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Stephen Kavalkovich

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Stephen Kavalkovich | Finding Balance, Purpose and Direction

You're the Boss

Stephen Kavalkovich helps us get a balanced start to 2022 by joining me again after more than four years. Stephen was originally a guest on episode 23 of the podcast on September 7, 2017, and it is great to catch up and learn more about his progress and path in life.Stephen is a man who has been given the gift of many experiences throughout his life... "For most of my adult life, I was a 911 Paramedic. I also had the honor of serving as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 in NYC. I have seen tragedy and suffering first hand for many years. Little was I aware that I was the one who needed the saving. Through seeking peace within by using all things external, I wound up desperate, broken and destroyed in every way. I am now grateful to be a man in long term recovery from substance abuse and destitution. My goal is simple, to use my experience to connect and give you a voice." Stephen’s “soul” purpose is to utilize every experience he has had in this earthly existence to heal others. While our struggles, trials, and tribulations connect us, he would like to help remind you who you really are. Stephen is an Energy Healer, Wounded Warrior, Connector, Podcast Host. Web: https://ancienthealingpathways.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.kavalkovich Shamanic Name: Owl Grey Fire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owlgreyfire

53mins

4 Jan 2022

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Episode 325: Stephen Kavalkovich. Sharing Pain. Honoring Strength.

The Trauma Therapist

Stephen is a long time NJ resident who has been given the gift of many experiences in life. For most of his adult life, he served as Paramedic for 15+ years in many jurisdictions in NJ, PA, and DE. He also had the honor of serving as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 in NYC. Stephen has seen tragedy and suffering first hand. While saving countless overdose victims in his career, he always felt a pang of sadness when his colleagues would treat a hurting person poorly due to their ignorance of the problem. Little did they know that he soon would be no different than many of his patients and that he was the one who needed the saving. It took him overdosing multiple times and having been revived by former colleagues, losing his certification, career, marriage, and children to finally stop Stephen from working towards his grave and start working a recovery program. His focus is to open up the conversation about addressing the underlying pain, trauma, or lack of coping skills that makes one decide to self-medicate in the first place. If it can happen to the rescuer himself then who perhaps “should have known better”, thus showing proof that no one is immune to the disease of addiction. Stephen’s story has to be told to give others the courage to voice their pain. Pain shared is pain lessened. He has expertise in Emergency Medical Care, First Responder PTSD and Substance Abuse issues, Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Leadership, and Spiritual Studies. He is also a charter member of the Southern Delaware Toastmasters International Club. He is available for coaching, mentorship, speaking engagements, guest interviews, content production, and consultation services. Stephen is proud to be the host and creator of the Rescue the Rescuer show, the only show in the world geared towards first responders who battle mental health issues including PTSD, Substance Abuse Disorder, and more. His show is hosted on the Mental Health News Radio Network where he also serves as the Director of Network Compliance. Stephen is regularly sought out for national and international TV, podcasts, and print media for his expertise. He welcomes you to book him for a free consultation, so we can devise a plan to meet your unique needs.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/exclusive-content

37mins

24 Dec 2018

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015 – Interview with Stephen Kavalkovich

Podcast Episodes – The Fire Inside Podcast

In this episode of The Fire Inside Podcast I talk with former paramedic Stephen Kavalkovich about how a drug addiction cost him his career in EMS and how he has recovered and is now helping others in many different ways.  Stephen now serves the first responder community as: A radio talk show host with Mental … 015 – Interview with Stephen Kavalkovich Read More »

54mins

7 Dec 2018

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Do Rescuers Need Rescuing? Mental Health and Addiction with Stephen Kavalkovich

Positive Connections Radio

Stephen Kavalkovich, host of the podcast, Rescue the Rescuer and Michael Koch talk about recovery and getting the word out about mental health issues.Visit Stephen's website at www.rescuetherescuer.com

44mins

3 Oct 2018

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Rescuing the Rescuers with Stephen Kavalkovich

Real Men Feel

9/11 first responder, writer, and podcaster, Stephen Kavalkovich, drops by to talk about the immense pressure, stress, and challenges faced by first responders. Stephen shares his experiences as a paramedic and recovering addict as well as his dedication to helping others. #RealMenFeelEpisode 107, August 21, 2018RealMenFeel.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/support

1hr

21 Aug 2018

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Rescue the Rescuer; Writer, Professional Speaker, Radio Host Stephen Kavalkovich

Good Air

Former First Responder, and the current Host of Rescue the Rescuer Podcast, Stephen Kavalkovich comes by Hysteria Radio to discuss how he left the weights of his childhood and old vices behind, then followed his heart to a peaceful, healthy, and successful life doing what he loves.Stephen Kavalkovich is a former paramedic and 9/11 Rescuer who lost is career to substance use disorder(heroin) and struggles with mental health. He is now the creator of the Rescue the Rescuer podcast, hosted on the Mental Health News Radio Network where he also serves as the Director of Network Development. He can be reached at rescuetherescuer.com for consulting and speaking engagements. You can find out more about us at www.hysteriaradio.netYou can find out more about Mental Health News Radio Network at www.mhnrnetwork.comThank you for your support. We are always grateful and appreciative for you shares, recommends, and 5 star reviews.

46mins

21 May 2018

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Stephen Kavalkovich

Medic2Medic Podcast

Episode 115: Stephen Kavalkovich is the host of a brand new podcast called Rescue The Rescuer. Stephen was a 911 Paramedic who in his career saw and helped those suffering and experiencing tragedy. He was part of a team that went to New York City right after the 9/11 attacks and he tells a story that you won't believe about the trip from New Jersey to New York on that day. Stephen is a person who knows what it is like to be rescued and saved. He is recovering from substance abuse and PTSD. We discuss his story and how he changed his life around and how Rescue The Rescuer Podcast came about. I recommend after listening our podcast you listen to the first two episodes of Stephen's http://rescuetherescuer.com.

35mins

17 Sep 2017

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Rescue the Rescuer: An Interview with First Responder Stephen Kavalkovich

Mental Health News Radio

Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, military, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. Steve's mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuers podcast and blog.Join Steve and our host, Kristin Walker, as they discuss his mission and how his podcast is already changing lives. www.rescuetherescuer.com

45mins

7 Aug 2017

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Ep001: Stephen Kavalkovich - The Rescuer Who Needed The Rescue

Rescue the Rescuer

Stephen tells his story, from childhood trauma to how he became the rescuer who needed the rescue.His personal reflections about Ground Zero on 9/11 is impactful and powerful. He reveals how many First Responders coped that day...and how that experience seemed to spark his addiction, fueling his struggle and epic fall to his "bottom."As with most addicts, the tale is at times nearly unbelievable, until...the pain it takes to finally address the underlying causes and conditions. Which ultimately leads to healing.Listen to this story of challenge, failure, hope, and inspiration.Find out more at http://rescuetherescuer.com--Show sponsorsThe Addictions Academy – The Nation’s Leading Accredited Addiction Treatment Services, Recovery/Sober Coaching & Intervention Training Academy: https://theaddictionsacademy.com/The 11th Hour Trauma Retreat: http://11thhourretreat.orgStation Pride, Keeping Pride and Tradition Alive: http://station-pride.comRescue the Rescuerhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/rescue-the-rescuer

40mins

5 Aug 2017

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Ep000: Stephen Kavalkovich – We Heal Through Connection and Connect Through Struggle

Rescue the Rescuer

Stephen Kavalkovich introduces the show, Rescue the Rescuer.Fire fighters, police officers, military personnel, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home.Rescue the Rescuer puts a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions.Interviews with survivors and experts who work with first responders along with personal reflections and insight help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for First Responders like addiction, PTSD, relationship failure, and more.Find out more at http://rescuetherescuer.com--Show sponsorsThe Addictions Academy – The Nation’s Leading Accredited Addiction Treatment Services, Recovery/Sober Coaching & Intervention Training Academy: https://theaddictionsacademy.com/The 11th Hour Trauma Retreat: http://11thhourretreat.orgStation Pride, Keeping Pride and Tradition Alive: http://station-pride.com

18mins

1 Aug 2017