Personal Resilience for Professional Competence: Online: Active approaches to worry, meeting things head on

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Sally Rose

All staff.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 10:00 to 11:45

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Pre-requisites: None

Pre-work requirements: None

Overall aim of course
This online adapted workshop offers an introduction to active approaches
to dealing with worry as a part of Personal Resilience for Professional
Competence programme of workshops.

Intended outcomes and benefits from attending:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

1. Have explored the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours associated with
worrying and how they might be more evident this current working

2. Have differentiated between productive and unproductive worrying.

3. Have been introduced to some options and techniques to manage worries
more effectively.

4. Have an opportunity to consider some personal action.

Indicative content: what the session will cover:

We all worry some of the time. During stressful times such as these it
can build up into a problem and add to our stress. This workshop will
look at what worry is, why we do it and how to avoid getting caught in
unhelpful and unproductive cycles of worry. For participants who
habitually worry it will provide some ideas for taking control of the
habit and developing alternative ways living with stress and

Learning and teaching methods: An interactive online workshop.

Tutor: Sally Rose; University of Leeds Staff Counselling service –
Service Manager and Staff Counsellor – Sally is a Registered
Psychotherapist, a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

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Adapted Programme for 2020 -2021

We have selected six workshops from our previous programme that are
particularly relevant to the stresses, strains and uncertainty in our
personal and professional lives associated with the coronavirus
pandemic. We have identified that one of the consequences of increased
working from home has been to impact colleagues work-life balance. This
impact may continue as work patterns involving a combination of working

from home and on campus evolve; and as we learn to manage periodic and
localised lock downs. You can obtain more information and sign up to
attend these online workshops by e-mailing To get
the most out of your workshop please try to allocate a quiet private
space for yourself to participate and try to avoid booking anything
directly for at least 20 minutes before or after the workshop. These
selected workshops have been adapted to be offered online via MS TEAMS.
For anyone new to MS TEAMS there will be an opportunity to learn how to
navigate around the application. Further University guidance on using MS
Teams can be found here:

The workshops dovetail together and can be done in any order. They can
also be taken individually by participants who may have identified
specific areas where they would benefit from some guidance.

· Working with change and uncertainty

· Understanding and managing anxiety and panic

· Working with Stress and Emotion

· Switching Off– Relaxation and Sleep

· Mindfulness and attention skills to steady and focus your mind

Attendance at other workshops in the series may be beneficial.