Over a Cup is a weekly podcast series for first responders hosted by Ali Rothrock. This podcast talks about mental health, recovery, and resources available to get and stay well.
Ep. 23, end of Season 1
In this 23rd episode, Ali Rothrock marks the end of Season 1 of Over a Cup. Stay tuned for Season 2 in 2020!
Ep. 22 with Brian Stilwell and Jeff Orrange, Pulse Nightclub Shooting
In this episode of Over a Cup, we are talking about the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place on June 12, 2016 in Orlando Florida. Ali speaks with Orlando firefighters Brian Stilwell and Jeff Orrange. Brian was working the night of the shooting and was forced to shelter in place in his station before tending to patients and shuttling them to the hospital. Jeff was a part of the peer response team that responded to the aftermath. Jeff tells us about what went right and the lessons learned. Brian and Jeff speak about the mental health impacts that this incident had on the first responders and the resources they used to get a stay well. If you want to book a class from the Hurd group and get a 25% discount for mentioning this episode, email email@example.com
Ep. 21 - Recap with Ali
In episode 21 Ali recaps the last 10 interviews with powerful snipets pulled from each conversation.
Ep. 20 with Feike van Dijk, firefighter who lost 2 of his children in a house fire
In this powerful 20th episode, Ali speaks with Wyoming firefighter Feike van Dijk. In 2014, Feike and his wife Noelle lost 2 of their 5 children in a house fire. Less than a year after this tragedy, Feike felt that he wanted to give back to the community who had supported their family. He also wanted to overcome the demon of fire that had terrorized their family. He accomplished both by becoming a firefighter. Feike tells us how empowering firefighting has been for him and the relationship he’s gained with the responders who showed up to his house on that fateful night. Feike tells us about his two boys Noah and Zephy that died and the long recovery journey of his then 9 month old, Remy. Remy was burned over 35% of his body and was in a coma for 24 days. Feike tells us about the moment Remy woke up in the hospital and smiled for the first time. This image of Remy smiling for the first time can be viewed on our social media. Feike talks to us about the ability that we all have to make a choice in moments of tragedy or hardship, that we can choose how we respond and react. His story is heartbreaking but empowering at the same time and is so powerful for all first responders. In Clinician’s Corner Dr. Bisek tells us how to incorporate family into our therapy sessions. A big thank you to our product sponsor Nyad Inc! If you or someone you know would like to apply for a Nyad sponsored scholarship to access the On the Job & Off educational platform, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ep. 19 with Olivia Mead, Yoga for First Responders
On our 19th episode, Ali speaks with Olivia from Yoga for First Responders. Olivia tells us about how she got started in the yoga practice and why she decided to adapt her training specifically for firefighters. Olivia understands the assumption about yoga is that she is just teaching people to “stretch better” but she sees the benefit as the mental and neurological control that the practice of yoga gives firefighters. “The trauma, loss, death, and destruction that first responders are seeing needs to be addressed and without that we are seeing high statistics of stress-based physical and mental health problems.” Olivia tells us how a yoga practice can practically help firefighters regulate after a middle of the night call, help them rest more effectively and how to help their minds be better prepared to perform under stress. Yoga for First Responders YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBU0mRTMl-GkNjo8AAS92iw Yoga For First Responders Website: https://www.yogaforfirstresponders.org/ In Clinician's Corner Dr. Bisek talks to us about how to deal with having anxiety while on the job. Recommended Book: The Upside of Stress: https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/B00UVUDCKE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+upside+of+stress&qid=1568747780&s=gateway&sr=8-1 A big thank you to our product sponsor Nyad, Inc! To be awarded a Nyad scholarship to the On the Job & Off annual membership platform please email email@example.com
Ep. 18 with Ali Rothrock from On the Job and Off
On this 18th episode of Over a Cup, host Ali Rothrock talks about her company On the Job and Off. On the Job and Off produces this podcast, but it also an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders. On the Job and Off provides courses on various facets of mental health, on ending sexual harassment and sexual violence in the fire service and on addiction as it relates to first responders. To become a member and access all our courses visit www.onthejobandoff.com Our sponsor Nyad is generously giving away 10 indvidual annual memberships. To nomiate yourself or someone else for one of these scholarships, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know why.
An amazing podcast for all first responders! Ali is great as are all the guests! It’s a nice continuance to those who do her classes online or for any first responder looking to learn/understand more.
A must for first responders
This podcast is a must for first responders. It shows that we are not alone and that help is there when we need it. Love the episodes and can't wait for more!
Excited about this podcast!
As a mental health professional in training, I’m so glad this podcast exists for first responders to address mental health. Hearing these stories will be helpful for so many people - I'm looking forward to hearing more!