stress inoculation

stress in·oc·u·la·tion

in clinical psychology, an approach intended to provide patients with cognitive and attitudinal skills that they can use to cope with stress.

stress inoculation

a procedure useful in helping patients control anxiety by substituting positive coping statements for statements that bring about anxiety.
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We provide written and audio drill scenarios that you can use to build up a stress inoculation in the minds of your staff--so they are equipped to respond, instead of react, in an emergency.
This review examines current treatment endorsements for PTSD and identifies five treatment modalities consistently recommended in the literature as most efficacious for PTSD: prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, stress inoculation training, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy.
Back to the real question: Can we really use stress inoculation to train soldiers?
Stress inoculation training (SIT) is used to prepare trainees for stressful situations, thereby reducing the likelihood of negative reactions.
Stress inoculation training cognitive behavioural training biofeedback relaxation training and physical fitness training are few of the examples.
Additional training considerations in active shooter response are crisis decision-making and stress inoculation.
Finally, stress inoculation training (Meichenbaum and Novaco 1985), one of the most widely used and empirically investigated forms of anxiety management therapies, aims to provide a sense of mastery over PTSD symptoms by teaching patients a variety of coping skills.
CBT can include exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and stress inoculation (NIMH, n.
The chapter on coping during exposure has been omitted, and those on flooding and stress inoculation have been revised and renamed.
The guidelines also state that "CAM approaches that facilitate a relaxation re sponse [such as mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture, massage, and others] may be considered for adjunctive treatment of hyperarousal symptoms, although there is no evidence that these are more effective than standard stress inoculation techniques.
The guidelines also strongly recommend offering all patients trauma-focused psychotherapy that includes elements of exposure and/or cognitive structuring, or stress inoculation training.
Drawing on the well-documented theory of neuroplasticity, which asserts that experience changes the brain, this article argues that mind fitness training could complement the military's existing stress inoculation training by developing skills to promote resilience against stress and trauma so that warriors can execute their missions more effectively.

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