100 episodes

Code4Couples is the premiere podcast for Law Enforcement relationships hosted by Cyndi Doyle, author of Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship, psychotherapist, and a law enforcement spouse working to educate officers and spouse on the impact of law enforcement on their relationship for them to counter the impact and create connected and resilient relationships. She is the author and creator of Hold the Line products including a train the trainer program for departments.
Contact Cyndi for speaking, training for your organization or department, or bulk orders of books at info@code4couples.com

Code4Couples Cyndi Doyle, LPCS, NCC

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    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

Code4Couples is the premiere podcast for Law Enforcement relationships hosted by Cyndi Doyle, author of Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship, psychotherapist, and a law enforcement spouse working to educate officers and spouse on the impact of law enforcement on their relationship for them to counter the impact and create connected and resilient relationships. She is the author and creator of Hold the Line products including a train the trainer program for departments.
Contact Cyndi for speaking, training for your organization or department, or bulk orders of books at info@code4couples.com

    Ep 143: Hypervigilance in Law Enforcement Families

    Ep 143: Hypervigilance in Law Enforcement Families

    Hypervigilance allows officers to stay aware and safe on the job. As an officer or spouse, you may be aware or have a general understanding of hypervigilance. You may even understand that what goes up must come down. Sadly, that single biological process that keeps our officers safe, can spill over like a tsunami in our relationships.
    We need to be aware of how it shows up and notice it to make changes. Garrett TeSlaa, who is an active law enforcement officer and host of the very popular Squad Room podcast talks about the impact of hypervigilance on the family and the impact he's making on officers and their families.
     
    If you are interested in joining The Academy, visit thesquadroom.net/theacademy
    For any questions, reach out to Garrett at garrett@thesquadroom.net.

    • 51 min
    Ep 142: Thriving in and out of the career

    Ep 142: Thriving in and out of the career

    In this podcast episode, host Cyndi Doyle interviews Brian Ellis, a retired law enforcement officer and creator of Magnus Worx, about the importance of wellness and resilience in the law enforcement profession. Wellness is not just a physical issue, but also a mental one, and it is crucial for law enforcement organizations to prioritize the well-being of their personnel. Ellis discusses the alarming state of public safety well-being and the need for organizations to take action to support their employees. He also highlights the importance of data in measuring the effectiveness of wellness programs and the role of technology in providing a safe and anonymous environment for individuals to express their needs and concerns. Ellis encourages law enforcement personnel to prioritize their own wellness and seek out resources and support, and emphasizes the need for organizations to adopt a strategic and holistic approach to wellness.  
     
    LinkedIn: @magnusworx 

    Instagram: @magnusworx 

    Magnusworx.com 

    National Command and Staff College 
    The Theory of MAGNUS OVEA: A General Theory of Human Performance & Wellbeing

    • 55 min
    Ep 141: Must have Conversations for Every Law Enforcement Couple

    Ep 141: Must have Conversations for Every Law Enforcement Couple

    My husband and I were super naive when it came to understanding how his job was going to impact our relationship. I saw it as a career path, just like any other. I mean, sure, there was danger and shift work, but what more could there be? No one told us what to expect or how to make sure our relationship stayed solid. As a couple new to law enforcement, I wish someone would have told us some basics. Amber Smith is a police spouse and counselor with a passion for educating new first responder couples.  She and I sat down and had a conversation on some of those basics that new and tenured police couples need to know.
     
    Home - Found Therapy Services

    • 48 min
    Ep 140: The Impact of Moral Injuries

    Ep 140: The Impact of Moral Injuries

    Moral Injuries are a significant yet often unrecognized issue among first responders. Understanding what a moral injury is and recognizing its potential impact on careers and families is crucial to their overall wellness.
    In this episode, Judy Couwels talks about what moral injuries are, how to recognize them, and how to combat their impact. 
    The First Responder Mental Health, "The Clinician's Guide

    • 44 min
    Ep 139: Communication Challenges in Special Assignments

    Ep 139: Communication Challenges in Special Assignments

    Communication and connection are a challenge for all of us in law enforcement relationships. There are some extra special challenges when you're on call all the time or you're in situations where you just can't talk due to being in a special assignment such as undercover work or maybe the part of a SWAT team.
    Heather Williams, a law enforcement professional, turned police psychologist, and SWAT spouse talks about the unique challenges of special units, their impact on relationships and strategies to communicate and connect.
     
    Premier First Responder Psychological Services
    Premier1streponder.com
    heather@premierfirstresponder.com.

    • 52 min
    Ep 138: Let Family In

    Ep 138: Let Family In

    “I just don't want to burden my spouse with what I experience on the job” is a way of protecting the people that you love. I always thought my husband was open only to find out later that this happened a few times within our relationship. Most of the time an officer's spouse and family sense that something is up. It bleeds over.
    While protecting the family is noble, it is also a way that an officer can avoid talking about difficult things. Our relationships need to involve trust. Officers, trust that your spouse can handle what you are sharing, and as a spouse trust that an officer will navigate that line between sharing and traumatizing. This week, law enforcement couple Brett and Danielle Koss joined me to discuss developing a reciprocal relationship of trust and understanding.
     
    CCS Behavioral Health and Recovery (ccswebsite.org)

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

aliciameesha ,

Very helpful

The last episode was really good ! I’m hoping soon my LEO boyfriend and I can listen to it together . Looking forward to the next episode! Keep them coming !

123_Britt ,

100% a must for all LEOW and LEO in relationships

Eye opening and life changing. I felt so alone before I found Cyndi. I can’t say enough good things about her book and podcast.

Regan us awesome ,

Very Relevant

Thank you for what you do! The tips & honest thoughts are very relevant to how I personally feel. Highly recommend!

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