Mindful responder

The First Responder’s Field Guide to Improved Resilience, Fulfillment,
Presence, & Fitness–On & Off the Job

Presented by Calibre Press

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About The Book

Mindfulness means being open to the moment, in full appreciation of its miracle—even when it’s not how you would have wished for the moment to be. Mindful Responder is a book and initiative to create space in public safety agencies for exploring and embracing concepts such as meditation, controlled breathing, and deeper awareness of our physical and emotional states. Improved situational awareness, tactical focus, physical fitness, and mental toughness—there’s a huge untapped role for mindfulness to play in public safety. Thank you for being a part of it.

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What’s inside

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Situational Awareness

First responders are often preoccupied with preconceptions other than, though perhaps attendant to, the call at hand.
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Health

Mindfulness explodes the dichotomy of physical vs. mental health. It informs how we eat, how we train, how we approach aging, and so forth.
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Performance

Top athletes nowadays almost uniformly have “mental coaches.” Mindfulness has become a primary component of this approach.
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Service

On the frontlines, you can’t be competent without being compassionate. It’s more than just a job. You see so much over the course of a career.

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I was, to put it mildly, skeptical about mindfulness and meditation—until I read this book. … Essential reading that’s going to do a lot of first responders a lot of good!

LT. JIM GLENNON (RET.)

Mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools to sharpen the mind and reduce stress. No one needs these tools more than first responders.

Ellen Kirschman, Ph.D 

Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus.

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About the author.

Crawford Coates began working with public safety in 2006, with Wildland Firefighter and FireRescue. His prior experience as a journal manager at the neuroscience title Brain Research made explicit the links between mind, wellbeing, and human performance. In 2013, Crawford began studying Zen and practicing zazen routinely. He has since studied the arts and science of mindfulness and meditation. Crawford is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, International Pubic Safety Association, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and a co-founder of Below 100. 

Crawford Coates is the former publisher at Calibre Press and currently serves as the content marketing manager at Lexipol.

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