Mindfulness‐based training leads to improved health for law enforcement

Abstract Meditation and mindfulness training may play a significant role in reducing chronic stress and providing coping tools for the daily rigors police officers and law enforcement officials face, according to a study from the Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology. The research was led by professors Mike Christopher and Matthew Hunsinger, who compared a control group of officers who underwent no meditation and mindfulness‐based resilience training with a group of local officers who underwent training for eight weeks. Findings were published in the June 2018 issue of Psychiatry Research.