Mindful Awareness in Public Safety Training Institute

Helping Public Safety Responders Find Mindfulness In Their Lives

Welcome to the Mindful Awareness in Public Safety Training Institute (MAPSti).

MAPSti was created by former Law Enforcement and Fire Officers who both study and embody mindfulness.

  • MAPSti offers the full 8-week, 9 session MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course - developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • MAPSti also offers individual and group facilitation in mindfulness and dialogue practices inspired by;
    • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) - Kristin Neff and Chris Germer
    • Edge States - Joan Halifax, and
    • Active Engagement: Mindful Leadership – Steven Wirth

Please check out our "About Us" section for more info about our teachers our training, experience, and why we believe in what we teach.

About Us


Full 8-Week MBSR Training

Mindfulness: Changing your relationship with the present momentWe offer the full 8-week, 9 Session - MBSR Training developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This e..

Mindfulness for Mental Health Providers

This 1-day, 7.5-hour experiential retreat developed for mental health professionals, more specifically for those working with public safety workers.  During this retreat participants practice min..

Finding Mindfulness in Public Safety

This 1-day, 7.5-hour experiential retreat developed for public safety personnel,introduces the practice of cultivating mindfulness so that we may be grounded and aware in the present moment. During th..

Active Engagement: Mindful Leadership

Active Engagement: The Practice of Mindful LeadershipA training process for cultivating the collective wisdom and effectiveness of organizations and individuals.WhatThis training serves as an introduc..

Additional Teaching Services

We offer additional Teaching Services to support the practices and challenges that arise in the journey of waking up mindfully. These Teaching Services can be done individually or in a group setting; ..


Public Safety Workers - Mindfulness and Integrity

Public Safety Workers - Mindfulness and Integrity

Mark Foreman, PsyD – July 01, 2019

Most individuals who are first responders possess some characteristic within their core that not only allows them to do the difficult jobs they do, but compels them to do the work. Just as it is difficult for a firefighter or paramedic to not do something in times of disaster or tragedy, law enforcers also are compelled to observe, identify and act on injustices, law breaking, and others doing harm to others.

The most challenging times for people working public safety are often the moments, days, and weeks following some significant event. The periods in which media, political and public foments. The law enforcement side of public safety involves local, state, and federal agencies and individuals. Those working within law enforcement often experience intense criticism.

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Latest Resources

Integrated Awareness with Mark

Integrated Wheel of Awareness Meditation guided by Mark – (released 10-14-2019)

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