Resilience is the ability to recover strength, spirit and good humour following change, illness or misfortune. It’s the ability to be buoyant even after having faced adversity. Everyone faces periods in their life when the pressures they face are unusually high and this can lead to overstress which affects both mood and behaviour. This often has a spiral effect on how well we deal with difficult situations both at work and in our personal life. Resilience requires a deep understanding of self and others which ensures the growth of strong supportive relationships and reduces the risk of unhealthy conflict arising. An effective leader understands the importance of developing their own resilience. They also realise that they have a responsibility to help their direct reports build their own resilience.
There will be pre-work for this session. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to help you understand your “drivers” and will receive one to one feedback on how your personal drivers are your strengths alongside the ways they could limit flexibility, without awareness.
- To clarify what influences a person to have high resilience and linked to this how resilience can be increased.
- To define what stress is and clarify biologically what happens when the stress response is triggered.
- To enable you to clarify whether you are presently within your stress optimum.
- To explore a powerful model – the cycle of stress and distress. This model illustrates clearly how you can build resilience.
- To explore core beliefs you hold that often serve you well but which without awareness, can restrict your flexibility and hence your ultimate resilience.
The workshop will be practical, interactive and fun. A training session, which involves a combination of:
- Formal input / presentation
- Small group work and discussion
Interactive – with detailed information and hand-outs