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Hello everyone and welcome back to The Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast. I hope you all are well. Thank you for listening to the show. If you love the show please share this episodes and my other shows with your family and friends. Also, please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts

A special thanks to all the brave men and women who work in First Responder roles. For the first responders who are working and serving in Florida. Thank you for your service and help in this time of a devastating Hurricane that has hit the state. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

Check out my Criminal Justice Evolution YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSgwX_KYND8GGh7USv0tw

 

There are so many dedicated professionals who treat and help our brave men and women who serve. One happens to be on the show today - Dr. Sachi Ananda, Ph.D., LMHC, MCAP is responsible for providing clinical direction to FHE Health's specialized treatment program for first responders. Her #1 goal in her job is to help first responders return as soon as possible to their roles as public servants in their communities and families.

Dr. Ananda is a licensed mental health counselor, certified master’s-level addiction professional, and clinical sexologist. Her professional expertise and personal background groomed her for working with and relating to first responders and understanding their unique treatment needs. She specializes in trauma work, relationship therapy, and drug and process addictions recovery.

Growing up in a military family with a father in the Navy and a brother in the U.S. Marines, Dr. Ananda saw firsthand the impact that PTSD can have on the health and wellbeing of members of the military and first responders. She is trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Motivational Interviewing, relapse prevention, sex therapy, and family interventions— among other innovative therapeutic strategies that have proven effective for first responders. Dr. Ananda is originally from Vietnam. Her family came to the U.S. as refugees when she was a young child. They settled in the Pacific Northwest, which is where Dr. Ananda lived and worked for many years before eventually calling Florida “home.” 

A great show with an amazing member of the FHE Health Family.

Find Dr. Sachi here:

https://fherehab.com/team/

https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sachi-ananda-856a49176/ 

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 CJEvolution Podcast. A show created by a first responder for first responders. Welcome back everyone and thank you for supporting this show. Please share this episode and others with your family and friends. Give us that 5-Star Rating and Apple Podcasts.

Prayers go out to the people of Florida and they face this devastating hurricane. Prayers also go out to the brave first responders who are serving and trying to keep people safe. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

Check out my Criminal Justice Evolution YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSgwX_KYND8GGh7USv0tw 

So excited to have my friend Ernie Stevens back on the show. In the words of Ernie: 

In the last 28 years of law enforcement, I have had the privilege of serving in various roles throughout my career including the DWI task force, Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Street Crimes Assistance Team (SCAT), Field Training Officer. This experience, lead me to the development/ founding officer of the San Antonio Police Department Mental Health Unit in 2008.

I am the primary subject in the two-time Emmy nominated award-winning HBO documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops. Emmy winner for best editing. I’ve had the privilege of being featured on ABC’s Nightline with Byron Pitts and the NBC documentary, A Different Kind of Force. I co-authored Amazon’s Best Seller, Mental Health and De-escalation, A Training Guide for Police Professionals. Additionally, I’m a contributing author to the Amazon best-selling Mental Health category book, Police Mental Barricade.

Ernie and I have a great conversation about the state of law enforcement and how we can take care of ourselves better. 

For inquiries, please e-mail: sapdernest@gmail.com

Follow me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/estevens0845?lang=en 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernest-stevens-b4234a1b6/

Find out more about Ernie here: 

https://ernieandjoethefilm.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 bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started on your day. 

A big shout out and thank you to all the brave men and women who serve. Thank you for what you do. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

Check out my Criminal Justice Evolution YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSgwX_KYND8GGh7USv0tw

We all want pretty much the same thing. To be happy. Now that looks different among people, but happiness is happiness. The first step is to accept the reality you are in. There is no growth in living in the past. Sure your past is a part of you, but YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR PAST. The future you have always wanted awaits you. Live in the moment. Accept where you are right now and take steps to improve your life. Stop blaming others for where you are at right now. Take responsibility and if you need help remember you are not alone. You are never alone. 

Go out and conquer your day and reach out to me at www.cjevolution.com

Patrick

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

A special thanks to you, the criminal justice professional. Wherever your are at and whatever you are doing thank you for doing it. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

Check out my Criminal Justice Evolution YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSgwX_KYND8GGh7USv0tw

Kurt Dabb is a retired law enforcement professional with over two decades of experience. In 2021 Kurt was forced into a medical retirement and was told he was no longer qualified to be a cop anymore. Kurt suffered from PTSD and Addiction Challenges. Like most of us who face challenges, Kurt was devastated. Kurt went through dark times, but eventually came out after receiving treatment for his challenges. The key to this is that Kurt came forward. Something most of us are unwilling to do.

Kurt is still trying to figure it out but he knows he is not alone and his recovery is paramount in his life. 

Kurt is a big advocate of first responder health and wellness and alternate forms of therapy. A great discussion with survivor. 

You can find Kurt here:

https://www.kold.com/2019/11/07/going-distance-fight-depression/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-dabb/

 

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 on the right footing for your week. A big thank you to all the criminal justice professionals out there doing a very difficult job in a very difficult environment. Please be safe and keep up the great work. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

Check out my Criminal Justice Evolution YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSgwX_KYND8GGh7USv0tw

 

The Hardest Battle you will ever fight is......with yourself. We all need to learn how to calm our minds. Be patient. Stay in the moment. Don't react of emotions - Most of the time that is the wrong action to take. You control every thought you have. You have the power. You have always had the power. 

Change your thoughts and change your life.

 

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 Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast. Thank you for listening. If you love the show please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcast and share this episode and others with family and friends. 

A big shout out and thank you to all those, Yes YOU, who serve in the Criminal Justice Field. It is a very difficult environment but you go out everyday and give it your all. Thank you for what you do. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Please be safe.

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

It's not often I get to interview a current law enforcement professional and I was very excited to have Jason Louis on the show. Jason is an active-duty police sergeant with over 23 years of experience in a variety of assignments including custody, patrol, investigations and training. Prior to returning to patrol he was assigned as the In-Service Training Supervisor for his agency's regional training center and he is a sitting member of his agency's use of force review board. Feeling  the need to continue to arm law enforcement professionals with the best training possible, Jason created The Briefing Room. "If your agency is only meeting State minimum training standards, that’s a recipe for mediocrity. Join The Briefing Room and provide your supervisors with everything they need to develop exemplary officers who feel passion for their profession again. Your officers will know what society expects of them and how they can best represent your agency and serve your community." Jason Louis

A great discussion with a dedicated professional 

You can find Jason here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonlouis-thebriefingroom/ 

The Briefing Room:

https://www.thebriefingroom.com/ 

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 with your week. Please share this and other shows with your family and friends. 

A big shout out and thank you to YOU. The criminal justice professional. Thank you for what you do and the sacrifices you make. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

 

Raise your internal thermostat. Raise it to 100 degrees. I am not talking about body temp I am talking about mind temp. When you raise that temp your life will begin to change for the better. In fact you won't want to spend too much time with people with a low mind temp. They are not bad people they just wont be on the same frequency and body temp as you. You are destined for great things. You can change your life. Nothing is set in stone. However, it starts with raising your mind temp. You can do it. You are unique. You are loved. 

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 Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast Microcast Monday Series. Short bursts of inspiration and motivation to get you started on the right path for your week. 

I want to thank YOU. The criminal justice professional for all the hard work you do in this very difficult environment. Keep up the great work and remember you are honored, cherished and loved. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/  

 

Everything in your life is temporary. Your pain, your suffering and your isolation. It is temporary until you make it permanent. You have the power to change your life with the power of your thoughts and your actions. Life is short. We are not here very long. Our lives are temporary and before we know it our lives are reaching the end. 

"Everything in your life is temporary. So if things are going good enjoy it because it won't last forever. And if things are going bad, don't worry. It can't last forever either." 

Go out and conquer your day and conquer your week.

 

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to The CJEvolution Podcast. A show for YOU, the criminal justice professional. Thank you for listening and if you love the show, please share with your family and friends. Please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

A big thanks to YOU, the Criminal Justice Professional. Thank you for what you do everyday. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work and be safe.

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

FHE Health Offers a variety of individualized treatment programs:

Empower! - Women's Program

Shatterproof - First Responders

Compass - Working Professionals

Restore - Primary Mental Health

Thrive - Young Adults

Sober Skills - Long-term, Intensive, 12-Step-Based Recovery

Gambling Treatment Program

 

If you are suffering or you know someone who is please reach out to FHE Health Today - 844.650.1399 / or me directly at 303.960.9819

So excited to have my next guest on, Dan Spencer. Dan is a Marine Corps Veteran and a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer of 20 years. Dan served honorably in both of his roles and wore many hats. Like many first responders, Dan wondered what his next path would be after serving. Dan found his passion in Coffee and is now a successful Coffee Entrepreneur. His coffee business, Filthy Pirate Coffee, is thriving. Dan also has a successful podcast called Talking Filthy Police Podcast - Which you have to check out.  

In this episode Dan and I talked about the ups and downs of a law enforcement career and how to go after your dreams after a first responder career. 

A great show!

You can find Dan here:

https://filthypirate.coffee/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-spencer-57560731/ 

 

Talking Filthy Police Podcast

https://rss.com/podcasts/talkingfilthypolicepodcast/ 

 

Stay tuned for more great shows on The CJEvolution Podcast

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Shorts burst of inspiration and motivation to get you started on the right path. 

A big thank you to YOU! The criminal justice professional. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are at, remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work. 

When it comes to your treatment there are a lot of options out there. There are organizations that are claiming to cure you quickly. Nothing, nothing comes quickly. Remember to do your research. FHE Health is the #1 Treatment and Recovery Center for First Responders. 

If you are struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, or both, please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960- 9819.  https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/

 

The most beautiful people in the world are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen - Elisabeth Kubler Ross 

 

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

www.cjevolution.com

 

Patrick

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