Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency (MBWR) is a 10-week wellness and professional development training for criminal justice professionals and treatment providers.
– Self Care Skills for effective stress management and resilience building
1) Physical Resilience – nutrition, exercise, hydration, breathing, limiting alcohol & tobacco
2) Mental Resilience – mindfulness exercises, positive attitude, brain training, & education
3) Emotional Resilience – empathy, emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationship skills
4) Spiritual Resilience – faith & spirituality, gratitude, forgiveness & letting go, community, nature
– Shift Readiness Skills for effective stress management & optional performance
5) Self-Awareness – mindful attention, presence, reframing, positive outlook
6) Self-Management – manage triggers, emotion regulation, defuse drama
7) Social Awareness – body language, empathic listening, aware of others feelings & needs
8) Relationship Effectiveness – effective communication & conflict management skills
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.”