Stress, Resilience and Mental Toughness

Maximum Performance
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Stress, Resilience & Mental Toughness

How to develop true grit!

In a 24/7 world we are exposed to stress from many different angles. Handled well, this can boost our performance; handled badly, it can have a real impact on our wellbeing.

We all need to be able to manage different stresses and pressures if we are to think clearly, make the right decisions and avoid unnecessary stress and worry. This workshop explores the best way of doing that, giving you a range of strategies to use, based on a number of proven models and approaches. It will help you understand your stress and pressure points, develop your resilience and move towards mental toughness and ‘grit’.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Understand the different types of stress
  • Recognise the factors that trigger stress
  • Be able to use the Demand Control Support model to help manage your stress
  • Know how to use positive thinking to stay in control

Training Course Content

Understanding and defining stress

  • Different workplace pressures – and the different responses to them
  • The difference between pressure and chronic stress
  • Why the way you think about stress changes the way your body responds to it
  • The upside of stress
  • Why it’s important to avoid sustained periods of stress

Factors that trigger stress

  • The Demand Control Support Model – why high demand alone doesn’t cause unhealthy stress
  • The difference between acute and episodic stress

Recognising stress

  • How to recognise stress
  • The role of emotion
  • How the body responds to stress – spotting the signals


  • Mindfulness – the definition
  • Mindfulness – the hype
  • Mindfulness – the science
  • How re-framing thoughts can change everything
  • The A-B-C-D model

Mental toughness and ‘grit’

  • What do we mean by ‘mental toughness’?
  • The benefits
  • How to build it – the Grit scale test

Resilience and ‘bounce’

  • What do we mean by ‘resilience’?
  • How to bounce back
  • Developing strategies for resilience

The locus of control

  • Who’s in charge?
  • How to manage your thoughts to take positive action in times of pressure and challenge

Dealing with difficult situations

  • A series of workplace situations – sharing suggestions and strategies for managing each of them


  • Diet and fitness
  • Attitude
  • Organisation and
  • Taking time for ourselves
  • Developing a self-care plan

Actions and next steps

  • Developing a self-care plan
  • Review
  • Personal action planning
  • Next steps

Course delivery details


Designed as a highly interactive 45-minute webinar for groups of 6 to 8, or 60 minutes for groups of up to 12, or 90 minutes for groups of up to 20.

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At Maximum Performance, we are passionate about improving the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. Our extensive portfolio of courses are offered via a range of flexible delivery options - including public courses, in-house training, webinars and virtual classrooms. We...

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23 The Foresters Burgundy House
AL5 2FB Harpenden Hertfordshire

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