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First Responder Mental Health Resilience Conference Resources

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Conference Resources

Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory: A Science of Safety

Safe and Sound Protocol

Heart Rate Variability: A Personal Journey by Stephen Porges

The Polyvagal Institute

Accompanies: Dr. Stephen Porges and Local First Responders Discuss Polyvagal Theory Applied to Mental Health (Oct 6, 10:15-11:45 am)


Deb Dana, A Beginner’s Guide to Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory in Practice – slides from Deb Dana’s presentation

For more on Deb Dana’s work, please see her website Rhythm of Regulation

Accompanies: Deb Dana, Polyvagal Theory in Practice (Oct 6, 12:00-1:00 pm)


Stephanie D’Angelo, Polyvagal Informed Embodied Mindfulness: An Online Program

Invitation link to free telemeditation4u Mighty Network APP

Accompanies: Stephanie D’Angelo, Be the Calm in the Storm: Polyvagal-Informed Embodied Mindfulness (Oct 6, 1:30-2:30 pm)


Joanne Barros and Victor Petreca Best Practices for Treatment Refusers and Resisters presentation slides.


Jeremy Segall Organizational WellBeing slides.


Sam Chase, Keeping the Body in Mind slides. 


Jorina Elbers and Rollin McCraty, HeartMath approach to self-regulation and psychosocial well-being

Rollin McCraty and Mike Atkinson, Resilience Training Program Reduces Physiological and Psychological Stress in Police Officers

Maintaining your Composure in the Midst of Chaos and Confusion presentation slides. 

Accompanies: Rollin McCraty, Maintaining your Composure in the Midst of Chaos and Confusion (Oct 20, 10:15-11:15 am)


Heartmath, Depletion to Renewal Grid

Free HeartMath Resources & Personal Wellbeing Survey

Creating Calm in Chaos presentation slides

Accompanies: Jennifer Hart, Creating Calm in Chaos (Oct 20, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)


Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock Moral Injury in First Responders presentation slides

Accompanies: Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Recognizing and Addressing Moral Distress and Moral Injury in First Responders (Oct 20, 1:00-2:30 pm)


Wellness Self-Assessment Packet 

For more on Tom Greenhalgh‘s work, visit the National Public Safety Solutions website: 

MA State Peer Support Network: 

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation:

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association:

Accompanies: Tom Greenhalgh, Enhancing My Personal and Professional Skills for Enhanced Wellness and Resiliency (Oct 27, 11:30am to 12:30pm EDT)


Robin Carnes – Healthy Sleep: Your #1 Resilience Skill slides

iRest Meditation for Deep Rest with Robin Carnes

10 Min “Chill Your Mind, Soothe Your Body” Bedtime Movement Routine with Robin Carnes

20 Min Balance Breath Practice with Robin Carnes

Accompanies: Robin Carnes, Healthy Sleep: Your #1 Resilience Skill (Oct 27, 1:00-2:00 pm)