Henry Ford’s famous quote “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right”. This is most certainly true for students training at Milites Dei Academy. Students just completed Seven Days Intense Survival and all made it because they were trained to prepare their minds with an attitude of “surrender is not an option”, that they can succeed and that they can make it.
Interestingly, John Leach writes that when in survival the individual will “experience an assortment of thoughts and emotions. These can work for you, or they can work to your downfall. Fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, guilt, depression, and loneliness are all possible reactions to the many stresses common to survival. These reactions, when controlled in a healthy way, help to increase the likelihood of surviving” ( also read https://books.google.co.za/books?hl=en&lr=&id=b6GHDAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=survival+psychology&ots=NLtN-9VEqi&sig=9DPTP3XJnBSET45WuPW0l-AGdas#v=onepage&q=survival%20psychology&f=false).
Students are closely monitored and the majority went through all the emotions and were able to control their own fears, anxiety, anger, frustration, guilt, depression, and loneliness.