Collaborative Training Mission

A broad-based research, training and leadership collaborative between law enforcement, academia, non-profit communities and the private sector. Our mission is to develop, deliver and research mind-body resilience training to first responders and community members. Currently, a primary focus is on introducing mindfulness to policing as an intervention to enhance individual, organizational and community resiliency. 

Collaborators & Partners 

Pacific University Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Brant Rogers, Yoga Hillsboro & The Stress Reduction Clinic

Brian Shiers - Trainer, Teacher, Consultant

Nicholas Stein - Trainer, Consultant, TV Producer

Yoga For First Responders

Mindful Justice Project

StrengthFarm PDX- An Integrated Fitness Center in South East Portland

Research

Mindfulness Based Resilience Training (MBRT) - Health and Social Bias Research. 

Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology - research on Mindfulness Based Resilience Training (MBRT) to Hillsboro police officers.

National Institutes of Health funded research for 2015-2016.   The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health has awarded Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology a grant of $379,500 over a two-year period to further develop and study the effects of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT). 

Human Performance Optimization - a paper in the Journal of Special Operations medicine examines the potential for mindfulness to enhance performance of elite warriors. 

Initiatives

Mindfulness Based Resilience Training- an eight week training for first responders based upon MBSR training developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts

Resilience Summits- semi-annual training and information sharing conference in Oregon that brings together subject matter experts for brainstorming and planning forward.

Executive Leadership Training- workshops for public safety leaders that focus on leadership of self, training at the confluence of contemplative practices, cognitive psychology and neurobiology. 

Mindfulness Immersion Retreats- Currently exploring the delivery of several regional mindfulness retreats in the U.S. and Canada in 2017 and beyond. These are designed to be intensive immersions of experiential mindfulness training. Additionally, these will provide training on cultivating preventative mental health and sustainable fitness and nutrition.