Resilience Skills Training

Resilience Skills Training equips participants with a toolkit of practical resilience skills that are evidence based and designed to be used immediately.  This two day program is aimed at individuals interested in developing new skills and knowledge in personal resilience and wellbeing, and/or to strengthen their existing skills.

Each of the skills taught enhance one or more of the elements of PERMA+ - Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment + (Optimism, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Sleep).

Resilience Skills Training is delivered by the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre as part of a licensed partnership arrangement with TechWerks. Find out more about TechWerks and the program outline below. Details about the Resilience Skills Train-the-Trainer course on offer to the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre project partners are also available below.

Please note: This training is intended for individual personal development only and, due to strict licensing arrangements with TechWerks, the training materials (or derivatives thereof) are not to be used to train the skills to other people or be used for commercial purposes.

 

Upcoming Training

Resilience Skills Training will be held regularly in 2018.  Upcoming training dates:

 

Dates

29 & 30 August 2018 

17 & 18 October 2018

28 & 29 November 2018

 

Venue

SAHMRI Auditorium, SAHMRI North Terrace, Adelaide
 

Time

9:15am to 4:30pm
 

Cost

Individual: $750 (ex-GST) per person
Group*: $650 (ex-GST) per person
* Group rate applies to four or more people in the same registration.
All prices are ex-GST and include 2 day training program, all course materials, lunch and light refreshments.

 

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Resilience Skills Training Program Outline:

Resilience is the ability to withstand, recover, and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands – both positive and negative. Being resilient allows people to develop better coping strategies and a productive view of their current situation and their future.

The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre has entered into a licensed partnership with TechWerks to offer evidence-based resilience training in Australasia and Asia. This is not one specific skill; it is a set of resources and skills that promotes effective problem-solving, adaptability, positive coping, self-regulation, and social support. Together this set of foundation skills strengthen wellbeing and lead to a better ability to deal with adversity, challenges and opportunities.

Delivered by the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, this program covers 10 skills which have been curated from the fields of positive psychology and traditional psychology. The skills are practical, backed by science, mapped to the elements of the PERMA+ model and designed to provide concrete skills that participants can begin using immediately.
 

Over two days, the training will cover:

  • Introduction to resilience: an overview of the skills to be practiced, and the science related to building resilience, highlighting how people can grow and even thrive in the face of adversity.
  • Resilient thinking: The initial section of the course covers three cognitive behavioural skills that help participants develop realistic appraisals about problems and adversities. The skills focus on strategies to evaluate the accuracy of beliefs and how those beliefs are linked to our emotional and physical reactions. Participants will have the opportunity to put the skills into practice by reflecting on their own relevant experiences, and start to develop positive coping strategies for facing stressful situations more productively.
  • Cultivating positive emotions and engagement: Participants will learn more about the science of neuroplasticity, and how to use it for their personal and professional benefit. This includes the science and practice of concepts such as gratitude and mindfulness, which help us connect positively with ourselves and the world around us.
  • Building social connections: Research shows that our relationships are critical for resilience. In this section, participants learn skills related to reflective and active listening, navigating interpersonal conflict, and how to provide support to others to build positive social networks.
  • Meaning, purpose and values: The final three skills of the course focus on big-picture questions about how we create meaning, how we define our character strengths and core values, and how to use these understandings to achieve goals and celebrate our accomplishments. 
     

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Resilience Skills Training Options

The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre currently offer two training model options:

Resilient Skills Training (2-Day Program)

Resilience Skills Training equips participants with a toolkit of practical resilience skills that are evidence based and designed to be used immediately.  This two day program is aimed at individuals interested in developing new skills and knowledge in personal resilience and wellbeing, and/or to strengthen their existing skills.

This program is delivered by SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre Instructors, who have been certified by TechWerks. It is intended for individual personal development only and, due to strict licensing arrangements with TechWerks, the training materials (or derivatives thereof) are not to be used to train the skills to other people or be used for commercial purposes.

Resilient Skills Train-the-Trainer Course

Our Resilience Skills Train-the-Trainer program is available exclusively to project partners of the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. Our partners enter into an agreement with the Centre to collaboratively implement a wellbeing and resilience-building project within their organisation, school, community or group. The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre uses the LIMBER model to systematically Lead, Initiate, Measure, Build and Embed wellbeing and resilience – within a Research-based framework.

The Resilience Skills Train-the-Trainer Course includes the Resilient Skills Training (2-Day Program) followed by a trainer program that consists of small-group, 1:1 coaching and support tailored to the participants’ and organisation’s needs. This requires participants to undertake the 2-day Resilience Skills Training Program plus a minimum time period equivalent to 4-days of train-the-trainer sessions.

Successful Train-the-Trainer participants who pass the accreditation process will be equipped to deliver the Resilience Skills Training back to their organisation through a restricted licence arrangement that allows them to use the SAHMRI TechWerks Resilience Skills Training materials. Training can only be delivered within the partner organisation, under the guidance of our TechWerks certified Instructors and overseen by the managing SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre Project Lead.

In order to maintain the integrity of the TechWerks training material and to ensure that the quality of the training delivery is maintained to a high standard, we work with our project partners to help select appropriate members from their organisations to undertake this program.

To enquire about partnering with the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre to implement a wellbeing and resilience building project within your organisation, school, community or group, please email wrctraining@sahmri.com. Please provide us with details of your organisation, how many people you wish to train, who are the intended training recipients and what sort of outcomes you expect from teaching skills in wellbeing and resilience within your organisation or group.

 

About TechWerks

TechWerks’ Director of Health Strategy, Brigadier General (ret.) Rhonda Cornum previously served as Director of the U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative, one of the world’s largest resilience training programs, which delivered resilience training to 1.1 million active duty U.S. Soldiers. Evaluation of the program indicated that those who trained in resilience skills were less likely to exhibit depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse problems and more likely to experience increased optimism, greater adaptability and positive coping skills, which speaks to the efficacy of this approach.

TechWerks have partnered with academics from leading research institutions to develop their precision skills approach to resilience training, based on the model led by Brigadier General (ret.) Rhonda Cornum. The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is proud to partner with TechWerks, and is the sole licence holder for delivering the Resilience Skills Training throughout Australasia and Asia.

Visit the TechWerks website for further information.

 

Resilience Skills Training promote the development of positive mental health and social connection, and the course is not designed as a therapeutic intervention.

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