Services

ABOUT THE CENTER

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.

 

  • We treat all members of emergency services sworn and volunteer and their families.
  • We serve Veterans and their families.
  • We specialize in intensive multi-session treatments for PTSD.
  • We provide comprehensive PTSD evaluations for first responders and other disciplines.
  • We offer workshops, education, and training on specialized topics.
  • We deliver 24/7 emergency response services to organizations and municipalities for critical incidents.

 

See our services below.

THE CENTER SERVICES

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients’ individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

Specialized Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Biofeedback & Assessment

EAP Services

PTSD Evaluations

Workshops & Seminars

Training & Education

Peer Support Training

SPECIALTY SERVICES

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

 

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.

Biofeedback

 

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.

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