Whole Life Wellness Training for Public Safety Professionals

Navigating Adversity™ is a unique, virtual training program that has been enthusiastically endorsed by leading First Response and Public Safety Organizations across the United States.

  • Thousands of First Responders have received training and have improved their health and wellbeing by learning to assess their own needs and gain the understanding and tools to create and sustain a healthy and fulfilling life. 

  • Navigating Adversity™ is 100% virtual and is delivered online in weekly lessons.

  • Each trainee is assigned to a Certified Peer Mentor from the First Response profession who provides regular guidance, encouragement, and feedback. 

  • Individual training results are 100% confidential and not shared with anyone other than the individual student.

Each participant trains in the eight researched and validated wellness dimensions that, when taken together, explain every aspect of human health and behavior.

Navigating Adversity™ is a true 360° Whole-Life Self-Care program, unique for its multidimensional, tool-forward approach to wellness.


Only known about for 15 years, this particular type of wellness capital is the cornerstone of success. Research shows that high levels of psychological capital counteracts depression, anxiety, hypertension, job dissatisfaction, post-traumatic stress, inflexibility, headaches and more. Because of its pervasive impact on every part of who we are, it is the foundation for every type of wellness capital taught at Pathfinder Resilience. No matter which of the remaining pillars you want to focus on, you will also be trained in the development of Psychological Capital!


Our bodies communicate with us every day. Headaches? Muscle pain? Back problems? Every time we feel a ping of discomfort, it’s our responsibility to respond. In this course, you’ll learn which physical system is communicating with you based on your symptoms and will focus on four areas with the most potential for overall physical health improvement - fitness, nutrition, flexibility, and sleep. Prioritizing your physical health has quality of life implications every single day for the rest of your life. Make them matter!


Mindfulness may be the term de jour, but it’s only part of what it takes to unlock your brain’s potential. By learning how your mind processes information, what kind of fuel it needs to optimistically resolve challenges, and collaborate with its processes to handle critical decisions with ease, you will build exactly the kind of cognitive resources necessary to out-think, out strategize and outmaneuver any roadblock you face. This is a learning experience with the potential to change the way you view everything about the impact you make on the world around you!

Our emotions drive our impulses, our mood, and even impact the way we interact with the people we love. The hormones that pulse throughout veins are either friend or foe, depending on whether they drive us or we drive them. Beyond that, the relationships we engage in are responsible for the learned hormonal responses we have to all kinds of stimuli. By recognizing the influence of the past and establishing boundaries for the future, we are in a position to tap into our hormonal reserves on-demand to meet the needs of every human interaction we have for the rest of our lives!


This topic is one that carries with it a great deal of stigma. For many, even the mention of money is a faux pas. However, if you learn how to prioritize financial wellness – from a monthly budget to salary negotiations – your confidence in the future will expand by leaps and bounds! Add to that the planning process for how to set the kind of boundaries you’ll need to help your friends and family in the future, and you’ll walk away with clear goals for saving, investing, and giving to the charities that matter most to you.

The most overlooked element of the human condition is the spirit. Regardless of whether you adhere to religious faith, the uniquely-human spirit demands regular fulfillment. Broken down into three accounts, you will spend time diving into your absolute value system and understanding its impact on your personal, social, and professional life. From there, the focus shifts to the value you place on others, and finally, we will dive into the self-confidence imperative. Collectively, the activities you’ll learn will open your eyes to the importance of spiritual capital on the impact you make at every point in life’s journey.


We are social creatures, and each of us wants to belong. The key is to establish a social tribe that believes in you, trusts you, and supports your endeavors. As a plus, identify which of the four temperaments you, your anchor relationships, and your friends have. Along the way, learn how to handle energy vampires who take more than they give. Rarely do people take the time to assess and cull their friend groups, but those who do know that when the chips are down, they won’t be left to face adversity alone.

“Navigating Adversity reaffirms what you are doing well and gives strategies on how to improve in other areas. There’s something in here for everyone.”

“Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with this material. As a combat veteran and law enforcement officer, it gave me insight and some great tools."

“Very well thought out course, it has an influence in my everyday life. I just wish a program like this was available when I started 25 years ago.”

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