Course detail: An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness

Course Description: 

An informative and interactive class that introduces the concepts of meditation and mindfulness. Attendees learn the evidence-based benefits of these powerful personal practices and discover how to use these tools to mitigate stress, regulate emotions, and improve overall health. 

This class explores the primary types of stress and how they impact our mental, emotional, and physical health. We will use a simple self-assessment tool to measure our current stress levels. Then, we'll learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to reduce stress and self-regulate. 

Participants will also learn how to discuss, prioritize, and implement mindfulness in their personal and professional lives, and will leave with the skills and tools they need to inspire and motivate others to embrace mindful practices. 

This class is recommended for law enforcement, fire service, EMS, DOC, dispatchers, parole & probation, social workers, mental health professionals, clergy, military, veterans, and others. 

Core Competency: 
  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers. 
Course Objectives: 
  • Define and describe meditation and mindfulness. 
  • Discuss how these tools can be used to mitigate acute, chronic, and accumulated stress, and improve health. 
  • Understand the importance of analyzing the self to increase awareness of the symptoms of stress. 
  • Have a general understanding of how these practices can improve brain function and physiological health.
  • Discover how to apply brief and consistent mindful practices throughout every day to manage stress and regulate emotion. 
  • Know how to begin a sustainable meditation practice to exponentially reduce stress and promote mindfulness.
Instructor Methods: 
  • Lecture
  • Practical Exercises 
Who Should Attend:
  • All first responders 
  • Significant others are strongly encouraged to attend as well 
Course Requirements: 
  • 100% attendance and participation
Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion:

This class replaces Mindfulness Techniques in Public Safety, a required course for the Health and Wellness Certificate.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Information: LE23072F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 12/05/22 and ending on 12/05/22
Only 3 days left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CST




Participants are responsible for their own snacks, drinks, meals, lodging and travel. Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00AM and is estimated to end at 5:00PM. On-site registration will begin at 7:30AM.For those with dorm room reservation, you may check in the evening before your training starts. Please come to the Main KLETC Entrance, it is near the flagpole and marked with a large "A". More information will be provided through email approximately one week before the start of training. Checkout time is 8AM on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education training are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. We are a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging fees will be available if requested in writing or and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar. If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email. Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!


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