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Resiliency Workshops/Breakouts
The You’re stronger than you think SERIES

These popular workshops/breakouts are between 45 minutes to 3 hours and can be customized to meet your group’s needs.

Patricia Morgan leads a workshop

Pressure Proofing:
How to Calm Down,  Lighten Up, and Reduce Stress

In this upbeat and practical ‘how to’ session you will learn to minimize unnecessary stress. Discover how to better manage emotions, thought patterns and physical discomfort while increasing your fun factor.
You will:

  1. Assess your distress (Frantic, Frenzied or Simply Fried?).
  2. Understand the difference between natural stress and unnecessary stress.
  3. Learn how to limit and handle unnecessary stress.
  4. Try out five relaxing 30 Second Quickies.
  5. Transform distress into a smile.

“Just being in the same room as Patricia Morgan is a stress reliever.”
Kay Olsen, Coordinator, Women in Business

Massive Change Requires Boosted Resilience

Less time. Fewer resources. Little money. In tough times, it is crucial to have the tools to cope, lead and succeed. Discover you have the strength to persist through massive challenges. Be ready to step up, become self-aware and take charge of the change ahead. Walk away with the tools to hang in for the long haul.
You will:

  1. Describe what resilience means to you.
  2. Build on the resilience of those who have coped with significant adversity.
  3. Identify your top 3 strengths.
  4. Be given 5 or more strategies to boost your resilience.

“Patricia showed us that after we have done the very best we can in a stressful situation, we should cease to worry about what we cannot change.  And she showed us how to bounce back from life’s trials with humor and resilience.”
Ron Sheppard, Director, Parkland Regional Library 

How to Be a People Booster:
Tools to Support Those You Lead

Are you in a leadership position at work, in the community, or as a helping professional? If so, you can boost others’ abilities to stay steady or bounce back from discouragement, error or adversity. Discover the 7 essentials of empowering others through positive role modeling, encouraging strengths, effective coaching and much more.
You will:

  1. Have a framework for understanding the concept of resilience.
  2. Become conscious of the influence you have on others by being a resilient role model.
  3. Be given the 5 most powerful skills of effective resiliency coaching.
  4. Discover how to build and acknowledge your people’s strengths.
  5. Leave with dozens of words and phrases to empower without rescuing.

“Really made me examine my habits and behaviors. Absolutely amazing, completely invigorating and affirming.”
Gill Allen, Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre

The 7 Essentials of Recognition:
How to Encourage and Sustain the Best in Others

The 7 Essentials of Recognition

Do you want to instill hope, effort and motivation in others? Appropriate validation improves commitment, connection and satisfaction. Minimize criticism while increasing encouraging, insightful and empowering comments to become a resiliency builder.
You will:

  1. Transform negative comments into positive phrasing.
  2. Understand how to give meaningful and supportive feedback.
  3. Recognize your and others’ strengths.
  4. Practice attentive listening.
  5. Take away a list of 10+ validating statements.

“You have a fun and informative way of sharing and encouraging the value of appreciation in our lives as you’ll see from the following excerpts:

  1. I’ve never had so much fun learning at our meetings!
  2. I will listen more and smile more.
  3. I will find more ways to show random appreciation for volunteers and other staff.”

Cherie Tetz, Volunteer Program Manager, The Mustard Seed

The Lighter Side of Work:
Discover Your Joy Factor and Re-engage Your Team

The Lighter Side of Work

Build a resilient work team. It is a myth that seriousness is a healthy standard for the workplace. Learn light-hearted strategies to improve appreciation, understanding and cooperation.
You will:

  1. Practice 2 easy lighteners to improve relationships.
  2. Increase your ability to laugh at yourself and refocus on work.
  3. Take away 13 fun surprise ideas to enliven the workplace.
  4. See the humor in workplace distress—change, deadlines or dealing with grumpy people.

This was an excellent way to learn and have fun at the same time.”
Janet Patriquin, Alberta Government

Helping Professionals: There session are popular with agency staff!

Maximize Personal Strengths: Self and Relationship Awareness

Working together productively does not come naturally to everyone. Discover what motivates your behavior, how to minimize misunderstanding and conflict, and how your weaknesses are your strengths overdone.

Strength researchers, Marcus Buckingham, Martin Seligman, and Alias Porter dove into the use of as relationship tool.  When people recognize the unique motivation of themselves and others, they greatly enhance their ability to communicate more effectively and handle conflict more productively.
You will:

  1. Be given a profile of how your strengths can be used for improved performance.
  2. Become aware of your primary motivation and how it drives your behavior.
  3. Learn how to “borrow” strengths to boost your effectiveness.
  4. Have increased awareness and appreciation for your and others’ strengths.

“I will focus on my strengths and know that I can’t control others. Patricia kept the session fun.”
Diane Cadarette, Royal Bank

The Well-Being Map:
A Powerful Tool to Manage States of Depression, Anxiety, and Anger

Well-being map of the nervous system.

Based on the Polyvagal Theory we will explore how to identify when we and our clients are triggered and dysregulated, and what to do about it. This is an invaluable, yet simple tool for creating emotional safety with others.

You will:

  • Identify cues of emotional danger and emotional safety
  • Understand the role of the amygdala and how to bring
    it to calm
  • Have a list of strategies to increase calm, focus, and
    connection with your clients
  • Be given a process to share with clients to better manage
    their feelings of overwhelm or hopelessness

“I will use mapping the nervous system. and how to get centered. Your terminology was helpful. You explain everything in simple terms for everyone to understand.”
Tanya Pohl, Social Worker, British Columbia, Ministry of Children and Family Development

Please ask Patricia about her other presentations with tips to strengthen resilience for caregivers, helping professionals, support staff, families, women and other specific groups.

Contact Patricia to discuss helping your people move from woe to WOW. Call 403-242-7796  or email.