Wendy Lund returns to present at the 4th Annual EMS Leadership Summit.
Wendy is leading an organization to help foster psychological safety and wellbeing in the workplace. Progressive organizations understand the importance of creating mindful & compassionate leaders. They also understand when expert support to build that capacity within themselves and the organization is needed. With roots in resilience training for first-responders, Wellth Management now helps organizations understand the science behind stress, mindfulness and compassion in a way that is relatable, accessible and applicable to the corporate environment.
This session explores the importance of understanding and examining factors of resistance when dealing with the mental health impacts on providers during a pandemic. Wendy's Reach for Resiliency Program is discussed as a bridge of trauma training for first responders and how it works to empower its participants to engage with trauma, tragedy and suffering.
Additionally, the SAL Regenesis Health Promotion Model and the Sense of Coherence are referenced, alongside factors like relationships and politics, in order to reduce suffering. Finally, the author encourages the use of activities such as gratitude, humor and mindfulness to increase individual and organizational resilience.
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Wendy Lund's Reach for Resiliency program strives to empower first responders to engage with trauma and tragedy in a respectful way that fosters wellbeing. This bridges the gap between traditional trauma training and the need for resiliency. To understand the suffering one will experience as a result of the pandemic, elements such as wellbeing history, relationships, support, and external resources must be considered in addition to the equation PxR = S (Pain x Resistance = Suffering). SAL Regenesis is a healthcare model that emphasizes physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, as well as post-traumatic growth opportunities, while the salutogenic framework recognizes the interconnected aspects of wellbeing.
To increase resiliency, the sense of coherence (comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness) should be used and individuals should focus on strengthening cogenic factors such as gratitude and humour. First responders can access the free 24/25 hour Reach for Resiliency course on wealthmanagement.ca and mindfulness can help to better accept life circumstances and boost tolerance. Investing the time to watch content multiple times and paying attention to the details can help to foster understanding and resiliency even in the midst of difficult situations.
- Discovering Ways to Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health with Wendy Lund (00:00 - 07:07)
- Comparing Disease Care and Salutogenic Frameworks: Cultivating a Sense of Wellbeing (07:07 - 13:38)
- Sense of Coherence, Evolutionary and Social Perspectives on Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic (13:39 - 20:09)
- Navigating Psychological Distress during Covid-19: A Compassionate Approach to Building Resilience. (20:09 - 26:39)
- Lowering the Risk of Overmedicalization - Using Mindfulness to Develop a Response Rather than a Reaction (26:40 - 33:12)
- Letting Go of Resistance and Embracing 'And' for Health and Wellness (33:12 - 38:56)
- Navigating Traumatic Times: Normal Responses to Abnormal Circumstances (38:56 - 44:45)
- Learning Curve: Embracing Difficult Moments for Wellbeing and Growth (44:46 - 47:18)