Tactical Resilience; An Officer Wellness Training Program

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    Tactical Resilience; An Officer Wellness Training Program

Tactical Resilience Officer Wellness equips officers with information and techniques to enhance well-being and operational effectiveness in high intensity work. The course is tailored to the law enforcement challenges, communities, and conditions, offering participants capacity-building skills and resources to increase their resiliency and overall sense of well-being.

Throughout this training, instructors emphasize and explore mindfulness-based strategies designed to increase self-awareness, self-regulation, and situational awareness contextualized for officer sustainability, safety, and survival. Participants learn about the neurobiology and physiology of stress and trauma and acquire tools and resources to mitigate the physical, mental, and social consequences from their law enforcement roles.

Instructors offer information and techniques from various sources for ongoing self and group practices and/or studies to support individual and force health and fitness beyond the formal Tactical Resilience training. Adult Learning Principles and experiential learning are featured throughout this training.

Participants can expect a training format that blends lecture, the use of visual aids, small and larger group discussions, movement, and exercises throughout the program.

This course meets the State of California requirements for STC Certification (Standards and Training for Corrections) and is STC Certified in the State of California. All participants completing this program will receive a Certificate of Completion from Pacific Mindfulness.

Instructors

Jen Wallace, CMF has worked as a sworn officer and civilian in law enforcement for over 30 years. She worked with the U.S. Department of Defense until her retirement in 2015, both as a front line criminal investigator and also Resident Agent in Charge in the Pacific Northwest. Upon leaving DOD, Jen worked with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) as a program advisor administering a human trafficking grant and as a volunteer with the Victim Support Team, a program that connects domestic violence victims with community services and resources. Since becoming a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA in 2014, Jen also regularly facilitates mindfulness programs for groups and organizations. Jen currently is employed by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) as the Program Manager for Sexual Assault Investigations. There, she is collaborating with others in law enforcement and the larger sexual assault advocacy and service provider community to deliver a training program for investigators that is trauma and resiliency informed. Jen has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over a decade and is also a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Additionally, Jen is a Certified Trainer for the Trauma Resource Institute’s Community Resiliency Model, which is being used in the sexual assault investigations training at CJTC.

Heidi Bourne, RN, CMF is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been guiding groups and individuals in public and private settings since 2005, and from spring to fall offers wilderness meditation retreats. Heidi holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and is a guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for 30 years.
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