Mental Toughness: the 4C’s

3 hrs with a report, 90 min or 2 hrs without (All programs can be tailored to meet your agenda and team needs)

Workshop

6 - 600 participants

Nationwide

All year round

Workbook or Profile Tool Available at additional cost but not essential.

From $1600 + gst

Workshop

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. 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. We look forward to bringing you on a journey to discover the keys to understanding and building your ability to stay confident and prevail even when you are up against it. Option to have The MTQ48  takes no longer than 8-10 minutes to measure Mental Toughness.  MTQ48 measures the four components of Mental Toughness.

How it works

In this workshop we cover

Define Mental Toughness and discover the origins 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. Control – Commitment -Challenge and Confidence Self evaluate own mental toughness Identify activities to build Mental Toughness at optimum

In this workshop we cover:

  • Define Mental Toughness and discover the origins
  • 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.
    Control
    Commitment
    Challenge
    Confidence
  • Self evaluate own mental toughness Identify activities to build
  • Mental Toughness at optimum Developing Mental Toughness Activities:                                                                                               
    > Control: Circle of concern Vs Circle of influence                                                                                         
    > Commitment: US Basketball activity : Focus through Challenge activity with insight into patterns in Optimism vs Pessimistic thought                                                                                                                  
    > Challenge: The Kubler Ross Change Curve                                                                                             >
    > Confidence: Insight into our negativity bias, the self-critic and the neuroscience of positive emotion.

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.

THE Many BENEFITS OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS

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.                                                                                        

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.

THE Many BENEFITS OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS

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 well-being – 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.