Developing Resilience and Mental Toughness

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    How resilience works

    • The 7 dimensions of mental toughness
    • Attitude, cognitions, emotions, and personal values
    • The psychology behind it – the resilient brain and the subconscious mind
    • Belief systems and personality types
    • Exploring typical thinking styles
    • Mental toughness in a business context


    Assessing your personal resilience

    • How mentally resilient are you?
    • Mental toughness assessment test
    • Group discussion: how well would you handle:
    • Failures, setbacks, rejections, personal crisis, etc
    • Examples of adversity
    • How psychologically prepared are you for a crisis?
    • Harnessing your existing inner strength


    Facing adversity with confidence

    • Strategies to tackle tough situations
    • Embracing whatever life throws at you
    • Resisting the urge to give up in the face of failure
    • Keeping your composure even under intense pressure
    • Adjusting to change
    • Dealing with stress
    • How to maintain focus and determination to achieve your goals


    Taking ownership of your thoughts and emotions

    • Fighting back against negative thoughts and self-talk
    • Programming your mind to see adversity as an opportunity for growth
    • Examining your beliefs about failure and how you interpret setbacks
    • Avoiding the tendency to assume the worst
    • Managing distressing emotions
    • Positive thinking


    Techniques to bounce back and thrive under pressure

    • Tools to build resilience
    • Examining what resilient people have in common
    • How to quickly adjust with each circumstance
    • Recovering from mistakes and failure quickly
    • How to shift from cause oriented thinking to response oriented thinking
    • Looking for what you can improve now to take control
    • Emerging from adversity even stronger than before


    Continuing to build your resilience: Action plan

    • Facing your fears with a plan in place
    • Your resilience tool kit
    • Practicing resilient thinking back at work
    • 6 months from now: what changes do you want to see?
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