First Responder and Frontline Worker EMDR Intensives

EMDR Intensives can provide relief quickly for the first responder who is wanting change now. This could be due to cumulative stress from years on the job or from a recent critical incident.

I have taught at the CHP Academy, presented resilient trainings for California District Attorneys Association, Cal-Fire, and other Law Enforcement Agencies. I also have helped train peer support for law enforcement agencies, as well as do Critical Incident Stress Debriefings regularly.

I often tell my Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and Front-Line workers that just because your agency doesn't see the call you were on as a critical incident, doesn't mean it wasn't a Critical Incident to you.

The dreams, irritability, intrusive thoughts when you drive past an area where a tough call took place, don't have to be things that you live with the rest of your career or the rest of your life.

EMDR Intensives have been effective in removing the "edge," or sometimes the full physical and emotional reaction(s) from the call(s). I have had the honor of working with outstanding officers, fire fighters and frontline workers to provide relief. They soon report feeling lighter and less irritable with others. And, very often, the dreams and intrusive thoughts are gone.

As part of the EMDR Intensive, you will have the option of taking short trainings on Compassion Fatigue, Post Traumatic Stress Injury, and Resiliency Skills. You will also have the option of participating in the course "Living Your Resilient Identity" and/or "Holding On To Happy" at a discounted rate.

Sometimes your agency and/or foundations will help pay for these services. Your agency, your EAP services, or your workman's compensation may pay for these services. I will look with you to provide these Intensives to you.

The EMDR packages I offer include:

  • A Pre-Intensive Consultation to determine the appropriateness for an EMDR intensive. We will determine the goals  you wish to achieve and have you take some tests regarding depression and anxiety.
  • A Customized EMDR Intensive Workbook designed specifically for you to work on your goals before, during, and after our sessions.
  • A Customized Program with targeted goals for our time together.  These goals can be relief from anxiety, intrusive memories of traumatic events, or overcoming hurdles in your personal and business life.
  • A Post-Intensive Follow-Up Session to assess your progress and support you as you integrate the changes you experience from our work together
  • The choice of three programs are available: 
    • Package A - Half Day EMDR Intensive (Pre & Post Sessions, 3 Hours Face to Face, Customized Workbook & Testing)
    • Package B - 3-Day Weekday EMDR Intensive (Pre & Post Sessions, 9 Hours Face to Face either in the mornings or afternoon, Customized Workbook & Testing);
    • Package C - 3-Day Weekend Intensive Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday (Pre & Post Sessions, 3 Hours Face to Face, Customized Workbook & Testing)
    • Each day includes 3 hours of an Intensive EMDR session