sometimes ugly path that has brought me to this point in my...

Duration:00:32:44

Do Beliefs Create Reality?

3/24/2019
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In this episode we take a look at the Placebo Effect, visualization techniques, the neuro-pathways that create our beliefs and how to use the mind to overcome the effects of post traumatic stress and virtually any life challenge.

Duration:00:28:09

How Fake News is Killing You

3/17/2019
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In today's podcast we are going to explore how print, broadcast and social media are impacting our physical and mental health and how we are literally becoming addicted to this aspect of technology. We will also give you a sure-fire way to mitigate these impacts on your resiliency to achieve balance in your personal and professional lives. Get ready to be surprised and challenged, we will explore some areas you have likely not considered.

Duration:00:26:03

Breath - The Key To Peak Performance

3/5/2019
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This podcast features my 30 years of exploring how breath can serve us best within the first responder hero community. From doctors, to monks, to martial arts masters and even Russian special forces, we explore the best techniques I've found to enhance every aspect of your mental and physical performance. In fact, I've seen these techniques literally save lives, among the most powerful aspects of resiliency training you can add to your tool belt.

Duration:00:39:20

Hacking Sleep for First Responders

3/1/2019
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Welcome to the HeroTalk.org podcast #1, thirty years in the making! We are dedicated to building resiliency for you, the Hero Community of First Responders. In this episode we will provide you with ways to improve the quality of your sleep to help you fully restore your body, mind and spirit, while obtaining peak performance during critical incidents in the field. We will also tell you why we are so different from any training and information you have likely experienced to this point in your...

Duration:00:37:47