Anyone ever tried implementing this “Stress Inoculation Training” (SIT) deal that we’re hearing about from Brigada participants such as Alan? In a recent paper (Trauma and Traumatic Stress among Missionaries, published at, the Journal of Psychology and Theology reported that, in their studies, 94% “reported having been exposed to trauma on the field, with 86% reporting exposure to multiple incidents.” If this is true (and we have no reason to doubt their study), maybe someone, somewhere, should add this training to their mix? Anyone know where missionary-specific “SIT” is available? (Please comment below. Thanks!)