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Repetition in Martial Arts Training

I am new to martial arts training, but it seems that I keep doing a lot of the same thing over and over in class. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I did expect to have something shown - you know, like - new each class. Is this normal? Because I'm… Continue reading Repetition in Martial Arts Training

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Acclimation’s Impact on Our Ability to be Situationally Aware

Acclimation, the process or result of becoming accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions, can be a result of a conscious effort to adjust… or a subtle, unconscious act that we become aware of after the processed customization is complete.  For example, have you ever taken a walk someplace new, beautiful, and pleasant,… Continue reading Acclimation’s Impact on Our Ability to be Situationally Aware

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Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

As we continue our special series on what to expect as we come out of this COVID shelter in place or quarantine, I want to highlight another one of the psychological conditions I introduced you to in my first blog. Depression. As with anxiety, depression is something most of us experience at one point or… Continue reading Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

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Coming Out of Quarantine

Well, it's starting to happen: state governors are starting to implement plans to return society to normal, at least they hope. It is a well studied fact that when people interrupt their normal lives to "social distance" or "shelter in place" that there can be psychological effects. . . from fear and anxiety, depression and… Continue reading Coming Out of Quarantine

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Situational Awareness in Human Supervisory Controls

My last blog began a discussion of an issue that prevents us from being situationally aware: The psychological distancing of self from the environments around us and relationships we’re involved. I won't recall the points made in that article, but I do encourage you to read it as it will help this one make better… Continue reading Situational Awareness in Human Supervisory Controls