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At After Action, we understand that first responders face unique challenges that require specialized support. Our approach to recovery and resilience-building includes Recreational Therapy, a vital component of our comprehensive treatment program designed specifically for the heroes on the front lines. Through purposeful engagement in leisure activities, we aim to enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being, fostering a sense of accomplishment, stress relief, and improved quality of life.

Recreational Therapy for first responders at After Action is not just about leisure; it’s about healing, empowerment, and rediscovery. Activities are thoughtfully selected to meet the unique needs and preferences of first responders, facilitating:

Stress Reduction: Activities designed to lower stress levels, offering a reprieve from the high-stakes environments in which first responders operate.
Physical Fitness: Encouraging physical health and endurance, vital for the demanding nature of first responder roles.
Social Connection: Promoting camaraderie and peer support through group activities, reducing feelings of isolation.
Emotional Healing: Providing outlets for expression and emotional processing, contributing to overall emotional well-being.
Skill Development: Introducing new hobbies and skills that can serve as positive coping mechanisms outside of the professional sphere.

Our Recreational Therapy program includes a wide array of activities, ensuring there’s something for everyone. From outdoor adventures to creative arts, our offerings are designed to reinvigorate the spirit and foster a sense of joy and fulfillment. Activities may include:

⦁ Outdoor Adventures
⦁ Creative Arts
⦁ Mind-Body Practices

Recreational Therapy offers numerous benefits tailored to the unique experiences of first responders, including:

Enhanced Coping Skills: Developing healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress and adversity.
Improved Mental Health: Activities designed to mitigate symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Physical Rehabilitation: Assisting in the physical recovery process, improving strength, flexibility, and overall physical health.
Renewed Sense of Purpose: Rediscovering joy and passion outside of work, contributing to a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Boosted Resilience: Strengthening resilience to face professional and personal challenges with renewed vigor.

At After Action, our dedication to first responders goes beyond traditional therapy. We are committed to offering innovative, engaging, and effective treatments like Recreational Therapy to honor the sacrifices made by these brave men and women. By integrating these activities into our treatment plans, we aim to provide a holistic path to healing that addresses the mind, body, and spirit.

Recreational Therapy at After Action is more than just a program—it’s a pivotal part of our mission to support, heal, and empower first responders as they navigate the challenges of recovery and return to the forefront of serving their communities with strength and resilience.

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Siri Sat Khalsa, MD, Medical Director
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Siri Sat Khalsa, MD
Dr. Siri Sat Khalsa is a board certified Addictionologist with over a decade of experience as a specialist in detoxing and treating patients with alcohol and substance use disorders. As a graduate of USC medical school and Harbor UCLA residency, she spent 10 years a Family Practitioner before discovering her passion for caring for patients struggling with addictions. Her approach is to safely detox patients as comfortably as possible and to then focus on caring for the anxiety and depression and other mental health issues that typically accompany substance use disorders while simultaneously crafting plans to sustain long term sobriety.

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