• CMPS Staff

PODCAST EPISODE #8: Lt. Richard Goerling: Mindfulness and Working Smart


Retired Coast Guard Commander & Police Officer and founder of Mindful Badge, who developed the mindfulness-based resilience program in Hillsboro, Oregon for police, fire-rescue and other first responders, Lt.Richard Goerling talks about his 31-year career as a first responder and working smart in a profession where high stress and trauma exposure come with the territory.


The important distinction between having a growth mindset or a fixed mindset and the possibilities for post-traumatic growth. How mindfulness practice supports optimal performance, while also supporting resilience, health and wellbeing for first responders. Working smart includes physical, mental and emotional self-care... transforming the stigmas associated with first responder mental health.

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