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CORNERSTONE. IMAGE MANAGEMENT PRESENTS. SOCIAL ALIENATION OF THE SEAFARER BY CAPT. AUGUSTIN PARACKAL. SEAFARING AS A CAREER. INTERESTING & REWARDING A LIFE OF ADVENTURE & FREEDOM TAKES ITS TOLL ON FAMILY & SOCIAL LIFE. HOME IS THE BASE. INDEPENDENT OF RANK

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Cornerstone

CORNERSTONE

IMAGE

MANAGEMENT

PRESENTS


Social alienation of the seafarer by capt augustin parackal

SOCIAL ALIENATIONOF THESEAFARER BY CAPT. AUGUSTIN PARACKAL


Seafaring as a career

SEAFARING AS A CAREER

  • INTERESTING & REWARDING

  • A LIFE OF ADVENTURE & FREEDOM

  • TAKES ITS TOLL ON FAMILY & SOCIAL LIFE


Home is the base

HOME IS THE BASE

  • INDEPENDENT OF RANK

  • EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR CAPTAIN & CREW

  • SENSE OF BELONGING & SECURITY


A life of isolation

A LIFE OF ISOLATION

  • SEAFARERS LIVE LIVES OF CONTINUAL

    ISOLATION

  • THEY ARE CONSTANT STRANGERS:

    - STRANGERS ON MULTI- CULTURAL

    AND MULTI- ETHNIC VESSELS

    -STRANGERS IN THE PORTS WHICH

    THEY CALL

    -STRANGERS AT HOME


Result

RESULT?

SOCIAL

ALIENIATION


What is it

WHAT IS IT?

SOCIAL ALIENATION

IS A FEELING

OF NOT BELONGING TO

OR BEING PART OF ONE’S SURROUNDINGS

  • REJECTION


Symptoms

SYMPTOMS

  • LONELINESS, HOMESICKNESS & BURNOUT SYNDROME – 3 MAIN PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS

  • LACK OF CONCENTRATION

  • INSOMNIA

  • TENSION & NERVOUS EXHAUSTION

  • NO JOB SATISFACTION

  • EMOTIONAL IMBALANCE WHICH INCREASES WITH LENGTH OF STAY


What causes alienation

WHAT CAUSES ALIENATION?

[1] ON BOARD

[2] ON HOME FRONT


Causes on board

CAUSES: ON BOARD

  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SEPARATION FROM HOME & LOVED ONES

  • INCREASED AUTOMATION & REDUCED CREW SIZE

  • CONTAINERIZATION, QUICK TURNAROUND

  • RESTRICTED MOVEMENT IN PORT

  • NO TIME FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • STORMY SEAS AND ADVERSE CONDITIONS AFFECT THE HUMAN SPIRIT

  • FAMILY NOT ALLOWED ON BOARD


Causes on board1

CAUSES: ON BOARD

  • LACK OF COMMUNICATION FOR LONG PERIODS

  • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOME & WORK

  • IRRECONCILABLE EMOTIONAL DISTANCES BETWEEN SPOUSES DUE TO SEPARATION

  • ISOLATED FROM VALUES REPRESENTED BY HOME: WARMTH, SAFETY & COMPASSION

  • LOSS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE INDIVIDUAL FAMILY


Causes home front

CAUSES: HOME FRONT

  • MARITAL & FAMILY PROBLEMS

  • NO CONTACT DURING EMERGENCIES

  • LACK OF COMPANY SUPPORT

  • DEMANDS ON LEAVE TIME

  • LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ESTABLISH SOCIAL CONTACT WHEN ON LEAVE

  • NOTHING TO DO WHEN HE COMES HOME

  • WORKING WIFE & CHILDREN AT SCHOOL


Causes home front1

CAUSES: HOME FRONT

  • WIFE HANDLING HOME FRONT AND

    CHILDREN DEPEND ON HER DECISIONS

  • FAMILY ROUTINE IS DISTURBING

  • ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE ANYTHING CAUSES

    STIFF RESISTANCE

  • CONVERSATION NOT OF COMMON INTEREST

  • FAMILY UNABLE TO GIVE 100% ATTENTION

  • FEELS ‘OUT OF SIGHT’ IS ‘OUT OF MIND’

  • AN INTRUDER & MONEY MACHINE


Other hidden causes

OTHER HIDDEN CAUSES

  • DEPENDS ON FAMILY, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS,

    CULTURAL VALUES

  • INFERIORITY COMPLEX: INABILITY TO

    ADJUST TO NEIGHBORS, KITH AND KIN

  • NEGATIVE CHARACTER TRAITS,

    UNPLEASANT NATURE


3 levels of the mind

3 LEVELS OF THE MIND

CONSCIOUS MIND

SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

AND

UNCONSCIOUS MIND


Womb to tomb syndrome

WOMB TO TOMB SYNDROME

EVERY WOUND & SCAR FROM THE PAST

HAS THE POWER

TO DOMINATE YOUR THOUGHTS

& SUPPRESS PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL FREEDOM


A balanced life

A BALANCED LIFE

CAN A SEAFARER

HAVE A BALANCED LIFE

ON SEA & LAND?


Solutions on board

SOLUTIONS: ON BOARD

  • MANAGERIAL SKILLS OF THE MASTER

  • WALK THE TALK

  • ORGANIZATION CULTURE

  • SWOT ANALYSIS OF CREW

  • PSP – FAMILY AWAY FROM FAMILY

  • CATER TO EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL &

    PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF ‘SHIP-FAMILY’

  • UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR- HR MGR


Solutions on board1

SOLUTIONS:ON BOARD

  • TEAM

  • INDIVIDUAL & ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS

  • EMPOWER OR OVERPOWER?

  • DELEGATE

  • APPRECIATE, NOT DEPRECIATE

  • PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT

  • PLAN YOUR CAREER PATH AND LOOK AT YOUR STAY ON BOARD AS A STEPPING STONE TO SUCESS


Employer s role

EMPLOYER’S ROLE

  • COMPANY SUPPORT TO SEAFARER’S FAMILY

  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILY TO SAIL

  • IMPROVED ACCESS TO CHEAPER COMMUNICATION

  • INCREASED CONTACT BETWEEN SEAFARERS’ PARTNERS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS

  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEAFARERS’ FAMILIES TO MAKE CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER WHILE CREW ARE AT SEA.


Employer s role1

EMPLOYER’S ROLE

  • SHORTER TRIPS (4 MONTHS MAX.)

  • PAID LEAVE OF A COMPARABLE LENGTH TO SEA TIME

  • CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT, RATHER THAN EMPLOYMENT BY VOYAGE

  • TRAINING TIME TO BE ADDED TO LEAVE PERIOD

  • TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WIVES


Seafarer s role

SEAFARER’S ROLE

THE SEAFARER’S CONTRIBUTION

IS

EQUALLY IMPORTANT


When at sea

WHEN AT SEA

THE SEAFARER MUST:

  • COMMUNICATE WITH FAMILY REGULARLY

  • CALL ON IMPORTANT DATES OF THE FAMILY- EXAMS, BIRTHDAYS

  • KEEP CALLING AND BECOME EVERPRESENT

  • UNFAITHFULNESS IS LIKE A SNAKE IN THE

    POCKET-DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE

  • DON’T ‘FLING’ AWAY YOUR PEACE


When on land

WHEN ON LAND

AT HOME:

  • DON’T POLICE YOUR WIFE- GIVE HER SPACE

  • DON’T FIGHT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS: ‘DADS COME, FIGHTS COME’.

  • APPRECIATE YOUR WIFE & CHILDREN

  • HOME IS NOT A SHIP- TAKE A BREAK!


When on land1

WHEN ON LAND

OUTSIDE HOME:

  • LEARN ART OF GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE BY ENGAGING IN SMALL TALK

  • DEVELOP YOUR BRAND IMAGE: (PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT , PUBLIC SPEAKING, SOCIAL ETIQUETTE)

  • SOCIAL NETWORKING

  • USE IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE


Importance principle

IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE

  • WHENEVER YOU TALK TO ANOTHER PERSON, MAKE HIM/HER THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE FOR THAT MOMENT

  • TALK IN TERMS OF THE OTHER’S INTEREST OR WHAT HE/SHE WANTS TO HEAR

  • DO THINGS FOR PEOPLE THEY DON’T EXPECT

  • NEVER LET A DAY GO BY WITHOUT MAKING SEVERAL COMPLIMENTS

  • SHOW OTHERS YOU HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITIES


Importance principle1

IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE

  • RECOGNIZE, RESPECT & WHEN APPROPRIATE, OVERLOOK THE OTHER MAN’S QUIRKS & WHIMS

  • GIVE THE OTHER PERSON CREDIT SPECIALLY WHEN HE DOESN’T EXPECT IT

  • BUILD UP THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE

  • FRIENDLY PERSUASION IS LIFE’S BEST LUBRICANT FOR SMOOTH & SUCCESSFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIP


Just ponder

JUST PONDER

THE THOUGHTS, IDEAS & CONCEPTS

THAT LODGE IN OUR MINDS

RESULT IN

ATTITUDES & BELIEFS

THESE IN TURN DETERMINE

WHETHER WE EXPERIENCE

FAILURE OR SUCCESS


What s the difference

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

+VE THINKER

IS A BELIEVER

IS ENDOWED WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE

-VE THINKER

IS A DISBELIEVER

IS FULL OF SELF-DOUBT


Cultivate ve attitude

CULTIVATE +VE ATTITUDE

CULTIVATE

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

TO CAREER & FAMILY

-VE THOUGHT=-VE EMOTIONS= -VE HABITS =

-VE CHARACTER

&

-VE CHARACTER DEFINES YOUR DESTINY


A little effort needed

A LITTLE EFFORT NEEDED

  • RE-TRAIN YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES BY USING CONSTRUCTIVE AUTO-SUGGESTION

  • FEED YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITH +VE THOUGHTS


Are you in control

ARE YOU IN CONTROL?

EVERY –VE FORCE

CAN EXERT A CONTROLLING INFLUENCE IN OUR LIVES

& DIMINISH OUR CAPACITY

TO BE FREE, OPEN & LOVING PEOPLE

OVERCOME EVERY –VE FORCE

WITH A +VE EQUIVALENT


Reconnection exercises

RECONNECTION EXERCISES

  • NEVER FEEL REJECTED IF CHILDREN ATTACHED TO WIFE- IT’S NORMAL

  • ENCOURAGE & EMPOWER WIFE TO TAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS AND DISCIPLINE CHILDREN

  • BOND WITH THEM TO MAKE UP FOR TIME LOST AT SEA

  • GET INVOLVED IN CHILDRENS’ STUDIES & PROJECTS, TAKE THEM OUT


Carve your own niche

CARVE YOUR OWN NICHE

  • YOU CANNOT CHANGE PEOPLE

  • YOU CAN BE A ROLE MODEL FOR CHANGE

  • PART-TIME JOB IN TRAINING INSTITUTES ETC.

  • OPPORTUNITIES ASHORE

  • JOIN A CLUB, NGO – LET GO SEA ROUTINE

  • CONTRIBUTE YOUR TALENTS TO SOCIETY

  • BENEFIT CONCEPT: GO THE EXTRA MILE

  • PEOPLE SHOULD AWAIT YOUR RETURN


Examples

EXAMPLES

  • KISHORE & JOE

  • WHO IS THE SEAFARER YOU ADMIRE?

  • DEAD SEA VS SEA OF GALILEE

  • THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT!

  • A POSITIVE ATTITUDE COUPLED WITH FAITH IN THE ALMIGHTY WILL MAKE WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU INTO

    I AM POSSIBLE


The brand you

THE BRAND ‘YOU’

YOU ARE

YOUR OWN

BRAND AMBASSADOR


A quote

A QUOTE

“THE STONE

WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED

HAS BECOME

THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE”


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