Collaborative Mindfulness Study with Fire Rescue Department and University of Miami.
“I’m convinced it could be a powerful antidote to what I see happening to my peers, both as retirees and active personnel,” he said. “We have high rates of suicide and PTSD. It can lead you to some pretty dark places.” – Gary Gonzale, retired MDFR battalion fire chief
The Huffingtonpost reports on a collaborative study at University of Miami with the Dade Fire Rescue department. The study will report on the effect of a mindfulness practice for firefighters, particularly focusing on dealing with stress. “Mindfulness and attention are highly interrelated. It’s a portable, low-cost, low-tech way to actually strengthen attention, which is crucial when they’re on the job.”
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