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Your Just Deserts

December 6, 2011

As a student of human performance I am always amazed at the way we pay lip service to the winning mindset. It seems we think that if we just say this or that to ourselves, or visualize ourselves doing this or that, we will become winners. Simple, right? Wrong.

Practical Tactical Thinking

November 9, 2011
As you gain more experience, you'll gain a patrol sixth sense that's not available on the internet with shipping and handling added. It's something that develops, and those who have it never quit developing it.

Tactical Training Conference Benefits NLEOMF

November 2, 2011
Awareness Protective Consultants (Team APC) will host a tactical training conference in February for law enforcement officers to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Thinking Like a Cop

June 20, 2011
One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.

Police Trainer of Verbal Judo Dies

June 8, 2011
George Thompson, the English professor-turned-street cop who taught law enforcement professionals the art of verbally redirecting negative behavior, has died. Thompson, known as "Doc" to those trained in his methodology, died Tuesday at his home in Auburn, N.Y. He was 69.

A Good Argument for Thinking Some Very Bad Thoughts

March 29, 2011
I thought it was universally understood throughout our profession that when we fail to train, we train for failure.

Self Talk Statements for Officers

February 23, 2011
This post continues with the theme of self talk by looking at creating powerful self-talk statements you can use to enhance your self image and change some of the limiting beliefs in your subconscious.

Self Talk: Taking Charge of Your Internal Dialogue

January 28, 2011
If you're like most people, you likely discovered that some of those conversations were very positive and upbeat, while others were very negative. The positive, upbeat conversations are reflective of those areas of our life where you have a positive self image.

Self Talk: Auditing Your Internal Dialogue

December 17, 2010
As my friend Bob Brenner says, "The most important conversations you will ever have are with yourself, about yourself, in the privacy of your own mind."

Imagine Or Visualize?

November 12, 2010
It's important to understand that the subconscious mind processes information literally. Therefore, visual language may only speak to those who process images in pictures.

Visualization Doesn't Work for All Officers

October 29, 2010
Law enforcement training has embraced this theory of information processing and adapted it to mental preparation and conditioning. Based on information from the world of athletics, visualization techniques are seen as proven a method of ingraining the most desirable programs into the subconscious mind.

The Scale of Desirability and Fatal Funnel

October 15, 2010
If you understand how the mind works, then you'll understand the power of words to program the subconscious mind for success or failure. In this week's post, we'll continue with that line of thought by examining the "scale of desirability" and "fatal funnel."

Eliminate These 'D' Words From Your Vocabulary

September 29, 2010
The first step to positively communicate is to delete the word "don't" from your vocabulary. The rationale behind this is simple. When you use the word "don't" as part of your feedback or direction, your mind must first figure out what it is not supposed to do.

Do You Want to Win or Just Survive?

September 14, 2010
It's crucial for law enforcement officers to understand the power of words. It is not just semantics. It is often the difference between programming your subconscious for success or for failure. In some cases, it can be the difference between life and death.

Your Subconscious Mind

August 24, 2010
In order for law enforcement professionals to effectively use the skills, tactics and equipment provided to them, they must first prepare and condition their minds.

Train With Imagination and Emotion

August 3, 2010
If you truly want to fight the way you train, then you need to train with imagination and emotion. Training with imagination and emotion means YOU need to make training real for you every time you train.

Fear of Failure

August 8, 2008
If there ever was a true fear of young officers, I think I know it. No, it is not the gun-wielding psychopath. Nor is it your patrol car spinning out of control over a cliff. Deep down, it is the fear of failure.

Ask Questions

May 9, 2008
You are a rookie and sometimes you think it is best to stay quiet. You may have been told or maybe it was implied that you should sit down, shut up, and don't touch anything. This could be the worst advice of all. Sometimes it is best to speak up.

Fears, Phobias, and the Dead

September 12, 2007
Rarely in the hiring process or in the academy do your fears and phobias come to the surface. But out there in Policeland, sooner or later something will manifest itself and provide you with a dose of reality.
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