Applicant A.V. Makarov1
Dr.Hab., Professor V.V. Ponomarev2
1Siberian Fire and Rescue Academy of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Zheleznogorsk
2Siberian State University of Science and Technology named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev, Krasnoyarsk
Sector specialists, theoreticians and practitioners give a growing priority to modern mental conditioning methods and tools to help build professionally important qualities in cadets of Siberian Fire Rescue Academy. The academic process to develop basic applied professional competences and qualities in cadets of Siberian Fire Rescue Academy in the context of modern hazards of natural calamities and manmade disasters triggered by industrial development process require new versatile and untraditional education technologies and tools being applied for the professional specialist training in the sector.
Objective of the study was to provide theoretical grounds for and develop an all-round mental conditioning method to make cadets of Siberian Fire Rescue Academy fit for emergency services and rate its benefits by an education process experiment.
Basically the mental conditioning method may be described as follows: on inhale the trainee’s attention shall be focused on the solar plexis (SP) with the imagination mobilised to create an image of a light cloud of “breathing energy”. On exhale this imaginary energy shall be directed sequentially to different bodily parts: feet, shins, thighs, abdomen, forearms, chest and neck muscles. Every inhale-exhale cycle shall be repeated 3-5 times with a special focus on some bodily components, with joints worked out first followed by muscles.
The new all-round mental conditioning method to make cadets of Siberian Fire Rescue Academy fit for emergency service was tested as highly beneficial and may be recommended for implementation in the academic training system of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.
Keywords: mental balance, cadets of the Siberian Fire Rescue Academy, mental conditioning method.
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