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Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency

MBWR Training

Delivered in-person, online, or hybrid, an evidence-based interactive program designed to engage and train participants in a broad range of simple practical communication, stress-management, health-enhancement, and resilience-building skills. Research indicates these skill sets, as trained in MBWR®, improve performance and quality of life, both on and off the job. Additionally, benefits include significantly reducing the risk of burnout and other serious workplace stress injury and trauma-related health risks faced by corrections personnel, law enforcement, first responders, re-entry, treatment, and public service professionals.

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MBWR 10-Week (32hr) Program Structure

A full-day onsite introductory Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency Training delivered by CMPS Training Director Fleet Maull or other CMPS Certified Trainers. 

Eight 2-hour sessions (approximately 10 participants per group) facilitated by CMPS-trained facilitators, focusing on the following skills:


For Effective Stress Management & Resilience

  • Physical Resilience – nutrition, exercise, hydration, breathing, limiting alcohol & tobacco

  • Mental Resilience – mindfulness exercises, positive attitude, brain training, & education

  • Emotional Resilience – empathy, emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationship skills

  • Spiritual Resilience – faith & spirituality, gratitude, forgiveness & letting go, community, nature


For Effective Stress Management & Optimal Performance

  • Self-Awareness – mindful attention, presence, reframing, positive outlook

  • Self-Management – manage triggers, emotion regulation, defuse drama

  • Social Awareness – body language, empathic listening, awareness of the feelings & needs of others

  • Relationship Effectiveness – effective communication & conflict management skills


Debrief and graduation led by CMPS Training Director Fleet Maull or other CMPS Certified Trainers. 

Cost varies based on the needs of each organization.


  • A strong foundation for a personnel/agency/department culture shift from stress, burnout, denial, un-treated trauma exposure, and the resulting emotional problems, health risks, and health costs to a staff culture of healthy self-management and self-care, emotionally and socially intelligent communication, effective stress and conflict management, and overall staff wellness and safety.

  • A measurable reduction in staff burnout (empathy fatigue). Improved staff morale and improved performance outcomes achieved by healthier, more resilient, and more emotionally and socially intelligent and skillful staff.

  • Prevention of, and measurable reduction in, suicide, PTSD-related incidents, and trauma and stress caused by family discord, domestic violence, substance abuse, etc.

  • Reduction in costs for chronic stress or burnout related to staff absences, lost time, injuries, staff turnover, and related health care costs.

  • Overall long-term health care savings through improved wellness and preventive health care programs.

  • Details on MBWR Learning Outcomes

Specific Skills 

  • Attention, focusing, and mindfulness skills

  • Physiology management and balancing skills

  • Breath regulation and other stress management skills and practices

  • Self-care and wellness practices

  • Cognitive reframing skills and positive attitudinal skills

  • Emotion regulation and self-management skills

  • Listening – engaged, empathic, and reflective listening skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Difficult conversation skills

  • Conflict de-escalation and conflict management skills

Training Content

  • Basic mindfulness practice training presented in an evidence-based, trauma-informed manner similar to that which is now being provided in many areas of U.S. society, including healthcare, K-12 education, corporate wellness and performance programs, law enforcement, corrections, etc.

  • Evidence-Based Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency® (MBWR) training designed to enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual resilience leading to improved health, wellness, morale, and performance outcomes.

  • Evidenced-based Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) training designed to increase the capacity for self-awareness, self-management (including emotion regulation), social awareness (reading behavioral cues and empathy training), and effective communication and interpersonal relations management.

  • An introduction to the neuroscience of stress and stress management and the scientific basis for mindfulness, empathy, and compassion training.

  • Council dialog training: basic training in the practice of council dialog, a modern practice derived from many ancient forms of communicating in a circle. Sometimes referred to as “Listening Circles”, the practice and structure of council will provide a safe container for effective peer support, learning, and skill-building in the Community of Practice (CoP) groups.

  • Resiliency and stress management training.

  • Burnout prevention and recovery training.

  • Accountability and self-empowerment training.

  • Family applications: mitigating family impact of on-the-job stress and trauma, developing healthy family communication, and conflict management.

  • Developing healthy support systems and resources.


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. Social workers completing this course receive 30 in-person clinical continuing education credits.

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