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Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487

Mindfulness based resiliency training Train before the Trauma

17th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Sciences

May 01-03, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Jon Carson

York Regional Police, Canada

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

Const. Jon Carson is bringing mindful meditation to the York Regional Police force. After spending four years in therapies after being diagnosed with PTSD in 2009, Carson was handed a magazine about mindfulness. On the cover? An officer, much like himself, speaking about meditation. The magazine marked a turning point in Carsonâ�?�?s life, and he began practising mindfulness and meditation, first individually, before bringing it to the police organization. Today, Carson is a training and academic instructor, and he works with various officers in the force, teaching them how to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives and policing. â�?�?If youâ�?�?re able to ground yourself with breathing exercises, you come to respond more in difficult situations as opposed to reacting,â�? he says. He adds that instilling the values of meditation into the force is also about starting a dialogue in the policing community. â�?�?I think it has the ability to create a lasting impact to change policing, and change humanity for that matter. Mindfulness Based Resiliency Training (MBRT): Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. York regional police are in the early stages of implementing, Utilizing Mindfulness Techniques. The essence of their program is creating cross-cultural conversations, where people of all backgrounds can explore and build a repertoire of skills for enhancing their social and emotional awareness, their decision-making process and their overall health and well-being.

Biography :