Police officers risk their lives on the job, and face traumatic situations like violent crimes, shootings, and death. These stressors can affect officers psychologically. A training program offered to Cleveland police aims to teach mindfulness and meditation to help deal with some of that stress, both on and off the job.
How police are using mindfulness and yoga to destress and connect with the community.
NewsCleveland Police offering meditation and yoga to officers It’s now a regular part of Police Academy Training for Cleveland Author: Monica Robins CLEVELAND — There are few jobs more stressful than being a police officer. That's why Cleveland Police are now teaching...
“Today we’re not going to sit around and cry or anything like that. If you want to cry feel free, that’s fine, but the goal today is to do some practice that is going to help you learn how to relax. And I think you’re really, really going to enjoy it. I guarantee you’ll be snoring at the end of the day.”
So spoke Cleveland police officer Chris Gibbons as he introduced “A Day of Mindful Living,” an innovative program for the Cleveland Division of Police, held at River’s Edge, a spirituality and wellness center sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph.