• CMPS Staff

How the police are using mindfulness to reduce stress & anger

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Increasingly mindfulness is becoming part of the workplace experience. One study examines the benefits of mindfulness for reducing stress in the US police force.

Psychologists at Pacific University have been working on an innovative study, instructing police officers in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) practices. Training the officers began in 2006. Training involved learning a combination of skills to enhance mental clarity, health, and mindful exercises that emphasised a range of motion and injury prevention. Police officers also learned practical skills to reduce stressors at work and home. An emphasis was placed on self-awareness and compassion.

The impact of stress and anger on officers and their work can be significant, the research findings have been published in the journal of Mindfulness.

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