The objective of this course is to enable all those who attend to respond positively to the pressures and demands of modern working life and to help them identify opportunities to thrive.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. Resilient people stay committed and increase their efforts when the going gets tough. It used to be thought that people were born with resilient attributes; we now know that anyone can improve their resilience through effective training and development.
Personal resilience is arguably the most important resource for coping well during challenging times. This training course introduces delegates to skills that will increase their confidence in their ability to bounce back from the many pressures and adversities they encounter in today’s workplace. They are reminded that a key aspect of being resilient is accepting that change frequently creates opportunities as well as problems to be solved.
The course is highly interactive and contains a variety of tools and exercises. Delegates receive a comprehensive workbook and access to online resources, which can be revisited should they wish to improve one or more of their resilience skills.
With full participation the delegates will achieve the following:
- A more flexible, adaptable and positive approach to change
- More creative approaches to problem-solving
- An appreciation of the rewards of developing and restoring important relationships
- Acquire skills that can help to reduce workplace/home anxiety
- The ability to retain a sense of control and objectivity under pressure
- Recognition of the importance of self-care and how to access support if required
- Improved understanding of personal boundaries and how they can be strengthened
Who Is It For?
Developing Personal Resilience is suitable for anyone in an organisation. Many organisations run this course for their staff, in conjunction with the Manager’s version.
The course content and capacity can be customised for individuality and to ensure organisations’ specific learning criteria are met. Consultancy to develop personal resilience is also an option either as a standalone service or in conjunction with training.
A testimonial for the Developing Personal Resilience course:
“The course exceeded my objectives as there were a lot of concepts that I hadn’t even considered would be covered in the course. I’ve learned about stress, boundaries, optimism, thinking traps, importance of looking after myself emotionally and physically. My objective was to learn how to be stronger and I don’t think that comes overnight.”
Heriot Watt University employee
Understanding Resilience, Pressure, Stress and Adversity
- Resilience v Resistance
- Defining boundaries
- Internal v external locus of control
- Measuring your own levels of resilience
- Basic resilience skills
- Realistic optimism and negative thinking
- The ABC exercise
- How to recognise and control your feelings
- The Emotional Pot concept
- Empathy is the basis for all communication
- Core skills required to be empathetic
- Reaching in – Reaching out
- Social Interaction Network Exercise
- Viewing problems from many different perspectives
- 7 Part Problem Solving Strategy
- Recognising your strengths and weaknesses
- The importance of self-belief and self-esteem
- Importance of tolerating ambiguity
- Impulse Control Experiment
Building a Resilience Development Plan
Review the online resilience resources and how to access them:
The Resilience Resources include many of the tools and exercises introduced to delegates during the resilience training course. If delegates want to improve one or more of their resilience skills they will find that the exercises will help them to do so.
The Manager’s version of this course “Developing Resilience: Training for Managers” also introduces delegates to the various aspects of personal resilience and how to improve them. The main difference between this and the standard Developing Personal Resilience course is the context in which the trainer delivers the course.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."
"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."
"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."
"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"
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