29 Jan '12, 11pm

SAF seeks to build up mental toughness in recruits with mental resilience programme

SAF seeks to build up mental toughness in recruits with mental resilience programme

Recruits who had undergone the mental resilience programme were found to have done better than those who had not. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Jermyn Chow DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT A programme to build mental toughness among military recruits by teaching them to talk about their emotions and think positively seems to be producing better soldiers, going by a recent study by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The study found that recruits who went through the resilience-building programme outjumped, outran, outshot and outperformed those who did not. The SAF will thus incorporate elements from this programme into its training of recruits. Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the Defence Ministry (Mindef) said the Building Resilience in Individuals for Growth and Emotional Well-being (Bridge) programme was a study conducted between 2007 and 2008 'to improve soldiers' overall train...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

Tweets

SAF personnel not allowed to sit in crowded MRT...

alvinology.com 29 Jan '12, 3pm

I totally agree with you. We NSFs or NS Men are not appreciated for our efforts to defend the country, unlike in Taiwan, w...

To build #community, an economy of gifts #newec...

energybulletin.net 29 Jan '12, 3pm

From this perspective, a third consequence of the gift circle and other forms of gift economy becomes apparent. Not only d...