Erik Hein

“Nicole Florisi, Ph.D. Candidate, Sgt. (Ret.), about officer wellness, mental health, self-regulation techniques, and Critical Incident Debriefing!”

Wow, what an inspiring conversation with this police veteran, Force Science Institue educator, and therapist! It covered the well-being and physical and mental health of police officers, including DBT and self-regulation techniques (breathing, bilateral stimulation, etc.). But also about Critical Incident Debriefing. It also touched on how police officers are sometimes judged unfairly and what […]

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Dr. Arne Nieuwenhuys about police performance under pressure.

Dr. Arne Nieuwenhuys is Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He obtained his PhD from VU University Amsterdam. His dissertation in 2012 was titled `Effects of anxiety on police officers’ shooting behavior under pressure`. After that Arne published a lot of research about optimal performance. One of the most interesting topics of our

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Jeff Quail Masterclass: Spontaneous Edged Weapon Defense

Jeff Quail’s masterclass on sudden, unanticipated edged weapon attacks when the officer has not consciously prepared to respond. A groundbreaking course in the realm of spontaneous edged weapon defense training. This course is the culmination of years of extensive research. By research I mean not just reading literature but really hands on exploring ‘knife attacks and

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Research: How reliable are officer body-worn cameras? With Dr. Nicholas P. Murray

“Ever wondered how effective body-worn cameras (BWCs) truly are in capturing the full picture of police interactions? While BWCs have increased transparency, do they truly reflect what officers see and experience in critical incidents? A recent study delves deep into this, comparing BWC footage with eye tracking and head movement data from active-duty police officers

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Dan Dworkis: Mission Critical Teams: succeed survive and be sustainable!

Welcome to my conversation with Dan Dworkis, who is the chief medical officer of the Mission Critical Team Institute. Dan is the author of one of my favorite books about performing under pressure (The emergency mind)! Dan is an emergency physician, MD PhD and host of the Emergency Mind Podcast. We discuss various topics related

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“In Gratitude: Remembering the Teachers Who Guided Our Journey”

“A tribute from my book to my martial arts teachers: Jan Kallenbach (RIP), Anne Beukema (RIP), Harry de Spa (RIP), Chris de Jongh, Richard van Asdonck, Ries van Toorn, and John Kenbeek.” “In their guidance, I found not just direction, but unwavering support when the path grew uncertain.” The impact of martial arts teachers is

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Unveiling the Dynamics of Mission-Critical Teams: Insights from Dr. Preston Cline

What are Mission Critical Teams and how do they train, live and operate? A conversation with Dr. Preston Cline from the Mission Critical Team Institute. We talk about the characteristics of Mission-Critical Teams: These teams are indigenously trained, meaning they learn on the job rather than in traditional academic settings. They operate in decision-making environments

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Dr. Eva Noorda ‐ Chirurgie-Oncologie, Integratieve Geneeskunde en duurzaam presteren.

Dr. Eva Noorda (1974) is chirurg-oncoloog en integrative medicine-arts bij Isala Ziekenhuis in Zwolle. We praten over duurzaam presteren als ‘dokter’ en de enorme kracht van ‘mindfulness‘. Ook praten we over het vak van een oncologisch-chirurg en presteren onder acute druk. Een belangrijk onderwerp is ‘integrative medicine’: reguliere geneeskunde, aangevuld met evidence based leefstijlinterventies en

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Duurzaam presteren in de acute zorg met Hans van Schuppen en Ruben Verlangen!

In gesprek met Hans van Schuppen (Urgentie-anesthesioloog en MMT arts) en Ruben Verlangen (Docent METS Center Bilthoven, Ambulanceverpleegkundige RAVU). Over acuut en duurzaam presteren (onder druk ) in de acute gezondheidszorg. Hoe ga je om met acute operationele druk bij patienten in ernstige toestand? Hoe blijf je fysiek en mentaal gezond als dokter en ambulance

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Duurzaam presteren & Mission Critical Teams met chirurg-intensivist Patrick Schouwenberg

Met chirurg-intensivist Patrick Schouwenberg praat ik over duurzaam presteren als medisch specialist. Wat is een chirurg-intensivist en hoe ga je om met acute en chronische druk? Ook hebben we het over Mission Critical Teams en onderwijs aan ‘jonge’ dokters. Patrick Schouwenberg heeft na zijn studie geneeskunde aan de rijksuniversiteit Leiden, de opleiding tot chirurg gevolgd

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