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Bulletproof Spirit
posted September 26, 2018 12:24 PM

Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, and the Process of Healing

4-Hour Training Class - Free

Suicide is the #1 cause of death for first responders with another 20-33% suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress – Don't become a victim of the job.


November 6, 2018 Training Class: 8am – noon / 1pm-5pm (2nd class)

                                Class for spouses-family members: 6pm-8pm


Madison Police Training Center – 5702 Femrite Dr. Madison, WI 52718


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Bulletproof Spirit training provides effective wellness strategies that enable individual success, agency effectiveness, and community impact. It is for police, dispatchers, fire, and their spouses.


Every first responder needs to serve without suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, low resiliency, depression, burnout, bitterness, anger and negativity, addictions, and suicide ideation. Bulletproof Spirit provides the blueprint for a healthy, motivated, resilient first responder.


First responder attendees will learn about the crippling effects of trauma and how to develop resiliency, enhance coping ability, manage acute stress, effective methods to process and work through trauma, methods to remain motivated, as well as 20 proactive emotional survival strategies that enable healing, peace, and wellness. Training includes:


Warning signs – Restoring resiliency and coping ability

Emotional Survival Lessons

20 Emotional Survival and Wellness Strategies

Post Traumatic Stress - Symptoms, Treatments, and the Process of Healing

Critical Support from Home

Peer Support/ Critical Incident Stress Management

Strategies to counteract the crippling effects of work trauma


Spouses evening class includes: It is critical for spouses / life partners of first responders to understand the traumatic effects that a career as a first responder can have – not just with the first responder, but with the life partner and family members as well. Attendees will gain an understanding of work trauma and specific, effective ways to support, help, and assist their first responder mate.


Endorsement: "Bulletproof Spirit details practical steps that are not only effective but essential...a must for all first responders and their loved ones. The wellness and emotional survival of these heroes depends upon it, as well as the safety of our communities." - San Diego Police Chief (ret) Shelley Zimmerman 


Instructor: La Mesa Police Captain (ret) Dan Willis served 30 years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a former crimes of violence, child molest, homicide detective and SWAT Commander. He is an instructor at the National Command and Staff College and is the author of "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and heart." He has presented in 21 states and Canada, providing emotional survival and wellness training.


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