WELCOME TO THE
CANADIAN CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS
After 32 years as a professor of health studies teaching the sciences, Wendy knows a thing or two about dis-ease. After completing a 4 yr MSc in Mindfulness Studies (2017), she now shares the science of cultivating ease. For more than 22 years, Wendy led the science curriculum to paramedic students as well as helping to coordinate the program. She became increasingly curious (and concerned) about where in the curriculum were we preparing 1st responders to engage safely with trauma from a psychological safety and wellbeing perspective.
Her thesis investigated the experience of trauma in 1st responders. After grad school, Wendy retired early and launched Wellth Management Inc. to help share the art and science of redefining wealth and focus more on what can be done proactively to cause our mental wellbeing (not simply treat psychopathology). She trademarked a 16 hour program called 'Reach for Resiliency' that has been taught to hundreds of 1st responders.
In 2017 she tweeted; 'When you teach a 1st responder to manage a difficult airway saves patients lives, teaching 1st responders how to manage difficult emotions, saves theirs (@WLund100). She has published her journey and perspectives twice in Canadian Paramedicine and is a regular contributor to EMS conferences globally