Adolescents can build up a tolerance to stress, what researchers call stress inoculation
, the way marathon runners build up their endurance: by gradually pushing themselves beyond comfortable limits, Damour says.
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?
training consists of three phases consisting of conceptual education, skills acquisition and consolidation, and application and follow-through.
training cognitive behavioural training biofeedback relaxation training and physical fitness training are few of the examples.
Active shooter training in long-term care must focus on rapid recognition of an active shooter event, stress inoculation
and decision-making skills for staff, facility-wide communication and an announcement of the event, and the implementation of a safety action plan based on the movements of the offender.
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
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
The guidelines also strongly recommend offering all patients trauma-focused psychotherapy that includes elements of exposure and/or cognitive structuring, or stress inoculation