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"How teachers feel on an everyday basis is likely to affect their performance, and so, in turn, the performance of those they teach." ​- Briner & Dewberry, 2007. Taken from Teacher Wellbeing Project, Macquarie University and The Resilience Centre.

This practical workshop is an opportunity for your whole team to learn and apply practical strategies, based around The Resilience Doughnut, to improve their own resilience both inside and outside the workplace. Involving a range of individual, paired and group activities and discussions, this workshop is engaging, practical and based on what works!​ ​Whether you are looking for a more general session for all your staff or a highly tailored workshop for smaller groups, who are experiencing one or more specific challenges or transitions, this workshop is perfect! As with all our workshops, it is tailored to meet the requirements of the group and also offers a range of core and optional modules​.

Who is this workshop for?

  • ​This workshop can be run for any size group, although smaller participant numbers of up to 30, provides more opportunity for interaction. 

  • Designed for:

    • Your whole team.

    • Smaller groups with a specific focus.

​What are the delivery options?

This workshop offers flexibility in content and delivery, to meet the needs of your school or college.​

  • There is a range of core and optional modules to tailor your workshop. 

  • Just choose one core module on its own or extend your workshop with one or more optional modules.

  • Optional modules can be run on the same day as your core module or on a different day.

  • This workshop can be run as stand-alone or alongside our practitioner or facilitator training to provide sustainability.​​

  • For larger teams, we can run consecutive and concurrent workshops on the same day.

Core Module

The Resience Doughnut

Shortened Version

2 Hours

Core Module

The Resience Doughnut

Standard Version

3.5 Hours (including a short break)

This module provides an engaging introduction to the process of resilience through the context of The Resilience Doughnut. Participants get hands on with The Resilience Doughnut, as a practical tool to use for themselves to build resilience during life's inevitable ups and downs, and when experiencing adversity or facing a period of transition. All our workshops are tailored to the school or college setting and the needs of the group.

This module covers everything from the shortened module but explores the core concepts in more depth and provides more opportunity for personal application and discussion. All our workshops are tailored to the school or college setting and the needs of the group.

Core Module

The Resience Doughnut

Bespoke Version

3.5 Hours (including a short break)

This module includes all of the content of the standard workshop but is highly tailored for smaller groups, who are experiencing one or more specific challenges or life transitions including, but not limited to:​​​​​​

  • Career break / change

  • Cultural transition

  • 'Empty nest'

  • Illness 

  • New starters

  • Recovery

  • Retirement

  • Families of service personnel

  • ​Retirement

  • Redundancy

  • Mental health difficulties

  • Relocation  

Optional Module

The Thriving Teacher

1.5 Hours

Optional Module

Resilient Thinking

1.5 Hours

How do some teachers thrive and flourish, even in challenging circumstances, whilst others don't? Building on the core module, we take a closer look at the features of resilient and thriving teachers and the school environment which fosters them. We discuss practical every-day action they can take. - Essential for all teachers.

This module takes a closer looks at how the application of The Resilience Doughnut promotes resilient thinking. Participants develop thought catching skills, as they start to recognise common thinking traps in themselves and others and develop strategies to move towards more optimistic and realistic resilient thinking habits. 

Optional Module

Personal Strengths

1.5 Hours

Optional Module

Team Strengths

1.5 Hours

This modules provides participants with the opportunity to recognise and explore their own personal strengths. - Providing an invaluable way of looking at what intrinsically motivates them and how they can use these internal drivers to cast a new lens on their life inside and outside the workplace whilst experiencing more enjoyment and satisfaction from it. 

 

This module requires completion of a short online questionnaire in advance.

This modules provides participants with the opportunity to recognise and explore the strengths within their team or department. - Helping participants understand, at a deeper level, what contribution they make to their team, what energises them and, just as important, what their colleagues bring and what energises them. 

 

This module can only be delivered after the Personal Strengths module.

Optional Module

Starting The Conversation

1.5 Hours

Optional Module

Moving Beyond Stress

1.5 Hours

This module provides space for participants to engage in a positive conversation about their workplace wellbeing. Through a positively framed, solution focused conversation, participants recognise aspects currently working well within their workplace and identify and discuss opportunities for further development.

Some stress can be good for us. But too much stress, or feeling stressed for too long, can have a damaging effect on our mind and body. During this module, participants will take a strengths and solution focused approach to explore the causes, symptoms and effects of stress, strategies to manage stress in everyday life and ways we can get past stress to lead a more meaningful life.

Optional Module

Coping with Difficult People

1.5 Hours

Some people go to astonishing lengths to be difficult: the boss who keeps moving the goal posts; the client who acts and speaks aggressively or the partner that just does not seem to get it!

In this module participants will discover their own automatic defensive behaviour, become aware of their anger buttons, develop skills to check their fight, flight or freeze reactions and learn effective strategies to stand up for yourself whilst maintaining the relationship.

Pricing

For public and third sector organisations*

Core Module (Shortened): £400

  • Plus 1 Optional Module: £600

  • Plus 2 Optional Modules: £775

Core Module (Standard or bespoke): £600

  • Plus 1 Optional Module: £775

  • Plus 2 Optional Modules: £875

Optional Modules: £375 - When delivered on a different day.

Price for up to 30 participants. £5 per additional participant.

At-cost travel and accommodation applies.

Prices correct at 01/04/2019 and are subject to change.

*Exceptions apply. - Please contact us for eligibility.

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