Soldier 360 9.11.11

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The course curriculum incorporates a series of seminars, presentations and activities delivered by instructors and subject matter experts from within the community. The Soldiers learn to "take a 360," a relaxation technique that allows the individual to gain focus, which will help them to perform better.

The course pulls together physicians, substance abuse counselors, military family life consultants, chaplains, and professionals from the Army Community Services and the wellness center.

NCO’s who attend must be nominated by their commanders and have combat experience. During the course, leaders are introduced to programs available throughout the local area, while learning to provide support to their squad members and peers who might be struggling with stress, anxiety or depression. Soldiers are also encouraged to bring other people into the courses to experience the teachings and strengthen the reintegration process.

Soldier 360° supports total wellbeing physically and mentally, which will last long after the course is completed.

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  • NCO’s who attend must be nominated by their commanders and have combat experience.Course pulls together physicians, substance abuse counselors, military family life consultants, chaplains, and professionals from the Army Community Services and the wellness center.The course curriculum incorporates a series of seminars, presentations and activities delivered by instructors and subject matter experts from within the community. The Soldiers learn to "take a 360," a relaxation technique that allows the individual to gain focus, which will help them to perform better.
  • During the course leaders are introduced to programs available throughout the local area, while learning to provide support to their squad members and peers, who might be struggling with stress, anxiety or depression. “We give them the tools they need to handle what goes on at home as well as what goes on in the field,” Riester said. “Giving them skills so they can be better garrison leaders as well as effective field leaders is the goal.”Soldier 360° supports total wellbeing physically and mentally, which will last long after the course is completed..“It’s not something that they are going to learn in two weeks and never use again. These are things that all of us in one way or another use on a regular basis,” Wurglitz said.Soldiers are also encouraged to bring other people into the courses to experience the teachings and strengthen the reintegration process..“Week one, the focus is on the Soldier, and week two they actually do the teaching,” Wurglitz said. “By having their spouses come, they are not only demonstrating that they have the concepts, but for the spouses that are hearing this for the first time, they also benefit from what their Soldiers learned week one.”  
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  • Soldier 360 9.11.11

    1. 1. Solider 360° A Comprehensive Training Course January 17, 2012 Presented by: Kulky Nakai, M.A., & Glen Wurglitz, Psy.D., HSPP This presentation is for professional and academic use only.
    2. 2. Grafenwöhr, Germany
    3. 3. NCO’s Recruited From…
    4. 4. September 2011 Installment
    5. 5. Two-Week Course  Week 1: Professional training for NCO’s  Week 2: NCO’s practice training on family
    6. 6. Holistic       Stress and Combat  Stress  Anger management Biofeedback  Relaxation (Yoga, Tai Chi,  meditation)  Physical fitness and  conditioning  Injury prevention Pain management Relationship and effective communication Conflict resolution Nutrition Sleep Post-traumatic stress Alcohol management
    7. 7. "Our intent is for every community to replicate this program so that the Soldiers establish a relationship with their local service providers. Every community is unique and Soldiers need to be familiar with the agencies available to provide them support.” – Col. Mary S. Lopez, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Bavarian Medical Command
    8. 8. “The NCO Corps is the backbone of the Army. These are the leaders. If they can grab hold of the program, then they will be the levers that change the Army.” – Maj. Glen Wurglitz, Psy.D., HSSP, an instructor for Soldier 360°, and a Reservist with 785th Medical Company
    9. 9. Michael Peterson Performs!
    10. 10. Testimonials "My wife and I communicate a lot more now. We spend a lot more time together, and at work I can listen to Soldiers with more compassion. I try to understand their problems. I put myself in their position. That is something I didn't do before.” – Sgt. 1stClass Milton Johnson III, a Soldier 360° alumnus from the 172ndSupport Battalion of the 172ndInfantry Brigade in Grafenwöhr
    11. 11. “This course [Soldier 360°], has taught me that you do not have to know all the answers or be perfect - just be openminded, forgiving, and respectful of each others' individual differences. We're not walking away from this two-week course able to fix all the problems in the world, but with valuable tools in our tool bag, we can help ourselves and others begin to prepare the path to a better tomorrow.” – Chief Warrant Officer Wendy King
    12. 12. Support Soldier 360°! “Overall, they become better Soldiers, better spouses, better parents, and better leaders.” – Maj. Glen Wurglitz, Psy.D., HSPP

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