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Criminal Justice Evolution - A podcast for First Responders - Life / Self Improvement / CJ Topics / Motivation / Fitness

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Short bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started on your week. Thank you for listening! Please share this podcast with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we would appreciate it. 

A special thanks to the first responders who work hard to protect and serve our communities and work during the holidays. Remember YOU are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the great work and be safe.

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

The only thing we really have in life is the time we have on Earth. Time is a valuable resource and it goes by very quickly. How are you spending your time right now? Worrying? Fearful? 

The cause of all of your worries and fear boils down to two things. 1) What happened in your past and 2) Your unknown future. 

We give so much energy to these two areas of our lives that we forget to live right now. Right in the moment. This is where you should be spending your time and energy because eventually our time here will be gone.

Live in your moment. 

Go out, have a great day and stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast.

www.cjevolution.com

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Hello everyone and welcome back to The CJEvolution Podcast. Thank you for listening to the show. Please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we sure would appreciate it. 

A special thanks to YOU. The criminal justice / first responder professional. Thank you for what you do every day for our communities. Remember you are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the good work and please be safe. 

As we head into the holidays please remember that a lot of people suffer especially during this time of year. Keep them in your prayers.

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

There is so much power when First Responders start telling their stories of the challenges they have or currently face and the dark places they had to navigate along the way. There is hope and you are not alone. You are never alone. 

Such an honor to have my friend Michael Sugrue back on the show. Michael has been in those dark places where he wanted to end his life. Michael did what so many don't do...He reached out for help.

Michael is now a dedicated advocate for awareness, prevention, education, training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and First Responder Suicide Prevention. Michael continues to speak at law enforcement agencies all over the United States.

In his BEST-SELLING book, RELENTLESS COURAGE: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma, along with Dr. Shauna Springer, PhD, they tackle the complexity of trauma within the law enforcement community, uncovering the unspoken barriers, and outline a path to healing.

Such a powerful show and please share with someone that needs it.

 

You can find Michael and his book here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgtmichaelsugrue/

https://www.amazon.com/RELENTLESS-COURAGE-Winning-Against-Frontline/dp/1736824414 

https://www.facebook.com/sergeantmichaelsugrue/ 

 

Stay tuned for more great guests on The CJEvolution Podcast

www.cjevolution.com

Patrick

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Short bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started on your week. Thank you for listening! Please share this podcast with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we would appreciate it. 

A special thanks to the first responders who work hard to protect and serve our communities and work during the holidays. Remember YOU are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the great work and be safe.

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

We make decisions all the time. Some of the decisions we need to make we don't. We kick them down the road and hope they will solve themselves if we don't think about them. Procrastination. We are all guilty of it. Maybe it's a professional decision. Maybe its a personal decision. Maybe you need help with an addiction or you need to speak with someone about things your struggling with. Things don't have a chance to get better unless you act. 

We have this one life. This one chance to make our mark and live the life we were born to live. 

Make the move forward. Act!

Stay tuned for more great episodes on the CJEvolution Podcast.

www.cjevolution.com

https://linktr.ee/cjevolutionpodcast

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Short bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started on your week. Thank you for listening! Please share this podcast with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we should would appreciate it. 

A special thanks to the first responders who work hard to protect and serve our communities and who also work during the holidays. Remember YOU are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work and be safe.

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

 

Happy Thanksgiving my friends. As we head into the holidays please remember that a lot of people suffer especially during this time of year. Keep them in your prayers. 

Have fun with your family and friends this week and remember to be grateful for all the people, things and opportunities you have in your life.

More great episodes on The CJEvolution are coming. 

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to The CJEvolution Podcast. Thank you for listening to the show. Please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we sure would appreciate it. 

A special thanks to YOU. The criminal justice / first responder professional. Thank you for what you do everyday for our communities. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the good work and please be safe. 

As we head into the holidays please remember that a lot of people suffer especially during this time of year. Keep them in your prayers.

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

It was such an honor to have Kristen Ziman on the show. She is a sought after speaker, published author of Reimagining Blue and former Police Chief of Aurora Police Department in Auroral IL. Reimagining Blue is a passionate and personal analysis of a misunderstood profession from the vantage point of female police chief Kristen Ziman. Ziman credits her colorful childhood for the temperament that led her to gravitate toward policing, a profession where chaos is all in a day's work.

We cover a lot of topics in this episode. From Kristen's calling to police work, her rise in the ranks as a female officer, leadership, mental health with first responders and much more.

You can find Kristen and her book here:

https://kristenziman.com/reimagining-blue/ 

 

Stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast

www.cjevolution.com 

 

Patrick 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. Thank you for listening to this show. Please share this episode, and other episodes, with your family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts. 

A special thank you to YOU. The criminal justice professional. You put it all on the line every day. You are a very special person. I hope you know that. Remember you have much support and remember you are loved. Please be safe and keep up the great work. 

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

 

NOTE: Dr. Dogris presents some informative slides in the show. Please head over to the Criminal Justice Podcast YouTube Channel to see the entire video. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBskInfqwix8TPisXOmEvg/videos 

Such an honor to have Dr. Nicolas Dogris on the show. He is the Director of Neurotherapy Services at FHE Health and he is an expert on the human brain. 

Dr. Dogris has a unique blend of clinical, research and development experience in the field of neurostimulation and neuromodulation.  Dr. Dogris is a licensed health psychologist and neuroscientist who practices in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Dogris is the neurorehabilitation director at FHE Health in Deerfield Beach, Florida.  He is an expert in the field of psychology with board certifications in neurofeedback and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) analysis.  He has been in the electroencephalography (EEG) field for 30 years and began his work while attending Humboldt State University working on P300 research in 1987.

Dr. Dogris earned his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology and holds four advanced degrees. He has worked in the field for 27 years and has experience working with a wide variety of mental health populations including children, adolescents and adults.  Dr. Dogris has held positions as the Program Chief of Mono County Mental Health, Orange County Mental Health, Inyo County Mental Health and College Hospital.  He has been mentored by some of the founders of the field of neurofeedback and has had the pleasure of developing innovations with them.

Dr. Dogris has developed numerous neurofeedback protocols and innovations on multiple platforms and is recognized as a leading expert in his field.  He developed the first, synchronized, neuromodulation and neurostimulation system that utilized normed referenced data and QEEG analysis for the treatment of multiple neurological problems.  This system, known as NeuroField, combines pulsed electromagnetic fields (pEMF) and transcranial alternating/direct current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) with EEG neurofeedback so as to optimize the functioning of the human brain.

A very informative interview. 

You can find Dr. Dogris here:

https://fherehab.com/team/nicholas-j-dogris-ph-d-bcn-qeeg-d/ 

FHE Health

https://fherehab.com/ 

 

Stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast

www.cjevolution.com

Patrick

 

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Hello Everyone and Welcome Back to Microcast Monday. Short burst of inspiration and motivation to get you started on your week. If you love the show please share with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts. 

A big thanks to you! Thank you for what  you do. Please remember that you are cherished and loved. The majority of people support you. Never forget that. Please be safe!

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819

https://fherehab.com/

Learn to become unstoppable. Get focused on what you want in your life. Life goes by too fast so you might as well go for what you want. The majority of people go to their grave thinking about one thing - Regret. Regret they didn't take more chances. Regret they lived their life based on the expectation of someone else. 

You have control of your life. Start taking the steps you need to make it better. Not tomorrow, not in a week. Today!

Go out and conquer your day and stay tuned for more great guests on the CJEvolution Podcast.

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. Thank you for listening. If you love this show please share it with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

A special thank you to YOU. The criminal justice professional. You put it all on the line every day. You are a very special person. I hope you know that. Remember you have much support and remember you are loved. Please be safe and keep up the great work. 

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819.

https://fherehab.com/

People often ask me what makes FHE Health and Shatterproof for First Responders so special. I give them two responses. 1) Their unique program that is designed specifically for the first responder community, and 2) The amazing people that work in the Shatterproof Program. Most of the people on the Shatterproof Team are former First Responders or Military Veterans which means THEY GET IT. They have been where you are and reached out for help. 

One of those amazing individuals is a good friend of mine, Jimmy Keefe. Jimmy Keefe, a retired firefighter and Resident Manager in Shatterproof FHE Health treatment program for first responders. Jimmy spent 27 years fighting fires in his hometown of New Brunswick, New Jersey. During that time, he witnessed 40 deaths and made some harrowing rescues.

One of them was a five-year-old girl. By the time Keefe was able to pull her from the flames and carry her out of a burning building, she was unconscious, having endured third-degree burns that covered 72 percent of her body. At the time, Keefe was a young firefighter—just 22—and the traumatic memories of that night would haunt him years later. They would return in dreams, flashbacks and intense feelings of guilt and failure that he eventually tried to numb with drugs and alcohol.

Jimmy eventually reached out for help and his treatment at Shatterproof, like me, saved his life.  Keefe is an advocate for treatment and recovery not just because he sees it every day in the lives of other first responders, but he understands how the trauma and depression with first responders work.

Jimmy was an instrumental figure in my recovery at Shatterproof and I am honored and grateful to call him a good friend. 

We dive deep in this show, and Jimmy talks openly about his journey. Find Jimmy here:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008700601697 

https://fherehab.com/learning/normal-life-after-trauma 

https://fherehab.com/ 

 

Stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast

 

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. Thank you for listening. If you love this show please share with family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

A special thank you to YOU. The criminal justice professional. You put it all on the line everyday. You are a very special person. I hope you know that. Remember you have much support and remember you are loved. Please be safe and keep up the great work. 

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819

https://fherehab.com/

Sach an honor to have my next guest on the show, Sachin "Sach" Latti. Many people who are in recovery look for something to keep them going. To keep them motivated. Sach decided to start running and now he is competing at the highest levels. Sach never though of himself of a runner but he is doing it because he has the drive and focus to go for his dreams. Do you?

Sach has suffered like everyone, but he didn't let his suffering hold him back like most do. Sach talks openly about his background and how he recognized behaviors that contributed to the unhealthy lifestyle he was living. Sach continues to grow and challenge himself to become a man beyond his past experiences. He also was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of serving as a First Responder and as a result is on the journey of healing.

His spirit and drive is amazing.  He strives for continual growth and has set some significant goals for himself. He is currently training to help raise awareness and funding for First Responders who suffer from PTSD.

You can find Sach here:

https://globalnews.ca/tag/sachin-latti/ 

https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/canada-border-services-agency-officer-raises-more-than-20k-for-b-c-legion/

Insta: sach.in.motion

Stay tuned for more great episodes on the CJEvolution Podcast.

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Short bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started for your week. Thank you for listening to the show. If you like this show and others, please share with family and friends. Give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts. 

A big thanks to YOU! Every day you go out and do an incredible job serving and protecting. Remember that majority of Americans love and respect you. Keep up the great work and please be safe. 

I struggled. I was in a dark place for a long time. I was in pain, and I masked it with alcohol.  I was contemplating hurting myself.  I finally decided to reach out and ask for help, and I am grateful I did. FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program saved my life. If you are struggling, you don’t have to stay there. We can and will help you. Reach out today at 303.960.9819

https://fherehab.com/ 

You might be thinking why do bad things and events always happen to me? Why do I always find myself in the same situations? One problem might be repeated behaviors. Doing the same things often lead to the same results. Maybe its time to shake things up a bit and do things differently? Seek out that mentor or people that can help you elevate to a better level.

Remember as hard as it might be you are exactly where you need to be right now - even though it sucks. I believe that nothing "just happens to me". Everything that happens is for a purpose and I am right where I need to be in this moment in time. When I was at my lowest, I knew that things would get better. I knew there was help for me and I knew I was in my place for a reason. 

Stay strong and stay steadfast. You are at the place you are for a reason. The reason is yours to discover. 

Stay tuned for more great guests on the CJEvolution Podcast

www.cjevolution.com

Patrick

 

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