Course Description

This highly interactive, student-centered course provides emergency service providers the knowledge, skills, and abilities to seamlessly integrate holistic wellness, resiliency and mindfulness best practices into their personal and professional lives. Designed and delivered by police officers and California POST Master Instructors Jeff Shannon and Rodger Ruge, this course employs the concepts of adult learning to specifically address the unique challenges and stresses faced by our first responders and communications personnel. Every learner will leave with effective, cutting-edge stress management tools and mindfulness best practices that can be immediately implemented to enhance all aspects of their personal lives and work performance.

This course is open to ALL personnel working in the public safety environment, including professional staff and dispatchers.


Course Topics

  • Emergency services unique stressors
  • Individual stress ratings and analysis
  • Effectively managing the pace of modern times
  • Self-care time management – family & friends
  • Stress inoculation techniques
  • Restoration techniques and improving sleep
  • Mindfulness
  • Autogenic breath control
  • Rediscovering purpose, meaning and legacy
  • Training your brain for happiness
  • Physiology of stress
  • Transference – caring for friends & family
  • Balancing body, mind and spirit

POST Course Control Number: 9070-49400


Course Fee Information:

CA Law Enforcement Personnel: Tuition for this course is covered by POST Grant IGP-FY18/19-017. Eligibility for tuition coverage requires that the student be active California law enforcement.

All other public safety personnel: Tuition is $291. All members working within public safety are welcome and encouraged to attend the course, including public safety dispatch and professional staff. However, the grant funding California law enforcement personnel is limited to include only those individuals. All others that do not meet that criteria will be charged tuition of $291.

POST Plan: N/A – There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem, regardless of POST affiliation.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates GTA/RTC for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.

No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.

10/3-4/2019 – Pasadena
October 03, 2019 - October 04, 2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

10/21-22/2019 – Cerritos
October 21, 2019 - October 22, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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