Yoda to De-stress Returning Soldiers

StarWars.com Team | February 13, 2009

Soldiers returning from their time fighting overseas may be looking toward a tiny, green Jedi for guidance. Ottawa is turning to the wisdom enshrined in Jedi master Yoda in counselling its soldiers on how to overcome war-related stress.

The green, pint-sized character’s advice is part of the video script the Canadian government is currently studying, through which soldiers returning from Afghanistan will be given tips on coping with combat zone stress, reports The Globe and Mail, Toronto.

Like Yoda did in the George Lucas production, Canadian soldiers will be told to reach deep within themselves and reclaim their mental health. “Yoda was right, if you believe you will achieve,” the script counsels the soldiers.

The video is currently being shot at the Canadian Forces’ base of Valcartier, and will feature different techniques for de-stressing, including “disidentification.” Under the latter, the script has a soldier saying: “There is anger in me but I am not that anger, I am more than that.”

Read the full article here: Yoda to help Canadian soldiers destress (via Rediff.com)

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