Highlights Programme

  • half day
  • four factors of personal resilience
  • the opportunity to work on one personal example
  • some practical experiences in the workshop

This punchy programme covers the key points of becoming resilient. Participants have the opportunity to work a personal example. 

We cover the difference between pressure, - which cannot be avoided, - and stress, which can be avoided. We show how the mind responds in a pressure situation and how the mind can turn that situation into stress. We discuss and illustrate Step 1 – Wake Up, and Step 2, Control Attention and there is an opportunity for a simple experience of both these steps.

We then explore their pre-course questionnaire which covers four factors of resilience.

They are then introduced Step 3 of the programme – Detach, and Step 4 – Let Go. Detach is the ability to separate out the negative emotion, to see things as they are, and not to get overly involved in upset, most of which probably hasn’t happened. We discuss how the lack of detachment is experienced at work and in their personal lives, and show one method of detaching and letting go.

Course Manager, Ministry of Primary industries, 2018

Your workshop was definitely one of the favourites, and I know the participants got a lot out of it. We had a formal dinner on the Wednesday night, and everyone was raving about you and the new skills they learnt.