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Mindfulness Training for Indian Armed forces


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1 Department of Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
2 ICMR Project Fellow, Department of Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
     

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Studies by DIPR focused on the major operational stressors, like fear of torture, uncertain environment and domestic stresses are responsible for most of psychological problems in various groups of Armed Forces. Middle rank officers were found to be more vulnerable and stressed out.Mental disorders in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have been observed in traumatized troops. Need for immediate therapeutic intervention during PTSD jointly by unit leaders and professional psychologist. This qualitative analysis focuses to cultivate mental well being which helps to reduce mental disturbances of the armed forces by suggesting Mindfulness Training for military personnel. More the time spent engaging in daily mindfulness exercises the better the mood, working memory, cognitive term for complex thought, problem solving, and cognitive control of emotions and may protect against functional impairments related high-stress challenges that need a large amount of cognitive control, self-awareness, situational awareness and emotional regulation.

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Mindfulness Training, Armed Forces
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A. Velayudhan
Department of Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
Nicolas J Benedict
ICMR Project Fellow, Department of Psychology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

Abstract


Studies by DIPR focused on the major operational stressors, like fear of torture, uncertain environment and domestic stresses are responsible for most of psychological problems in various groups of Armed Forces. Middle rank officers were found to be more vulnerable and stressed out.Mental disorders in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have been observed in traumatized troops. Need for immediate therapeutic intervention during PTSD jointly by unit leaders and professional psychologist. This qualitative analysis focuses to cultivate mental well being which helps to reduce mental disturbances of the armed forces by suggesting Mindfulness Training for military personnel. More the time spent engaging in daily mindfulness exercises the better the mood, working memory, cognitive term for complex thought, problem solving, and cognitive control of emotions and may protect against functional impairments related high-stress challenges that need a large amount of cognitive control, self-awareness, situational awareness and emotional regulation.

Keywords


Mindfulness Training, Armed Forces



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49912