Accumulated occupational stress increases risk for burnouts, compassion fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, personal and family issues, mental health issues, sleep problems, reduced productivity, and physical alignment. Fiona and Dr. Sam have a great sensitivity of the demands first responders face on a regular basis and how, over time, instinctive survival responses to traumatic stress may become maladaptive and detrimental to the worker’s overall well-being.
Who can we help?
First responders include many different people, such as firefighters, ambulance crews, 911 Operators, police, and anyone who responds to emergencies and disasters.
After recently completing an intensive occupational awareness training in treating first responder trauma, both Dr. Sam Reimer and Fiona Lindquist from Restoration Counselling are on the preferred list of clinicians for BC firefighters and are equipped to assist first responders in other industries.