A toolkit for coping with coronavirus uncertainty
We are currently experiencing a time of great uncertainty. When we feel that our core human priorities are under threat – our personal safety, the safety of those we care about, our livelihoods – it can trigger high levels of stress and anxiety. Ironically, this stress and anxiety can then have a negative impact on our ability to respond and make the situation worse.
‘Managing Your Mind’ is a digital programme designed by our team of experienced psychologists to help boost tolerance of uncertainty and help individuals manage the psychological challenges associated with coronavirus.
Delivered in five easy-to-digest micromodules, it provides individuals with a foundation of knowledge and a simple toolkit that can support them both now and in the future. As with all of our work, the programme is grounded in science and designed to inform, support and empower both individuals and teams.
‘We are so pleased to be working with the Positive group. Consistently professional, expert and always able to make the science of psychology and physiology interesting and pragmatic – they are a great strategic partner. Managing your Mind programme is making a real difference to the lives of our people.’ – Liza Strong, International Group Head of Talent Development, DLA Piper
NHS Organisations: We are currently offering Managing Your Mind to all NHS workers for free. To access the programme, click here and register with your @nhs.net email address. Please note, you will need to click the link in the confirmation email before you can begin.
Why choose Managing Your Mind?
Although coping with uncertainty can be difficult, there are always things we can do. Organisations can play a significant role in mitigating the impact of uncertainty for teams and individuals. They can help colleagues to manage their stress and anxiety, and adopt a narrative that promotes a calm, positive, proactive response.
Varied, engaging content
Learn through a combination of videos, images and text with further resources provided at the end of each module.
Practical tools and techniques
Come away from each module equipped with a range of practical techniques and exercises that you can implement in your daily life.
Created by experts
Be guided by leading psychologists with years of experience helping individuals, teams and organisations navigate challenging times.
Flexible digital format
Work through the content when and where you want – all you need is an internet connection.
Managing Your Mind is delivered entirely online in five 15-20 minute ‘micromodules’. All modules are presented in an engaging, mixed-media format and can be accessed from a desktop or mobile device. For an additional fee, organisations can choose to have the introductory module delivered in a one-hour live virtual classroom by a Positive psychologist. This allows the subject to be explored in more depth and for participants to ask questions, discuss different responses and share ideas.
You will learn:
- How uncertainty activates our threat response and what impact this has
- The importance of normalising anxiety and stress
- How simple techniques and practical actions can provide an antidote to uncertainty
You will learn:
- How your moodstate influences your thoughts, physiology and behaviour
- How maladaptive thinking, fuelled by unhelpful levels of anxiety, can lead to unhealthy behaviours
- How tracking your mood and regulating your emotional response can improve your tolerance of uncertainty
You will learn:
- How threat can hijack your focus
- Techniques for managing your attention and productivity
- The importance of distinguishing between useful and useless worries
- How you can reduce intrusive thoughts and avoid catastrophic thinking
You will learn:
- The impact that human connection has on our physical and psychological health
- How kindness and altruism can positively impact our ability to handle challenges
- The role of emotional contagion in determining group wellbeing and performance
- Practical strategies for staying connected and supporting colleagues/ family from a distance
You will learn:
- How your mindset can affect your ability to handle a challenge
- The benefit of channelling ‘realistic optimism’ combined with ‘strategic pessimism’
- How simple tools and techniques can help you to authentically shift your mindset
- How you can work with others to also achieve a more positive group mindset
Make it work for you
Are you wondering whether Managing Your Mind would work in your organisation? Whether you’re a global company or a small independent school, we’ve got you covered…
Managing Your Mind for Leaders: The Webinar Series
During this strange, uncertain time, effective leadership is vital. Designed to complement the digital Managing Your Mind programme, our four-part webinar series looks at the key topics from a focused leadership perspective. Individuals will come away from each webinar with practical tips and techniques for how they can effectively support both their own wellbeing and their teams. They will also have the chance to submit questions ahead of the sessions. Click here to find out more or get in touch.
Between social distancing and remote work, it’s arguably never been harder to stay connected – but it’s also never been more important. That’s why our experts have created a digital check-in tool. This is a short survey which can help your organisation to better understand how your employees are faring during this challenging time. Learn more about the tool and what it gives you here.
Managing Your Mind for Schools
As well as our standard Managing Your Mind programme, we offer a specific Managing Your Mind for Teachers option which has been specially tailored to those working in education. If you are a teacher or another member of school staff, you can access this for free until 1st October 2020. To request the programme, please click here.
Get a preview…
Want a taste of the programme? Watch our introductory video to find out more.
Alternatively, fill out the form below to request a demo.
Get Managing Your Mind
Please fill in the form below to find out more about getting Managing Your Mind for your organisation.
Are you a teacher or member of school staff? You can access Managing Your Mind for Teachers for free until 1st October 2020. Click here to request the programme.