Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 by

Stress Management for Police Officers

I had a chance to interview Lisa Wimberger of Trance Personnel Consulting Group the other day about stress and stress management for police officers and it was a fascinating discussion.

Lisa works on a national level with law enforcement officers suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, both at the agency and individual police officer levels. Lisa’s ability to bring tools to law enforcement agencies offers a proactive solution to stress management and crisis intervention. She provides techniques that are a simple pathway to a healthier police officer and their law enforcement organization as well.

The Denver Post covered one of her recent classes… and you can read their article by CLICKING HERE.

Lisa specializes in training individuals and organizations to understand, identify and retrain stress patterns that undermine job performance. Her specialized approach for law enforcement creates a platform upon which individuals begin to identify the early signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The techniques help those caught in a hyper-vigilant stress cycle to navigate a new path through a downward spiral. Lisa offers concrete tools that help officers gain perspective during crisis, determine the personal impact, steer clear of dysfunctional patterned behavioral responses, and derive healthier options.

Lisa founded the Trance Personnel Consulting Group (TPCG) in January, 2007. It is the aggregate of the many human behavior disciplines that make up her background. With hundreds of law enforcement agents trained in 2008 the statistics speak clearly; for those in high trauma jobs there is an urgent need for an effective preventative approach to crisis intervention.

Many of Lisa’s family and friends were NYPD or NYFD and she spent time teaching these techniques to help rebuild families that effected her personally. She has also experienced an array of massive physical trauma herself and has used the same tools as a way to deal with all of that. Her own erosional trauma experiences include:
Blinded in one eye at age 11
Hit by lightening at age 15
Blinded in both eyes at age 19
Flatlined, no pulse-no cardio, on 3 or more occasions

She has recovered completely from all of the above events and have used the techniques to help her live a normal, healthy and rewarding life.

Website:

http://www.tpconsultinggroup.com

To Email Lisa CLICK HERE.

For Lisa’s Public LinkedIn Profile CLICK HERE.

If you would like to listen to our interview please click the replay button below or RIGHT CLICK HERE to download (that’s CONTROL CLICK if you use a Mac then SAVE LINK AS…) a copy of the mp3 file.

CopsAlive.com was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers. We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond. We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career.

6 Comments

  • Lisa
    Thanks for sharing your story and vision! My husband is on the Evansville Police department and was involved in an officer involved shooting in 2003 and he helped start the peer support group and then 3 years ago my self and another police wife started the family support team. It has been a gradual process but we have come a long way in 3 years.
    I am actually an RN and do the family support team as volunteer. It is wonderful. My desire is to help other police departments set up family support teams and change my career focus.
    You are correct, there needs to be infomation and training given to police officers from the start of their carreers to help them stay prepared mentally too.
    If you have any openings in your company, just let me know. :)
    Keep up the fantastic work!
    Lori Barron

  • Hi Lori,
    Thanks so much for doing the work you’re doing. Right now I don’t have openings–but what about the option of coordinating a workshop with either your husband’s support group or yours? This way you’d get to see the program and we could talk about collaborating on other support initiatives. Just a thought.
    Give my best to your family–and my thanks as well.

    Lisa

  • Another great read!

  • Dear LISA,
    Many thanks for a wonderfuo manual that you have published.
    Its really very helpful for the police Training and Couselling.
    Having Served the Central Armed Forces Of India as an Officer, I can accalaim that your work would go a long way to help all ranks in police organisation universally and specially for the officers.
    Thanks and keep on updating with latest case studies.
    Regards
    MLPurohit
    Ex Commandant.

  • Dear LISA,
    Many thanks for a wonderful manual that you have published.
    Its really very helpful for the police officers engaged in Training and Couselling.
    Having Served the Central Armed Forces Of India as an Officer, I can accalaim that your work would go a long way to help all ranks in police organisation universally and specially for the officers.
    Thanks and keep on updating with latest case studies.
    Regards
    MLPurohit
    Ex Commandant.

  • We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

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