NEWS & MEDIA

January 23, 2023

Episode 15

Episode 15 – “Produce Happy Hormones with Breathwork” Susan’s guest this episode is Forrest Martin, CAL FIRE Captain and First Responders Resiliency Breathwork Instructor. Forrest discusses some of the science behind the Wim Hof method and the positive impacts it has on your body and brain.  New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
January 17, 2023

Episode 14

Episode 14 – “Back on Track” Some of us likely spent the last couple of months indulging in foods and drinks that are outside of our typical diets. Don’t beat yourself up if you overindulged, but take the new year as an opportunity to get back on track. Give yourself some grace and realize that what’s best for your physical and mental health is to maintain balance in all aspects of your life. Eric Strom […]
January 9, 2023

Fight or Flight: Santa Rosa Nonprofit Vows to ‘Put PTSD Out of Business’

Fight or Flight: Santa Rosa Nonprofit Vows to ‘Put PTSD Out of Business’ Susan Farren answers the call to build resiliency in at-risk first responders First responders are our heroes. We see them as a strong, calming presence and depend on them to help us through the worst of times. Yet we rarely give thought to how the situations they encounter might affect them. The impact, it turns out, is significant. They’re more likely to […]
December 19, 2022

Episode 13

Episode 13 – “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – Tactical Resiliency” If you just read “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah” in Tod Ceruti’s voice, then you’ve been through one of his tactical resiliency classes. Tod is one of our most-requested instructors and not your traditional yoga teacher. Tod’s history has led him to a place where he’s able to find joy in life again. Hear about that journey and how if you open yourself to […]
December 12, 2022

Episode 12

Episode 12 – “Exercise IS the Magic Pill” Retired Fire Captain Eric Strom is back this week to discuss Exercise with Sue Farren. If you could take a pill that would reduce stroke risk, make you more resilient to stress, and lower depression & anxiety, and the pill is free with no prescription, would you take it? Most people would say, “Yes, of course!” That pill does exist…and it’s exercise! New episodes released on Mondays. […]
December 12, 2022

Episode 11

Episode 11 – “First Responders and the Gut-Brain Axis” Retired Fire Captain Eric Strom joins Susan Farren for a discussion on nutrition and its impact on the emotional and psychological wellbeing of first responders. Most people don’t realize how big of an impact what you eat has on your mental health. You can avoid the pitfalls of anxiety and depression with a good nutrition plan.  New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new […]
October 31, 2022

Episode 10

Episode 10 – “Impacts of Trauma on the Body” Susan Farren and Ron Shull discuss the effects of being a first responder on the body and brain. Our body stores our experiences and emotions and this changes the physical structure of our brains. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
October 25, 2022

This former Sonoma County paramedic saw so many first responders hurting that she decided to help

This former Sonoma County paramedic saw so many first responders hurting that she decided to help A growing focus on mental and behavioral health resources for first responders has gained ground in Sonoma County and the North Bay, thanks in part to a former paramedic who saw so much suffering among her friends and colleagues that she started her own resiliency training firm. Hundreds of local police and firefighters are among the more than 6,500 […]
October 25, 2022

Episode 9

Episode 9 – “Importance of Sleep” Susan Farren and Ron Shull, FRRI Instructor, discuss the science behind sleep and sleep deprivation. How our bodies repair themselves is through food, but when our bodies repair themselves is through sleep. Learn what happens in our brains when we sleep and how not enough quality sleep affects us. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
October 13, 2022

Episode 8

Episode 8 – “Progress in Productivity” First Responders often feel the burden of busyness that can create a form of paralysis where they don’t know where to begin with their to-do list. First, figure out where you’re stuck and then start with small steps to work on the solution. In this episode, Sue and Bailey discuss the HALT method and give effective tips for how to make progress in productivity. New episodes released on Mondays. […]
October 10, 2022

Episode 7

Episode 7 – “Bad Days” Many of us love to hate the bad days in our lives. When we face daily struggles, we might find ourselves living in our thoughts, listening less to our bodies and more to that constant loop (radio station KF*CK) of said bad day. Remember when we talked about the things we think can directly affect the experiences we feel? Changing those thought patterns and perceptions on any given day can […]
October 10, 2022

Episode 6

Episode 6 – “The F Word” Listen to Susan Farren and Bailey Farren talk about the “F” word. No, not that… Feelings! Emotions and feelings are not easy topics for first responders, but they have a major effect on our lives and more importantly, our relationships. Emotions can be described as “energy in motion”. The things we allow ourselves to think about will ultimately determine many of the things we feel that then shows up […]
October 10, 2022

Episode 5

Episode 5 – “Serenity and Sobriety” Introducing Resiliency Instructor and Retired CHP Commander, Cathy Wayne. Listen to Cathy and Susan talk more on the topic of substance abuse and the power of recovery and how YOU can pave the road to recovery. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
October 10, 2022

Episode 4

Episode 4 – “What are you ‘sinking’ about?” How does negative thoughts affect your brain? Tune into Bailey and Susan talking about another mindfulness-based practice around the thoughts you think can directly change your behavior. The power of being present and changing thought patterns can help you rapidly train your brain to think more positively. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
October 10, 2022

Episode 3

Episode 3 – “The Surrender Experiment” Listen to Susan and Bailey discuss one of their favorite books, The Surrender Experiment, and how the concepts we teach at our seminars tie directly to the wellness strategies of first responders and their families. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
October 10, 2022

Episode 2

Episode 2 – “Going to the Mind Gym – Invisible Progress” Introducing Resiliency Instructor and Retired Fire Engineer, Ron Shull. Tune in to hear Ron Shull and Susan Farren talk about Meditation, an incredible tool for resiliency and the benefits of its “Invisible Progress”. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s new at FRRI: https://linktr.ee/frri
September 16, 2022

Episode 1

Episode 1 – “I See A Lot of This In First Responders” Welcome to the Resiliency 1st Podcast! Join your co-hosts, Susan Farren, Founder and Executive Director of First Responders Resiliency, Inc.® (FRRI), and Bailey Farren, CEO of Perimeter, as they speak to the origin story of First Responders Resiliency, Inc., and how we are fighting to improve the lives of first responders and their families. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s […]
August 31, 2022

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