In the end of November a course of psychological training of the rescue vessels crew of State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine was officially over.
Ukrainian Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy together with SE "MSRS" created a program especially for maritime rescuers, which aim is to understand and examine strong stress reaction, develop skills of providing psychological aid to persons, who went through traumatic event.
Within the course, theoretical and practical information was studied. The importance of psychological health of a person was discussed. How a person goes through stressful experience, what are the reactions, emotions and behavior, and how a conversation regarding stressful news should be built. The speaker gave information about what is happening inside our brain, when a person goes through stress.
Information about emotional break down and how to cope with it was given in separate chapter. It is important, that stressful emotions among rescuers are considered to be normal. After conducting rescue operations the crew must discuss the event, teamwork is very important during this period. Conduction of such courses is crucial in rescuers training, who stress resistant and provide aid despite the conditions around them.