Steadying the mind: Mindfulness in the Nuclear industry and beyond by Martin Summerfield
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There is evidence from military settings and other high-pressure, safety-critical environments that mindfulness helps to reduce stress and enhance attention. In this article, Martin Summerfield explores mindfulness in the nuclear sector.
Key points addressed:-
- Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress, anxiety and burnout.
- Mindfulness provides such benefits without compromising alertness and awareness and understanding of the operational situation.
- Mindfulness could potentially improve the mental health of air traffic controllers and pilots, and also enhance flight safety.
(April 2020, Hindsight Aviation Safety publication)