Building resilience in the workplace is vital for any organisation wanting staff to operate at peak efficiency, which is why Holistic Services Group is Commonwealth Bank’s provider of choice for Mindfulness workshops (as of 2018).
HSG offers a range of positive psychology and resilience training workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and most other cities in Australia, that will teach your employees how to build resilience at work.
What is Resilience?
Resilience is usually defined as “the positive capacity to cope with stress or adversity”. Resilience in the workplace refers to an employee’s ability to cope with the various challenges of the modern workplace: learning new technology, organisational change, downsizing, mergers, increased workload, budget pressures or deadlines.
Research has shown that resilience is “the single most important factor in determining whether a person is successful, satisfied and happy” (Shatt, 2008, The Resilience Factor).
Building resilience also reduces stress and lessens the risk of depression and mental illness. Research by the Black Dog Institute (a mental health organisation) shows enhanced resilience leads to a “significant improvement in job satisfaction, productivity and retention in the workplace.” Provide your employees with the resilience training and skills they need to perform at their best.
What is Positive Psychology?
Traditional psychology waits for problems to arise and treats them. Positive psychology focuses on the good things and how to strengthen them. Positive psychologists seek out and nurture talent to make life more fulfilling, rather than merely treating mental illness.
Positive psychology has contributed a great deal to workplace training programs and activities in the workplace.
According to Positive Psychology, there are 5 elements of well-being:
- Positive Emotion
All elements can be measured and there are practical exercises to improve the quality of each element in our lives. By teaching your staff how to integrate these factors at work, you’re also giving them skills they can use in their home life. This results in your staff feeling happier and more satisfied, leading to improved staff morale and workplace performance.
Our Resilience Training Programs
HSG tailors resilience programs that include positive psychology exercises to suit the needs of your workplace. Our offerings include (but are not limited to):
- 1.5 hour training
- half day training
- full day training
- series of 1 hour “Lunch ‘n’ Learn” Sessions
- What is wellbeing? “The pleasant life, the engaged life, the meaningful life”
- Gratitude and positivity, limiting beliefs, expecting/visualising success
- Where is your attention? What you resist persists
- Positive emotions and physical wellbeing
- Resiliency actions
- Signature strengths – your ‘natural’ gifts
- Facing problems with confidence / Challenges as growth opportunities
- Values that contribute to wellbeing
- Communication and relationships
- Planned decisions, persistence and follow through
Resilience Training Exercises
All our resilience workshops are highly interactive and your staff will be fully engaged with practical activities which can include:
- Gratitude journal
- Guided visualisation
- Flash cards
- ‘My Values’
- Work/Life balance wheel
- ’80th Birthday’ – Your future self
- Signature strengths reflection (in pairs)
- Stepping into action – creating a vision & goals
- Vision board
We provide resilience training and positive psychology training and coaching in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Wollongong and other locations.