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SAF seeks to build mental toughness.

You never know what you get to read in the newspaper.  For example the following:

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 training performance’.

From ST website on 31 Jan 12.

The way I see it, you can give lots of counselling or therapy or you can implement some form of Hell Week or Selection.  The latter is going to very painful, at any time, those SF wannabes always have the option to quit.  The recuits don’t!



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