EmotionAid® for Emergency Teams and First Responders

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Summary

Placed at the front line emergency and first responders teams are confronted on a daily basis with traumatic situations such as accidents, natural disasters and terror attacks. Faced with stressed, shocked and traumatized victims, they must often carry the heavy burden of managing the worry and anguish of families or close relatives.

The Covid-19 health crisis exposes them even more physically and morally.

As a result of accumulated stress, first responders can experience physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms that sometimes result in moral injury, compassion fatigue, even burnout. The resulting damage represents a significant cost to our society from every point of view; and yet is possible to avoid.

Let’s help them to better help us!

EmotionAid® was developed by ITI - International Trauma Healing Institute Israel. Stemming from the most advanced research in the field of neurophysiology and based on the Somatic Experiencing ™ (SE®) technique, its effectiveness has been scientifically demonstrated. An integrative method, it is regularly tested in war zones, disaster zones or states of emergency and involves a process of multidimensional therapy, emphasizing the energetic, mental, physical, emotional and sensory experience.

EmotionAid® can be used by anybody, anywhere and anytime.

The EmotionAid® training will allow you to:

Budget

ITEM
COST IN USD
Expenses
2021
Background research
Replace debriefing technique
Firemen – France
Financed locally
Policemen – Switzerland
Financed locally
Total for the 2 projects
30,000$
Ambulance personnel
Total
30,000$

Choose the EmotionAid® training best adapted to your needs

1. Introduction to EmotionAid® lecture – 2 hours

The EmotionAid® introductory lecture presents the theoretical basis of EmotionAid® and describes the different training options. Includes a demo and a short practice session.

 

2. One-Day EmotionAid® training – 8 hours

Objective: learn to resource, track and discharge activation. The training includes:

• Definition of stress and trauma according to the Somatic Experiencing (SE®) method

• Functioning of the brain in times of stress and anxiety

• Theoretical basis of EmotionAid®: anchoring, resources, language of sensations and relief

• Demonstrations and practice of anchoring and resource concepts

• Presentation of the EmotionAid® 5 Step toolkit and demonstrations

 

3. Full EmotionAid® training – 24 hours

Objective: learn to resource, track and discharge activation, manage others’ activation. The training includes:

• Definition of stress and trauma according to the Somatic Experiencing (SE®) method

• The functioning of the brain in times of stress and anxiety

• The language of sensations: understand it and learn to use it

• Resources: definition and implementation

• Activation symptoms: identify your own reactions to stress and those of others

• Anchoring: demonstration and practice

• Signs of relief and how to use relief in order to prevent the build-up of stress and tension in the body

• The EmotionAid® 5 Steps toolkit: putting into practice on oneself and on others

• Physical, emotional and relational limits and the notion of security

• Introduction to collective trauma; the consequences of trauma at the level of a

group, a community, a nation…

 

During the full EmotionAid® training, focus is made on learning the process, assimilating and practicing the tools. All the teaching aids used during the course will be made available to the team in multiple languages.

All trainings and supervisions are provided by teaching therapists certified as EmotionAid® facilitators by ITI Israel, trained in the Somatic Experiencing (SE®) method.

About ITI Israel

The International Trauma Healing Institute Israel (ITI Israel) is a non-profit organization for education, training, and research. ITI provides scientifically proven tools from the most advanced research in the field of neurophysiology for the prevention and treatment of trauma. The ITI team developed the EmotionAid® emotional first aid method. These tools are taught in many countries to professional communities and the general public.

 

In Israel, EmotionAid® is used in all sectors of the population, including the mental health sector and hospitals. Research programs are underway in collaboration with university hospital services in Israel, in the context of the current Covid-19 crisis.