Online Video Course
Police, Military, Corrections Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Personnel
Take Charge of Your
Mental Fitness and Well-Being
Mental Fitness & Resilience ● Stress Management & Stress-Injury Prevention Skills
Please Note: this course will be ready & available
online by end of November 2018
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Can $ 49.00
Free with Yearly Subscription to
Mental Fitness Support
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of Can$ 9.00 monthly
Can$ 108.00 yearly
This course can also be offered live in person, for your group or organisation
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What is this Course all about?
View a brief video statement about this course.
Details about course format and content can be found below, Here.
Police Chief Sylvia Moir (Arizona, Tempe) says mindfulness should be a key piece of officer development.
Watch excerpts from an interview by ABC News' Dan Harris.
To view the entire interview go here.
(credit: Dan Harris and '10% Happier', ABC News)
Police Officers discuss the use and effects of mindfulness on:
Ability to 'Re-Set' after critical incidents
Stress release, recovery and wellbeing
Mental sharpness and presence under stress
De-Escalation and effective communication skills
Tactical and combat breathing
(credit: Dan Harris and '10% Happier', ABC News)
"Your life is dependent on staying calm and making appropriate
decisions while under stress"
Lt.Col Scott McLeod, Canadian Forces, Deputy Surgeon General
"Knowing the other and knowing oneself,
In one hundred battles no danger.
Not knowing the other and knowing oneself,
One victory for one loss.
Not knowing the other and not knowing oneself,
In every battle certain defeat."
Sun Tzu, 'The Art of War' Denma Translation
"For years, so many of us involved in military ... tactical training opted for the ‘sexier side’ of our skill sets, working on deadly force, discriminative marksmanship, or defensive tactics, but rarely, if ever, factoring in the mental side and its importance to our success"
Lt. Col. Eduardo Jany, USMC
“I approached it with mindfulness, … as much as we pump iron and build physical strength, we need to build our mental strength”
Phil Jackson used mindfulness techniques coaching the Chicago Bulls & the Los Angeles Lakers to a total of 10 NBA championships
The US Naval Research Centre together with the US Marine Corps, and the Mindfitness Institute conducted several research studies on the mindfulness and body-mind exercises included in MbwareTraining programs.
Watch this Police Research Brief (a video summery)
Or view full research paper PDF here
A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Cortisol Awakening Response and Health Outcomes among Law Enforcement Officers
Michael S. Christopher; Richard J. Goerling; Brant S. Rogers & Matthew Hunsinger; Greg Baron; Aaron L. Bergman; David T. Zava
Contact Us Here to set up an introductory presentation for your organisation.
Evidence-based, mindfulness-based training modules
Designed by military and security officers
Based on MBSR, Martial Art, somatic and warrior exercises
Based on 30 years experience in training mindfulness techniques in various professional contexts
Customized to honor your professional culture and operational reality
Proactive Stress Management & Resilience Skills
(For Fire, Police, Corrections, Military Personnel and Medical Emergency Responders)
Course Length: 8 hours
Materials provided: Video files, Audio files of guided exercise instructions, written guidelines
Support and Continuity: Bi-Weekly online group check-in (live and recorded), with Q&A, exercise practice and reviews (not automatically included, optional but highly recommended)
Instructor: Lennart Krogoll (see bio below)
This course addresses how accumulative stressors and dealing with traumatic events, inherent in serving in Police, Firefighting, Corrections and Military Forces and as Medical Emergency Responder, affect physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, health and performance functioning.
More importantly, the course provides knowledge and teaches skillful means on how to manage and release these affects before they lead to long-term stress injuries, prevent OSI and PTSD, ‘reset’ after critical incidents, support healing of old mental wounds and support resilience building, mental strength, focusing and situational awareness.
At the core of the course are guided instructions on practical, simple, short exercises, that enable a healthy, effective response to stress, based on ancient warrior traditions, mindfulness-based, based on over 30 years of medical and neuroscience research, and used in many healthcare, military and police professions.
Gain practical and theoretical understanding of stress, trauma and resilience in relation to physical, mental and emotional health and performance
Understand the logic of pre-cognitive, research-based, warrior mindfulness exercises in relation to performing under stress and protecting from stress-injury
Increase capacity to notice, identify, accept and release stress effects
Gain skills, an ‘arsenal’ of practical body-mind exercises, to:
prepare for high-stress engagement,
remain calm, cool and responsive in the face of challenge,
discharge, ground and settle a dysregulated nervous system
release stress effects and reset after critical incidents or at duty’s end
support the healing of PTSD and other stress injuries
Gain authentic confidence in the body and mind’s intrinsic capacity to heal, release stress and enjoy continues self-care, for wellbeing and warrior service resilience.
Enhanced mental, psychological resilience, leading to improved health, wellness, moral and performance outcomes, and protecting from potential stress injuries
Enhanced capacity to remain calm, present, and empathetic under pressure
Increased capacity to 'Reset' after critical incident and to release stress on the spot
Strengthened capacity for self-talk regulation, emotion regulation, goal setting, mental agility and attention control
Enjoying and ‘arsenal’ of stress management and self-regulation skills for acute stressors and to support recovery from long term stress and trauma effects
Reduced compassion-fatigue, ‘burn-out’ and long-term stress injury or PTSD
Enhanced self-awareness, non-reactivity and decision-making skills
Practical understanding of the neuroscience of resilience, stress and stress management, and mindfulness
Reduced stigma about stress impact and injury / PTSD
Effective skills and exercises to expand zone of optimal performance
Practical grounding, calming, cooling skills for high-stress situations
Attention, focusing and mindfulness skills
Effective skills and practical exercises to reset, release stress and build resilience
Effective skills to suspend self-talk and redirect attention to present task at hand
Pre-verbal emotion management, non-reactivity and regulation skills
Effective self-awareness skills to go beyond 'automatic-pilot' or habitual re-action, to situational awareness and intentional response
COURSE CONTENT and LEARNING METHODS
Short power-point presentation on relevant and practical knowledge of neuroscience
Discussion of fundamental, psychological, experiential and practical principles
Exercise instructions and guided practices
Mindfulness-in-action exercises (based on ancient warrior traditions, research-based, used by several hospitals, military and police departments)
Body-mind techniques & somatic movement exercises
Re-Setting, nervous system cooling, self-regulation and relaxing techniques
Personal stress management plan creation
Audio recordings with guided instructions for ongoing use and practice
Written guidelines on how to apply specific exercises
Video files of instructions and principles
Optional, not included: Bi-Weekly online group check-in (live and recorded), with Q&A, discussions, best practice sharing and exercise practice and reviews (more about ongoing online practice support)
has given me
an arsenal of surprising, effective methods and techniques,
as well as the confidence to apply them skillfully.”
First Responders & Correctional Officers Symposium
Congressman Ryan in conversation with E. Stanley, retired US Marine Cpt., about mindfulness for the military.