Wellbeing and resilience

A unique ‘flexinar’ programme

Wellness and wellbeing are experienced differently by all of us. One thing we do know, though, is that when our wellbeing is affected in one area, it can have an impact on other aspects of our lives. By focusing on and improving our overall wellbeing we build our resilience, our ability to cope and bounce back when things get tough. In times of uncertainty it is even more essential that we look after ourselves and ensure that we have the tools and reserves we need to get through and thrive.

This programme aims to help anybody who would like to strengthen their resilience or would just like to tap into some ways of managing their wellbeing more effectively at home and at work – and especially when working from home. The techniques suggested are up-to-date, evidenced-based approaches that will enable you to optimise your personal resilience rather than spend time wading through endless wellness fads and promotions.

Participants will be able to identify what they need to do differently in order to maintain their wellbeing and prioritise their personal resilience at work. They will discover ways to deal with challenges, such as negative emotions and feelings of overwhelm, to help their mental fitness. They will be able to take away practical ideas to immediately use in their work and personal lives.

Learning objectives

The overall objective of this unique programme is that participants will:

  • Understand what resilience is and where it comes from
  • Learn about proven approaches and models that can be used to boost emotional and physical wellbeing and thereby strengthen resilience
  • Break unhealthy habits
  • Support others to stay well – at home and at work
  • Be inspired to create a wellness action plan and put some of these techniques into practice

Format

Our flexible webinars – ‘flexinars’ – adapt around the needs of your people and organisation. Sessions can be run one after the other in longer virtual workshops, or spread out to form a programme which can be supported with curated resources and practical activities.

Design your own programme, selecting the topics and focus you need.

Each topic is covered in a 45-minute session – so you can choose three to make up a half-day virtual workshop, run two as a 90-minute virtual classroom, spread them out as weekly or monthly lunchtime learning sessions. Or just pick one to start with and see how you go.

We can work with you to create a flexinar package that suits you, adding other topics as appropriate or blending in with your existing activities in this area.

‘Flexinar’ menu – create your ideal programme

1 Understanding wellness and resilience

  • What wellness means to us
  • Understanding the dimensions of wellness
  • How wellness and resilience are linked
  • Things that damage our wellbeing and resilience

2 Staying physically well

  • The physiological science and impact on mental wellness
  • The neuroscience of nutrition
  • Strategies you already have for staying physically well

3 Feeling connected

  • The importance of feeling valued and belonging – building connections
  • Practising gratitude
  • Understanding purpose
  • Being ‘in the moment’

4 When the going gets tough

  • Identifying when things aren’t right
  • A structure for sharing and talking
  • Getting support – where to look
  • Strategies for staying calm and grounded

5 Emotional wellbeing

  • Moods, emotions and thoughts
  • Tackle your negative thoughts (ABC Model)
  • Emotional self-care

6 Managing your mind

  • Thoughts are not facts
  • ABCDE (challenging internal negative thinking with better responses)
  • The power of positive self-talk

7 Creating healthy habits

  • How to re-wire your brain
  • The power of intentions and planning
  • Strategies for improving wellness
  • 1% improvements

8 Managing stress

  • Identifying workplace stress
  • Stress container
  • RAIN (for feeling overwhelmed)
  • Digital detox

9 Building resilience

Four pillars of personal resilience:

  • Confidence
  • Asking for support
  • Purposefulness
  • Adaptability

10 Supporting others to stay well

  • Emotional First Aid
  • Effective listening skills
  • Sharing your own story and being vulnerable
  • Setting boundaries

11 Mindfulness

  • The power of mindfulness and how it works
  • Strategies for staying mindful
  • A short, guided meditation

12 Creating a wellness action plan

  • Building a wellness recovery action plan
  • Developing a self-care strategy
  • Embedding habits
  • Identifying sources of support

We can also work with you to, for example, help develop wellbeing champions within your organisation, run regular wellbeing ‘drop in’ cafes, or help you build your own curated content to share as a visual guide or to host on your LMS. (See sample curated content here).

Any questions?

Just give us a call today on 01582 463460.