This 16 hour course is designed for law enforcement officers to help them prepare for and prevail during violent encounters.
The law enforcement course will not only deal with the latest research in the psychological and physiological impact of violent encounters, but will explore ancient martial arts traditions and why these traditions are relevant today. Case histories with audio and video recordings will be used to illustrate principles.
At the end of this program, students will:
- Understand and recognize the physiological and psychological changes that occur when a person is thrust into a sudden stressful situation.
- Understand how these psychological and physiological changes can affect the ability to perform and survive during sudden stressful situations.
- Understand how experiencing a sudden stressful situation can lead to a “high”, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Growth.
- Understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improves stress inoculation and startle recovery.
- Understand that many officer survival tactics are rooted in ancient martial arts traditions.
AB Technical Community College, Asheville, NC, Mar. 1 & 2, 2017.
Stanly Community College, Albemarle, NC, Mar. 27, & 28, 2017.
Omaha, Neb., Police Department, April 3 & 4, 2017.
Warrenton, Va., Police Department, April 12 & 13, 2017.
Indiana Township, Pa., Police Department, Aug. 28 & 29, 2017.
Lake Mary, Fl., National Homicide Investigators Annual Training Conference, Nov. 14, 2017.