First Responders Resiliency Announces Their Fifth Training Conference

'Putting PTSD Out Of Business' Seminar Will Be Hosted At Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma on July 19th

Susan Farren

First Responders Resiliency, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to training first responders (and their families) to cope with the emotional trauma resulting from their jobs, is pleased to announce their third conference in Sonoma, Calif. at historic Westerbeke Ranch. It is the fifth training conference nationwide in the past eighteen months for the rapidly growing organization.

The conference starts on July 19 and ends on July 21. This three-day conference, which includes training, meals and accommodations, is $799.00. Some scholarships and discounts are available at the time of this writing, based on need.

“Putting PTSD Out of Business” is the registered trademark of  First Responders Resiliency, Inc., and the organization addresses every component of the issues affecting first responders with their unique, multi-faceted approach of implementing education, skills, techniques and tools that have profound impacts on stress reduction and management, thus improving the professional and personal lives of those that serve. The organization implements and leverages everything in their approach, from techniques used by the Navy SEALS, to the most recent research provided by neuroscientists and elite athletes alike.

Susan Farren, the founder of First Responders Resiliency, Inc., states, “We’re delighted to offer our fifth First Responders Resiliency conference in July. We have a great program on tap for our first responders, and we are looking forward to three days of insight, healing, camaraderie, and learning.”

Asked to sum up what these events are all about, Susan said, “If you are, or ever have been, a first responder, you know that reactive care to traumatic events (therapists, EAP, peer counseling and CISM) are not always effective at dealing with the situations you see every day, many of which are not considered critical.  Make no mistake, the cumulative stress of dealing with the issues we face is taking its toll.

"What many of us are good at is compartmentalizing our emotions so we can finish the job. The problem is that skill often follows us home, making it difficult to separate work and home, and eventually, separate your feelings about work from everything else.

"Our one-of-a-kind conferences and trainings look at the neuroscience behind the stress that makes us great at what we do, but simultaneously creates its own set of challenges in our personal lives.”

She noted that all the presenters and instructors for each of the training conferences is a current or former first responder, like herself, and therefore is intimately familiar with the emotional struggles of emergency personnel.

 “The response from the first responder community, whether it’s police, firefighters, paramedics or anyone else, has been both affirming and positive. There is a huge, unmet need for this in this country – the very people who help others in their time of need have gone without help themselves for far too long. Millions of dollars are spent every year on new equipment and tools for first responders to work with, and almost nothing on the most important equipment they’ll ever use, their brains. These are the people that our society counts on, and yet, what they do leaves deep scars on them that need intense healing.”

Attendees include, but are not restricted to, law enforcement, doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers.

First Responders Resiliency, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the psychological, physical and emotional well-being of first responders.  Founded and run by first responders, the organization provides comprehensive, holistic and proactive training to equip first responders to become more resilient both on and off duty. Research and science are the foundation of this program and support every component of the human system assisting both first responders and their families.

Learn more at and you may contact First Responders Resiliency by email at if desired.

Source: First Responders Resiliency


Categories: Emergency and Disaster Relief

Tags: Doctors, Emotional Healing, Emotional Trauma, Firefighters, Job Stress, Nurses, Paramedics, Police, PTSD, Putting PTSD Out Of Business, Susan Farren

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