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Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 13 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 13 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

August 25, 2021

Tactical Tip Tuesday is a weekly microcast where we will share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for the week ahead.

 

THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

This week: Tactical Habit 1 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner

 

Episode #19: Dr. Jennifer Prohaska – KC area Police Psyhcologist with Insight Public Safety

Episode #19: Dr. Jennifer Prohaska – KC area Police Psyhcologist with Insight Public Safety

August 18, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Prohaska, PhD, has a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurorehabilitation Psychology and received a Bachelor of Arts, Master’s Degree and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Prohaska has spent nearly two decades focused on the needs of those on the front lines.  Her passion is to help those who help others by providing the critical tools needed to navigate the stressors they experience on a daily basis.  

She has conducted extensive research on: Prevention of PTSD in First Responders; Effective Treatment Modalities for First Responders; Building Resiliency in First Responders; Modification of Empirically Supported Treatments for First Responders; New Hire Selection of Police Officers; Depression, specifically biological factors; Childhood Trauma and Resiliency

From her website:

“For first responders—the firefighters, police officers, military personnel, emergency dispatchers, EMTs and others who keep us safe—work can mean close encounters with danger, chaos and tragedy, sometimes on a daily basis.  Over time, exposure to such stress can take a toll on first responders’ mental and physical health.  I’ve dedicated my professional life to help these heroes navigate the treacherous waters they encounter every day…because they deserve it.”

LINKS:

https://www.insightpublicsafety.com

Tactical Tip Tuesday #12

Tactical Tip Tuesday #12

August 10, 2021

This week I share an episode of the Evolve to Harmony Podcast hosted By Carole Westerman. In this episode the tables are turned and I am the guest and the one answering questions instead of asking them. I thought this would be a great way to not only share Carole's excellent new podcast, but to also give my listeners an opportunity to learn a little bit more about me. 

LINKS:

evolvetoharmony.com

Evolve to Harmony Podcast

and, as always, I can be reached directly at: wendy@bluelineyoga.com

Episode #18: FAB FEMALE ALERT: Shawna McClure

Episode #18: FAB FEMALE ALERT: Shawna McClure

August 3, 2021

Welcome to episode 18 of the Guns and Yoga podcast, my name is Wendy Hummell.  In today’s episode I talk with Shawna McClure. Shawna recently retired from a 25 year career in law enforcement, her most recent assignment was with the Omaha Police Department. 

In my conversation with Shawna, it dawned on me that she is the first female cop I’ve had on the show.  Law Enforcement is still predominantly male and only 12-14% of cops are women which isn’t much different than 25 years ago when Shawna and I first started out.  We discuss challenges women in this career field face when it comes to balancing family and motherhood and the bond some female offers share.

We also talk about some things that could be difficult for some to hear.  Shawna openly speaks about her PTSD diagnosis, her suicide attempt, and the call that broke her - 

On May 20th, 2015, Shawna responded to a call in which her friend and fellow officer,  Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed in the line of duty just one day prior to going on maternity leave.  Kerrie’s daughter was born premature and after three months was getting released from the hospital and going home for the first time.

Having had two premature children who spent 55 and 38 days respectively in the NICU before coming home, I remember how hearing about this case personally impacted me.

Shawna shares her lowest point, her suicide attempt, and the support her husband and family have played in her path to healing in addition to resources like therapy, RX, the organization’s below:

LINKS:

WCPR:  https://www.frsn.org/west-coast-post-trauma-retreat.html

C.O.P.S. :  https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/

 

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