Evidence and science-based programs designed specifically for various professions and communities
Courageous Heart: The Human Behind the Badge©
Courageous Heart: The Human Behind the Badge is designed specifically for Law Enforcement and First Responder personnel. The program develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the resilience to deal with emotional stress in the face of life’s challenges. This program can support physical health, happiness and wellbeing, including increased self-compassion and self-care, reduced stress, anxiety, and enhanced connection with others, even in the face of conflict.
It includes practical training, tools, meditation, and discussion in small and large groups.
This Training Can Make a Difference
Burnout basics & how to avoid burnout
Increase resilience, self-care, & self-compassion skills
Increase self-awareness & emotion regulation skills
The Courageous Heart program is in its first year of development, led by our Courageous Heart team:
Robert JonsenChief of Police, City of Palo Alto, California
Monica HansonFounding Faculty, Compassion Institute
Julie Learmond-CriquiProgram Director, Compassion Institute
Bring the Courageous Heart program to your law enforcement department
“After going through a difficult year professionally, the CCT class came into my life at the perfect time. I realized that I was severely lacking in self-care and compassion for myself. By bringing mindfulness techniques and cultivating compassion for myself, I have found a peace within that I’ve not experienced for many years. In turn, I’m more able to use the techniques I have learned when interacting with loved ones and also with difficult people. The tools I have learned at CCT will stay with me forever, and I can honestly say that CCT changed my life.”
Public Safety Manager