Practical Steps for Transforming Stress and Building Personal Resilience

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online Action Planning Workshop

Cost: FREE


Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 at 9:30am - 4:30pm

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We all experience stress in our lives when facing professional and personal challenges. Our life experiences, personality, upbringing, and environment all affect our health and wellbeing and can influence how we think, feel, and respond to situations.

Research indicates that many health problems are caused or influenced by stress and therefore it is important to understand how stress affects your body and learn effective stress management techniques to transform stress so that it does not have an adverse effect on your wellbeing.

The Health and Wellbeing 2021 report (CIPD Survey) found that stress continues to be one of the main causes of short and long-term absence in the workplace.

Workloads remain by far the most common cause of stress at work, followed by management style as reported previously. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional causes of stress, which also feature among the top causes of stress at work. As in previous years, relationships, at and outside work, are also commonly blamed for stress, as are personal and health issues.

Stress is your body’s response to changes in your life. You can experience stress due to changes in your daily routines or changes that bring with it uncertainty, the unknown and a loss of control. The aim is to learn skills to eliminate unnecessary stress by building personal resilience.

This is a 6-hour interactive workshop, delivered in two 3-hour sessions and explores the science behind stress and resilience and identify short, medium and long term strategies for transforming stress and building personal resilience.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at those who want to understand how to implement and practice personal strategies to maintain personal effectiveness, productivity, and wellbeing.

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • The science behind the stress response and the link between the heart and brain

  • The link between self-efficacy and resilience

  • Identify short, medium and long term strategies for building personal resilience

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • The difference between positive pressure and stress and how these impacts upon personal performance

  • Key thinking traps and developing realistic optimism

  • The importance of values and how they support personal resilience 

This is an interactive, Action Planning Online Workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser.


  • 9.30am - 9.45am - Registration, welcome and refreshments
  • 9.45am - 10.00am - Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub
  • 10.00am - 11.15am - Workshop presentation
  • 11.15am - 11.30am - Break
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm - Workshop presentation

12.30pm - 1.15pm - Lunch Break

  • 1.15pm - 2.30pm - Workshop presentation
  • 2.30pm - 2.45pm - Break
  • 2.45pm - 4.15pm - Workshop presentation
  • 4.15pm - 4.30pm - Finishing comments and close

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

This engaging session is brought to you by Daksha Patel who specialises in optimising individual and team performance. She is a licensed Neuro Change Solutions Consultant and Certified HeartMath Coach and has over 25 years’ experience working as a Senior Manager, Trainer and Coach.

Daksha has a real passion for inspiring people to make positive changes to habits and behaviours to improve personal and team effectiveness.



This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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