EPISODE 126

The inner game of thriving

Dec 1, 2022 | Podcast

Air Force Pilot in helmet and oxygen mask looks from his plane to a plane just off of his left wing.

In this episode, Mike sits down for a discussion with Ross Hick. In addition to his career supervising violent felons as a Probation Surveillance Officer, Ross works as a trainer with Citizens Defense Research. One of his specialties is the psychology of critical incidents. There’s a lot of material out there on preparing for the fight, but Ross and Mike go on a deep dive about preparing for the aftermath. 

Tactical skills and physical fitness can help survive the fight, but what about emotional fitness after the fight is over? In addition to common symptoms like sleep disruption and reliving the incident, high responders may find themselves in the uncomfortable position of feeling isolated and out of control afterward. In this episode Ross & Mike talk about therapy resources, the importance of finding meaning outside the job, and preventative care ahead of time for mental resilience in the wake of a critical incident.

Links:
Citizen Defense Research
Sources of Power By Gary Klein
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

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