Practical tools

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF ACUTE STRESS ON PERFORMANCE

RECRUITS

overview

This package introduces new officers to the realities of the acute stress response and its impact on their ability to perform.  It teaches them the skills necessary to regulate acute stress in the field.  After learning the skills and the science behind them, officers practice these skills in stress inducing reality-based scenarios.  
 


knowledge

  • The science of stress physiology and its impact on police performance
  • Concrete skills to regulate this interaction
  • Motor learning and skill retention
     

active practice

  • Using biofeedback (heart rate and heart rate variability)
  • Performing complex motor skills under mild stress
  • Complete reality-based scenarios using biofeedback