Military Mental Resilience and Mindfulness
For serving personnel and veterans only, these courses considerably expand your ability to deal with the particular demands of service life, as well as what comes after.
Utilising a host of useful real-world practical techniques ranging from mindfulness and yogic breathing, to directed self-reflection, journalling, goal setting and planning, these courses give the time and space to take a “condor moment” from the constant demands of work and family.
Not only that, they give you the take-away skills to stay with the “half-step back” from the "inner chimp”, meaning you live in a place where you can notice the warning signs sooner, dealing with whatever is thrown at you before it gets on top of you and beats you down.
“It truthfully was the most helpful course I have ever been on.
Truly a massive aid to my life.”
“I believe that all soldiers should attend a course of this type every 5 years.”
Dashboard Courses – EOD and Search
One very successful example is the Dashboard course, run in conjunction with the Felix Fund and with my colleague Lizzy Judkins.
This particular course is solely for serving military who have conducted or assisted with EOD duties, encompassing any rank and any trade within this capability across the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or SO15 (Metropolitan Police Counter Terror Unit).
What they said:
“The Dashboard course has changed my life for the better - already. Your philosophy and teachings, as well as the discussions, have given me a new lease on life.”
“It truthfully was the most helpful course I have ever been on. Truly a massive aid to my life.”
“My wife noticed the huge change when I got home yesterday, and we are both happy with the result, even the dog is happier without his usual kick in the morning.”
“It all helped me enormously, the exercises (give me) noticeable results. It is so calming. This will be part of my daily routine for the rest of my life. I wish I had done this course years ago.”
“I cannot emphasise enough how good the course is. I now meditate on a regular basis and feel so good afterwards. I am calm, more loving and generally, I think a better person.”
“My life has changed Archie, honestly, I find as I have no built up anger I can communicate with my wife, with no arguments, who also comments on my attitude towards her, I have been considerate and giving, I know myself I haven't been for years.”
“Keep up the fantastic work you are doing. You are changing lives for the better.”
“Well it has been a week since we left and all my family have now commented on the changes to me, I appear less stressed, more funny and more care free so it is obviously working.”
“I can honestly say I approach certain situations differently than my inner 'chimp' would have before. I also have more appreciation for what and who is in my life and it has made a big difference in my attitude and priorities.”
“I am absolutely certain that I would be in a completely different position now if it hadn’t been for attending. I believe that all soldiers should attend a course of this type every 5 years.”