Born from the heart of Queensland, Australia, "The Inner Response" emerges as a beacon of hope, resilience, and transformation for the worldwide emergency response community. Founded in 2022 by Marissa Rose—a dedicated paramedic with 9 years under her belt and an ambitious neuroscientist—the venture represents more than just a platform; it's a testament to human spirit and resilience.

Before the inception of "The Inner Response", there was "The Paramedic Podcast", Marissa's brainchild from 2021. This self-funded project, birthed from her unyielding commitment, quickly became a global sensation with a staggering reach spanning 30 countries and resonating with over 18,000 listeners. But what set it apart? While many platforms focus on clinical knowledge, Marissa's unique touch lay in unravelling the untold narratives of paramedicine—the silent tales of trauma, unparalleled resilience, and inspiring growth.

Drawing from her personal battles with mental health and PTSD, Marissa turned the spotlight on her own journey. She had stared into the abyss of despair and emerged stronger, now fuelled by a mission: to ensure her peers never plummet into those same depths. "The Inner Response" was her answer—a synthesis of her rich paramedic experience and the profound insights from her Masters in Neuroscience. By delving into the intricacies of trauma responses and PTSD, Marissa aspires to change the lens through which her peers view their mental health, aiming to catch them before they tumble too far.

Today, while "The Inner Response" is budding, its potential is limitless. It's not just a podcast; it's a movement. Beyond the auditory tales, it is gearing up to become a hub for ground-breaking research as Marissa embarks on her PhD journey. Envisioned as a repository for workshops, conferences, and speaking engagements, "The Inner Response" is more than just a platform; it's a mission. A mission to navigate the challenges emergency responders face, equip them with invaluable tools, and chart a course towards post-traumatic growth, peace, and enduring hope.

Join us in this journey, as we collectively rewrite the narrative for the betterment of the global paramedic and emergency response community.

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Welcome to the Inner Response Podcast, where echoes of the past meld seamlessly with the promise of the future. For many of our listeners, "The Paramedic Podcast" has been a familiar refuge, a voice amidst the cacophony of life's challenges. We are proud to host both Season 1 and 2 of this impactful series, allowing new listeners to embark on the journey and loyal followers to revisit cherished episodes.

But as with all tales of growth and evolution, a new chapter awaits. October sees the birth of "The Inner Response" Season 1, recorded in the picturesque landscapes of Canada. This fresh season signifies not just a continuation, but an expansion. It begins intimately, with Marissa going solo to share her personal story, inviting listeners into the very fabric of her experiences, hopes, struggles, and triumphs. It's a chance to connect, to really understand the spirit behind the microphone.

From this personal foundation, the podcast expands its horizons, venturing into the intricate tapestry of neuroscience. Expect deep dives into the mechanics of sleep, the mysteries of memory, the dynamics of emotions, and the patterns of behavior. But it doesn't stop there. Through the lens of paramedicine, you'll hear riveting stories of resilience, tales of unparalleled growth, and invaluable insights into creating trauma-informed workplaces.

Marissa's PhD journey is set to unfold before your ears, presenting groundbreaking findings and deep academic insights. Delve into contemporary PTSD treatments, the latest knowledge-sharing avenues, and so much more. Each episode promises not just information, but transformation—a chance to look within, understand, and emerge stronger.

So, whether you're here reminiscing about "The Paramedic Podcast" or eagerly awaiting the release of "The Inner Response", know that you're part of a larger narrative. One of growth, understanding, and relentless pursuit of knowledge.

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Dive deep into the world of Marissa's research and discoveries. As Marissa embarks on her journey through her PhD studies and beyond, this space is dedicated to sharing her publications, both past and forthcoming.

Rooted in intricate neuroscience findings, this section acts as a vibrant knowledge-sharing hub, bridging the gap between academic research and its real-world implications. For those who've had the privilege of attending Marissa's workshops, you'll also find referenced publications here, ensuring that the wealth of information discussed is always at your fingertips.

This is more than just a repository—it's a commitment to fostering understanding, promoting continuous learning, and illuminating the fascinating intersections of neuroscience, paramedicine, and holistic well-being.

Look out for updated links and studies beginning in September 2023!

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Podcast Applications

Do you have a story, insight, or knowledge that resonates with the ethos of our podcast?

If you believe your voice could enrich our narrative, we invite you to submit an application by e-mailing podcasts@innerresponse.com.au . Each application is carefully reviewed to ensure alignment with our podcast's vision, values, and mission. Those who embody the essence of what we stand for will be personally contacted to explore a collaborative episode. Dive into this opportunity and best of luck with your application!

We eagerly await the unique perspectives you bring to our growing community.

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