Positive mental pathways for HETV freelancers

Career stages
Early, Experienced, Expert
High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded

Positive mental pathways: rewiring your thinking is a course for freelancers working in HETV who want to discover  how their internal mental processes influence their career progression and their management and leadership style, and how they can use this knowledge to develop themselves.

Funded by  the HETV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions, these two 90-minute exploratory sessions will be co-delivered by Sarah McCaffrey from Solas Mind and Alison Grade, author of The Freelance Bible.

Who it's for

This course is aimed at freelancers working in HETV. It will be delivered online as two condensed, two-hour sessions (9.00 - 10.30am) on 19 and 21 May.

Attendees must commit to attend both workshops.

What it covers

In the first session, you will look at your thinking patterns. Topics covered will include:

  • cognitive distortions
  • cognitive restructuring
  • a few tools to challenge thoughts

In the second session you will look at how you can apply this thinking not just to yourself but to the teams you are working with. Topics covered will include

  • resilience
  • a few tools to enhance resilience
  • the 3 Ps of emotional resilience
  • resilience and vulnerability
  • a few tools to manage stress

Individuals will leave with an understanding of how they can rewire their thinking patterns to develop positive mental pathways. By examining their behaviour and thought processes and implementing positive changes they can, not only enhance their professional and personal growth but also, improve that of their team.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application



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