Mission and Vision. 2. Mission: Implements the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, identifies and trains Master Resiliency Trainers (MRTs) and commences annual resiliency sustainment training in order to enhance overall performance, improve unit level readiness, and sustain a balanced, healthy, campaign capable, expeditionary army End state: Will improve unit readiness and performance by implementing the Resiliency Training program. The end state will see a more balanced, healthy 30251
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2. Mission and Vision 2
3. Task, Conditions, Standards 3
4. You’ve been home for several months…
Is your transition going like you wanted it to?
How are you reacting to things differently than you did before the deployment?
6. Activating events back home
A guy at the bar asking what combat was like
Being in crowds like the movies or mall
Hearing loud noises
A person complaining about “stupid” stuff
Someone moves your stuff (keys, jacket)
Having a couple of drinks with friends
Dining out with Family and friends
Playing with your kids
8. Strength: Taking responsibility
Being accountable and accepting responsibility for your actions
Determining the appropriate level of personal responsibility
Examining how the situation contributed
The “One time – One thing” approach
Other ways? 8
9. Me, Me, Me: You are the sole cause of every problem you encounter
Action: Look outward
How did others and the deployment contribute?
What are the facts about what happened?
Balance self-blame with taking responsibility
10. Strength: Conducting a mission analysis
Identifying what you can and can’t change
Developing a plan of action
Accepting reality: “Embracing the bad”
Other ways? 10
11. Always, Always, Always: Believing that problems are unchangeable and you have little or no control over them
Action: Grab control
What can I control? What do I have to accept?
Counter helplessness with understanding what you can and cannot control 11
16. Strength: Assessing the cause of problems
Accurately identifying factors that contributed to the problem
Looking at the facts
Examining how you may have contributed
Other ways? 16
17. Them, Them, Them: Other people or circumstances are the cause of every problem you encounter
Action: Look inward
How did I contribute?
Counter blaming or faulting others with accurate assessment
18. Strength: Building cohesion
Knowing how to talk about what’s important
Other ways? 18
19. No one else understands: Only those who have been there understand
Action: Practice communication
How can I share important things about the deployment with the people close to me?
Balance the unique bonds made during combat with reconnecting to Family and friends
24. Strength: Verifying information to ensure accuracy
Ensuring accurate information
Other ways? 24
25. Jumping to conclusions: Being certain about a situation despite having little or no evidence to support it
Action: Slow Down
What’s the evidence?
Counter jumping to conclusions with verifying information
30. Watch out for the iceberg of always needing to be in control
Apologize when needed
Use Active Constructive Responding and Praise
Show appreciation and gratitude for each other 30
31. Strength: Understanding complex events
Reviewing events objectively
Realistically appraising situations
Conducting an After Action Review (AAR)
Acknowledging personal limits in preventing critical events
Other ways? 31
32. What Ifs and Shoulds: Things would have been ok if I had done something different
Action: Be objective
Could I reasonably have known what would happen?
Are my thoughts about the deployment hurting my ability to enjoy life now?
Counter second-guessing/guilt with accepting and learning
37. What makes acceptance so important in your transition?
What are ways to facilitate acceptance?
Expect the transition to take time
Be aware of memories
Talk it out/Write it out
Focus on what you can control
38. Practice deep breathing
Take a normal breath, hold, and count to 5
Breathe out and focus on relaxation
Breathe in and out slowly in 10-second cycles
(or whatever is comfortable for you)
Keep bringing attention back to breathing
Practice builds attention capacity
39. How do you know if you or one of your buddies are struggling with the transition?
42. Hunt the good stuff
Practice humor 42
43. BG Cornum
44. How have you grown from the deployment?
47. AAR What went well
What can be improved