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Developing Personal Resilience Training

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.

Our training courses are currently being delivered in a live, virtual, interactive format, in addition to onsite face-to-face training where appropriate. 

All of our training is delivered by experienced subject experts.

Course Context

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.

Duration: 1-day course. Shorter courses are available, please contact us for details.

Format: Face-to-face or a virtual, live, interactive session.

Please contact us for more information regarding delegate numbers, availability and how we can tailor this training to meet your organisation’s requirements.  All of our courses are delivered by our UK wide network of trainers.

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

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

Key Benefits

With full participation the delegates will achieve the following:

  • Enhanced realistic optimism balanced with a can-do attitude
  • A more flexible, adaptable and positive approach to change
  • Improved problem solving creativity skills
  • Understand the benefits of good role modelling during challenging times
  • Improved understanding of the benefits of building and restoring important relationships
  • Acquire skills that can help to reduce workplace/home anxiety (regarding their job)
  • Become more level-headed and objective under pressure
  • Greater appreciation of the benefits of personal care and pacing oneself
  • Improved understanding of personal boundaries and how they can be strengthened
  • Greater awareness that change and adversity often creates opportunities

Course Content

Understanding Resilience, Pressure, Stress and Adversity

  • Resilience v Resistance
  • Defining boundaries
  • Internal v external locus of control

Resilience Questionnaire

  • Measuring your own levels of resilience
  • Basic resilience skills

Realistic Optimism

  • Realistic optimism and negative thinking
  • The ABC exercise

Emotional Awareness

  • How to recognise and control your feelings
  • The Emotional Pot concept

Empathy

  • Empathy is the basis for all communication
  • Core skills required to be empathetic

Relationship Building

  • Reaching in – Reaching out
  • Social Interaction Network Exercise

Problem Solving

  • Viewing problems from many different perspectives
  • 7 Part Problem Solving Strategy

Self Efficacy

  • Recognising your strengths and weaknesses
  • The importance of self-belief and self-esteem

Impulse Control

  • 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.

Manager's Version

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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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.

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."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland
AGE UK
 
 

"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."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators
 
 
 
 

"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."

 

— Roger Bullivant Limited
 

"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!"

— Leeds City College
 

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