The Guns & Yoga Podcast
Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 15 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 15 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

September 28, 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 3 - Start Your Day Right

 

Episode #21: Amy Morgan – Academy Hour

Episode #21: Amy Morgan – Academy Hour

September 21, 2021

Welcome to episode 21 of the Guns and Yoga podcast, my name is Wendy Hummell. 

In today’s episode I speak with Amy Morgan, founder and CEO of  Academy Hour, an online platform offering mental health training for first responders. 

I had a lot of fun talking to Amy – fun may seem like an odd word choice, but when I get to meet and talk to people who are as passionate and enthusiastic about first responder wellness as Amy is, I’m in my happy place –  it’s encouraging to know there are good people out there dedicated to supporting our cops, firefighters, EMS, and dispatchers. 

Amy and I discussed how she offers numerous classes free of charge to first responders such as ethics, leadership, suicide prevention, burnout, trauma, addiction, and more. 

Amy discusses how she created Academy Hour out of a need to fill a gap -she noticed an interest amongst first responders she worked with at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in mental health training.  She began teaching classes on trauma and ptsd and the rest is history. 

Amy’s passion for her work is apparent and drives her to create valuable content that is greatly needed.  She developed an on line peer support training and the certified first responder counselor certification training and is working on a program for retirees.

If you are a first responder who is interested in taking classes from Academy Hour, you can learn more at https://www.academyhour.com/ or email  Info@AcademyHour.com

If you find value in this episode, please share it, give us a review, and if you’d like to be notified of future episodes you can subscribe on our podbean website or email us at wendy@bluelineyoga.com

I would love to hear from you with questions, suggestions for future guests or topics you’d like to hear about - you can email wendy@bluelineyoga.com or reach out to me on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-hummell-b48653186/.

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 14 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 14 - THE TACTICAL HABITS SERIES

September 7, 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 2 - Sleep: Don't Steal Energy from Tomorrow

 

Episode #20: Jonathan Hickory – Break Every Chain

Episode #20: Jonathan Hickory – Break Every Chain

September 1, 2021

Welcome to episode 20 of the Guns and Yoga podcast, my name is Wendy Hummell.  In today’s episode I talk with Jonathan Hickory.  He’s been a police officer for 18 years in Virginia and is the award winning author of the book Break Every Chain that is now a powerful award winning movie.

I reached out to Jonathan after seeing a facebook post about his book.  As I often do when I stumble upon interesting people, I did a little stalking and reached out to him on Linkedin.  Jonathan and I exchanged a few emails before recording this episode, and although I only just met him he's one of those guys that’s so easy to talk to and who I feel like I’ve known for years.  The reason why Jonathan’s story struck such a chord with me is that so much of what he says is familiar; some of his story rings true to me personally, and other aspects remind me of friends, peers, and co-workers. 

Which reminded me why storytelling is so powerful, and one of the best ways to teach, influence, and inspire.  It forges connections among us; our culture; our unique sister and brotherhood.  Hearing stories like Jonathans helps us relate on an intuitive level like no other and reminds us we are not alone.

We discuss the loss of his father and the pain of being bullied as a teen, his  experience of trying to reach out to an experienced officer for help and shame he felt when he was shut down with the old school mentality.  

 Jonathan’s unresolved trauma led him down a path of self- destruction; he talks about how he went from Officer of the Year to landing in IA, being stripped of his badge and gun, and the worst part was being ordered not to talk to anyone.

 Jonathan candidly discusses how his work as a fatal crash investigator impacted him and how the devastating loss of his second child hardened his heart. He credits his healing to both his faith based marriage counselor and police psychologist, the support of his loving wife, Stacey, his three beautiful children, and his faith in god. 

LINKS:

The Movie: Breakeverychainmovie.com

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The Book: Get it here on AMAZON

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