We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.
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The Center specializes in using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practices (MBSR) designed to provide tools for reducing workplace stress and incidents of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mindfulness practices, such as conscious breathing, concentration on conscious awareness of the present moment and trauma-sensitive physical poses and movements, have been widely shown to not only reduce workplace stress, but to improve working memory and focus and reduce emotional reactivity.
Jim Dunn spent his professional career as a lawyer for police, fire, and EMS first responders. For the past ten years, he has been teaching mindfulness and trauma-sensitive yoga to first responders and those working in the criminal justice system.
The Center offers responders and their Departments the opportunity to use Biofeedback as a tool for the baseline assessment of new and existing officers as well as an objective measure to assess any responder after a critical incident. Biofeedback is the measure of an autonomic bodily system such as our nervous system that measures how the system is functioning.
For responders, biofeedback gives us a unique look at the responder’s ability to handle stress. A key component in this measure of stress is Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Good HRV reflects a self-regulatory system that is functioning properly and therefore, is an indicator of overall health. Improving HRV through coherence breathing exercises and yoga can prevent PTSD and improve resiliency in emergency responders.
Schuyler Provetto, a former police officer, is a certified Heartmath Coach and Mentor and works with responders teaching them mindfulness and coherence breathing techniques to enhance resiliency. Biofeedback is also another way to help individuals become more resilient while they continue to be exposed to the repeated and intense traumatic events.