The COVID-19 pandemic is causing high levels of anxiety and stress due to the direct health threat and also fundamental changes in work patterns. We see this as not only a challenge but also an opportunity. People and organisations are re-evaluating priorities, actively focussing on mental and physical wellbeing as well as our connections with others, especially family and friends.
At Cognacity, we have been responding to requests from our corporate clients to help maximise support to their staff during the present crisis. This includes the development of webinars addressing COVID-19 anxiety and stress. We are encouraged by our experience that human beings are innately resourceful creatures who can quickly learn new skills for managing the new challenges we all face. Our webinars will enable your employees to manage the new and evolving work environment far more effectively, allowing them to maintain their health and productivity.
Defusing Anxiety: Dealing with COVID-19
What happens when life as we know it is suddenly being challenged by factors outside of our control, such as COVID-19? Cognacity can use the latest research and information coming from the fields of cognitive behavioural psychology and neuroscience to explain what anxiety is and why the brain does not like uncertainty. Furthermore, we explore the psychological challenges related to self-isolation and social distancing.
How to Handle Anxiety in a Time of Crisis
This short webinar has been designed as a practical response for those who are feeling overwhelmed and anxious in this time of great uncertainty. We have designed this webinar around evidence-based principles which help people to handle their anxiety more skilfully. The main learning objective is to provide a package of 10 evidence-based resources, ideas and tools to help participants reflect on what wise action looks like in the face of anxiety.
How to Maintain Resilience When Working from Home
As most of us are now working from home, many of our existing routines and habits have fallen away. In addition, many of us are dealing with emotional impacts such as worry, anxiety and loneliness which can feel overwhelming. This webinar provides an opportunity to reflect on simple ways in which we can maximise performance whilst maintaining our mental health when working from home. We will explore ways to take some control back over our working lives and to deal effectively with the psychological changes we are all experiencing.
Sleeping with Uncertainty Webinars
Sleep is an incredibly powerful resource when dealing with crises. It strengthens our immune system, restores energy levels and helps us think innovatively about our ever-changing circumstances.
Before COVID-19, at least 4 in 10 workers were routinely getting fewer than the 7 recommended hours of sleep, and 1 in 10 were suffering from chronic insomnia. Covid-19 will have compounded these statistics. These 2 workshops enable you (and your families) to improve your sleep so you can function at your very best over the testing months ahead.
Resilience: Performing under Pressure through COVID-19
This 60-minute webinar provides a short overview of some of the main themes covered in Cognacity’s flagship Performing under Pressure workshop. This is a webinar version of that workshop, specifically adapted for C-19 and the challenges it presents to our resilience, mental health and performance.
Bespoke & Other
We understand that every organisation has a unique culture and even teams within organisations have areas they wish to focus on. All our webinars can be preceded by an online assessment which provides a snapshot of a groups’ overall wellbeing and resilience levels. In this way we can tailor and contextualise each session appropriately. We have also developed tailor-made sessions and programmes, working with our clients from the ground up. Please contact us with any enquiries for bespoke webinars.
At Cognacity we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke, professional services. We work collaboratively with clients to make sure our training has long-lasting impact. Using our team of psychometricians, we can provide companies with detailed outcome data.
Our Client Testimonials
Cognacity’s performance under pressure workshops have radically changed the way our employees think at Octopus. The practical, realistic tools and theories we have all learned have definitely made marginal gains in the way we operate. We have seen an increase of people taking lunch breaks, visiting gyms and even walks around the office to ensure they have a wobbly line each day. Which in turn as shown the ability for our employees to refocus on the job in hand more specifically re-energise them to really take their objectives seriously and the very best everyone talks about the workshops as a huge brilliant investment in them as humans. A massive part is how authentic Rob is within his delivery and the understated expertise he brings with him.
Kirstie Hawton – Head of People
Cognacity’s Performing Under Pressure workshop is the most sought after training session in Octopus! As soon as we organise a workshop it’s fully booked within minutes.
The workshop helps you to understand the importance of the small changes that will impact in a big way. We have found colleagues across Octopus talking about marginal gains and sharing marginal gains so it has now become part of our fabric.
Anna Philbrick – Head of People Investment Business
“Fantastic and engaging day that flew by. The course offered exactly the sort of practical advice eneded with the right balance of theory, examples and individual application through the 21 day challenge. We’re always willing to talk to prospective Cognacity clients about how impressed we were with the programme and the approach to working with us”
Leadership and Talent Executive
As a leading provider of performance training, we offer a range of workshops and coaching services. Find out more about our high performance and resilience programmes.