Resilience for Law Enforcement with Shannon King

Resilience for law enforcement expert Shannon King joins us for a conversation about mental health, EFT, and policing in the 21st century.

In light of recent civil unrest and protests, I wanted to ask Shannon, “What is going on?” to get a better understanding of why African Americans are dying at the hands of police officers. I also wanted to understand what it means to “defund the police.”  

Who better to answer these questions than resilience law enforcement expert Shannon King?

She’s a 30-year veteran of the California Highway patrol. She combines this experience with her expertise in resilience-building to coach others to prepare for, manage, and work through adverse events.  

While she was a Lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol, Shannon discovered her passion for officer well-being as a peer support member. There, she assisted in developing and delivering the Department’s “Not One More” suicide prevention program.

Her experience with the highway patrol earned her numerous commendations. These include the recognition of a California Legislature Assembly Resolution and a Department of California Highway Patrol Commissioner’s Commendation.

After recovering physically and emotionally from a dog mauling, Shannon personally recognizes the importance of resilience preparation before trauma occurs to enable us to rise stronger.

Recently, she co-created and is currently facilitating a five-day Sergeants’ Leadership Forum for the Department. As a trainer and speaker, Shannon has shared her message to large and small groups. This includes headlining with Dr. Kevin Gilmartin at the Police Society of Problem Based-Learning’s International resilience conference and the Women’s Leadership Law Enforcement conference.

She served ten years with POST Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute. There, she created a resilience curriculum for law enforcement. Over 200 sergeants from 80 agencies in California have experienced this invaluable training. 

Shannon is a Certified Neuro-Transformational Coach, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, HeartMath Coach/Trainer, and Certified Hypnotherapist. She has trained extensively in trauma-informed care, neuroscience, and resilience-building to partner with others in creating personal well-being and resilience.

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