Hillsboro cops practice mindfulness to build resiliency, cope with job stress

The Oregonian, April 3-6, 2014

In the past year, cops in Hillsboro have worked hard at getting strong.

Not just through push-ups or sit-ups. Not from running or weightlifting. Rather, their focus has been turned inward.

The mind, like muscle, cannot be fortified without effort. It takes work to rise above the stress, sharpen focus and increase resilience. To that end, the officers have been exploring a practice rooted in ancient meditation rituals that represents a radical shift in law enforcement: mindfulness.

Since last spring, the Hillsboro Police Department has offered what is believed to be the nation’s first on-the-job mindfulness training program specifically tailored to law enforcement… Continue reading at OregonLive.com

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Mindfulness in policing: Hillsboro cops forge revolutionary path with meditation training

Mindfulness in policing: The cost of building resiliency in Hillsboro cops

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Mindfulness in policing: Meditation brings ‘old-school’ Hillsboro cop, Sgt. Bruce Kelley, tranquility

Mindfulness in policing: Hillsboro Sgt. Deborah Case finds calm at home and work through meditations