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Human Performance:

Yoga for Tactical Operators

TACYoga is specifically designed for tactical operators and those officers who are already highly
physically fit and body aware. Years of physically and mentally intense activity and assignments
along with long or frequent periods of time away from family and friends can wreck havoc on
the body, mind and spirit. TACYoga is perfectly designed for high performing individuals to
enhance current tactical training and improve or sustain performance, prevent or rehabilitate
injuries as well as increase mental clarity to better deal with the stress and demands of the job.

Training Format: PoliceSpirit experts and partners will work with your tactical team to design a
specific program based on your team’s current training program, schedule and sustainability
needs. Contact PoliceSpirit for information.

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Yoga for Mind/Body/Soul Preservation

Yoga was never meant to be the modern version we see today in studios and gyms all around
the U.S. Although its complete history is not clear, its origins were based in a philosophy of life
primarily focusing on mental and spiritual aspects rooted in the practice of living with integrity
and fighting for what is right. MBSYoga increases strength, flexibility/mobility and balance in
tandem with breath and stillness of mind which, in turn, creates a law enforcement officer of
physical prowess, calmness, mindfulness and keen self-awareness. MBSYoga is designed for
your department or agency’s specific population and needs.

Training Format: PoliceSpirit experts and partners will work with your agency to design a
specific program based on your current training program, schedule and sustainability needs.
Contact PoliceSpirit for information.

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Functional Fitness

Years of alternating between high intensity training or activity and long periods of sitting in a
patrol car or behind a desk can lead to chronic pain in or frequent acute injuries of the back,
hips, shoulders and knees. Most law enforcement physical training heavily focuses on running
and weight lifting working. Over time, this narrowly focused training often leads to overuse
injuries and loss of mobility/flexibility. Functional fitness trains and prepares an officer to better
perform real life activities by simulating the very moves required in the law enforcement
profession and everyday life. Functional movement is training the body to move multidirectionally
and use multiple joints and muscles at the same time to build overall strength,
balance/coordination, power, range of motion and flexibility/mobility.

Training Format: PoliceSpirit experts and partners will work with your agency to design a
specific program based on your current training program, schedule and sustainability needs.
Contact PoliceSpirit for information.

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Mindfulness for Law Enforcement

PoliceSpirit collaborates with the Mindful Badge Initiative which offers Mindfulness-Based
Resiliency Training (MBRT) specifically for the law enforcement community. As Mindful Badge
states, “Mindfulness skills training cultivates and sustains resilience and fosters civility among
police officers and professional staff within a police agency. Mindfulness changes the
conversation and the experience around occupational stress and trauma. In short, this is
Trauma Informed Resiliency. Training mindfulness is a preventative measure that equips police
officers to perform through occupational trauma with greater capacity for awareness (self and
situational), cognitive performance, and humanity (compassion, empathy, non-judgement).”

Training Format: Several options are available to meet your agency’s specific needs. Contact PoliceSpirit for information.

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

PoliceSpirit collaborates with Human Ventures Group to provide classroom and practical
training in HRV. HRV is a very important measure of heart health and the body’s ability to
react under stress and improve human performance. According to John C. Higgins, MD, and a
sports cardiologist at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science
Center at Houston, “Variability refers to your heart beat's ability to shift throughout the
day. Your heart rate is not meant to stay the same speed at all times; it changes
depending on your activity and emotions. Think about your lowest heart rate and
fastest heart rate. The difference between those is a reflection of your heart rate
variability.”

Training Format: Several options are available to meet your agency’s specific needs. Contact
PoliceSpirit for information.

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Whole Health leadership:

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key factor in determining professional and personal success and
is the foundation of communication and resilience. This instructional block delves into the
components of EI, interpersonal ability, self-awareness, self-regulation and social relationships. PoliceSpirit partners with the Center for Police Leadership and Ethics (CPLE) to provide EI education and training for law enforcement.

Class Format: Presentation; Group Exercises; Individual Assessment or Exercises; 3 – 8 hour
block.

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Critical Incidents and Leadership

Leadership is put to the ultimate test during and after a crisis. During these critical times, why
do some individuals in positions of authority fail to lead and others thrive, ultimately
strengthening a department or agency, under enormous pressure. This instructional block
focuses on the importance of self-awareness and self-regulation under pressure and stress.

Class Format: Presentation; Case Study; Group Exercises; Individual Assessment or Exercises;
3 – 8 hour block.

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Resiliency and Coping

A law enforcement career can tax even the highest performing and balanced officer. This block
focuses on human needs, self-regulation, stress vs pressure, post traumatic growth and
spirituality. Tools and resources will be discussed. We suggest this block in tandem with Emotional Intelligence.

Class Format: Presentation; Group Exercises; Individual Assessment or Exercises; 3 – 8 hour
block with option to add practical use of human performance tools, such as yoga, mindfulness
and heart rate variability measurement. Additional time allotment will be custom designed for
your needs and venue.

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Spirituality and Preserving the Soul

The unique stressors that come with a law enforcement profession can add up and often leads
to cynicism, isolation, depression and, ultimately, poor job performance. This block provides a
backdrop to why this can happen to an officer and offers real tools and methods to help
redefine and revitalize an officer’s purpose and joy for life. We suggest this block in tandem
with Resiliency and Coping.

Class Format: Presentation; Group Exercises; Individual Assessment or Exercises; 3 – 8 hour
block with option to add practical use of human performance tools, such as yoga and
mindfulness meditation. Additional time allotment will be custom designed for your needs and
venue.

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