Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency (MBWR) Training for Corrections Professionals. A 10-week program designed to deliver participants a broad range of simple and practical communication, stress management, health enhancement and resiliency building skills with which to improve performance and quality of life both on and off the job while significantly reducing the risk of burnout and other serious health risks faced by corrections, reentry and treatment professionals.
Center for Mindfulness in Corrections (dba Engaged Mindfulness Institute), #1402, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Engaged Mindfulness Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2017 – 7/15/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 30 clinical continuing education clock hours.
“I was taught defensive tactics. I was taught situational awareness. I was taught how to do searches. I wasn’t taught how to take care of me. I was in a place after nineteen years in corrections that I really didn’t want to be. I would get in my vehicle on my way home and have to stop to thrown up. I consider myself one of the statistics. I’ve not high blood pressure. I’ve got high cholesterol. I’ve noticed that in doing the breathing and mindfulness-based practices, I am able to lower my blood pressure. When you keep everything inside, something is bound to break. Using the tools, I’m able to communicate a lot better than before, and the inmates see it too.”
“I’ve usually been instantly reactive in my life. This has given me a change to think before I speak. I can be more calm.”
“I am able to be more present with my son.”