Personal stories highlight the trauma suffered by those who respond to trauma for a living, and meditation and mindfulness techniques to help them, and their families, deal with the psychic wounds their work inflicts.
A traumatic way of life: 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 itís like to watch someone go through that. After 30 years in law enforcement, her husband took his own life. This agonizing experience opened Kimís eyes to the desperate need for an effective form of stress-relief and support for first responders.
The power of meditation: 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.
A source of hope: In 2017, Kim founded The PauseFirst Project, Mindfulness for First Responders. Kim offers the PauseFirst block of training to organizations across the country. She teaches techniques that help reduce stress, regulate emotion, and improve overall health and well-being. Colegroveís work to bring awareness is a tribute to both her husband and the countless other first responders who struggle with the realities of their jobs.
Readers of Kim Colegroveís Mindfulness for Warriors will findÖ
Evidence-based practices to help first responders and their families deal with stress
Interviews with first responders who share their stories of overcoming, surviving, and thriving
Colegroveís own raw and intimate story of her husbandís troubles and how she continues each day fighting in his memory
Readers who have looked for encouragement messages and aid in books like Bulletproof Spirit, Bullets in the Washing Machine, and I Love a Cop (Third Edition) will find a further source of healing in Mindfulness for Warriors.