Meditation teacher: Richard Goerling

Richard Goerling

Portland, OR, USA

Richard has served in civilian law enforcement for over twenty years. Over the last decade, Richard has spearheaded the introduction of mindfulness training into policing in the United States as part of a larger cultural transformation toward a compassionate, skillful and resilient warrior-humani...

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Richard has served in civilian law enforcement for over twenty years. Over the last decade, Richard has spearheaded the introduction of mindfulness training into policing in the United States as part of a larger cultural transformation toward a compassionate, skillful and resilient warrior-humanitarian ethos. He is a thought leader in the arena of resiliency, human performance optimization, leading change and community building in policing.

Richard served as a member of the United States Coast Guard for 27 years, both active and reserve, and retired in 2015 at the rank of Commander while assigned to Coast Guard Sector Charleston, SC. His early active-duty tours include serving as a deck watch officer and law enforcement officer aboard a high endurance cutter, and as an instructor at the Coast Guard’s maritime law enforcement academy. He served as a strategic planner at the National Incident Command during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response.

Richard serves as an affiliate assistant professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at Pacific University in Oregon and co-investigator in NIH funded research looking at mindfulness in policing. He is the lead trainer in a research project with West Virginia University and Marshall University bringing mindfulness to first responders deeply impacted by the opioid overdose epidemic.

Richard completed a year-long training program at the University of California at Los Angeles, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) under the direction of Diana Winston, Dr. Susan Smalley, and Dr. Marvin Belzer. He is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA.

Richard continues to train and speak about resiliency for first responders around the nation. He has a history of published academic and professional work. He is an avid swimmer and meditator, a reluctant runner, and a content introvert that enjoys time with his family to recharge.

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Meditation name: Breath Awareness
Breath Awareness · 10:43
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Meditation name: MindFIT Three Minute Breathing Reset
MindFIT Three Minute Breathing Reset · 02:30
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