First Responders

PREPARE, PERFORM, RECOVER

How Can It Help Me?

First responders deal with trauma and difficult scenarios daily. You have to be ready to go from periods of boredom to high-stress, high-risk environments very quickly. You need all the tools you can get to do that effectivley.

Learn Key Skills  First Responders must prepare mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Learn to navigate these challenges with greater positive impact.
Learn Key Skills

First Responders must prepare mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Learn to navigate these challenges with greater positive impact.

Manage Your Stress Prevent burnout & stress overload systematically, over-time.  The BASE-R Method™ provides real-time skills for on and off the job.
Manage Your Stress

Prevent burnout & stress overload systematically, over-time. The BASE-R Method™ provides real-time skills for on and off the job.

Build Your Resilience  Bounce back from challenges, gain strength and perspective. It’s a life-long practice with big advantages. Learn more.
Build Your Resilience

Bounce back from challenges, gain strength and perspective. It’s a life-long practice with big advantages. Learn more.

Scientifically Validated

EVENPULSE™ is the subject of a 3 year, $3M DoD study.  

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

In 2009, EVENPULSE (formally MAGIS Group) was awarded the opportunity to train 6,000 deploying U.S. Army combat soldiers, going into and returning from the harshest environments. EVENPULSE maintained that through our methodology we could reduce soldier stress, increase internal awareness, and provide relevant, easy-to-learn skills in autonomic self-regulation. With anticipated soldier use, we projected positive results among individuals and teams including improved decision-making, higher engagement, improved team cohesion, and lower markers for PTSD, anxiety and depression.  

Soldiers received one four-hour block of instruction before leaving for a 15-month tour to Afghanistan and after their return. They also participated in qualitative and quantitative analysis before, during and after the deployment regarding the EVENPULSE resilience training (formally Optimal Performance under Stress/WAROPS®). 

OVER A 15-MONTH DEPLOYMENT
70% of soldiers used the training skills weekly

STUDY OUTCOMES

The following sample of research outcomes were gathered at various iterations - 6 months into the deployment and upon return of the deployment. Soldiers surveyed in Afghanistan said they were using the program skills regularly, with nearly 40% using them daily and 70% using them at least weekly. By the end of the deployment, 65% of the soldiers studied said they had used ALL of the training skills in the course of their mission. The key findings among those who took and used the training regularly (at least once per week) show:

  • Lower levels of post-traumatic stress (PCL PTSD checklist);
  • Higher levels of well-being (SF36 well-being survey);
  • Lower anxiety and depression (Beck Inventory);
  • Greater resilience (Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale).

The U.S. Department of Defense had not undertaken a study on this scale of an independent training program and has not since. Researchers termed the results "statistically significant in many areas". The results, to date, are pending publication in scientific journals by the research teams at Samueli Institute and RAND.  

OVER A 15-MONTH DEPLOYMENT
65% used ALL the training skills; 40% of Soldiers used skills daily

INTERESTED IN THE WHITEPAPER?

Download the whitepaper with details from the Department of Defense research.

Jay C. Stalnacker, Fire Management Officer, Boulder County Sheriff's Office

As a former Smokejumper, who has attended some of the very best resilience trainings available, I found this training, information and instruction some of the best I have ever been exposed to. The EVENPULSE program uses a science-based approach and ties it directly to the public safety professional’s mental health and physical well-being. In addition and as a unique product, EVENPULSE provides ongoing maintenance that keeps the information relevant long after the employee leaves the classroom, making the investment a long term value.

Jay C. Stalnacker, Fire Management Officer, Boulder County Sheriff's Office

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