Presentation on theme: "Spiritual Resiliency The scientific study of spirituality and health is a very new field. There has been a five-fold increase in research on spirituality."— Presentation transcript:
Spiritual Resiliency The scientific study of spirituality and health is a very new field. There has been a five-fold increase in research on spirituality and religion, which from reflects the growing increase in this topic within healthcare and psychology and spirituality. - Military Medicine Supplement, Vol 175, Issue 8, August 2010
Spiritual Resiliency Resilience Strengths in the context of adversity, the ability to withstand and rebound from stressful life challenges, strengthened and more resourceful. Resilience is not invulnerability, not perfection, not isolation from all risk.
Spiritual Resiliency Resilience of the human spirit: The capacity to bring out the best in the worst of times!!
Total Force Fitness for the 21 st Century study implemented a concept called “Comprehensive Soldier Fitness” model. CSF model addresses 8 domains in two categories: Mind-centric of spiritual, psychological, behavioral and social & family ; and Body-centric of physical, environmental, medical and. nutritional; Equally important is the balance the warrior feels surrounding the environment defined by family, organization and community. Military Medicine Vol. 175, Issue 8, August 2010
Spiritual Resiliency One of the five dimensions of CSF, the spiritual module is based upon Domain of the Human Spirit [DOTHS] model: I. Spiritual Strength Core values and beliefs concerning purpose & meaning in life II. Self-Awareness [Reflection / Introspection] Ability to reframe positively life stressors Expectancy of successes Overcome obstacles
Spiritual Resiliency III. Social Awareness Social relatedness [respect] Ability to connect with others [empathy] To love and to be loved [compassion] IV. Self-Motivation Demonstrates a belief [expectancy] Ability to cope with situations [confident] Influence outcomes [optimism] Create change [hope]
Spiritual Resiliency V. Self-Regulation [self-control] Emotion [delay gratification] Cognitive [self-valuation] Behavior control [autonomous control] VI.Sense of personal ownership Stop-n-think Take a knee Deep breathing
Dr. Will G. Barnes, CFMFT Chaplain, Colonel, Retired – National Guard Management Consultant Defense Suicide Prevention Office Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs and Readiness bb C