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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Stress Management

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Specially trained Appleseed staff are available to provide your team with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing  after impacted by a critical incident to offer a safe place to talk about traumatic events where they might have been hurt, saw others hurt or killed, or served as a first responder.  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is designed to:

  • Assist with physical or psychological symptoms associated with a critical incident
  • Debrief and defuse for those involved to process emotions and thoughts associated with the event
  • Promote resiliency and recovery
  • Promote less short-term and long-term crisis reactions or psychological trauma
  • Often occurs 24-72 hours after initial critical incident

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Stress Management Training

Appleseed professionals offer Stress Management Training to local businesses and partners in order to:

  • Help professionals identify tools for effectively managing workplace stress
  • Improve productivity and personal well-being
  • Reduce negative organizational stress
  • Improve team communication and morale

Recent Updates

Mental Health Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. As we watch the crocus poke through the ground and enjoy more and more daylight, it's a good time to recommit ourselves to our mental health care. Do some mental health spring cleaning. Identify a habit that prevents you from being your best. It could be the habit of criticizing others or negative self-talk. Whatever it is, commit yourself to being self-aware and to quickly replacing the behavior with a healthy alternative. Plan ahead and be ready. Speak a word of praise instead of criticism or replace negativity with encouragement. With a steady effort, you can change that habit that is holding you back.

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Wellness and Recovery

One of the things that can raise our anxiety is how we choose to think about our problems. In our modern culture we see our stressors as bad and something to be avoided. Previous generations took the position that our adversities are things that teach us life lessons and make us stronger. So let me encourage us today to examine the circumstances we are in and begin to ask “what can I learn about myself from this?” How can I use these stressors to make me a better person? By doing this I can make what was causing me anxiety into something that gives me strength.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is sexual assault awareness month. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault can range from harassment to direct physical sexual abuse. Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault. There are many different ways that you can step in or make a difference if you see someone at risk. The key to keeping others safe is learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. Do what you can to interrupt the situation. A simple distraction can give the person at risk a chance to get to a safe place.

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