This wellness program is funded for California law enforcement personnel through Grant Award IGP-FY18/19-017 from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA POST) through the Innovative Grants Program (IGP).

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


Hosting a Course at your Agency:

We are looking to host this course at agencies throughout the State of California. If you are interested in hosting the Mindfulness and Resiliency for Public Safety course at your agency, please contact us! GTA staff will schedule instructors, provide all course materials and handle student registrations, certificates, rosters and other course logistics once a date is scheduled.
As a host, your agency would agree to:
  • Provide a training room large enough for 25-30 students
  • Provide basic A/V equipment – LCD projector, screen and speakers. We will provide the laptop to connect to your A/V set up. If no A/V equipment is available, please let us know so we can work to send an alternative A/V set up to the course location, as necessary.
  • Most importantly – ADVERTISE the class to local agencies! The GTA/RTC will create a flyer for the course and advertise, but in our experience, local advertising makes the difference in obtaining enough students to run the course successfully!
To schedule a course locally, please contact Program Assistant Lauren Bunn at lbunn@govtraining.com and let her know you are interested in being a host agency.

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.


Disclaimer:

This course is financially supported by Grant No. IGP-FY18/19-017 awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA POST). The opinions, findings, and conclusions in this publication are those of the author and not necessarily those of POST. POST reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use this material and to authorize others to do so.


To Register For a Course, Please Click the Link: Mindfulness & Resiliency for Public Safety