WIS #24: Shift Workers: Good Sleep for Brighter Minds!
Do your shift workers get a healthy nights sleep? It is all about having a better understanding as Health and Safety professionals about their needs, to ensure we are providing our shift workers what they require to be successful at getting a healthy days sleep, before going into work on the night shift.
Do your shift workers get a healthy nights sleep? Join in this important discussion with Jessica Palmer of Bright Minds Sleep Psychology and Constable Amy Boudreau who is a Wellness Project Manager about the importance of understanding our bodies needs, various day and night patterns and what hinders a good sleep. It is all about having a better understanding as Health and Safety professionals about their needs, to ensure we are providing our shift workers what they require to be successful at getting a healthy days sleep, before going into work on the night shift. They share their best practices and tips with us on this show!
Jessica Palmer, MA, C. Psych of Bright Minds Sleep Psychology, Psychologist & Owner
Jessica Palmer, MA is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting issues. Jessica is autonomously registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Jessica owns and operates Happy Minds Psychology and Bright Minds Sleep Psychology. She also works as the Director of Division of Psychology with the PEAKsleep Medicine Group where she leads the Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia program. As an advocate for shift workers and improving accessibility of sleep education for those who work nights, Jessica has developed an evidence-based e-learning program exclusively for shift workers to help those who work nights to sleep better, work better and live better lives. Sleep Training for Shift Workers is essential for health, wellness, and safety of your shift workers www.sleepforshiftwork.com Jessica may be reached directly [email protected]
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Constable Amy Boudreau, B.A., ICPS, SAS-AP®, Police Officer and Wellness Project Manager
A University of Windsor graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and a minor in Criminology and Psychology, Amy Boudreau has spent the last ten years as a Police Constable. She is a writer, public speaker, instructor, conscious leader and police officer who advocates for 5 pillars within the policing industry to promote culture change and enhance overall wellbeing, for both officers and the community:
Evidence-Based Policing (EBP), Officer Wellness, Equity and Inclusion, Law Enforcement Social Media (LESM), and Crime Prevention.
In 2016, Amy attended the International Meditation Centre located in Chiang Mai, Thailand for meditation training and in 2017 she began organizing meditation sessions at a local temple for police employees. At the same time, she launched her “@TheYogaCop” social media platforms to educate, inspire, and spread awareness on wellness. She holds a Corporate Yoga Certification, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Certification, and Gravity Yoga Certification and has practiced yoga and meditation in her personal life for the last 12-years.
Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop over time from persistent work-related psychological injury or difficulty caused by traumatic experiences, prolonged high stress, or fatigue during service. Amy’s mission is to assist others in developing self-care, self-compassion, self-belief and optimism, and to teach Public Safety Personnel (PSP) how to maintain individual wellbeing protective factors against burn-out and psychological difficulties.
Written by Tamara Parris
Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.