Your Oxygen Mask First

Your Oxygen Mask First

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On a plane, the flight attendants tell you to put on YOUR oxygen mask first before you help others; because you CAN’T help anyone unless you help yourself first! This podcast is for public safety professionals or anyone who cares for others in high-stress environments. We are focused on helping us all live the best life possible. Please join us as we delve into the depths of mental health, physical health and fitness, wellness, professional development, and improving relationships, and maybe have a little fun in the process. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/youroxygenmaskfirst/support
YOMF034: Gregory Jumes and the Victor App
Feb 11 • 45 min
What happens when Veterans transition from military life to civilian life with limited or no support, or access to resources? They may find themselves in financial distress, experience family problems, and can even slip into depression…or worse, take…
YOMF033: Eva Belanger - Alternative Treatments for Veteran Mental Health
Feb 4 • 58 min
Did you know that there are organizations out there that offer holistic healing treatments for Veterans who are suffering from physical as well as mental health challenges? In this episode, we talk to Eva M. Belanger, a decorated captain of the U.S. Air…
YOMF032: Andrew Gross - EMT
Jan 29 • 23 min
Some people find themselves drawn to a life of public service after being exposed to an emergency situation in their personal lives. In this episode, we talk to new EMT Andrew Gross and discuss how Andrew is channeling his traumatic experience as a…
YOMF031: Sabrina Barella - Relationships With Military Members
Jan 21 • 48 min
Sabrina Barella is using her experience as a former military wife to be an active voice in many military non-profits. She is also making it her mission to help end Veteran suicide by using her personal time and her business to help Veterans and their…
YOMF030: Discussions with a Suicidologist - Dr. Blaire Schembari
Jan 7 • 42 min
Did you know there are clinicians that specifically specialize in studying suicide and how to prevent it? I didn’t! In this episode, I sit down with Suicidologist Dr. Blaire Schembari to learn more about her unique profession and some of the amazing…
YOMF029: Fitness, Health, and Wellness with Officer Ashley Smith
Dec 31, 2018 • 36 min
New Year, New You? If you are ready to set some health and wellness goals, listen up! In this episode, we are super excited to chat with the one and only Officer Ashley Smith! Not only is she a badass female police officer, but she is also a health and…
YOMF028: Dr. Kimberly Miller - Stress Management
Dec 24, 2018 • 70 min
Are you struggling a bit dealing with the holidays? Is the stress too much to handle this season? And really, what is up with New Year’s resolutions! Today, we meet back up with psychologist Dr. Kimberly Miller to explore ways to deal with family, cope…
YOMF027: Dr. Kimberly Miller - Compassion Fatigue
Dec 18, 2018 • 50 min
“Compassion fatigue” is a term that is becoming more widely known among people in the helping professions. But what is it? And how do we get out of it once we realize we are experiencing it? In this episode, we chat with psychologist Dr. Kimberly Miller…
YOMF026: Ryan Stevenson - MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD
Dec 12, 2018 • 61 min
There are many new emerging modalities for treating mental health challenges being discovered every day. Did you know that researchers are making breakthroughs in treating people with PTSD and depression with psychoactive substances? In this episode, we…
YOMF025: Melisa Celikel - Let’s Get You Organized!
Nov 28, 2018 • 25 min
Did you know that clutter in your home can affect your mental health? While I always thought it was a just a pain in the butt, I never realized it can affect your mood and your outlook on life! In this episode, we chat with Clutter Queen Melisa Celikel,…
YOMF024: Joe Hudak - Part 2 Vet Series
Nov 12, 2018 • 30 min
The Nation is celebrating Veterans this week, and we are honored to continue our conversations with Veterans who are making a difference by sharing their stories of courage surrounding mental health. Today, we meet back up with Green Beret Special Forces…
YOMF023: Bill Protzmann: Music Care - Alternative Healing
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
Bill Protzmann is a man of many hats. Not only has he been a successful businessman and an award-winning musician, but he has discovered how to use music to help heal those who have been affected by trauma by using music for self-care. In 2011, he…
YOMF022: Healing from Trauma - Sexual Assault and the Veteran
Oct 1, 2018 • 29 min
There is a very important conversation happening in America right now surrounding sexual assault. And while we had this interview scheduled long before some of the recent events unfolded, the timing couldn’t be more important for her story to be told. We…
YOMF021: Steven Padilla: From The Depths of Despair to Capital Hill
Sep 24, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, we talk with Stephen Padilla about how entrenching himself in the Veteran community has not only been beneficial for his wellbeing; but also shows that through therapy and community, there was a way out of a vicious circle of traumas.…
YOMF020: Jeremy Stahlnecker: When Regular Therapy Isn’t Enough
Sep 17, 2018 • 34 min
Sometimes, regular talk-therapy isn’t enough for Veterans to manage their mental health challenges. And sometimes, the spiritual injury from the things they have seen and done in wartime is too much to bear. That is why the incredible organization The…
YOMF019: Shad Meshad: Pioneering PSTD Research in Veterans
Sep 13, 2018 • 57 min
Shad Meshad is a voice that encourages empathy for Veterans because he witnessed so much in Vietnam, as well as the shock of coming home to (at times) a hostile and dangerous homecoming from Americans. Not only is Shad a soldier; he is also a mental…
YOMF018: The Reality of Being a Veteran: Joe’s Story with Julie & Joe Hudak
Sep 10, 2018 • 47 min
Military Veterans face a whole new reality and set of challenges when they transition to civilian life. Imagine being a young adult who is just starting out in life being thrown into a life that is full of trauma, death, structure, and brother/sisterhood…
YOMF017: Survivors of Suicide: You Are Not Alone with Joyce Bruggeman & Floyd Strayer
Sep 6, 2018 • 41 min
Suicide is not an easy topic to talk about. And because of the stigma surrounding suicide, many survivors of suicide may feel shunned, guilty, and alone. But this needs to change to help end the vicious cycle. In this episode, we talk with Joyce…
YOMF016: Veteran Crisis Outreach Initiative with William Felty and Sara Correll
Sep 3, 2018 • 67 min
In our first episode of The Power of the Story: Conversations Around Veteran Suicide, we sit down with William Felty and Sara Correll. Both William and Sara are integral members of the San Diego Veteran community and are working tirelessly to reach out to…
YOMF015: Therapy Dogs with Stephanie
Aug 27, 2018 • 30 min
Do you or someone you know need assistance in getting a psychiatric service animal? It can be daunting to jump through the hoops or even ask for help. In this episode, we sit down with Stephanie L. Taylor to discuss her journey to getting a service animal…
YOMF014: Ryan Dedmon - Be Like a Redwood Tree
Aug 20, 2018 • 49 min
Are you feeling burnt out? Are you ready to change your outlook on your helping profession but not sure how? Today, we talk to former 9-1-1 Dispatcher Ryan Dedmon of Kim Turner LLC and the 911 Training Institute to help answer these questions and why he…
YOMF013: APCO 2018 Recap and a Look Ahead
Aug 14, 2018 • 11 min
Recap of APCO 2018; why I have been slacking lately and a look ahead to some exciting things! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/youroxygenmaskfirst/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
YOMF012: Intuitive Parenting with Kristi Finney
Aug 6, 2018 • 36 min
Do you have kids? Do you struggle to understand them and how to connect with them? In this episode, Kristi Finney will explain to us how intuitive parenting helped her change her relationship with her kids for the better and how it also improved how she…
YOMF011: Wendy Mcilwraith a Suicide Survivor & Code9 Project Ambassador
Jul 23, 2018 • 59 min
Suicide rates for first responders are climbing. Today, we talk to suicide survivor and Project Code9 Ambassador Wendy Mcilwraith about her mission to take away the stigma around suicide and PTSD, and how she is changing the narrative through training and…
YOMF010: Joyfully Divorced with Diane McDermott
Jul 16, 2018 • 33 min
What does it mean to be “joyfully divorced?” Those are not two words you hear together very often! Today, we chat with Diane McDermott who is making it her mission to get rid of the stigma around talking about divorce and connecting those who are going…
YOMF009: Rapid Transformational Therapy with Amy Turner
Jul 9, 2018 • 34 min
She’s baaaaack! Amy Turner, the “No B.S. Sweetheart” and the founder of No B.S. Therapy is back for Round 2 on the Your Oxygen Mask First Podcast. Today, we are diving into Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) which is a special type of therapy (and her…
YOMF008: Abundance Daily
Jul 2, 2018 • 44 min
What does practicing abundance and mindfulness have to do with your profession as a “helper”? Today we are joined by Alex and Sarah Dumas, owners and creators of Abundance Daily, who share with us some tips on how to bring wealth and prosperity to your…
YOMF007: Holistic Fitness With Shelby Foster
Jun 25, 2018 • 32 min
Have you ever wondered how to fit in work, attend to your family, obligations, and fit in time for fitness and wellness? Today we chat with Shelby Foster, the “Fitness Kook” to learn more about holistic fitness and why paying attention to your mind can…
YOMF006: Shauna’s Story
Jun 18, 2018 • 18 min
Suicide rates among people in the helping profession are high right now, and we are seeing an overall rise in people taking their own lives across the country. Today, Erin shares a personal story and asks the question, “what can we do differently?”…
YOMF005: You are Not Your Job - Kory and Baking
Jun 11, 2018 • 26 min
What does baking, bourbon, hobbies, and compassion fatigue have to do with your wellness as a “helper?” Today we sit down with Kory Linn, an 18-year veteran 9-1-1 dispatcher to discuss why there is more to you than just your job! Baking and Bourbon:…
YOMF004: Gabriela a 911 Dispatcher
Jun 4, 2018 • 43 min
Imagine going from happy to sad, elated to defeated, exhilarated to exhausted all in the same hour! That is the real life of a 9-1-1 Dispatcher/Telecommunicator. Today, we sit down with 26-year 9-1-1 dispatch veteran Gabriela Jackson to hear about her…
YOMF003: True REST Float Spa - Chico
May 28, 2018 • 25 min
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be weightless? To float in water, completely supported and relaxed? In this episode, we sit down with Vee Carpenter, owner of True REST Float Spa in Chico, California to find out why float or “sensory deprivation…
YOMF002: No B.S. Therapy
May 21, 2018 • 30 min
How do you know when it is time to talk to a professional about mental health issues? How do you even go about finding someone who is a good fit for you? In this episode, we will chat with the “No B.S. Sweetheart” Amy Turner. Amy Turner, MA, LMFT, LAADC…
YOMF001: Your Oxygen Mask First Introduction
May 11, 2018 • 6 min
You CAN’T help anyone unless you help yourself first; what Your Oxygen Mask First podcast is all about. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/youroxygenmaskfirst/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor