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Developing Personal Resilience – GPs and Clinicians

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Developing Personal Resilience – GPs and Clinicians Workshop

Overview – This programme will cover how to build personal resilience and participants will learn techniques to support the improvement of their own natural resilience. They will explore both tools and techniques to build Resilience and improve their self-awareness – their strengths and their vulnerabilities.

The workshop will be delivered in an interactive way with practical guidance to enable participants to manage more effectively and delegates will develop clear actions to take forward after today. The workshop will focus on developing personal and professional behaviours, to ensure engagement and wellbeing.

You will explore approaches for improving health, increased creativity, resilience, flexibility and coherence both personally and professionally and will start to develop skills and strategies for reducing and preventing stress and burnout, both in personal and professional situations and in helping and supporting others. The module will be delivered as an interactive session with practical guidance to enable participants to map the techniques and outcomes onto their own practice life.

Group work is provided on all aspects of the programme so that participants develop their understanding of the topics by interacting with colleagues from other practices.

Participants will improve their understanding of engagement, wellbeing and building their own personal resilience and will receive frameworks for managing behaviours and understanding the impact they have on others.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Introduce the Personal Resilience Building Blocks as a model to support improving your natural resilience
  • Practice using some tools and techniques to build Resilience and improve understanding of yourself - your strengths and your vulnerabilities
  • Develop clear actions for each individual to take forward after today


09.15 Registration
09.30 Introduction and Welcome

  • Welcome, introduction and outline for the workshop

  • Objectives and setting the scene

  • Group to briefly reflect on the tools and techniques have worked well for them so far in building personal resilience and what things get in the way

09.45 Personal Resilience Building Blocks 

  • Personal Resilience Building Blocks Model

  • Key elements

  • Practical tools to support each element Building Personal Resilience

10.15 Grounding and Connecting/Understanding Self

The importance understanding yourself and having a key focus in terms of your life purpose, meaning and direction to build your personal resilience.

  • Being clear about your own life purpose/meaning/direction and the steps you’re planning to go through to get there.

  • Significant people

  • Significant groups

  • Significant causes (e.g. personal missions, values)

  • Significant faith (e.g. religion)

‘I know who I am, what I can do, what I can’t do”.

  • The importance of understanding yourself

    • your own strengths and vulnerabilities.

11.15 BREAK
11.30 GROUP WORK: Internal Control: Controlling & choosing thoughts, feelings & attitude

  • Adversity - What is the challenge or setback?

  • Belief - What are the beliefs thoughts or worries

  • Consequences - What are the consequences

  • Dispute – Argue with yourself

12.30 LUNCH
13.15 External Control: Action Focussed and Giving/Accepting Support


  • Open-mindedness

  • Flexible/adaptable approaches to problem solving

  • Creativity

  • Other people’s perspectives (listen!)


  • Looking back

  • Fixed mindset

  • Defensive listening

  • Judgemental

  • Tunnel vision

14.15 Supporting Others

Bridges Transition Model

  • Change happens to people, even if you don’t agree; a transition is internal – it’s about what happens in your mind as you go through change

  • Change can happen quickly, transition usually occurs slowly.

Stages of the Bridges Transition Model:

  1. Ending, losing, letting go

  2. The neutral zone

  3. The new beginning

 15.15 BREAK
 15.30 Review - Individual reflection

  • What have you learnt which will help you/your team to improve Personal Resilience?

  • What 3 behaviours will have the biggest impact on your Personal Resilience moving forward?

 16.15 Open discussion and Summing up 
 16.30 Close

Who Should Attend?
Doctors, Nurses, Practice Managers and other Healthcare Professionals

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