Relief starts now.

People depend on you.

Your coworkers.

Your community.

Your family.

Life is all heartburn

meds and cynicism.

Something's gotta give.

Lights and sirens used to thrill you. So what happened?

Long hours. Rough calls. Fast food. Never-ending transports. Kids. Bills.

 

STRESS.

The first responder life is stressful...

....and less than your best is not an option.

CHRONIC STRESS

Compassion fatigue

BURN OUT

These aren't things a vacation can fix.

What's STRESS going

to cost you?

Build a lifestyle of

STRESS RELIEF

With Stress Response,

learn to use the

4 Pillars of Stress Management.

WALK

TALK

REST

REBUILD

I'm a coach for first responders.

I've been on the truck—I started in EMS in 1994. I was miserable both at work and at home. Know anyone like that?

 

So I searched for answers—earned two bachelor degrees and three coaching certifications.

 

And those answers? I found them.

I controlled my stress, and I learned to manage my mind. I lost over 100 pounds and regained my health.

Now I get my kicks helping other first responders build their stress resilience. 
 

Joy Slaughter

BSPsy, BPH, NRAEMT, CHC

(Nom de plume Caitlyn Armistead)

Contributor

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I can teach you to take charge of your stress.

How this works

CONSULTATION

FREE

Let's figure out if coaching is the right thing for you.

 

During this call, we'll schedule your initial session.

SESSION

During each 45-minute session, we'll work on REAL, practical ways to challenge the stress in your life.

No diagnosis.

No insurance to file. 

No report to your boss.

Private, effective coaching.

"Joy does not mince words or sugar coat things, which I need. That said, she is not overbearing or pushy. She knows she cannot force change—it has to come from me."

-EMT-Intermediate (Florida)

They need you now.

Build your own stress strategy

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