Cost / Registration:
Free. Register online.
The job of a hospital security/police officer can be quite stressful- restraints, angry patients and family members, and regular exposure to traumatic events. However, these officers are often left to their own capacity to cope with the internal and external stressors of the job.
When a security department and its officers invest in officer resilience, the positive impacts are enormous and consistent with the department’s goals of excellence in service and community building within the hospital. Officers who are well will provide better services; officers who are resilient will sustain wellness through acute and chronic trauma.
During this workshop which is open to all hospital security staff regardless of rank, participants will gain practical skills in resiliency and a deeper understanding of the new science of stress. Explore why stress management tactics may not work and how mindset and mind fitness deeply impact physical fitness, social and emotional fitness, and performance under stress.
With a focus on mindfulness skill building to enhance self-awareness, attunement to others, compassion, wisdom and peak performance, attendees will learn skills that can be translated to their personal and professional life. This training model provides hospital security/police officers with the resources to take on the occupational stressors and trauma of the job and learn to thrive.
Lt. Richard Goerling
Richard has served in civilian law enforcement for twenty years. He’s held both federal and municipal level positions and has served as a criminal investigator, patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant, and currently serves as a patrol lieutenant in Hillsboro, Oregon. Over the last decade, Richard has spearheaded the introduction of mindfulness training into policing in the United States as part of a cultural shift toward a preventative, resiliency model of hand-heart-mind fitness. Richard has trained across the nation on this topic and continues to be a thought leader in the arena of police officer