Beyond Resilience

In-House or Hybrid Course

Inspire Real Resilience in your Team

If you’re a manager in today’s corporate world, you face a whole new set of challenges. From talent shortages and employee expectations to helping people get the best from themselves in work, it can be hard to stay on top of everything and be there for your people too.

Are we doing enough to hold on to good people?

You want to give your teams the tools to combat stress and anxiety. And we understand that you also want to help them reach their potential both at work and at home.

Dr Brian Pennie, neuroscientist and performance consultant has developed a new programme entitled Beyond Resilience. This interactive workshop offers a series of tangible, practical, and evidence-based tools that will help your teams to better manage stress and anxiety both in work and life.

Beyond Resilience Training Programme

4 x 90-minute sessions

In-house or hybrid

How Will I Benefit

Retain People

Prevent Burnout

Reduce Sick Days

Increase Performance

Optimise Productivity

Enhance Relationships

Who Should Attend
What Will I Learn
How Does It Work
Program & Module Details

1. Customer facing teams dealing with unpredictable and challenging clients

2. Leaders and executives who want to develop real resilience, helping them to learn and grow in the face of change

3. Managers and their teams who wish to develop grit and mental toughness, in the face of an uncertain and changing working environment

4. Teams facing unforeseen obstacles, changes, and uncertainties that can derail their plans.

5. Individuals feeling disconnected at work

1. Understand how to build a science-based tool to navigate chronic and real-time stress and anxiety

2. Learn how to boost your immune system using the simple protocols from the latest neuroscientific research

3. Create a powerful neuroscience-based morning routine

4. How to stay calm under pressure and catch emotional hi-jackings in full flight

5. Develop an ability to reframe negative thinking and build greater confidence and self-belief

6. Use powerful visualisation techniques that will help you rehearse for tomorrow’s challenges today

7. Gain a strategy to help you navigate challenging relationships

1. CONSULTATION – We sit down and discuss your precise needs, getting a clear understanding of what challenges you face as a leader and your staff deal with on an everyday basis

2. UNDERSTANDING – Having listened to what you said, we develop a tailor-made programme with key-performance indicators built-in to ensure your needs are met. Whether in-house, remote or a hybrid model, we find what works best for you.

3. DELIVERY – Over the course of one month or one week, Brian personally delivers four two-hour/90-minute sessions to departmental teams, units, or selected groups.

4. FOLLOW-UP – On completion, attendees are provided with toolkits and a workbook to help them get the most from the programme with Brian providing follow-up support for up to 90 days afterwards

Biological: Find out how to apply the latest neuro and science-based techniques to both tackle both chronic and real-time stress

Biological – Module 1 will dissect the interactive nature of the brain, body, and mind. With a focus on neuroplasticity, polyvagal theory, our immune systems, and how our bodies react to internal and external triggers, you’ll learn how to apply the latest neuro and science-based techniques to tackle both chronic and real-time stress and anxiety. You will also learn about the relationship between the brain with both exercise and nutrition, as well as the neuroscientific underpinnings of my personal 3-min morning routine, called BAG, which harnesses the power of Breath work, Affirmations, and Gratitude.

Module 1 will teach you how to:
– Build a science-based toolbox to navigate stress and anxiety
– Develop a growth mindset
– Turn obstacles into opportunities for learning and growth

Emotional: Understand how to pause and create space during emotionally challenging events.

Emotional – Module 2 will focus on emotional resilience, with an emphasis on learning how to pause and create space during emotionally challenging events. This workshop will also highlight the dangers of trying to control what you cannot control, as well as the chain-reactive nature of emotional triggering to uncontrollable events. You will also learn how to avoid emotional burnout by preventing emotional hijackings before they take hold.

Module 2 will teach you how to:
– Stay calm under pressure
– Catch emotional hijackings in full flight
– Avoid emotional burnout

Psychological: Learn how to change your relationship with negative self-talk and limiting beliefs.

Psychological – Module 3 will focus on our thoughts, beliefs, and self-talk. These are all huge forces that shape how we respond to external events – which can either empower us to overcome challenges or hold us back from reaching our full potential. Drawing on psychological concepts such as growth mindset and antifragility, you will learn how to develop greater confidence in yourself and lean into adversity using obstacles as fuel for growth. You will learn how speak to yourself with kindness and self-compassion, and change your relationship with self-doubt, negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs.

Module 3 will teach you how to:
– Bounce back from setbacks
– Utilise visualisation techniques to develop mental toughness
– Build a wall of evidence to increase confidence and self-belief

Social: Discover how to create boundaries around challenging relationships, and surround yourself with people who will bring out the best in you.

Social – Module 4 focuses on our relationships with others, which can have a profound impact on our emotional well-being and resilience. With an emphasis on nurturing good relationships and removing problematic relationships (both personal and professional), this workshop will highlight the latest research from polyvagal theory, and my recent work with the godfather of this theory, Professor Steven Porges. You will also discover the dangers of people-pleasing, how to create boundaries around challenging relationships, and how to surround yourself with people who will bring out the best in you.

Module 4 will teach you how to:
– Learn how to say no to things that don’t serve you
– Implement personal boundaries
– Nurture and enhance existing relationships

“Brian speaks from the heart and shares powerful insights, that are applicable across all aspects of your life. I left the room with a renewed sense of hope, and a belief about the ability to overcome, embrace, and learn from everything that happens during our lives.”

Ciaran Boyle

Head of HR , AIB

“Brian opens people up to a new way of thinking about taking ownership of their own performance, health, and happiness.”

Bernard Byrne

CEO, Davy Group

Get in touch

Invest in your teams and find out how you can unleash the true potential of the people you work with every day.

+353 1 4137335

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Book a free 15-minute meeting with Brian and discover how we can help you

Brian Pennie PhD

Dr. Brian Pennie

With a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, Brian is a published author and trained neuroscientist. By combining lived experience with academic expertise, he develops programmes for blue-chip brands to help people gain full control over their mental, emotional, and external world.