Resilience and Core Skills

Positive Thinking in Times of Change

Course duration: 1 day

Course overview

It’s fair to say that we have little difficulty embracing change and indeed thinking positively about change when it is invited or instigated by ourselves. However when it is uninvited or forced upon us, it is a different story.

Aims and objectives

To recognise the power of the thinking mind and get it working in your best interests.

Who should attend

Relevant for everyone.

Course content

Course content

  • How the mind works and why we take short cuts,
  • Why realistic optimism requires a positive attitude with an honest assessment of the challenges that await us,
  • How to develop a solution focused attitude to the way things are,
  • How to re-frame the thought process to deal with reality,
  • Stepping out of the comfort zone to travel with flexibility,
  • How to manage the key driver of anxiety – unhelpful thoughts.
  • How to deal effectively with times of uncertainty, rumour and speculation,
  • How mindful awareness and curiosity can help,
  • Building confidence, managing change, taking back control and setting goals.

Skills learned

  • An understanding of the “Noisy Mind” and how to recognise its impact on the results you get..
  • Tools and techniques to “Still” the mind, reframe your thinking manage unhelpful thoughts,
  • Simple mindfulness techniques for use anywhere, anytime.


There is no certification for this programme.

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Corona Virus Update

Positive2Work Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

Positive2Work Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Positive2Work Skillnet has postponed its public training courses until 19th April 2020.

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