BeOne | A Joint Community + Cops Yoga and Meditation Event
Ft. Greene Park
PBS Newshour features Embodied Workplace's NYPD+Community event in Ft.Greene Park
Embodied Workplace's BeOne Joint Community Cop Mindfulness initiative is the first collaborative event of its kind bringing together police and their communities to practice Yoga and Meditation together.
Event info: BeOne | Joint Community Yoga and Meditation Event in Ft. Greene Park Fort Greene Park United States(map) September 22nd, 2018 11:00 (Lawn South of the Monument) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM This event is FREE. Register via eventbrite here.
If you are interested in supporting this event please sign up and donate here BeOne NYPD Community Cop Initiative.Your contribution will go to this event and our continued efforts to bring similar mindfulness events to the police and communities throughout the United States. Event production of this nature includes staffing, permit fees, insurance fees, equipment, marketing, PR, transportation and more. We are committed to making a positive change, cultivating compassion with cops and the communities they serve.
Multiple studies have found that mindfulness (yoga & meditation) practice leads to less stress, less reactivity, decreased race and age bias and reduced discriminatory behavior. The first event will take place in Fort Greene Park on September 22nd 2018 from 11 am. Embodied Workplace is bringing together officers of the 88th precinct and people from the community. Thank you to our local sponsor, Ridgewood Savings Bank for supporting us on this initiative. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About this project: In the spring of 2018, Embodied Workplace set out to understand police officers, the communities they serve and explore how meditation and yoga could benefit them. Within 3 months, we had visited NYPD precincts throughout NYC from the 109th in Flushing Queens to Manhattan's One Police Plaza to the 84th and 88th precinct in Fort Greene Brooklyn, speaking with Police Chiefs, Deputy Inspectors, PO's, Detectives, Commissioner's and more.
During our meetings, one thing became clear, many cops are overworked and over-stressed and are actively seeking tools to help lead from a place of calmness and clarity. We weren't surprised by this as information as high stress levels among police range from 33% - 46% (Collins & Gibbs 2003).
Here's how meditation worked with the Tempe Arizona Police as reported by ABC news: