Author: Bruce K. Siddle

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964920507

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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Sharpening The Warrior's Edge is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survuval stress, the heart rate and combat performance. Beyond mere theory, the test explains ... why combat performance and reaction time deteriorates under the effects of survival stress, why and how perceptual and visual narrowing occurs during combat, an insight into Survival Stress Management techniques designed for combat, how to develop a training methodology which combines educational psychology, neurobiology, principles of learning and motor learning research. Most importantly, Siddle explores the psychological and spiritual components which establish the warrior mindset. This pioneering text is a must read for present -day warriors, or anyone involved in use of force, combat or martial arts training.
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Mental Toughness Skills for a Nation's Peacekeepers

Author: Dr. Michael Asken,Loren W. Christensen,Lt. Col. Grossman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0964920573

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

View: 6393

Mental toughness is esssential for elite human performance and especially in high stress situations. While mental toughness is a singular value in both military and law enforcement training and missions, too often, there is a disconnect between tallking about and actually training it. Warrior MindSet defines mental toughness and describes its critical need and function in the face of the performance degrading effects of combat, mission or response stress. Warrior MindSet provides the psychological skills that comprise mental toughness to optimze performance, success, safety and survival in the field.
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The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

Author: Dave Grossman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497629209

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 4639

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.
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The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 6793

Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.
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Vehicle Stops, Drug Discovery and Officer Survival

Author: Charles Remsberg

Publisher: Calibre Press

ISBN: 0935878122

Category: Political Science

Page: 509

View: 3142

"Insider" patrol tactics you can start using right now to safely turn ordinary traffic stops into major felony arrests of drug couriers, gun traffickers and other violent criminals. Brings you step-by-step the rarely shared techniques of elite officers who are already producing spectacular results, while staying alive and legally unscathed. Once you learn the secrets of sensory pat-downs, deception detection, strategies for searches and single-officer self-defense, your vehicle stops will never again be the same.
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Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

Author: Joseph Cardillo

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446554626

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 8032

This entertaining and enlightening guide reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life.
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Author: Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879471880

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 146

View: 8654

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A Delta Force Veteran Teaches You How to Survive Crime, Terrorism, Natural Disasters and Other Calamities

Author: Kit Cessna

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581605044

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 146

View: 5186

Kit Cessna, a combat-tested veteran of the U.S. Army's supersecret Delta Force, knows a lot about survival. Drawing on his experience as a career soldier, a SWAT officer and a Louisiana resident who provided security during Hurricane Katrina, Cessna examines what it takes to survive in America today and offers a wake-up call for those citizens who expect the government, or anyone else, to take care of them in any disaster, natural or man-made. Cessna's number-one rule for survival is that the party primarily responsible for your continued existence is you. This book will teach you how to develop a stay-alive attitude, make yourself mentally tough enough for any situation, control your fear during a confrontation, choose the right weapon for various situations and deal with the emotional and legal aftermath of an attack or natural disaster.
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Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-body Connection

Author: Kenneth Baum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399524813

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 5888

Offers advice on maximizing sports potential, showing how athletes in any sport can benefit from performance cues, proper visualization, and other mental focusing techniques
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Achieving Firefighter Readiness

Author: Christopher Brennan

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702493

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 3128

Firefighting is combat and should be viewed as a warrior's calling. Firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect others, a selflessness rooted in the same noble drive as the military warriors who defend our nation. This book about combat is meant to be a guide for those who seek to follow a warrior's path, the path of the fire service warrior. Today's firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm's way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen. Embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position--the synthesis of physical and mental readiness that allows for optimum fireground performance--can reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities. The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness will be an invaluable tool for firefighters, company officers, chief officers, and instructors.
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Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Author: Roy F. Baumeister,John Tierney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543779

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 8524

One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
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A Guide to Performance Excellence

Author: D. C. Gonzalez

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530602681

Category:

Page: 172

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New 5 X 8 Inch Special Edition Achieve the Champion Mindset for Peak Performance with this Amazon Best-Seller. Reach New Levels of Success and Mental Toughness With This Ultimate Guide. Learn the "Science of Success" - Step by Step - and Prepare to Excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed training guide, Peak Performance Coach and Best-Selling Author DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational, and designed to help you in business, sports, work, school, or life in general. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness using this powerful guide and to reach new levels of success, sports performance and personal development. Coach DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few that have had the unique experience of learning from the late P.C. Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. This book is powerful, in it Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice. The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from Dan's fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference. * Access your true potential, control your state and excel even under extreme pressure * Enhance performance by transforming the negative energy generated by nervousness and fear into shatterproof confidence * Improve focus and concentration for positive results - often instantly - with battle-tested mental training techniques * Learn the psychological factors that will help you view set-backs as opportunities to create lasting positive change * Enhance visualization techniques and create success imagery loaded with feelings and emotions that will generate powerful results * Understand what to practice and which success conditioning exercises will vastly improve your self-belief, self-confidence and performance * Gain access to the coaching psychology behind redirecting anger energy and using it to strengthen your resolve and remain in control * Use proven sport psychology techniques to leave your ego outside your event and avoid performance choking completely * Learn to create the Ideal Performance State using Neuro Linguistics Programming and "The Critical Three" * Get rid of limiting beliefs and the negative critic in your head once and for all * Achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge over your opponents or the situation on demand * Learn how to find the place from which peak performance springs forth The lessons and techniques presented in this book are essential reading for anyone seeking more success and peak performance, whether it be on the playing field, in business, or life in general. Whatever your personal endeavor may be, whatever challenge you may be facing; these lessons will prepare you to move forward and to excel in a powerful way. Reach new levels of personal success and performance, as you learn, practice, and apply these powerful concepts and proven techniques.
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Preserving Your Personal Safety Through Awareness, Attitude, and Armed Action

Author: Ed Lovette,Dave Spaulding,Bruce Siddle

Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications

ISBN: 1932777091

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 7187

Imagine a defensive training guide that has the informational firepower to keep cops safe presented in a way that's practical for your family to use to protect themselves, too. Filled with 50+ yrs. of hard-earned, expert-level LE & military training experience, this treasure chest of self-protection wisdom covers everything from mental conditioning for effective response to defensive driving tactics and medical self-help techniques.
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A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 9394

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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America's Special Operations Warriors Share Lessons & Advice to Help Young Athletes Become Champions!

Author: Cole Tucker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505461183

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 232

View: 5180

Killer athletes is a guide for athletes that are seeking excellence. This book distills insights shared by some of America's most elite and secretive warriors into actionable advice that can be used by athletes to become champions. It contains detailed information on the individual traits, habits, mental toughness and training methos that are commonly associated with members of America's Special Operations Forces. -- back cover.
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How to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Physical Performance, and Achieve Your Goals--the Healthy Way

Author: Bennett Alan Weinberg,Bonnie Bealer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743228960

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1912

Outlines a self-help program on how to use caffeine strategically for a range of physical and mental benefits, challenging current misconceptions about caffeine's detrimental effects.
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Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cherokee Indians

Page: 97

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The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.
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