Today Andi Clark from 911Lifestyle gives us the tools, techniques and insights behind recovery so we can become and stay operational.
It’s highly relevant to the conversation we had today.
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The 5 stress triggers
- Mindset (Mental Attitude)
- Physical Condition
- Illness or Injury
- Environmental Toxins
What Actions Can We Take?
- Turning on the vagus nerve
- Small things: hymalyan salt, etc
ANDI’s OFFICIAL BIO
AKA THE WRITE-ABOUT-YOURSELF-IN-THIRD-PERSON VERSION
Andi Clark (@911stressmgt) is known online as The Elite Trainer for Police and First Responders and creator of her signature program 911 Elite Performance. She’s the wife of a Police Officer and an expert in peak performance and how stress physically affects your body.
She is renowned for her ability to reverse and prevent burnout in First Responders, then help them regain their athletic conditioning, so they can thrive throughout their entire career—online and offline—as well as her refreshingly relatable and no-BS approach.
Kevin, a Police Officer of 10 yrs in Canada said, “Thanks to the knowledge shared by Andi, I definitely am sleeping better, easier and have more energy to do the things that I like. I’m calmer, even after a long block of shifts and have my relationship back with my family. We now play sports as a family again. The program is simple, easy to follow and is sustainable for the long term.”
Life wasn’t always as burnout free for Andi. She has a genetic stress condition that puts her body into an increased stress response state all the time. Similar to what Police Officers and First Responders experience when they put on their uniform and mentally prepare for whatever may happen in their day.
It took Andi over 20 years with two very big burnout crashes (one while pregnant) to figure out why her doctors, specialists and the prescriptions given to her were not able to help. And that what was happening to her was not a mental health issue.
Through her recovery she formulated a completely different way to look at and handle burnout.
Once she realized that her husband was thriving while his colleagues were struggling with the same symptoms she had experience she knew that she couldn’t keep her findings to herself. They needed help. She could provide it.
And 911 Lifestyle was born. Andi now speaks and coaches Officers and First Responders all over the world:
- Why it is not their fault that they are struggling to sleep, exhausted, have a short fuse, digestive issues and are heading towards burnout. Even after they have stopped working shifts or retired.
- How it is possible to create a lifestyle that thrives on a shift work schedule, so you can have all day energy, enjoy your days off, get back to being active and peak during a crisis
- A simple way to train like a professional athlete so you can excel in your career without prescriptions, overwhelm, putting your life on hold or breaking the bank.
Knowledge is power.
Andi knows that if we give these First Responders the information so they can thrive in their career and the tools to implement it, we can change the trajectory that the mental and physical toll they endure on the job each and every shift can positively affect the health and wellbeing of First Responders going forward.