All I can say is...INCREDIBLE.
"Deliberate calm" the mental state which allows pilots to maintain calm and focused awareness during flight emergencies. It is learned through conscious effort and regular practice. This is very similar to mindfulness, a process of engaging in a deliberate and focused awareness of your surroundings. As a psychotherapist here in Portland, OR, I use experiential exercises and visualization much like a pilot uses a flight simulator, to walk clients through stressful or anxiety provoking situations. Just as simulators help pilots learn to respond effectively to highly stressful situations, visualization and experiential exercises help clients to develop skills to get them through stressful episodes much more effectively.
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