Manage Stress, Practice Mindfulness & Attain Work-Life Balance

Estimated watch time: 2 hrs 2 minutes

Presentation Materials:

Molly Jones, LSW

Clinical Education Coordinator for Advanced Recovery Systems

Molly Jones, LSW is a Clinical Education Coordinator for Advanced Recovery Systems. In this role, Molly is responsible for providing clinical education and training to various client populations, treatment providers, and other behavioral health stakeholders across the country. Molly provides in-person, virtual, and on-demand behavioral health education and is able to cover a wide variety of topics under the behavioral healthcare umbrella.

Molly is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Colorado and based out of Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining the ARS Community Outreach Team in August 2019, Molly worked in a variety of social work settings. She has worked in direct practice, counseling older adults, adolescents, high acuity clients, and other populations struggling with various mental health and substance abuse related issues, as well as a Permanency Planning Worker for the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Molly has worked in the field of Social Work since 2013, and holds the philosophy that all individuals, with proper support and awareness, possess the ability to learn, change, and grow to achieve the highest quality of life and sense of self possible.

Molly earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Life Education with a focus on Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. In her time with Advanced Recovery Systems, Molly has primarily worked with first responders and their families, as well as the International Association of Fire Fighters and various municipalities across North America. Molly is the Peer Team Clinician for the IAFF’s 9th District Peer Support Team, has been featured in news publications and mental health podcasts, and provided clinical oversight to local non-profits in Colorado.

Objectives and Summary:

This training will explore the impact of stress on fire service members and first responders, on and off the job. Attendees will learn about the prioritization of stress management and mindfulness techniques to decrease stress, improve resiliency and achieve a greater sense of balance between their work and home lives.

Attendees will be better equipped to engage in self-care and understand the importance of recognizing their own stress levels. This presentation will also provide insight to the concept of work-life balance, how to recognize imbalance and strategies for achieving equilibrium across their unique domains of life.

1. What is stress & how does it develop? 
2. Review the impact of stress 
3. Discuss strategies for recognizing and attuning to stress levels  
4. Discuss the concept of work-life balance 
5. Identify how to recognize imbalance 
6. Review strategies for improving balance across various domains of life 
7. What is mindfulness & the theory of mindfulness? 
8. Identify techniques for practicing mindfulness 

Presentation Materials: