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Psychologists of the formations and military units of the Western Military District performed more than 500 individual and group psychological activities during the preparation and holding of the stages of the International Army Games in 2021.

Military psychologists were involved already at the stage of the qualifying stages, assisting the officers-mentors in the formation of a high level of cohesion of the participating teams, the psychological readiness of military personnel for a high intensity of training in the disciplines of combat training. At the same time, the competitors were taught the techniques of psychological self-regulation, volitional self-control, stress relief before fulfilling the standards and firing from standard weapons.

For the purpose of high-quality preparation of military personnel for the competition, psychologists participated in practical exercises with teams, assisted managers in creating conditions for high-intensity work at training points, creating those stress factors that participants had to face in practice during all stages of the games. An important role was played by group exercises aimed at maintaining the optimal level of team cohesion and mobilizing internal resources before performing the most difficult tasks.

In total, more than 100 psychologists from the combined arms, reconnaissance, airborne, and engineering formations of the Western Military District took part in the psychological support of the participating teams. Invaluable experience has been gained, which will be included in the work system of military psychologists and will become the basis for training Russian teams in 2022.

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