The training starts with a series of exercises to identify both helpful and unhelpful performance responses. Some of these responses have become so unconscious and automatic, we don’t even realise we are doing them.
Candidates report that day one is a revelation, as they leave with a new skill that enables them to spot their unhelpful:
- internal soundtracks and movies
- language patterns
- ways of editing information
The training explains how these affect us physically via the fight or flight response (often called the stress response).
Then, the Resilience Core Training teaches how to disrupt the unhelpful responses - instantly as they occur.
This includes the responses you weren’t aware of before the training, and also those annoying performance barriers you do know about, that keep getting in the way.
At the core of training is a technique that allows you to choose your response to everyday events.
For example: being relaxed and confident when presenting, or thinking creatively when put on the spot.
You practice the technique - in the training room and in private – until it becomes a quick, automatic, skill you can use anywhere.
The brain continually builds new connections as you use it. So every time we have a worrying thought or frustrated emotion, the brain gets better at worry or frustration. It also activates the fight or flight response at the same time.
Fortunately the reverse is true. By interrupting and creating an alternate response, you switch off the stress reaction and positively influence the connections in your brain.
With repetition the preferred reaction becomes your new default response.
director, media company
In the 4 years since my training with resilience, I have married, moved house, had a baby, set up my own business and am currently training for the 2013 London Marathon!
The training has taught me how to keep calm in challenging situations, change any stress into positive energy and embrace situations that previously would have seen me feeling overwhelmed. The training was, and still is, an invaluable learning tool for me and has changed my life considerably.
A catalogue of viruses over the course of a couple of years left me feeling burnt out and low.
After a few months of sick leave and having completed the training, I am now back at work.
The training has provided me with practical tools to cope in challenging situations, whether at work or in daily life.
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