Practical tools

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF ACUTE STRESS ON PERFORMANCE

COACH OFFICERS

overview

This is an introduction to stress physiology and its implications for police performance, particularly for new officers.  By having your coach officers complete this training you ensure they share a common language and frame of reference with the recruits they are paired with.  


knowledge

  • The science of stress physiology and its impact on performance 
  • Concrete skills to regulate this interaction 
  • How mental and physical skills are learned
  • Stress, field performance, and the new learner
  • How to recognize degrees of acute stress  
  • How to provide outside stress regulation for your recruit
     

active practice

  • Using biofeedback (heart rate and heart rate variability)
  • Performing complex motor skills under mild stress