Resilience Immersion Training
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Resilience Immersion Training

Trauma Informed. Trauma Prepared. 

Resilience 24/7: On duty, in training, and at home

The occupational stressors for criminal justice workers are immense.  The work is often demanding and exhausting as we expose ourselves daily, repetitively, and cumulatively to human suffering in our communities that manifests in the form of racism, poverty, violence and exploitation.  As the atrocities become familiar and repetitive, suffering becomes routine as does our, often maladaptive, response to it.

Whether we recognize it or not, the nature of the work changes us.  How we are affected varies from person to person, but the effects are usually a process that happens incrementally over time in a way we often do not recognize until those effects are pervasive and show up in the form of burnout, irritation, anger, cynicism, a numbing of the heart, and countless medical problems.

Attendees will learn the skills of awareness, balance, and connection.  These skills result in the ability to notice and observe our inner world, the cultivation of equanimity and an awakened heart, and the ability to develop more meaningful connections with others in our personal and professional lives.

Leading resilience: introspective journey to leadership efficacy

Enhancing leadership acumen requires self-awareness, compassion and cultivation of personal resilience. This training focuses on the application of mindfulness as a means to develop stronger emotional & social intelligence skills as a foundation for effective leadership.

Experiential & instructional

This is an intensive introduction to the science of the mind and cognitive conditioning through mindfulness meditation and mindful movement. Opportunities for experiential practice through guided and individual meditations and mindful movement are supported with lectures/discussions throughout each training day.

Sponsored by Bend Police Department. 

This event is open to responders and their partners. 

Co-facilitated by Richard Goerling and Brian Shiers. 

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Resilience Immersion Training
Aug
14
to Aug 16

Resilience Immersion Training

This mindfulness intensive for police officers is sponsored by the Menlo Park Police Department. Limited space is available for other agency personnel. Tuition is $800 for lodging, food and instruction. Email Richard for more info: richard@mindfulbadge.com. 

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Summit on Mindfulness in Policing 2017
May
21
to May 23

Summit on Mindfulness in Policing 2017

This three day event invites together a small group of thought leaders in several disciplines to brainstorm within the arena of mindfulness and policing. Day One will explore research: its critical to identify metrics that advance science and also help drive policy and community building. Day Two will explore training: developing beginning models for delivering mindfulness training- foundational, operational, and leadership. Day Three will explore mindfulness and community building: the possibilities for contemplative practice to tactically weave into strategies of the evolution of police-community relationships.  This event will become the foundation for future conferences on mindfulness in policing. 

Participation is through invitation and/or application only.  Please contact Richard at richard@mindfulbadge.com for further information or to apply to attend. 

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Mar
17
to Mar 19

Resilience Immersion Training

Trauma Informed. Trauma Prepared. 

Resilience 24/7: On duty, in training, and at home

The occupational stressors for criminal justice workers are immense.  The work is often demanding and exhausting as we expose ourselves daily, repetitively, and cumulatively to human suffering in our communities that manifests in the form of racism, poverty, violence and exploitation.  As the atrocities become familiar and repetitive, suffering becomes routine as does our, often maladaptive, response to it.

Whether we recognize it or not, the nature of the work changes us.  How we are affected varies from person to person, but the effects are usually a process that happens incrementally over time in a way we often do not recognize until those effects are pervasive and show up in the form of burnout, irritation, anger, cynicism, a numbing of the heart, and countless medical problems.

Attendees will learn the skills of awareness, balance, and connection.  These skills result in the ability to notice and observe our inner world, the cultivation of equanimity and an awakened heart, and the ability to develop more meaningful connections with others in our personal and professional lives.

Leading resilience: introspective journey to leadership efficacy

Enhancing leadership acumen requires self-awareness, compassion and cultivation of personal resilience. This training focuses on the application of mindfulness as a means to develop stronger emotional & social intelligence skills as a foundation for effective leadership.

Experiential & instructional

This is an intensive introduction to the science of the mind and cognitive conditioning through mindfulness meditation and mindful movement. Opportunities for experiential practice through guided and individual meditations and mindful movement are supported with lectures/discussions throughout each training day.

Sponsored by Bend Police Department. 

This event is open to responders and their partners. 

Co-facilitated by Richard Goerling and Brian Shiers. 

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Executive Leadership Workshop: Integrating Mindfulness for Performance
Feb
24
8:00am 8:00am

Executive Leadership Workshop: Integrating Mindfulness for Performance

A one day workshop led by Dr. Jeremy Hunter and Richard Goerling that focuses on developing contemplative practices of awareness and self-discovery to enhance leadership of self and others. 

Designed for mid-level and senior public safety leaders. 

A collaboration with the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. 

A flyer is available here! 

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Resilience Immersion Training- Bend, OR (Full/Waitlist)
Nov
11
to Nov 13

Resilience Immersion Training- Bend, OR (Full/Waitlist)

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Trauma Informed. Trauma Prepared. 

**This training event is open to first responders AND their partners**

Resilience 24/7: On duty, in training, and at home

The occupational stressors for criminal justice workers are immense.  The work is often demanding and exhausting as we expose ourselves daily, repetitively, and cumulatively to human suffering in our communities that manifests in the form of racism, poverty, violence and exploitation.  As the atrocities become familiar and repetitive, suffering becomes routine as does our, often maladaptive, response to it.

Whether we recognize it or not, the nature of the work changes us.  How we are affected varies from person to person, but the effects are usually a process that happens incrementally over time in a way we often do not recognize until those effects are pervasive and show up in the form of burnout, irritation, anger, cynicism, a numbing of the heart, and countless medical problems.

Attendees will learn the skills of awareness, balance, and connection.  These skills result in the ability to notice and observe our inner world, the cultivation of equanimity and an awakened heart, and the ability to develop more meaningful connections with others in our personal and professional lives.

Leading resilience: introspective journey to leadership efficacy

Enhancing leadership acumen requires self-awareness, compassion and cultivation of personal resilience. This training focuses on the application of mindfulness as a means to develop stronger emotional & social intelligence skills as a foundation for effective leadership.

Experiential & instructional

This is an intensive introduction to the science of the mind and cognitive conditioning through mindfulness meditation and mindful movement. Opportunities for experiential practice through guided and individual meditations and mindful movement are supported with lectures/discussions throughout each training day.

Sponsored by Bend Police Department. 

This event is open to responders and their partners. 

Co-trained by Richard Goerling and Brian Shiers. 

Cost: $500 per person. Includes meals, lodging and instruction. 

To register, contact Dixi Angus dangus@bendoregon.gov or 541-322-2967 

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TEDx Washington Square @ NYC
Oct
15
8:00am 8:00am

TEDx Washington Square @ NYC

TEDx Washington Square

Join us for a day of #PracticingChange as we bring greater awareness to the creative practices, models and essential elements on the cutting edge of change.

Come explore with us the innovative ways change is taking place on both the personal and societal levels. We are looking at cutting edge change from the micro-level within the tiniest neurotransmitters, among the behavior of bees, and in the inner lives of prison inmates, to systemic shifts taking place within the legal profession, health care, technology, politics and the fashion industry. We are drawing from a broad range of thinkers, doers and researchers across multiple disciplines, coming from New York and beyond.

 

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Resilience Training for Trauma Response Workers
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Resilience Training for Trauma Response Workers

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Mindfulness Based Resilience Training for Trauma Workers

September 14 -16, 2016  (Wednesday evening, all day Thursday and Friday)

Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, Oregon

Audience: First responders, Prosecutors, Victim Advocacy Workers, Child Case Workers, Social Workers, and others who work with victims of trauma.

Trainers: Lisa Christiansen, psyd, Pacific University; Judy Clarke, ms; Jill Goldsmith, jd; Lt. Richard Goerling, Hillsboro PD

Overview: This training translates the trauma informed body of knowledge to enhance the resiliency of trauma workers, resourcing them with evidence-based skills in mindfulness practice. The latest science of stress and resiliency will be presented and translated into awareness practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, mindful listening and speaking, and mindful self-compassion. This training steps beyond traditional stress management and deeply resources attendees with sustainable skills that can be woven into their daily rhythms and routines at work and at home.

Cost: Tuition Free. 

Email richard@mindfulbadge.com for registration information. 

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Mar
4
to Mar 6

Resilience Immersion Training - California

SHARPENING OUR LEADERSHIP & READINESS

Training location:  Camp Herms- El Cerrito

Hours:  March 4th - 1700-2000

             March 5th -  0800-1800

             March 6th -  0800-1800    

Instructors: Richard Goerling and Brian Shiers

Attire: Loosely fitting clothing for most sessions.  Athletic/Gym attire for fitness sessions.  Jacket and walking/hiking shoes.  You may need to dress for rain.

Supplies needed: Blanket to sit on and/or meditation cushion or mat.  Low camping/stadium chairs are an option.  Bring a water bottle and personal snacks for between meals. Day one dinner, light breakfast and lunch day 2 & 3, coffee and tea and juice will be provided. 

Deadline to register: March 1, 2016Tuition: $300 (includes food and bev)

Contact for El Cerrito PD:  Captain Paul Keith at 510-215-4426 or pkeith@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Class content questions: Richard Goerling mindfulbadge@gmail.com.    

Overview: A deep exploration into the science and experience of mindfulness as it relates to resiliency, warrior ethos, and the hero’s journey. With a focus on mindfulness skill building to enhance    self-­‐awareness,     attunement    to    others,    compassion,    wisdom    and    peak performance.   Attendees  will  learn  skills  that  can  be  translated  to  their  personal  and professional life. This training model resources responders to take on the occupational stressors and trauma of their profession and learn to thrive through the arch of their hero’s journey.   

Sponsors: El Cerrito Police Department & Mindful Badge

Target Audience: First Responders (Police, Fire, Medical, Dispatch) Current & Retired

Richard Goerling is a police lieutenant and retired Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He has completed the yearlong mindfulness facilitator training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor within the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University and is currently a co-­‐investigator and trainer in a National Institute of Health funded research project training mindfulness to police officers. Richard is a national speaker on mindfulness and resiliency in policing and cultural transformation toward an authentic, compassionate Warrior ethos.

Brian Shiers has studied mindful awareness methods at the Gurdjieff Foundation Los Angeles since 1993, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist practices for over ten years, and has completed nine week-­‐long retreats, logging in over 3,500 hours of both sitting and moving meditation. With a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science setting the foundation for embodied awareness, Brian has completed the year-­‐long facilitator training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) under the direction of Diana Winston, Dr. Susan Smalley, and Dr. Marvin Belzer. As a member of MARC's faculty, Brian now teaches the signature MAPs I and II programs for UCLA MARC, as well as serving as Mindfulness Coach to the Bruin Women's Varsity Volleyball Team, and has brought mindfulness to the workplace at Disney Animation Studios, Mattel Inc., and Salesforce.com. Currently, he is a graduate student at Phillips Graduate Institute earning his Masters in Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, scheduled to graduate in the summer of 2016.

 

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