Sunday, January 27, 2013

Survival skills

Dr. Mike Webster offers an interesting piece at Re-sergeance.net. Surviving the RCMP (?) talks to police members who see themselves as victims of toxic workplaces but Webster reminds that people are not powerless to affect their situations or themselves.

He notes the ancient dictum that “It’s not the things in our lives that upset us, it’s our view of those things.” He says, "Your own attitudes, beliefs, judgements, interpretations, opinions and the like have the power to mitigate the stress you experience."

Webster presents more wise words, slightly obscured behind a veil of irony. This is a good piece, particularly useful to any of us, police or not, who have struggled with depression or a sense of being powerless.
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