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Why resilience is important for yourself and your teams

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Laughology’s team is made up of experts with backgrounds in business and performance. For both of these you need resilience.

As a former stand-up comedian, Stephanie Davies, Laughology’s CEO and Head of Happiness, sometimes encountered drunk crowds who slow-clapped her off stage. This was perfect for resilience-building and proved valuable experience for facing various challenges in the business world (where thankfully she's usually clapped onto the stage). A few cutting reviews of her work on the largest comedy website in the UK also helped her cope with direct feedback.

But if you're not a comedian, is this resilience a transferable skill? Does it help in other situations?

Like global pandemics. Or working from home with your partner and three kids. It does. And it is also important to remember that resilience is a work-in-progress. Different things impact it at different times.

At present we’re all pushed to the limit by months of lockdown, social distancing and the possibility of even more measures. While you may feel like ripping off your mask and heading for a bar, there are more productive ways to deal with the challenges we face. We can learn to be even more resilient.

Over the next month we are going to share some top tips for building resilience for yourself, your teams, family, friends and children. We’ll share previous blogs, cheat sheets and helpful hints and tips to help you face the next few months heroically, without having to wear a cape or your pants on the outside.

So for now here’s our top resilience blogs with tips and techniques to get you started for workplaces and schools:

How to handle stress at work? Have a chat!

On International Day of Happiness, Laughology's CEO, Stephanie Davies, asks: "Is it okay to be unhappy?

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Victoria Maitland visited Fazerkerley High School in early September to spend a full day working with the new cohort of year 7s.

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Sarah Creegan was very excited to facilitate two face-to-face INSET

After several months of delivering online sessions, Sarah Creegan was very excited to facilitate two face-to-face INSET days at the beginning of September. She did insist, however, that both schools have the same name. Which, luckily, they did!

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Broadsquare Community Primary in Liverpool is becoming a Happy Centred School, and chose to have an introduction to the  Laughology PSHE programme on their September INSET day.

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Dave Keeling’s mission was a half-day full staff INSET on growth mindset

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First gig back in September and Lead Happiness Consultant, Dave Keeling, was thrilled that he only had to travel 6 miles down the road - he’s only just got used to having a lie in!

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Stephanie Davies usually enjoys an annual trip to the Lowry Theatre in Salford to take senior leaders from St James’s Place Investments through their paces.

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Here at Laughology, we know that you’re working hard to look after the mental health and wellbeing of staff and pupils at your school. But coping in times of change or challenge can only be done if we have the skills in our mental health and wellbeing ‘toolbox’.

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Even before the coronavirus crisis, mental health issues were the number one cause of long-term absence among UK workers. Lockdown will have undoubtedly exacerbated this issue.

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Lead happiness consultant, Dave Keeling, is not used to working in August. He’s usually too busy slapping on factor 50 and doing widths in his paddling pool. 

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Resilience in the workplaces often starts with great managers and leaders

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Here at Laughology, we’re proud as punch when we help people, and we know supporting them to be resilient is a great life skill.

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Why resilience is important for yourself and your teams

Why resilience is important for yourself and your teams

Laughology’s team is made up of experts with backgrounds in business and performance. For both of these you need resilience.

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Head on over to our personal and professional learning and development webinar page

Head on over to our personal and professional learning and development webinar page

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