Bridgeport, CT – HEART 9/11 delivered the first class of a 6-week program on Stress Management and Resiliency Training at the Bridgeport Police Academy. The course is designed to help officers reduce and manage their stress more effectively using various scientifically proven techniques. The first class was a resounding success based on surveys completed by attendees. This feedback is critical as HEART 9/11s continue to develop the stress wellness program for first responders. Thank you HEART 9/11 member Captain Rebeca Garcia from the Bridgeport Police Department for putting this program in place.

HEART 9/11 is offering the SMART Responder Training Program starting February 26th. Program includes: • An in-depth analysis of the mind-body HEART 9/11 SMART Program for First Responders • An 8-week module program appropriate for officers with chronic stress issues, burnout, allostatic load issues, or significantly acute incidents that are unmanageable • Ideal for police cadet academy training • Trainee manual will be provided