Wendy Hummell is a seasoned law enforcement officer with nearly 25 years of experience. She is a retired Detective and spent a majority of her career working Persons Crimes.
Wendy’s area of expertise is officer wellness. She has been teaching yoga, mindfulness, and resilience to First Responders for the past six years. She now works as the Wellness Coordinator for a Sheriff’s Office and has helped to implement a holistic wellness program at the agency. She is passionate about sharing the tools of peer support, mindfulness, yoga, and resiliency, as well as the importance of relationships, exercise, sleep, and nutrition to enhance well-being and job performance. Wendy speaks to these topics from the perspective of direct experience and through the lens of a law enforcement spouse. Wendy’s exposure to secondary trauma, high levels of toxic and chronic stress, and disrupted sleep wreaked havoc on her nervous system. After learning the tools that helped her recover, her purpose became clear: support first responders with the resources they need to not only survive a career on the front lines, but to thrive well into retirement.
Wendy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a certified yoga instructor, health coach, and podcast host.
Feb. 16, 2023
On today’s episode, we’re joined by a retired veteran police detective, Resiliency Coordinator and yoga coach and podcast host, Wendy Hummell . Wendy has selflessly postponed her true retirement to help enhance first respond…