Laffan Wellness

a safe space where we take care of our own

HEALTH + WELLNESS SERVICES FOR
FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE FAMILIES

With a dedicated network of culturally competent clinicians, practitioners and facilitators, we understand the unique challenges and sacrifices that firefighters and fire families make on a daily basis, as well as on a long-term basis.

The path of being a firefighter is one that comes with endless sacrifices and many difficult moments. The type of person that chooses this job is oftentimes one who wants to help others; they are the givers, the lovers and the compassionate humans who want to dedicate their lives to serving others. They make a committment to be there for strangers on some of their worst days, and in the a handful of situations, on some of their best days. When they make this choice, they embark on a heavily physical journey of intense training to ensure their safety and the safety of their co-workers and community members. Once they pass their academy they move into the firehouse to begin their 23-30 year career. Many have not been hardened by life experiences at this point, but it doesn’t take long before they’re seeing the unthinkable – without ever having had a conversation about what exactly is to come in the way of mental + emotional wellness or maintenance of these aspects of their life. That’s why we’re here. We’re here to make sure these conversations are happening, good habits are being developed and support is being consistently utilized. We’re here because we want better for our brothers & sisters, husbands & wives, moms & dads, sons & daughters and our friends. Our firefighters deserve more.

Our firefighters chose this path, and the rest of us are here (mostly) by default because we love them. The consistent stress and trauma they’re subjected to is a combination of physical, mental and emotional. For so many years the tough calls and gnarly moments were simply dismissed as ‘part of the job.’ The idea was that you deal with it because “you signed up for this.” Stuff it down, learn to have no feelings and move on. If you’re soft it’ll get to you, so if you’re struggling you need to figure out how to disconnect and get tougher. Wow. Looking back, it was a world of people doing the best they could with the tools & knowledge they had (or didn’t have) at that point. There was little to no awareness of support, services and the long-lasting negative effects that this mentality and this career choice would have on some of the most selfless people. It lead us to some really dark times where we’ve seen lives end, relationships end and struggles in many aspects.

Our goal is to partner with firefighters and fire families to manage the challenges that come with this life. It can feel very inconsistent. It can feel very lonely. It can be scary. We ensure that health and wellness practices are present in each of our lives to keep us connected to ourselves and to those we love. We work with clients to release the layers of accumulated experiences and to see that there is in fact light at the end of what can sometimes feel like a very long, dark, endless tunnel.

We provide our clients and their families with a multitude of services which include one on one coaching & therapy, group workshops, family unit work and retreats. We also work with department administrations and unions to expand our impact within your organization.

We prioritize the privacy of our clients. We provide a safe space for open, honest discussions about where you are in your experience and together we create a plan to get you where you want to be.

Laffan Wellness is more than a service provider. We’re a part of the firefighter family. We care about you, we care about your personal relationships and we care about your health.

Who we work with

Firefighters

Wives

Children

Extended Family

Widows

Fire Departments

Individual Services

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to processing trauma, learning coping skills and trying to find peace in your life. You may be looking of support by choice or you may be here because of another reason. Whatever your motivation, you’re in good hands when you work with us. This is YOUR journey and we’re here to walk it with you. Let’s talk.

Retreats & Events

Healing should be collaborative. We firmly believe that others who understand your lifestyle are an invaluable asset to processing life experiences. We facilitate multiple group programs for firefighters, partners & co-parents (ex-spouses included) and children. We offer in personĀ  and virtual group sessions.

Department Services

We are a full service agency available to work with Department Administrations and Unions to create a program to fit the need of your membership. We offer on-site services full-time or part-time, group workshops and individual sessions. Our network consists of clinicians, practitioners and facilitators who use various therapy modalities and provide a multitude of wellness services.

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