Mindful Policing

Join Pacific University in a unique training and research collaboration that translates the science of resiliency into an 8 week, skill-building training for police officers using principles of mindfulness.

Learn skills that cultivate and sustain the emotional intelligence necessary for optimum performance. A deep exploration into the discipline of awareness as it relates to resiliency, warrior ethos and community building. With a focus on mindfulness, explore new levels of potential toward self-awareness, attunement to others, compassion, wisdom and peak performance. Officers will learn evidence-based skills that when cultivated can change their relationship with stress, enhance resiliency and improve performance under stress.

Who: Sworn Law Enforcement Officers

When: Spring and Summer 2016. The first cohorts begin in April 2016 and the second cohorts in September 2016. Officers will be randomized into either the April or September cohort.

Where: Portland & Hillsboro, Pacific University Clinics

Cost: Free. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health

Sponsoring Agencies: Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology; The Stress Reduction Clinic


Call, text or email to get started: 971-470-9272, mbrt@pacificu.edu.


One of the MBRT co-developers, Lt. Richard Goerling of the Hillsboro Police Department is available to answer questions related to mindfulness in policing.

Call, text or email: 503-502-0661, rgoerling@pacificu.edu

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015