for first aid responders
Professions listed as "high-risk" are those whose members or employees experience considerable physical and psychological threats in their work.
First aid responders are people who get to emergencies first. The "First Responder" category includes doctors and nurses, paramedical staff, counselors, community workers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, communications officers, federal agents, Search and Rescue personnel, disaster response personnel, and armed forces.
They are the emergency service most likely to be contacted by those in acute distress and are putting themselves at immediate risk. First aid responders may themselves have been affected by trauma and psychosocial stress. It may be required regular psychological evaluations and, when appropriate, provide specialized treatment before returning to work to help others.
"CONSCIOUS ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR STAFF AS THEY ARE SIGNIFICANT ASSETS.
SCREENING AND TREATMENT SHOULD BE A PRIORITY PROGRAM AT THESE WORK SETTINGS"
Our work together will start, by assessing your organization's needs and particular circumstances to create a tailor-made therapy program for your personnel. The Psychotherapy Program will consider staff counseling after experiencing a stressful situation. This will be a highly valued activity by workers who will feel cared for by their employers.
We can also include NGO's local or expatriate staff, working in countries whose economies are in full development, in transition economies, or in underdevelopment states. These personnel face potential exposures to extreme stress or significant threats to their physical and emotional well-being. Their job conditions are lengthy working hours, not enough resting periods, pressing deadlines, complicated logistics even compromised security. They also work with vulnerable populations whose stories can negatively affect their psychological fitness.
NGO staff can end up feeling physically, emotionally, and physically exhausted. This exhaustion can create a change in attitude towards their job and lead to underperformance. They can even grow negative feelings toward the job as resentment and develop the "burn-out syndrome".
Once the stressful situation has happened and symptoms of discomfort have appeared, it is recommended to look for peer support groups or individual psychotherapy. We will be using an integrative therapy model as a framework to excel in therapeutic effectiveness during the therapy program. There are fast and effective modern techniques to support your staff, such as Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), Eye Movement Integration (EMI), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), amongst others.
I am enthusiastic about designing and implementing the psychotherapy program with your organization. I will highly recommend hiring local psychotherapists in your working country and promoting local professionals to implement the psychotherapy program. If you so choose, I will also be responsible for selecting, training, and supervising the personnel.
Sure thing! I will always advise your organization to provide your staff with "Strong Balanced Organizations: Resilience Training for staff members". The training works as a preventive measure for mental diseases and psychological health promotion.
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