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Reducing Cognitive Load During Violent Encounter.

Joe Gilbert

Reducing Cognitive Load During Violent Encounter.

Whenever possible, the conscious mind likes to pawn off tasks to the nonconscious mind to do automatically. This is precisely what happens when a habit is formed. Habits reduce cognitive load and free up mental capacity, so you can allocate your attention to other tasks.

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Stress Inoculation Therapy - It's for us too!

Joe Gilbert

Stress Inoculation Therapy - It's for us too!

The second phase of SIT focuses on skills acquisition and rehearsal. The particular choice of skills taught is important, and must be individually tailored to the needs of individual patients and their particular strengths and vulnerabilities if the procedure is to be effective. A variety of emotion regulation, relaxation, cognitive appraisal, problem-solving, communication and socialization skills may be selected and taught on the basis of the patient's unique needs.

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CCW in Cold Climate.

Joe Gilbert

CCW in Cold Climate.

Really bad weather significantly disadvantages you – you simply aren’t as aware or capable as those pretty dudes in California in their tight  muscle shirts.  Your job is to do a reasonable job of compensating, not to make things perfect.

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Red Dot or Low Power Variable Optic.

Joe Gilbert

Red Dot or Low Power Variable Optic.

If there’s any big takeaway from this data, it’s that the red dot sight was slightly quicker by tenths of a second for both of us at close range but the LPVO was generally faster by a couple of seconds or more at 100/150 yards and beyond.

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Suicide Prevention -

Joe Gilbert

Suicide Prevention -

The greatest thing anyone can do is lead people toward others that can help. Asking and listening are vital steps, but helping someone at their lowest is the greatest act of love anyone can offer.

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