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

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we appropriately set aside time to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His Letter from a Birmingham Jail is one of the most moving reads I have encountered.  Many things he said over the course of his life can help us all live more fulfilling and resilient lives.  He said related to the power of love and forgiveness, We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”. Let us all remember the life, legacy, and enduring wisdom of Dr. King. 

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