About this Event
The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality invites to you the fourth 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.
In always being prepared to run toward danger, vigilance and stress become normalized to such a degree that the First Responder may lose touch with what it means to be calm. He or she may lose the ability to turn off stress and vigilance becomes a way of being in the world and the inner life forgets how to not be on duty. The armor is always on. Can we get the armor off and stop being a cop, firefighter or medic when it matters most?
This webinar is about rediscovering and cultivating calm and the disciplines and practices associated with recognizing and mitigating everyday stress. We distinguish between dulling and calming, and articulate what it means to cops, firefighters and medics to cultivate equanimity, including calm and peace in the body, mind and spirit. We will suggest practical exercises, and actions for rediscovering and practicing calm.
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.