Resilience development and mental flexibility – with small exercise


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Gain a deeper understanding of resilience and mental flexibility, and learn practical tools to enhance your decision-making and stress management. This lesson plan is designed to help students develop mental and emotional flexibility, crucial for effective performance under pressure.

+ Main topic: Resilience development and mental flexibility

+ Related topics: Stress and stress management; Personality awareness; attitudes and behaviours; self-assessment and self-critique; human performance and limitations; student exercise

+ Training length:  50 minutes

+ Included: Resilience test, lesson plan with instructor notes, PowerPoint slides, documentation on resilience.

+ Access: Instant download after payment

+ File formats: Pdf and PowerPoint

Additional information

Lesson highlights:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: This lesson plan includes extensive training material focused on the essential aspects of resilience development and mental flexibility.
  • Plug-and-Play: Easily implement the provided lesson plans with fully guided trainer notes, ensuring a seamless training experience.
  • Interactive Exercises: Small activity to illustrate the concepts of stress management.
  • Self-Assessment Tools: Includes a resilience test for students to evaluate their own resilience.
  • Stress Control Tool: A simple yet effective tool to manage stress and improve decision-making.
  • Ideal for Diverse Industries: While tailored for Crew Resource Management (CRM) training, this lesson plan is equally suitable for a wide range of safety-critical industries where non-technical skills are crucial.


Topics covered:

  • Resilience Development: Understanding the concept and its importance.
  • Mental Flexibility: How flexibility in thinking impacts decision-making and stress management.
  • Stress and Stress Management: Techniques to manage stress effectively.
  • Human Performance and Limitations: Insights into how stress affects performance.
  • Two Nervous Systems: Understanding the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how they affect our reactions to stress.


Training materials included:

  • Handouts: Comprehensive materials for students, including a resilience test.
  • PowerPoint Presentation: A complete set of slides to guide the lesson.
  • Instructor’s Notes: Detailed notes to help trainers deliver the lesson confidently.


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Our lesson plan on resilience development and mental flexibility is designed to raise your training standards and provide a fresh and innovative approach, ensuring you have everything you need to conduct effective, engaging and impactful training sessions within your organisation.  


In-House Use Only: This publication is licensed strictly for in-house training and is not to be used for commercial purposes.

Video Clip Guidance: While NaviMinds cannot provide the video clips referenced in the lesson plan, clear instructions on how to locate them are included. Our support team is always available to assist with any issues.

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