Responder Resilience with Bonnie C Rumilly, David Dachinger & Dr Stacy Raymond
Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here.
TALK SHOW PROGRAM ARCHIVES
|Responder Resilience, January 25, 2023||Guest, Chief Albe Bassett, Fire Chief, New Canaan CT Fire Department|
|Responder Resilience, January 18, 2023||Guest, Chief Neil H. Gang, Chief of Police in Pinole California|
|Responder Resilience, January 11, 2023||Guest, Peter Benson, CEO and Creator of Tensor Ring Energy Pendants|
|Responder Resilience, January 4, 2023||Guest, Jonni Redick, Retired Assistant Chief California Highway Patrol|
|Responder Resilience, December 28, 2022||Guest, Dr Donnie Hutchinson, Professor of Work-Life Balance for First Responders|
|Responder Resilience, December 21, 2022||Guest, Captain Rommie Duckworth, Fire Captain and Paramedic and Author and Speaker and Educator|
|Responder Resilience, December 14, 2022||Guest, Bobby Halton, Fire Chief (Ret), Editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering, Education Director of FDIC|
|Responder Resilience, December 7, 2022||Guest, Scott Medlin, Marine Corps and Law Enforcement Veteran, Author, Speaker, and host of The 10 Code Mindset|
|Responder Resilience, November 30, 2022||Guest, Cristian Hinojosa, Battalion Chief, Dallas Fire Rescue|
|Responder Resilience, November 23, 2022||The Silent Epidemic in Police Officer Mental Health with Guest, Adam A. Meyers, Former Police Officer|
|Responder Resilience, November 16, 2022||US Police & Fire Championships-Olympics Style Events for 1st Responders|
|Responder Resilience, November 9, 2022||Guest, Patrick Fitzgibbons, Retired LEO and Outreach Liaison FHE Health and Podcast Host|
|Responder Resilience, November 2, 2022||Conrad Weaver, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Podcast Host, Producer & Director, telling stories that matter|
|Responder Resilience, October 26, 2022||A conversation with Ernie Stevens from the Emmy Award Winning HBO Documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops|
|Responder Resilience, October 19, 2022||Terry Tucker, Motivational Speaker and Podcast Guest and Former SWAT Hostage Negotiator|
|Responder Resilience, October 12, 2022||Guest, Gabriel Shaw, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor|
|Responder Resilience, October 5, 2022||Guest, Michael Crouch LCSW, Consultant in EMDR and Co-Coordinator of Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Ted X Speake|
|Responder Resilience, September 28, 2022||Guest, Adam Palamara, Financial Representative specializing in first responders|
|Responder Resilience, September 21, 2022||Allen R. Kates, Trauma expert and author of the book, CopShock-Surviving PTSD|
|Responder Resilience, September 14, 2022||Erik Leslie Cofounder and Lead Teacher of Modern Mindfulness|
Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has a private practice in Wilton. She specializes in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown at a comprehensive family service agency for 4.5 years directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings treating Trauma. Bonnie has had extensive training in EMDR therapy, along with other trauma treatment modalities, and is a Board Member of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc. Along with Dr. Raymond, she co-leads a weekly Peer Support Meeting. Bonnie is well versed in First Responder cultures as she has been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician in CT for 21 years and is currently in a leadership role at her EMS agency.
David Dachinger is a retired Fire Lieutenant with over 21 years as a leader in emergency services. He has written department policies, instructed fire and rescue training and created firehouse wellness initiatives. As a fire officer, he often worked as Acting Captain/Shift Commander, and Incident Commander. David is also a Stage IV cancer survivor. As a music producer, he has extensive network television credits on CBS, FOX, ABC and HBO. Combining expertise in multimedia, crisis leadership and major medical challenges, David (along with his wife, psychotherapist Tamara Green) creates calming programs that enhance the lives of first responders, cancer patients and professionals through their Loving Meditations App.
Dr. Stacy Raymond has been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in Ridgefield, Connecticut for 22 years. She is a trauma specialist, helping clients overcome anxiety, panic and PTSD. Half of her practice is dedicated to First Responders and Military Veterans. Her father is a Marine and a retired police officer. She is an Approved Consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a highly effective form of psychotherapy that quickly helps people heal from and move past their worst memories. Stacy created Responder Wellness, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to subsidize or provide free of charge safety equipment and wellness services to First Responders in Fairfield County, CT with plans to grow state-wide.
We’re joined by 30 year law enforcement veteran and Law Enforcement Life Coach John Kelly, an expert on breaking the cycle of self destruction. John developed a wellness / leadership program called “Sometimes Heroes Need Help” that addresses the personal, professional, financial, physical and mental health of the first responder. John talks about what happens when crazy becomes the new normal, and stopping the PTS and suicidal ideation slide from becoming an avalanche. We explore taking responsibility, failing and getting back up, the caring of others and practicing self-care.
As a law enforcement veteran of thirty-years John was involved in hundreds of critical incidents and a wide variety of specialized assignments. This diversification has given him a unique perspective in understanding the needs and obstacles facing our first responders.The greatest threat to his survival wasn’t the multiple attempts on his life from suspects, but came from within. An alcoholic, addict, and adulterer, John struggled to overcome the darkness of PTS and suicidal ideation. Overcoming these obstacles made it absolutely necessary for him to show our brothers and sisters how you can fall, sometimes repeatedly, and keep getting back up.