Building Personal Resilience: Mental Agility


Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm



This suite of workshops is designed to help you strengthen your resiliency by learning and practicing cognitive science-based tools, and techniques that foster greater “bounce-back” ability. You will experience how a positive and agile mindset, and the ability to self-regulate, will bolster your capacity to communicate, manage conflict and act in productive ways in the midst of challenge and stress. You will have opportunities to explore your ingrained thinking habits and will learn how to adopt a resilient mindset.  You will leave each workshop with greater self-awareness and a few key behaviors that will result in positive outcomes across all areas of your life.

About the Mental Agility Workshop
In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn what mental agility is, and how your ability to be flexible in your thinking supports resiliency. You will uncover your personal “fixed mindset traps” – ways of thinking that prevent you from operating with a growth mindset. You will explore “thinking traps” and learn how they make it difficult to see the current situation as it is. This is especially true in times of fatigue, stress, and ambiguity. You will leave the workshop with techniques that you can apply immediately, allowing you to stop unproductive thoughts in their tracks, and regain your focus and clarity, and engage in productive solution. 
  • Examine patterns of thinking that undercut our effectiveness and our resilience​
  • Practice reframing our thinking in ways that enable resiliency​
  • Create an action plan for increasing your mental agility
​​Audience: All Harvard employees
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None
Additional information: This program contains are 4 individual workshops.The ideal order to take the workshops is Optimism, Mental Agility, Self-Regulation and Connection. While it is recommended that you take all 4 sessions in the order outlined, you can attend sessions that you determine will be the most valuable to your individual skill development needs. 
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