Building Resilience (Individuals)

The Keil Centre has developed ‘Key Steps to Personal Resilience’ a tailorable programme of workshops, seminars and personal development activities targeted at developing the habits that support resilience.  Our materials are evidence-based, informed by current thinking in psychology, neuroscience and beyond, and delivered with a focus on practical application through tools and techniques.

All of our resilience offerings focus on translating insight into practical changes that individuals can make to support their resilience.  Our programme can be tailored to support specific organisational circumstances and the needs of different groups, such as managers and team leaders.  Our flexible range of modules can be delivered as full day or half-day workshops as well as group seminars; the materials are also used to support people in one-to-one resilience coaching. 

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Why resilience?

Resilience is typically defined as the ability to deal with pressure, obstacles and challenges.  Resilient people are more able to deal with pressure effectively, able to handle setbacks and respond to everyday demands in a proactive manner.  Resilient teams and organisations are those that are supportive, flexible and able to cope with change effectively.   

Organisations and individuals are increasingly turning to resilience as a way of developing wellbeing and performance in their staff and to equip their managers with the skills needed to support teams who are under pressure.  Investment in resilience is typically most effective when aimed at both increasing individual resilience as well as team or organisational resilience.

What are the benefits of our workshops?

The most common format for delivering our Building Resilience programme is through a half-day workshop. The workshop is intended to increase participants’:

  • Awareness of the factors that affect their own wellbeing and resilience
  • Awareness of how they react to those pressures – at a cognitive, emotional and behavioural level
  • Ability to use a range of practical techniques to improve personal resilience
  • Confidence in their ability to take a greater degree of control of their own reactions to pressure

 Results of the follow-up survey show that participants experience benefits in:

  • Feeling calmer
  • Feeling more confident and positive
  • Their ability to channel energy more productively
  • Their ability to cope with pressure and/or uncertainty
  • Managing work demands
  • Management of work/life balance

Find out more

To find out more about our Building Personal Resilience workshops and how they may be beneficial to your organisation, please telephone our Edinburgh office on +44(0)131 229 6140 or email One of our consultants will be in touch as soon as possible.

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