Emotional & Relationship Survival for Law Enforcement

Being a cop is more than what you do, it is who you ARE!!! It’s how you think of and define yourself, and it’s a title to wear with pride. Law enforcement is a unique and challenging profession, practiced by men & women specially wired to take on those challenges.

Balancing on-and-off duty life is something we all face, and where many of us falter. Leading a well-rounded life is crucial for both personal and professional success. But knowing how to lead that well-rounded life is a challenge for many.

This course examines common personal & professional roadblocks that prevent officers from leading a balanced life. We teach a reality-based approach focused on developing the whole person. After all, a balanced cop is an energized cop.

Course Outline

Here are some of the key points covered in this training:

  • Being More Than A Cop©
  • Defining personal & emotional health
  • Effects of adrenaline on health
  • Common self-defeating beliefs
  • Building resiliency
  • Understanding the mind/body connection
  • Creating balance between home & work
  • Managing anxiety & stress
  • Surviving burnout
  • When burnout turns to depression
  • Resistance to becoming emotionally well
  • Relationship 911!!
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Steps to save relationships or say good-bye

Praise from class participants

“Very neat presentation (giving) different views of the cop and a therapist” – Loren F

“It’s good that someone will bring these issues to the forefront of law enforcement” – Steve W

“Enjoyed being taught by an active street cop, who is out there putting it on the line just like us. Thanks Mike!”

“This would be a great class for new officers”

“I really enjoyed the class. It will come in very handy and also gave me the opportunity to recognize some of my own issues” – Lisa V

“This was a good class… should be mandatory for police officers. It is a hard subject to talk to officers about because they do not believe they need this information”

“Very well put together course” – Chris S

“This is one of the best seminars I’ve been to!” – Chelsea K


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