Emotional Resilience Training

Emotional resilience training enables you the ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. More resilient people can “roll with the punches” and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties; less resilient people have a more challenging time with stress and life changes.

This training course introduces delegates to skills that will increase their confidence in their ability to bounce back from the many pressures and adversities encountered both in the workplace and everyday lives. The Emotional Resilience training course is highly interactive and contains various tools and exercises that can be applied immediately to both work and daily life.

What is Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience refers to your ability to adapt to any crises or stressful situations. The greater the resilience, the more people can adapt to adversity without lasting issues. Those with lower emotional resilience will have a more challenging time with stress and life changes.

Research shows that people that can deal with day to day minor stresses can also manage significant crises more effectively. Therefore, good emotional resilience is vital for daily life and coping with a rare major catastrophe.

What Influences Emotional Resilience?

By nature, some people do not get challenged by changes and surprises and therefore experience greater emotional resilience. It can be observed in infancy and tends to be stable throughout one’s lifetime.

To an extent, your physical and emotional resilience is something you are born with. However, you can build resilience throughout life with practice. So for those people that are naturally more sensitive to difficulties can improve their resilience to help them overcome 

Your Emotional Resilience is determined by some factors that are out of your control, like:

  • Traumatic experiences
  • Age
  • Gender

Resilience, however, can be developed with both effort and practice. If you know what to do, you can become more resilient, even if you are naturally more sensitive to life’s difficulties.

Traits of Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is not something you either have or don’t have. There are various degrees of how well someone can deal with stress. There are, however, specific characteristics that those people with resilience tend to have in common. We will take a look at some of these characteristics. 

Emotional Awareness

People who have emotional awareness understand their emotions – how they feel and why they feel that way. As a result, they are also able to understand other people’s feelings. This emotional resilience enables people to respond to others better and regulate and handle difficult emotions like fear or anger.

Creativity

When we’re experiencing feelings of stress and overwhelmed, our thoughts can become too much, and we feel disconnected. When high levels of emotional resilience are achieved, we can process what we are experiencing more effectively. An excellent want to do this is to get the thoughts out of our head and onto our paper.

Perseverance

People with perseverance are very much action-orientated and trust in the process and don’t give up. When facing a challenging situation, emotionally resilient people don’t feel hopeless or helpless. They are more likely to keep working towards a goal when even when faced with an obstacle.

Self Care

Those people with emotional resilience will draw from their very own toolkit of self-care habits. They have a mental list and even a physical list of good habits that support them when they need it most. We can all become self-care spotters in our life—noticing those things that recharge our batteries and help build emotional resilience. 

Optimism

People with acceptable levels of emotional resilience see the positives in situations and believe in their strength. As a result, this can also ensure they handle issues from an empowered perspective with more choices rather than from a victim mentality. 

Boundaries

Resilient people understand their boundaries. They can understand the difference between the cause of their temporary struggles and who they are at their core. Their identity is not overtaken by any stress or trauma they may experience. 

An Internal Focus of Control

Resilient people understand that they control their own lives, rather than being governed by outside forces. By possessing this view, they can be more proactive in dealing with the stressors in their lives, be more solution orientated and have a greater sense of control. 

Sense of Humour

People that possess strong emotional resilience can laugh at the difficulties life may throw at them. This enables them to shift their perspective from seeing things as a threat to being able to see them as merely a challenge. The effects of laughter bring a great sense of wellbeing, increase emotional resilience, and help how the body reacts to stress. 

Support

People with good emotional resilience tend to surround themselves with other resilient people. We can work through our negative emotions and have the space to grieve when surrounded by supportive people. They can offer just the right encouragement levels while listening without trying to solve all of our problems. Having the proper support around us can be a calming influence when facing adversity.

Building Emotional Resilience

To improve your emotional resilience, there are steps you can take, including: 

  • Self Care By taking care of yourself, you take care of both your mind and body. Ensuring you eat well, remain physically active, and avoid unhealthy and harmful coping strategies. 
  • Managing your thoughtsLook to maintain a positive mindset where you have a hopeful outlook in life while accepting setbacks and changes. It is vital to remain focused on your goals and keep working towards them.
  • Building connections with othersEnsure you continue to have good relationships around you. 

If you are struggling, please speak to your doctor or a therapist. They can help you develop coping strategies that can improve your resilience both now and in the future. Our counsellors are here to help support you when you need it most. Please get in touch for more information.

If you are struggling, please speak to your doctor or a therapist. They can help you develop coping strategies that can improve your resilience both now and in the future. Our counsellors are here to help support you when you need it most. Please get in touch for more information.

Self Resilience 

Self resiliency is the ability to psychologically equip your mind while having a sense of meaning and purpose to face challenges throughout your life.

Learning to build significant emotional resilience and overcome stress will result in a more positive outlook, feelings, and improved performance every day. As a result, our brain remains protected from the long term, damaging effects of incorrectly dealing with stress.

Helpful Coping Strategies

You can tackle a problem head-on, in many ways, while eliminating any causes of stress. Some options would be making the relevant changes in your behaviour or creating a plan of action.

Below are some helpful coping strategies to help:

  • Operate better time management
  • Create a to-do list and prioritise its contents and work through one at a time
  • Establish healthy boundaries with other people (not spending time with people that make you feel bad)
  • Walk away from situations that you find too stressful 
  • Engage in problem-solving to help build emotional resilience. 
  • Ask for support from a friend or a professional

Coping Strategies if You Are Depressed

Here are some coping strategies for you to try if you are feeling depressed.

Face your fears

When people feel low or anxious, they can avoid things that appear difficult, including talking to others. To prevent the loss of confidence, don’t avoid the things you find difficult. By facing up to situations will help them to become more manageable. 

Keep in touch

Socialising with others can improve your mindset and mood. Don’t withdraw from life and ensure you keep in touch with friends and family. That way, you have someone you can talk to when you are feeling down.

Be more active

Evidence shows that exercise can change your mood. If you haven’t exercised for a while, maybe start with a gentle 20-minute walk every day.

Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet is an essential part of building a healthy lifestyle. When people are depressed, they can either not feel like eating or are at risk of becoming underweight. Other people use food as a form of comfort and can gain weight as a result. 

Create a routine

Not maintain a healthy routine can impact your emotional resilience and wellbeing. When people feel low, they can get into poor routines like sleep patterns, eating habits, etc. Try to maintain a routine, even when you don’t feel like it. Get up at your usual time and try carrying on cooking and eating regular meals. 

Seeking help for depression

If you feel low or depressed for more than a couple of weeks, get some help.

  • Talk to your Doctor
  • Refer yourself for therapy or counselling – we have qualified counsellors and therapists to support you when you need it. Contact 03306 601274 or email us at info@tttrainingacademy.com

If you think about harming yourself or feel life isn’t worth living, get help immediately. 

You could contact: 

  • The Samaritans on 116 123 for 24-hour non-judgemental, confidential emotional support
  • Your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need

Course Overview

This emotional resilience training course introduces delegates to skills that will increase their confidence in their ability to bounce back from the many pressures and adversities that are encountered both in the workplace and in everyday lives. The course is highly interactive and contains a variety of tools and exercises that can be applied immediately to both work and everyday life

Course Type 
External or in-house

Learning Format
Classroom based

Course Duration 
1/2 day or 1 day

Further Development Opportunities
1st Aid Mental Health Champion

Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing

Wellbeing Days

EFT Advanced Practitioner

What do you get?

A Manual For You To Be Able To Refer To

Many Strategies to Help Maintain Your Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing

Certificate of Attendance

Our training programs are fully comprehensive and are tailored to meet the needs of our delegates. We ensure that engagement is high, knowledge is shared, and support is always available; equipping you with the techniques and knowledge you can draw upon as and when you need to. Everything you learn will be immediately applicable to both the personal and professional elements of your everyday.

Course Content:

A Better Understanding of What is Resilience

Boosting your Self Esteem

How to Take and Keep Control of your Emotions

Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

What Healthy Relationships Look Like

Understanding Stress Management

An introduction to Mindfulness

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