The past year and a half has brought many unexpected changes to life as we knew it. One of the changes here at Inner Ocean was the implementation and now expansion of our program, “Healing Our Heroes,” which originally launched in October 2020. This program serves those who need it most: the frontline workers who have assisted our community through an unprecedented year.
Frontline workers were exhausted, overworked, and putting their own lives on the line to help others. They were traumatized from seeing so much illness and struggled to know where to turn. Because of Inner Ocean’s work in the field of trauma and PTSD prevention, we knew to anticipate the painful long-term impacts of the chronic, high stress brought on by the pandemic. The Healing Our Heroes program provides frontline workers with free access to trauma-informed, healing-centered services, including massage, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
Each of our practitioners at Inner Ocean Center for Healing and Bodywork for Liberation has completed Inner Ocean’s very own free trauma training program. This has given them the skills to support clients experiencing chronic stress and trauma. As a result of this trauma-informed, healing-centered training, our practitioners deeply understand the ways that trauma shows up in the body, mind, and spirit and can guide clients out of a state of shock and trauma and into a state of deep, sustained healing.
Recently Inner Ocean decided to expand the Healing Our Heroes program to include those impacted by the devastating March 22 Boulder shooting. From Table Mesa King Soopers staff to friends and family of the victims of the shooting, we are here for you.
If you’re experiencing trauma related to the shooting or you are a Boulder County frontline worker, click here to apply for our free services and to find out more information about our program.
If you’d like to support this program and help us prevent PTSD and other long term impacts of trauma in our community, click here to make a tax-exempt donation.
And if you’re interested in learning more about trauma yourself, check out our free training videos here.