Flashbacks, Healing and Protection

Flashbacks, Healing and Protection

The fire service uses a tetrahedron to describe fire. Fire has three elements: oxygen, heat and fuel. The fourth element is IGNITION, which starts the chain reaction between the elements. Fire happens in an internal combustion engine. Fuel, air and heat are present,...
The Drama Tetrahedron

The Drama Tetrahedron

The fire service uses a tetrahedron to describe fire. Fire has three elements: oxygen, heat and fuel. The fourth element is IGNITION, which starts the chain reaction between the elements. Fire happens in an internal combustion engine. Fuel, air and heat are present,...
Applying Tetrahedrons to Relationships

Applying Tetrahedrons to Relationships

Have you ever wondered why February is christened the “Month of Love?” Likely, it is because Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint, was traditionally recognized as the saint of courtly love. He was added to the Saints’ List on the 14th of February. Interestingly, there...
Standing With You in Stress and Serenity

Standing With You in Stress and Serenity

The majority of my work does not happen at the scene of a disaster. I am most in demand back at the station.   Critical Incident Stress is an occupational hazard; aggression and irritability frequently increase the drama. Acknowledging this reminds me of Charlie, a...
What is Different About Chaplaincy

What is Different About Chaplaincy

I am happy to be amongst those who dislike organized religion.  Even though I have been trained as a pastor, I have worked hard to stay away from the church.   I became a counsellor and a chaplain because I was called to be present with people who struggle to find...