This 16-hour seminar is designed to prepare law enforcement officers for violent encounters and threats. The instructors will discuss techniques that control stress responses so de-escalation strategies can be effectively applied. The seminar will deal with the latest research on how threats impact psychological and physiological responses, and also explore ancient survival traditions that are also relevant today. Case studies 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 suddenly threatened.
Understand how these psychological and physiological changes affect performance and the ability to survive.
Understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improve stress inoculation, startle recovery and the ability to apply de-escalation techniques.
Understand how experiencing a sudden stressful situation can lead to a “high”, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Growth.