Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency (MBWR) Training
An in-person, interactive program designed to engage and train participants in a broad range of simple, practical communication, stress management, health enhancement, and resiliency building skills. Research clearly indicates these skill-sets improve performance and quality of life, both on and off the job. Additionally, benefits include significantly reducing the risk of burnout and other serious stress and trauma related health risks faced by corrections personnel, law enforcement, first responders, re-entry, and treatment professionals.
Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety (dba Engaged Mindfulness Institute), #1402, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 7/15/2017 – 7/15/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 30 in-person clinical continuing education credits.
“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 19 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 throw up. I consider myself one of the statistics. I’ve got 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 chance to think before I speak. I can be more calm.”
“I am able to be more present with my son.”