School of Graduate Psychology Research Suggests Meditation Can Help Police Officers Reduce Stress

The research, led by professors Mike Christopher and Matthew Hunsinger and published in the June 2018 addition of Psychiatry Research, looked at the feasibility of implementing a mindfulness-based resilience training program for law enforcement officers, and its potential effectiveness in helping them cope with the daily rigors of their careers.

…officers undergoing the eight-week training program have seen improvements in stress levels and decreases in burnout. “We also found that officers reported less aggression, that they were less likely to inflict physical harm and less likely to have anger outbursts,” Christopher told reporter Joe Fryer.

 

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