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Video 17 examines negativity bias

Video 17 examines negativity bias. As one would expect, negativity bias increases during a prolonged incident. In addition, negativity has psychological and physical health consequences for the negative individual as well as those in close proximity. Some interesting scientific findings about negativity. Please feel free to share and call our team with any questions. 828-333-5708. […]

Covid-19 – Uptick in referrals for suicidal ideation at our clinical practice.

Since the pandemic response started, we’ve seen an uptick in referrals for suicidal ideation at our clinical practice. This is a complex problem with many likely contributing factors and causes with no definite cure right now. There’s a growing body of research indicating cortisol dysregulation (too much or too little) is a contributor to suicidal […]

Mindfulness – Video 15

Wow, already video 15 in our series! Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention and it has become a key component of many evidence-based psychotherapies. This video briefly explores some of the science behind mindfulness and how it will help maintain resilience and buffer against chronic stress in a prolonged incident. As always, feel free […]

Exercise – The benefits of exercise on our psychological health

Exercise is the topic of today’s video. Physical exercise is continuously being researched and new health benefits are discovered every year. The benefits of exercise on our psychological health may be even greater. This video discusses some of the research on the benefits of exercise on prolonged stress. Also, I briefly mention one likely benefit […]

Focuses on Uncertainty

Next video in the series focuses on uncertainty. There’s more uncertainty than ever and it can be noticed multiple times throughout each day. Emergency services personnel aren’t trained to handle uncertainty effectively. Uncertainty is one of those things that, the harder we try to get rid of it, the more uncertainty we experience. The key […]

VIDEO #12: Kindness is needed more than ever in prolonged stress events

VIDEO #12: Kindness is needed more than ever in prolonged stress events, such as now. There’s a solid base of scientific research behind how and why performing kind acts benefits the deliverer of kindness. This short video touches on some of that. Feel free to share with anyone you think may benefit.

Sprinkling a tiny bit of science into the video series about resilience

Sprinkling a tiny bit of science into the video series about resilience. This video talks more about cortisol and about adrenal fatigue in response to prolonged stress. Again, another huge topic and it’s difficult to really address in a 3 minute video. Hope this helps underscore the importance of deliberate, daily work on resilience. Feel […]

Emergency services personnel in smaller counties and volunteer agencies

This video was produced for emergency services personnel in smaller counties and volunteer agencies. This one is designed to help personnel make an informed decision if they’re looking for a counselor during this crisis. Smaller counties and volunteer agencies are less likely to have access to an embedded clinical team. Finding the right clinician requires […]

Video 9 Managing stress and maintaining resilience

Here’s the next video in our series.

Video 8 Managing stress and maintaining resilience

Video 8 in our series on managing stress and maintaining resilience in prolonged incidents.