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IMAGE MANAGEMENT PRESENTS CORNERSTONE. SOCIAL ALIENATION OF THE SEAFARER BY CAPT. AUGUSTIN PARACKAL.

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1 IMAGE MANAGEMENT PRESENTS CORNERSTONE

2 SOCIAL ALIENATION OF THE SEAFARER BY CAPT. AUGUSTIN PARACKAL

3 SEAFARING AS A CAREER INTERESTING & REWARDING A LIFE OF ADVENTURE & FREEDOM TAKES ITS TOLL ON FAMILY & SOCIAL LIFE

4 HOME IS THE BASE INDEPENDENT OF RANK EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR CAPTAIN & CREW SENSE OF BELONGING & SECURITY

5 A LIFE OF ISOLATION SEAFARERS LIVE LIVES OF CONTINUAL ISOLATION THEY ARE CONSTANT STRANGERS: - STRANGERS ON MULTI- CULTURAL AND MULTI- ETHNIC VESSELS -STRANGERS IN THE PORTS WHICH THEY CALL -STRANGERS AT HOME

6 RESULT? SOCIAL ALIENIATION

7 WHAT IS IT? SOCIAL ALIENATION IS A FEELING OF NOT BELONGING TO OR BEING PART OF ONE’S SURROUNDINGS REJECTION

8 SYMPTOMS LONELINESS, HOMESICKNESS & BURNOUT SYNDROME – 3 MAIN PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS LACK OF CONCENTRATION INSOMNIA TENSION & NERVOUS EXHAUSTION NO JOB SATISFACTION EMOTIONAL IMBALANCE WHICH INCREASES WITH LENGTH OF STAY

9 WHAT CAUSES ALIENATION? [1] ON BOARD [2] ON HOME FRONT

10 CAUSES: ON BOARD SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SEPARATION FROM HOME & LOVED ONES INCREASED AUTOMATION & REDUCED CREW SIZE CONTAINERIZATION, QUICK TURNAROUND RESTRICTED MOVEMENT IN PORT NO TIME FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES STORMY SEAS AND ADVERSE CONDITIONS AFFECT THE HUMAN SPIRIT FAMILY NOT ALLOWED ON BOARD

11 CAUSES: ON BOARD LACK OF COMMUNICATION FOR LONG PERIODS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOME & WORK IRRECONCILABLE EMOTIONAL DISTANCES BETWEEN SPOUSES DUE TO SEPARATION ISOLATED FROM VALUES REPRESENTED BY HOME: WARMTH, SAFETY & COMPASSION LOSS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE INDIVIDUAL FAMILY

12 CAUSES: HOME FRONT MARITAL & FAMILY PROBLEMS NO CONTACT DURING EMERGENCIES LACK OF COMPANY SUPPORT DEMANDS ON LEAVE TIME LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ESTABLISH SOCIAL CONTACT WHEN ON LEAVE NOTHING TO DO WHEN HE COMES HOME WORKING WIFE & CHILDREN AT SCHOOL

13 CAUSES: HOME FRONT WIFE HANDLING HOME FRONT AND CHILDREN DEPEND ON HER DECISIONS FAMILY ROUTINE IS DISTURBING ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE ANYTHING CAUSES STIFF RESISTANCE CONVERSATION NOT OF COMMON INTEREST FAMILY UNABLE TO GIVE 100% ATTENTION FEELS ‘OUT OF SIGHT’ IS ‘OUT OF MIND’ AN INTRUDER & MONEY MACHINE

14 OTHER HIDDEN CAUSES DEPENDS ON FAMILY, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL VALUES INFERIORITY COMPLEX: INABILITY TO ADJUST TO NEIGHBORS, KITH AND KIN NEGATIVE CHARACTER TRAITS, UNPLEASANT NATURE

15 3 LEVELS OF THE MIND CONSCIOUS MIND SUBCONSCIOUS MIND AND UNCONSCIOUS MIND

16 WOMB TO TOMB SYNDROME EVERY WOUND & SCAR FROM THE PAST HAS THE POWER TO DOMINATE YOUR THOUGHTS & SUPPRESS PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL FREEDOM

17 A BALANCED LIFE CAN A SEAFARER HAVE A BALANCED LIFE ON SEA & LAND?

18 SOLUTIONS: ON BOARD MANAGERIAL SKILLS OF THE MASTER WALK THE TALK ORGANIZATION CULTURE SWOT ANALYSIS OF CREW PSP – FAMILY AWAY FROM FAMILY CATER TO EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF ‘SHIP-FAMILY’ UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR- HR MGR

19 SOLUTIONS:ON BOARD T EAM INDIVIDUAL & ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS EMPOWER OR OVERPOWER? DELEGATE APPRECIATE, NOT DEPRECIATE PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT PLAN YOUR CAREER PATH AND LOOK AT YOUR STAY ON BOARD AS A STEPPING STONE TO SUCESS

20 EMPLOYER’S ROLE COMPANY SUPPORT TO SEAFARER’S FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILY TO SAIL IMPROVED ACCESS TO CHEAPER COMMUNICATION INCREASED CONTACT BETWEEN SEAFARERS’ PARTNERS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEAFARERS’ FAMILIES TO MAKE CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER WHILE CREW ARE AT SEA.

21 EMPLOYER’S ROLE SHORTER TRIPS (4 MONTHS MAX.) PAID LEAVE OF A COMPARABLE LENGTH TO SEA TIME CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT, RATHER THAN EMPLOYMENT BY VOYAGE TRAINING TIME TO BE ADDED TO LEAVE PERIOD TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WIVES

22 SEAFARER’S ROLE THE SEAFARER’S CONTRIBUTION IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT

23 WHEN AT SEA THE SEAFARER MUST: COMMUNICATE WITH FAMILY REGULARLY CALL ON IMPORTANT DATES OF THE FAMILY- EXAMS, BIRTHDAYS KEEP CALLING AND BECOME EVERPRESENT UNFAITHFULNESS IS LIKE A SNAKE IN THE POCKET-DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE DON’T ‘FLING’ AWAY YOUR PEACE

24 WHEN ON LAND AT HOME: DON’T POLICE YOUR WIFE- GIVE HER SPACE DON’T FIGHT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS: ‘DADS COME, FIGHTS COME’. APPRECIATE YOUR WIFE & CHILDREN HOME IS NOT A SHIP- TAKE A BREAK!

25 WHEN ON LAND OUTSIDE HOME: LEARN ART OF GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE BY ENGAGING IN SMALL TALK DEVELOP YOUR BRAND IMAGE: (PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, SOCIAL ETIQUETTE) SOCIAL NETWORKING USE IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE

26 IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE WHENEVER YOU TALK TO ANOTHER PERSON, MAKE HIM/HER THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE FOR THAT MOMENT TALK IN TERMS OF THE OTHER’S INTEREST OR WHAT HE/SHE WANTS TO HEAR DO THINGS FOR PEOPLE THEY DON’T EXPECT NEVER LET A DAY GO BY WITHOUT MAKING SEVERAL COMPLIMENTS SHOW OTHERS YOU HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITIES

27 IMPORTANCE PRINCIPLE RECOGNIZE, RESPECT & WHEN APPROPRIATE, OVERLOOK THE OTHER MAN’S QUIRKS & WHIMS GIVE THE OTHER PERSON CREDIT SPECIALLY WHEN HE DOESN’T EXPECT IT BUILD UP THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE FRIENDLY PERSUASION IS LIFE’S BEST LUBRICANT FOR SMOOTH & SUCCESSFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

28 JUST PONDER THE THOUGHTS, IDEAS & CONCEPTS THAT LODGE IN OUR MINDS RESULT IN ATTITUDES & BELIEFS THESE IN TURN DETERMINE WHETHER WE EXPERIENCE FAILURE OR SUCCESS

29 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? +VE THINKER IS A BELIEVER IS ENDOWED WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE -VE THINKER IS A DISBELIEVER IS FULL OF SELF- DOUBT

30 CULTIVATE +VE ATTITUDE CULTIVATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO CAREER & FAMILY -VE THOUGHT=-VE EMOTIONS= -VE HABITS = -VE CHARACTER & -VE CHARACTER DEFINES YOUR DESTINY

31 A LITTLE EFFORT NEEDED RE-TRAIN YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES BY USING CONSTRUCTIVE AUTO-SUGGESTION FEED YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITH +VE THOUGHTS

32 ARE YOU IN CONTROL? EVERY –VE FORCE CAN EXERT A CONTROLLING INFLUENCE IN OUR LIVES & DIMINISH OUR CAPACITY TO BE FREE, OPEN & LOVING PEOPLE OVERCOME EVERY –VE FORCE WITH A +VE EQUIVALENT

33 RECONNECTION EXERCISES NEVER FEEL REJECTED IF CHILDREN ATTACHED TO WIFE- IT’S NORMAL ENCOURAGE & EMPOWER WIFE TO TAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS AND DISCIPLINE CHILDREN BOND WITH THEM TO MAKE UP FOR TIME LOST AT SEA GET INVOLVED IN CHILDRENS’ STUDIES & PROJECTS, TAKE THEM OUT

34 CARVE YOUR OWN NICHE YOU CANNOT CHANGE PEOPLE YOU CAN BE A ROLE MODEL FOR CHANGE PART-TIME JOB IN TRAINING INSTITUTES ETC. OPPORTUNITIES ASHORE JOIN A CLUB, NGO – LET GO SEA ROUTINE CONTRIBUTE YOUR TALENTS TO SOCIETY BENEFIT CONCEPT: GO THE EXTRA MILE PEOPLE SHOULD AWAIT YOUR RETURN

35 EXAMPLES KISHORE & JOE WHO IS THE SEAFARER YOU ADMIRE? DEAD SEA VS SEA OF GALILEE THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT! A POSITIVE ATTITUDE COUPLED WITH FAITH IN THE ALMIGHTY WILL MAKE WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU INTO I AM POSSIBLE

36 THE BRAND ‘YOU’ YOU ARE YOUR OWN BRAND AMBASSADOR

37 A QUOTE “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE”


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