Personal Resilience Workshop Series

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Provide your employees with tools

to better manage stress and build resilience.

Workshops can stand alone, or be combined for a half-day or full-day retreat experience.

Mindfulness Part I: Reducing Stress Through Rejuvenation Mapping

1 hour workshop

Participants will: 

  • Learn research-based tools, such as informal mindfulness practice, in order to reduce stress and build resilience 

  • Create a personalized stress intervention based upon “stress tells” 

Description: Mindfulness practice is more than sitting quietly. In fact, mindfulness is a natural human state currently present in each of our lives. Explore the science and practice of informal mindfulness as a tool to reduce stress. Participants will learn points of rejuvenation already present in their own lives and create a plan for positive coping.

 

Mindfulness Part II: Building Resilience with Formal Mindfulness Practice

1 hour workshop

Participants will:

  • Learn the science of formal mindfulness practice—how and why it works 

  • Create a plan for sustained practice for daily prevention of stress, even when obstacles arise 

Description: We know mindfulness practice is good for us. It builds our brain’s capacity for focus and self-regulation, similar to how a strength-training workout builds our muscles. However, like building a fitness routine, it can be hard to motivate ourselves on a daily basis. Learn habit-building interventions that can be used to sustain a formal practice. Participants will leave with strategies, and a personalized plan for implementation when obstacles arise. 

 

Building Gratitude: Tools for Enhancing Resilience Through Positive Experience

1 hour workshop

Participants will:

  • Learn the science of gratitude as a tool to enhance resilience and wellbeing 

  • Engage with gratitude practices to increase positive experience, even in times of challenge

Description: Gratitude improves overall quality of life, both mentally and physically. When we reflect on positive experience, we build our neural pathways to make those experiences more frequent. However, we have obstacles to gratitude. Learn how to overcome these challenges, and make gratitude a key element of daily life.

 

Creating Growth: Overcoming Challenges and Reframing Difficulties

2 hour workshop 

Participants will:

  • Develop mindsets and practices that support healthy risk-taking and resilience in times of change

  • Learn how to use reframing to experience higher levels of growth from challenges  

Description: The mindsets we bring to our circumstances and the stories we tell ourselves are crucial; they determine whether we grow because of our challenges, or become stymied and incapacitated by them. We can learn to take healthy risks, and to persevere, even when difficulties arise. Through using mindsets and stories to our advantage, we can experience the power of reframing; we can become more resilient.

 

Meaning and Purpose: Reconnecting with Values in Work and Life

2 hour workshop 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the research on connecting with meaning and purpose as a tool to mitigate stress 

  • Reflect on personal values as in order to build this critical component into work and personal life 

Description: Research shows that when we become disconnected from meaning and purpose in our work, we are less effective and prone to higher levels of stress. However, we can actively cultivate meaning through connecting with our values and reexamining the messages we give ourselves. Learn how to use these powerful tools for managing stress and staying engaged with what matters to us.