Webinar: "Cultivating Wellbeing in First Responders: Much More Than a Job or Career"
The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality invites to you the first in its four-part Armor Up, Armor Down: The Inner Life of Cops, Firefighters and Medics, a webinar series on cultivating wellbeing in First Responders.
How we think about who we are and what we do really matters. A first step in making the most of one’s cop, firefighter or medic experience comes with reclaiming the narrative about the role, identity and work. Society, the media, the entertainment world, psychology and family and friends often frame our work in limiting, inaccurate or overblown terms, images and expectations. So too, as cops, firefighters and medics face the realities of the work they often frame the work as just a job or career.
In this webinar, we will explore what it means to be a cop, firefighter or medic in today’s world and in a mythic context. Specifically, we will look at the unique psychological and spiritual demands of the role, identity and work and how these demands challenge our other life roles and identities. We will introduce the concept of life journeys or paths and consider the first responder experience as an amazing path for personal development, growth, maturity, insight and depth. We will suggest practical exercises, and actions for revisioning the first responder experience.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed on Facebook Live. Participants will be able to particiate in the Q&A via the comments section. For additional information, please contact the Center at email@example.com.
Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm