From Stress to Resilience
People who are mentally tough and psychologically resilient have the capability to withstand a significant amount of pressure. They have confidence in their abilities and are often willing to take on demanding tasks, believing they will succeed. They can usually shrug off criticism and not take others' comments to heart. They are likely to speak their mind when working in groups and are usually comfortable in many different social and work contexts.
In general, those who get to senior positions in organisations are those who are mentally tough.
What is Mental Toughness (Resilience)?
Mental Toughness is a quality which determines, in some part, how individuals perform when exposed to stressors, pressure and challenge. It can play a significant role in determining how an individual manages stress as well as being a key factor in enabling individuals to perform to the peak of their abilities.
Mental Toughness comprises four distinct areas:
- CHALLENGE – seeing challenges as opportunities (rather than a threat) and a way to achieve personal development. People who are mentally tough are drawn to fast-moving, challenging environments and can cope with (even thrive on) rapid and continuous change.
- CONTROL – this comprises life control and emotional control: feeling in control of one’s life and having a belief that you can make things happen, believing that what they do makes a real difference. As well as not being prone to undue worrying, and being able to control anxieties. Those who are mentally tough are poised and are unlikely to "lose their cool", even in stressful situations.
- COMMITMENT - being able to complete tasks even under difficult conditions, finding different ways to motivate himself or herself. Having high levels of internal resources which allow high levels of effort to be sustained, and being resilient and tenacious to achieve the end goal/task.
- CONFIDENCE – having a high level of confidence both in one’s own abilities and interpersonal confidence. Self-confidence and is self-assured mentally tough people have the self belief to attempt tasks that may be considered too difficult by individuals with similar abilities but lower confidence. They have a genuine feeling that they are a worthwhile person. They have a generally positive view about life and don't usually allow mistakes to get them down.
A 2 day in-depth course to deal effectively with pressures and challenges and perform to the best of your abilities.
This is a two day programme for those who want to develop their own mental toughness or develop skills to develop others. It is ideal
for people who want to improve their performance where there has been major change and where dealing with stress, pressure and
challenge is vital to the role.
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A 1 day introductory course to help you understand the model of mental toughness and cope better under pressure.
The degree of mental toughness possessed by an individual determines their capacity to handle stress and helps predict why some people are likely to be successful
where others fail. It is a key component of leadership. This course is designed to enable managers to understand the model of mental toughness, how to assess
themselves and others and raise awareness of the techniques used to develop greater degrees of mental toughness/resilience to better cope with the stresses
and pressures of life.
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