Everyone wants to be happier and more productive, but pushing ourselves harder only works for so long. Eventually, it backfires, leaving us feeling worse than before. In this enlightening workshop, participants learn the fundamentals for building a more positive brain. They identify their most problematic sabotage patterns and practice simple exercises they can use to increase their resilience. They learn a step-by-step process for facing situations with a more positive mindset so they can achieve greater happiness and fulfillment—and help others do so as well. This workshop is perfect for both teams that want to increase their resilience together, or groups of leaders who want to learn how to encourage their people to improve their capacity to handle the stresses of daily life.
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Resilience Assessment Participants take a short assessment that identifies their level of resilience and how it impacts their performance and well-being.
Pre-event Consult (30 minutes) The team leader and facilitator review group information, align on outcomes for the event, and discuss other details to ensure a successful program.
Intro Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought-provoking activity that gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the workshop.
Goal Setting (10 minutes) Participants identify areas where stress limits their success and what work and life could be like if they had greater resilience and positivity.
Understanding the Survival Brain (30 minutes) This brief overview explains how the survival brain works, why it is essential, and how it is often inadvertently triggered, causing many of the problems that teams face.
Stress-Spotter Exercise (20-30 minutes) Participants identify their unique sabotage patterns, when those patterns are most active, and how to understand the real message behind them.
Resilience Muscles (30 minutes) The group learns techniques to help them develop more resilience, allowing them to handle stress better and be more positive in any situation.
Sage Process (45-60 minutes) This series of exercises will expand the team’s ability to respond to any with more positivity, focus, and long-term solutions. They apply these steps immediately to a current situation.
Those skills are:
- Empathy: the ability to see and care about ourselves and others beyond the challenge.
- Exploration: the open-minded discovery of contributing factors without becoming critical or defensive.
- Innovation: the creative process of discovering many positive ways to deal with a situation, allowing for a greater sense of positivity.
- Navigation: making healthy, long-term decisions on how to move forward, knowing that we are meeting our goals, accomplishing our mission, doing things the right way, and taking care of others.
- Activation: implement steps that ensure good outcomes.
- Anticipation: planning positive responses to the inevitable challenges that will arise along the way.
Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (10-15 minutes) The group acknowledges the day’s accomplishments and discusses how to incorporate the lessons into their work and life.
Post-event Consult (30 minutes) The team leader and the facilitator review how the group responded to the event, how to maximize the content, and what the leader can do to further support the team.
Virtual Group Follow-up (45-60 minutes) Approximately one month after the event, your facilitator will host a virtual follow-up session to review key concepts, answer questions, discuss best practices, and assist with creating action plans.