Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Your Course: Organizational and Personal Best Practices for Employee Health and Wellness

    • Course Objectives

    • Journaling During the Course

    • Course Activity: Five Adjectives

  • 2

    Police Culture

    • Objectives

    • Course Activity: What is Police Culture?

    • What is Police Culture?

    • Formal and Informal Police Culture?

    • Constructive Inflexibility and Diminished Use of Social Role

    • Pre-Employment Trauma

  • 3

    The Physiology of Stress and Work-Related Stress

    • Objectives

    • Why should anyone care about work-related stress?

    • Introduction

    • What is Stress?

    • Levels of Stress

    • Types of Stress

    • The Fight-or-Flight Response

    • Work-Related Stress

  • 4

    The Impact of Stress on Police in the U.S.

    • Objectives

    • A Taxing Profession

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Law Enforcement Officers

    • Depression and Its Link to Cardiovascular Disease

    • Alcoholism

    • Interpersonal/Domestic Violence

    • Law Enforcement Suicide

    • Turnover in Law Enforcement

    • Shift work and Absenteeism in Law Enforcement

  • 5

    Stress Management Interventions

    • Objectives

    • Course Activity: Stress Management Interventions

    • Stress Management Interventions

  • 6

    The Role of the Organization

    • Objectives

    • Autocratic, Bureaucratic, Democratic, and Laissez-faire Leadership

    • Transformational and Transactional Leadership Theories

    • Situational Leadership Theory

    • Organizational Structure, Organizational Context, and Organizational Control

  • 7

    Perceived Stress Survey

    • Perceived Stress Survey

  • 8

    What Is the Self?

    • Objective

    • Introduction

    • The Physical Self

    • Course Activity: The Physical Self

    • The Emotional Self

    • The Mental Self

    • The Spiritual Self

    • Course Activity: The Spiritual Self

  • 9

    Awareness of the Physical Self

    • Objective

    • Introduction

    • Scanning

    • Course Activity: Scanning

    • Progressive Relaxation

    • Course Activity: Progressive Relaxation and the Relaxation Response

    • Physical Stressors

    • Exercise

    • Physical Stress Reduction Plan

  • 10

    Time Management

    • Objective

    • Introduction

    • Organization

    • Goal Management

    • Course Activity: Goal Setting

    • Priorities

    • Course Activity: Priorities

    • Procrastination

    • The Urgent/Important Matrix

    • Learn to Say No

    • Stay Flexible

    • 80/20 Rule

  • 11

    The Emotional Self

    • Objective

    • Introduction

    • Validity of Emotions

    • Utility of Emotions

    • Emotional Arousal

    • Emotional Valence

  • 12

    Mood Management

    • Objective

    • Emotional Intelligence

    • Categories of Emotion

    • Course Activity: Categories of Emotions

    • Increasing Arousal

    • Course Activity: Increasing Arousal Action Plan

    • Decreasing Arousal

  • 13

    The Mental Self

    • Objective

    • Thinking Style

    • Learning Style

    • Course Activity: What is Your Leaning Style?

    • Stinking Thinking

  • 14

    Benefits of a Healthy Balance

    • Objective

    • Pre-Chapter Activity

    • Introduction

    • Why It’s Important

    • Increased Productivity

    • Improved Mental and Physical Health

    • Increased Morale

  • 15

    You Personal Stress Profile

    • Congratulations!

    • Your Personal Stress Profile

  • 16

    Stress Management Planning

    • Stress Management Planning

  • 17

    References

    • References