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There’s little participants can do to prevent stress, but there are many ways it can be managed including identifying signs of distress and understanding how to cope and deal with this in a positive way, building emotional strength and resilience.

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All Change! - How We React to Change

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 5 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the effects and reactions to change when communication is limited.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 5 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the effects and reactions to change when communication is limited.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
Nothing.

Notes:
Avoid the temptation to brief this exercise in any way.

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Bouncing Back – The Nature of Resilience

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To define the term 'personal resilience'.
• To explore some of the characteristics of resilience.
• To list some elements that help create resilience.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to run. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To define the term 'personal resilience'.
• To explore some of the characteristics of resilience.
• To list some elements that help create resilience.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
• A bouncy rubber ball for each participant.
• Plenty of space.

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Notes:
This can be a particularly useful exercise for anyone facing potentially difficult change. Make sure you have a safe place to run this exercise.

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Course Introduction - A Basic Introduction to Training Events

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.

Aims:
• To welcome the participants.
• To introduce the facilitator(s) and participants to each other.
• To introduce the facilities.
• To agree the course objectives and timetable.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 25 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 30 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To welcome the participants.
• To introduce the facilitator(s) and participants to each other.
• To introduce the facilities.
• To agree the course objectives and timetable.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
Nothing, other than the materials provided.

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Quoting Resilience - Energiser

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To explore the range of experiences and perceptions of resilience within the group.
• To get people thinking about what resilience means and where it comes from.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To explore the range of experiences and perceptions of resilience within the group.
• To get people thinking about what resilience means and where it comes from.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
If using this exercise with large groups, split them into smaller teams.

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Quoting Resilience - Icebreaker

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To enable participants to introduce themselves to the group.
• To find out how each participant perceives resilience and what they hope to get from the training.
• To introduce some key information about resilience.
• To get people thinking about what resilience means and where it comes from.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To enable participants to introduce themselves to the group.
• To find out how each participant perceives resilience and what they hope to get from the training.
• To introduce some key information about resilience.
• To get people thinking about what resilience means and where it comes from.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
If using this exercise with large groups, split them into smaller teams.

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Time Preferences - How do you Work?

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To demonstrate that individuals have different issues with time management, which require different solutions.
• To raise awareness of how individual preferences and personality traits play a part in each individual’s needs.
• To help participants engage with the topic and get to know one another.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To demonstrate that individuals have different issues with time management, which require different solutions.
• To raise awareness of how individual preferences and personality traits play a part in each individual’s needs.
• To help participants engage with the topic and get to know one another.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• 2 flipcharts (or sheets of flipchart paper fixed to the wall) placed at different points in the room with enough space for the participants to stand in a line between them.

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