We all experience stress, but some jobs bring more stress than others. For first responders, the stress includes seeing people at their worst. It can be difficult to maintain a calm, rational outlook with the crises first responders see so often. It helps to remember that the first responders help and heal many people, but sometimes that knowledge is not enough.

There are programs that deal with the physical and mental wounds caused by the trauma of such a stressful job. But how does a first responder deal with the spiritual wounds caused by the things encountered? 

An 8-week course, REBOOT First Responders has been designed for just that purpose. The classes meet once a week. Participants have the opportunity for lessons geared for their specific soul wound traumas, and they get to interact with others looking for healing in the same area.

The REBOOT First Responders course is an internationally recognized program, developed by health care professionals. The course is free of cost to participants. It will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday nights at River Valley Christian Church, 37126 MN-65, Stanchfield, Minnesota 55080 (just north of Cambridge). 

Classes will include dinner and child care (if needed). Classes will begin on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. More information and registration is available at rebootrecovery.com; click on the First Responders link or call (763) 228-0883.

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