Read book reviews for the three-part book series, 'Explore, Transform, Flourish' by Gillian Stevens.
"I would recommend every single first responder be given this book at the start of their career. I believe that what Gillian has created here can be both incredible tool for recovery from a first responder’s personal crisis, as well as an essential guide on how to have a happy and healthy career."
– Brett Leary, Primary Care Paramedic, Toronto
"Her book provides hope, clarity and has been a life saver for me. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to level up, and take responsibility for creating a better version of their life."
– Marybeth Haines, Author of The Power of Pets: 7 Effective Tools to Heal from Pet Loss, and From Empty to Empowered: A Journey to Healing from Unexpeted Pet Loss, Animal Communicator
“Her books provide inspiration, healing messages and opportunities encouraging the reader's awareness of their own internal support system. You can't read this book without learning something essential about yourself.”
– Sandy Travis Bildahl. Author of Amazon best seller- Bravery Becomes You: On the Road to Fearless and Free
"Gillian shares strategies for "helping professionals" who deal with sadness, death and trauma on a daily basis. She specifically addresses burnout, compassion fatigue, PTSD and change. She invites us on a journey of self-exploration with self-compassion while offering a buffet of resources for support. This gives us a greater capacity to care for and lift up our patients, students and other caregivers."
– Shari Sobolewski RN, BSN
“Gillian is a well-polished speaker with a clear message and excellent knowledge regarding the impact of working with people and professionals in their various roles. Her presentation leaves the audience challenged and contemplating changes they would benefit from in their lives.”
— Wendy Lantz, MSW, RSW, Organizer for Social Work Week, Kitchener
"Gillian’s direct approach and straightforward inquiry paved the way for students, families and staff to deal with school difficulties, disappointment and grief. Gillian’s specialty is helping people take steps towards a fresh start."
— Linda Adams, Former Head of Student Services, CWDHS
"Gillian’s ability to communicate respect for her audience and admiration for their choice of a helping profession instantly built a positive rapport and created a learning atmosphere."
— Deidre Wilson, Sessional Instructor, Brock University
“She is clearly very knowledgeable about the topic and shows her passion for making sure all students succeed. “
“Gave me a lot of insight about grief and how important it is to help ourselves, in order to fully be better and able to support our students.”
“Grief and trauma is not talked about enough. It is important to be reminded to take care of ourselves first.”
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