Think Tough Using Your Thoughts to Build Resilience

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Start Date: 03 Feb 2017

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Time: 10:00 AM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 30

Venue: Monmouthshire County Council, Talent Lab, Innovation House, Wales 1 Business Park, Magor, NP26 3DG › View map

‘The principle obstacle to tapping in to our inner strength lies with our cognitive, or thinking, style – the way we look at the world and interpret events’ (Reivitch and Shatté, The Resilience Factor).
Professor Terry Looker recognises that the balance between how we view demands and how we think we can cope with those demands determines our response to them. This would explain why some people seem to ‘cope’ or respond more positively to the same situation. In other words, how we think about situations will determine our decisions, actions and behaviours, and this, in turn, will influence our results.
Psychological flexibility – being able to tap into a range of psychological responses, rather than our initial or instinctive response – can be a determining factor in high performance, effective decision-making and improved well-being.
This bite-sized introduction to resilient thinking gives you practical ways to understand and develop your thinking to improve psychological flexibility and become more resilient in your life and work. At the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Use an A-B-C approach to understand how thoughts determine outcomes
  • Identify thinking traps, including those most common to you
  • Apply some simple methods and questions to avoid thinking traps
  • Use some techniques to build psychological flexibility

This is an engaging and energetic presentation, blending expert input with your perspective and experience. Designed to challenge and sharpen your skills, this 90 minute session includes practical tools and tips to take back to the workplace.


Allison Holland

Allison Holland has had the privilege of working with a broad and varied range of organisations, building leadership and organisational capability for the last 15 years. As a co-Director of Leaderful Action she enables people and businesses to understand and use their uniqueness to reach new heights.

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