MINDFITNESS TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center

303 Tunxis Road

West Hartford, CT 06107

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THIS WEEKEND IS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL ONLY.



Mindfulness — the practice of using breathing techniques, similar to those in meditation, to gain focus and reduce distraction — is inching into the military in the United States and those of a handful of other nations. Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada are also seeing the benefits of this training for their first responders.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/health/military-mindfulness-training.html


Are you looking for new ways to stay more focused on the job, manage stress, and build and sustain more meaningful relationships? This weekend retreat will teach you simple-to-learn practices in

  • Mindfulness

  • Qigong

  • Tai Chi

  • Yoga

When practiced on a daily basis, these skills will help you:

  • Boost attentional control and concentration

  • Improve situational awareness

  • Strengthen resiliency and capacity to function effectively in stressful and demanding environments

  • Increase a sense of feeling centered, confident, and competent at work and in personal life

  • Improve sleep quality, decision-making under stress, satisfaction with life, emotional regulation (ability to respond and relate to unpleasant emotions in a healthy way), productivity and time management.

Presenters:

Donald Richard is a veteran who served with the 3/18 Combat Support Company, United States Infantry. He is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction and Certification in Qigong. He is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and has provided debriefings for first responders throughout New England and New York.

Dr. Frank Gallo is a consulting licensed psychologist for the Brattleboro Retreat. He is also a retired police officer. Dr. Gallo specializes in working with law enforcement officers and other first responders within his private practice.



This weekend is subsidized through the generosity of Believe 208.


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Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center

303 Tunxis Road

West Hartford, CT 06107

United States

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