Resilience Training - LifeAtConnexus | Connexus

Resilience Training - LifeAtConnexus

21st July, 2021
Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience isn't a personality trait – it's something that we can all take steps to achieve.

Here at Connexus we’re committed to supporting our people we’re offering our colleagues the opportunity to do resilience training.

What is resilience training?

A workshop designed to support colleagues to understand what resilience is, being aware of their own resilience and how they are able to build and strengthen and use this to support them in everyday life, both work and personal. To support them to strengthening their skills to manage change, challenges, whilst maintaining good personal wellbeing.

Why we’re doing resilience training?

To support colleagues in building their resilience and reducing their anxiety as lockdown restrictions ease

Here’s some tips that may help you from our training:

  1. Reframe your thinking to look for small ways that you can tackle a problem and make changes that will help.
  2. Build and use your support network – it is important to remember that you don’t have to cope alone. Whilst talking may not make the concern disappear, sharing and talking to others will help build your resilience.
  3. Focus on what you can control – when faced with a problem we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and things can feel beyond our control. When you feel like this, try to focus on things that you can directly impact.
  4. Take care of your physical health, eat well, try to keep active, this doesn’t mean doing lots of physical exercise, maybe go for a walk, take in fresh air,  yoga. Find something you enjoy and helps your emotional and physical wellbeing. Sleep, try to get between 7-9 hours of sleep a day.
  5. Be kind to yourself. We will all be finding our own path as lockdown eases, so it is important you give yourself time and be kind yourself.
  6. Breath – taking time to focus on your breath, will help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety; Sit relax, close your eyes and breath in for 5 – hold for 4 and then breath out of 5

If you are really struggling then speak to your GP

Over the last 18 months we have all faced lots of challenges that have tested our resilience and emotional wellbeing. As lockdown eases we all have to find our own way out of this. This workshops, aims to support colleagues to have an opportunity to explore what maybe be causing them anxiety. To recognise the strengths and resilience and support networks they currently have on to build on these. Offering tips and information on how to do this.
Alex Layfield, OD Business Partner
Helpful resources

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