Law enforcement is widely regarded as one of the most stressful professions in the nation. The impact of stress extends far beyond the work environment to all facets of life, be it physical health, emotional well-being, or interpersonal relationships.
Mindfulness is the act of being aware of the present moment but doing so without judgment, elaboration, or emotional reactivity. Self-regulation in highly charged situations, good decision making, and emotional management are essential for effective performance as a law enforcement professional – and these skills can all be strengthened through regular mindfulness practice.
The Brain Performance Institute’s Mindfulness for Law Enforcement program is a four-week mindfulness-based resilience training program offered to law enforcement professionals. The program was created with the help of neuroscientists and law enforcement experts to address core aspects of human performance, resilience, and overall well-being.
Perform better under stress. Learn actionable ways to reset and stay sharp, on and off duty.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
Participants will learn the science behind mindfulness and practice specific skills through guided meditation designed to enhance tactical decision-making, creative thinking and real-time problem solving, all while regulating emotional responses to stress and learning to reset and recharge to do it all over again.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Law enforcement professionals looking to achieve resilience and balance operational and personal demands.
“With this work, we hope to not only improve and positively affect the lives of the men and women in blue but also contribute to the body of neuroscience research, advancing the study of brain health among police officers and other first responders.”
- Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute
Thanks to private philanthropy, there is no cost for participants.
Ten hours of skills-based mindfulness training and instruction delivered over four weeks.
Brain Performance Institute
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
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What are the benefits?
When exercised regularly, the practices taught in this program have the ability to:
IMPROVE PHYSICAL AND NEURAL HEALTH
- Change physiological responses to stress
- Positively impact sleep, mood, and life satisfaction
IMPROVE FOCUSED ATTENTION
- Promote cognitive resilience
- Reduce performance failures
Dallas cops learn to ‘think smarter, not harder’ using meditation, mindfulness
Brain health program aims to help police deal better with stressful situations
Practicing the body scan can be a powerful form of meditation and way to achieve mindfulness. It involves intentionally moving one’s attention through various parts of the body in a systematic way, paying attention to the sensations and feelings in each location. Body scanning is typically practiced lying down, but can also be practiced sitting or standing.
The focus of these exercises is to use the breath as an anchor for our attention. Intentionally breathing deeply can have a profound impact on our well-being, including that it serves to activate our parasympathetic nervous system, which is calming.