This page is dedicated to centering the mind, body, and spirit. These resources are for those warriors that seek mindfulness, self awareness, and spiritual development. NNPSN does not recommend one single resource. We support many modalities to tap the healing energy to develop resilience in our mind, body, and spirit.
Heather is passionate about helping people prevent and/or overcome chronic conditions through an integrative approach, and she works to help people age well – at all ages - by working with individuals to understand that the health decisions they make today will impact their future older self.
Heather Haslem received her B.A. and M.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies. She is a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Integrative Health Coach and a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). Heather is a qualified Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor.
With over a decade of experience in building programs that enhance whole-person wellbeing, Heather has worked as a program director, researcher, educator, advocate, and leader, always working to enhance the well-being of others.
FireFlex Yoga w/ Shannon McQuaide
First Responders experience an average of 800 traumatic incidents during their career. Mindfulness provides a refuge to process these experiences and to offset the effects of chronic stress. You can practice mindfulness in the station, on the rig, or after a critical incident. It’s the practice of paying attention to the present moment with kindness and curiosity. This seemingly simple skill can be challenging to practice, but has impactful benefits when applied as a daily habit.
Shannon McQuaide leads Mindfulness Trainings, virtually or in-person, for First Responders. Contact Shannon to create a customized training for your agency.
Shannon also hosts conversations with Fire Chiefs, First Responders, and Paramedics discussing wellness obstacles and solutions; the library of interviews can be viewed here.