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Mental Toughness 4C's

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Mental Toughness is a personality trait that determines your ability to perform consistently under pressure and stress, and is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit and perseverance. Developing mental toughness is a skill that can improve your performance in every area of life.

Developing mental toughness is a skill that can improve your performance in every area of life.

In this workshop our accredited trainers will take you on a high energy journey to create awareness of your own mental toughness, how you can develop it and the benefits of doing so.
Discover the keys to understanding and building your ability to stay confident and prevail even when you are up against it.

In this workshop we

• Define Mental Toughness
• Discover the origins of Mental Toughness
• Which VIA Strengths relate to Mental Toughness
• Understand Mental Toughness and its implication for performance, behaviour and wellbeing. How it can help individuals to deal with stress, pressure and challenge.

• Discover the mental toughness model which comprises four pillar components, the 4C’s.:

Challenge– seeing challenge as an opportunity and “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Confidence– having high levels of self-belief and confidence in interpersonal interactions

Commitment – goal setting and being able to stick to tasks

Control – self esteem, being comfortable in your own skin and managing emotions.

• Developing Mental Toughness : goal setting, visualization and positive thinking.
• Your strengths
• Establish Small wins and habits to build your mental muscle

Option to include the MTQ48 online assessment.
This takes no longer than 8-10 minutes to measure Mental Toughness. MTQ48 measures the four components of Mental Toughness identified by Clough and Strycharzyk, the 4 C’s of Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence.

Mental toughness origins:
The concept of mental toughness has origins in academic research and in sport.

Professor Peter Clough, Professor of Applied Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a pioneer on research into mental toughness has identified that mental toughness consists of four components, the 4 C’s, of Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence.

Mental toughness is closely related to GRIT.

Angela Duckworth is renown for her research which shows anyone striving to succeed from business people, students, educators and athletes— outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Angela has found that grit— for a singularly important goal—is the hallmark of high achievers in every domain. She’s has also found scientific evidence that grit can grow.
Mental toughness is built through small wins. It’s the choices that we make on a daily basis that build our “mental toughness muscle.” It’s your physical actions that prove your mental fortitude.

Research from has concluded that those with higher scores on the four C’s scales (below) enjoy the following:

• Better performance – it explains up to 25% of the variation in performance.
• Improved positivity – adoption of more of a “can do” approach which can lead to greater rapport and connectivity with team mates and clients.
• Greater wellbeing – more contentment and better stress management.
• Change management – a lower stress response to organisational change.
• Increased aspirations – greater ambition and confidence in achieving those ambitions and a greater willingness to persevere to do so.

Accredited Facilitator:
Jane Wundersitz

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