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Fri. 7 April 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm GMT-04:00
How to develop and understand your personal resilience levels.
Vocational Careers is a trailblazer in the leadership and consulting field and takes immense pride in delivering training modules at the frontiers of personal and professional development based on Neuroscience.
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This training program includes strategies and methodologies on how to improve your resilience, build and develop mental toughness, utilise mindfulness to improve the quality of your everyday lives, practice emotional regulation and how to gain mastery over the fight or flight response.
At the heart of human adaptation is resilience, the ability to create a positive world for ourselves, often in the face of stressful life experiences, and the ability to resist being overtaken by negative experiences when they seem to be overwhelming. In light of this it is clearly extremely important for us to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the concept of resilience in order for us to develop ways to improve and strengthen our existing level of resilience.
Neuroscience research has opened many windows into our ability to understand our brain and what is behind many factors that influence and underpin our personal and professional lives. For example we now know how to improve our levels of personal resilience based on the findings of neuroscience research into how we make decisions and what key aspects influence the decision-making process. This training will expose you to ten ways that you can utilise to build your resilience thereby increasing your potential to ‘bounce’ back from adversity and deploy successful coping mechanisms to assist you to overcome the challenges you face.
Mental toughness is pivotal in acquiring a high degree of personal resilience. Mental toughness can be described as having developed a psychological edge that enables you to be more consistent, determined, focused, confident and in control under pressure. Improving your mental toughness results in improved performance, wellbeing and behaviour. Mental toughness is the cornerstone of our ability to live life in a meaningful way and get the most out of the opportunities that present themselves to us.
During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the four elements that constitute mental toughness, known as the 4 C’s (Challenge, Confidence, Commitment and Control). You will learn how to devise strategies to enhance and build your mental toughness capacity, which will automatically strengthen your ability to deal with life’s challenges and enable you to perform at a much higher level throughout all areas of your life.
This workshop will introduce you to mindfulness. Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention that can help with how you cope with everyday life or deal with tough times, and there are great benefits for your physical and mental health.
Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way. When a person is mindful, they:
- Focus on the present moment
- Try not to think about anything that went on in the past or that might be coming up in future
- Purposefully concentrate on what’s happening around them
- Try not to be judgmental about anything they notice, or label things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
We spend so much time thinking over stuff that has happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Mindfulness is something that everyone can develop, and it’s something that everyone can try. It’s been practiced for thousands of years, with origins in Eastern philosophy, and over the past 40 years, it has been taken up in western societies. People can increase their mindfulness in everyday life, through activities like meditation and yoga, or even by simply paying more attention during regular activities like walking, driving or performing your daily routine.
Participants will learn about the ‘flight or fight’ response, which is the brains survival mechanism. Activation of your fight or flight response is helpful in the short term, because it makes you more alert, energetic and focused on managing the crisis at hand, but if the amygdala stays in charge too long, it eventually hijacks the blood supply away from your thinking, rational brain (the Prefrontal Cortex)—and the result is predictable: you start to make really bad decisions, stupid mistakes and perceive everyone around you as the enemy!
This training will provide you with an understanding of the process the brain goes through during the ‘flight or fight’ response. Through understanding the process and the physiological response mechanisms associated with that response you will learn how to exert greater control over the response and deal with emotional situations and achieve much better outcomes. Studies in adults reveal that simply awareness that you are having an ‘amygdala hijack’ is enough to give you the ability to deal with it appropriately.
Upon the completion of this training you will have the knowledge and ability to dramatically improve your professional and personal life. The training equips you with the tools and techniques to enhance your level of resilience thereby allowing you to deal with life’s challenges in much more effective ways. Research shows that highly resilient people are more flexible, adapt to new circumstances quickly and thrive in constant change. Resilient people find redeeming potential or value in most challenges. You will be provided with the skills to develop and strengthen your mental toughness, which will enable you to confront problems and issues with a much more strategic mindset resulting in significantly more satisfying outcomes being achieved.
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Virginia Palms Conference Centre
Virginia Palms Conference Centre, Virginia
Corner Sandgate and Zillmere Roads, Virginia
Brisbane, Queensland 4014