People are naturally resilient and usually “bend” rather than break under pressure. Resilience training supports this “natural hardiness” keeping employees healthy, happy and effective even in times of change. Many of the costs* associated with people burning-out and being off sick with stress related illness can be avoided through effective psychological resilience training. Employees have a legal obligation to manage stress at work and doing so will save them money and lead to a more enjoyable and productive work environment.
Resilience Course Content
Our resilience training courses are tailor-made to fit your needs as every workplace has different pressures. The resilience courses may include the following elements:
- Psychoeducation – some basic theory on mental health, resilience and wellbeing at work
- Relaxation and stress management techniques
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques
- Problem solving and creativity
- “Centring” and embodied (aka somatic/sensory-motor) approaches to resilience
- Encouraging social support and empathy
- Supporting organisational structures, processes and culture to build resilience
- Realistic optimism, gratitude and mood management
- Emotional intelligence
- Mindfulness and attention training
All our training is highly interactive, enjoyable and effective, and we have supported the wellbeing of a wide range of clients from the NHS, to UNICEF to international blue-chip companies and financial institutions.
Resilience and Trauma Training
We are also involved with a corporate social responsibility project called Achilles which will support the mental health of people working in conflict zones and increase their resilience. NGOs and charities outside the UK may be particularly interested in this project as well as those working in jobs in Britain which involve potential exposure to trauma and risk of PTSD, GAD and related conditions. We recently delivered Achilles in Afghanistan.
*The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) reports that the average cost of absence now stands at £588 pa per employee, while the mental health charity MIND suggests that for every £1000 spent on helping people to be healthy and motivated at work could result in £3000 in increased productivity. See also the national HSE website for research and statistics on stress management return on investment or our summary of stress research here.