• CMPS Staff

PODCAST: Train Before the Trauma with Constable Jon Carson

Updated: Oct 10


Veteran police officer and PTSD survivor who became a "mindful cop" managing crisis interventions training, communications, and recruit training for the York Regional Authority police department in Ontario, Canada, Constable Jon Carson (ret.) discusses his "train before the trauma," approach and the mindfulness-based resiliency training (MBRT) programs he conducts for first responders. The traumatic event that turned his life upside down and drew him towards the world of mindfulness and self-awareness. How first responders can mitigate the pain and trauma resulting from tragic experiences by preparing themselves mentally and physically before any such event. His simple but powerful strategy of ‘recognizing breath’ for leading a mindful life and appreciating life every step of the way.

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