This is the first of two pods I’ve recorded with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman – a former US Army Ranger, paratrooper, and Psychology Professor.
He is the author of On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace; a book that describes coping strategies for the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work.
On Combat has become a popular book in the Emergency Medicine community. It turns out there are plenty of parallels between the sharp-end of healthcare and the battlefield. This podcast put On Combat on the EM map.
On Combat had a huge influence on my talk titled “My Mental Toughness Manifesto“.
In this first episode we discuss the relationship between physiological arousal and performance, and the concept of stress inoculation.