No one is calm all the time. Nor should we be; a touch of fear and adrenaline can be useful and helps us to perform in tight situations. However, many of us struggle in our jobs with excessive stress, anxiety and burnout. Indeed, figures from the Centre for Mental Health indicate stress and mental health difficulties cost the UK economy upwards of £30 billion a year.
More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will
• Consider why experiencing change be so difficult.
• Learn to cope with challenges and setbacks without anxiety, panic or despair.
• Create a toolbox of resources to use when times get tough and learn how to develop new, more useful coping strategies.
• Explore how we might take a new perspective on difficult events.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Employees with a high level of calm are able to regulate and channel feelings of anger or frustration and – if necessary – express them in a constructive manner. When challenges or problems arise, they are usually committed to alternative solutions rather than problem-oriented thinking.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
An employee who has difficulties with calm is characterised by impulsive, angry reactions when things do not go as expected. They often unintentionally create a tense team atmosphere and often find it hard to move towards more solution-oriented thinking.
“I love the storm and fear the calm.” — Christina, Queen of Sweden
‘A totally new way of dealing with situations and people to manage my emotions’
‘Very reflective and thought provoking, helping me to understand one’s fears and where they are coming from’
‘I learned the difference between anger and anxiety, balancing pessimism and optimism, and managing unrealistic assumptions’
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here