6. Living Life to the Full (or as Full as Possible)

  1. John Henden

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978580.ch6

Beating Combat Stress: 101 Techniques for Recovery

Beating Combat Stress: 101 Techniques for Recovery

How to Cite

Henden, J. (2011) Living Life to the Full (or as Full as Possible), in Beating Combat Stress: 101 Techniques for Recovery, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978580.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974803

Online ISBN: 9780470978580

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Keywords:

  • “Fast - forwarding the DVD of your life”;
  • The power of small steps;
  • Keeping all drugs at bay;
  • Seek out intimacy in relationships;
  • Reconnect with yourself;
  • Reconnect to a community

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Remind yourself about your strengths, qualities, skills, resources and other personal characteristics

  • How have you used these qualities, strengths, skills, etc. up to now?

  • How will these qualities, strengths, skills, etc. be helpful to you in the future?

  • “Fast-forwarding the DVD of your life”

  • Scaling progress on the DVD of your life, as described on the TV monitor

  • What have I done or thought about that has been found to be helpful so far?

  • What has been found helpful in what others have said or done?

  • The power of small steps

  • Who are my main encouragers and/or supporters?

  • Write down dreams for the future

  • Those who have “done it”, whom I most admire

  • What gives my life meaning and purpose?

  • Keeping all drugs at bay

  • Seek out intimacy in relationships

  • Reconnect with yourself

  • Reconnect to a community

  • Connect to God or a “higher power”

  • Write a letter to someone you really admire

  • Kick the “PTSD” label into touch

  • The amazing effect of the first small step

  • Don't buy into the “depression” label