Resiliency Training

Supporting health and mental wellbeing

An organization is only as strong and as successful as its team members. Therefore, enhancing and strengthening team members’ health, resilience, and mental wellbeing is key.

When you are thriving mentally, emotionally, and physically, your team will thrive too. Investing in an employee health education program is a strategic way an organization can build more resilient, healthy, resourceful, and engaged employees. These results will, in turn, yield invaluable dividends to the organization by way of increased productivity, decreased illness time, and an enhanced work environment.

The following offers a sneak peak at Tailor Making Health’s training programs. These programs have a proven track record in assisting organizations and their employees improve their overall health and wellbeing. All sessions can be delivered online or in person.

Resiliency, Health, and Mental Well-being Training Samples

We are proud to provide content-rich and interactive virtual sessions to support the overall health and mental wellbeing of teams of people.  The sessions are designed to impart concrete strategies designed to enhance resiliency, maintain perspective, improve coping skills, and overall health.

Training Session Objectives

All webinars will be designed to meet the following objectives:

  • To promote the health and resiliency of all team members by providing webinars to increase awareness and improve overall health and well-being
  • To focus on proactive health and resiliency training/education
  • To provide additional skills to team members to better manage stress, and to mitigate and prevent mental, emotional, and physical health injuries.
  • To uplift and empower participants to take control of their overall health and wellbeing

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or contact Sara today.

Participants will:

  • Understand the stress response and its impact on health and wellbeing
  • Learn how to control and easily shift out of the stress response
  • Test-drive a variety of strategies to do just that
  • Learn ways to incorporate ‘5-minute brain breaks’ throughout the day

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

Participants will:

  • Discover the power of perspective and how the meaning we attach to the events in our lives shapes and creates our reality
  • Gain two powerful perspective-shifting tools
  • Build skills related to navigating change and maintaining perspective in uncertain times

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

In this session participants will:

  • Discover 4 mindset strategies of high-performance athletes to stay nimble and flexible especially during times of constant change
  • Learn how to avoid change fatigue and find balance no matter what is going on
  • Learn strategies to foster courage, grit, and stamina especially during highly demanding times

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

In this session participants will:

  • Have increased self-awareness of their communication style and patterns
  • Gain skills to foster connection and enhance communication
  • Understand the key principles on how to have a conversation that brings out the best in themselves and others
  • Learn how to be a flexible thinker and communicator

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

Participants will:

  • Learn to spot the sneaky ways your inner critic ‘shows up’ in your thinking
  • Discover the common thought traps that can get us ‘stuck’
  • Gain concrete strategies to create a more supportive and compassionate mindset (aka how to talk to yourself kindly)
  • Explore effective tips for shifting their mindset when they notice themselves getting stuck in a ‘rut’

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

Seeing the bigger picture can improve our ability to navigate our short-term challenges, be more effective problem-solvers, keep us focused, and maintain perspective.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discover the core components of strategic “big picture” thinking
  • Gain practical tips to expand the way that they think
  • Explore effective techniques to assist with navigating change
  • Uncover techniques to help others see the big picture too

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

In this session participants will:

  • Gain simple, easy, and practical strategies to navigate negativity and challenging interactions with others
  • Learn tools to help shift the conversation to one that is more productive and positive
  • Discover ways to stay sane and positive no matter who is around

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

In this session participants will:

  • Understand the four key pillars for peak health and resiliency
  • Gain tools and practices to boost their immune system and optimize health
  • Explore actions to narrow the gap between ‘knowing’ to ‘doing’ in terms of practices that will help to improve their health
  • Explore opportunities to improve one’s physical health and wellbeing now through a self-assessment
  • Gain new sleep hygiene strategies that will help improve the quality of their sleep
  • Create an action plan to start implementing new sleep hygiene practices

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

“Sara’s high quality and interactive employee wellness sessions have been instrumental in building staff confidence and resilience during this difficult time. The District and staff are so grateful to have had the support of Sara.”

Thank you so much for your outstanding webinars. You are wonderful, and a wealth of knowledge and support. Everything you talked about has helped me immensely.

I’ve been attending your fantastic wellness sessions during this time of crisis. The skills that I have learned throughout the series have positively impacted my life in so many ways. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from you and integrate these skills moving forward.”

“Outstanding, informative, and engaging! I have loved each one of your sessions. The strategies that I have gained have yielded positive results in all areas of my life!”

“You are awesome! Thank you Sara for the great webinar last night. I got a tremendous amount of information and tools to move forward. Had my first brain break today and it was terrific.”

Training for First Responders

The greatest threat to the health and wellbeing of first responders is stress. Stress is at the root of most, if not all chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, etc. In order to build the necessary health and resilience, and to assist with managing stress through proactive activities, mental fitness training is critical for first responders. It enhances their ability to handle the mental and emotional demands of the profession.

Regardless of where a first responder is at in their career whether first-year or veteran, or what their current health status is, there are things they can start doing today to build their mental fitness and enhance their resiliency.  Those who consistently practice taking control of how they think, feel, and act will experience an improved outlook, have better coping skills, and will ultimately reduce their chances of experiencing mental, emotional, and physical injuries.

The following outlines Tailor Making Health’s flagship mental fitness and resiliency training programs offered for first responders.

Three hours of on-site training where first responders will be introduced to the core fundamentals of Mental Fitness.

Participation in this session provides the foundation for “Mind Mastery for First Responders: Mental Fitness and Resiliency Training for High Performance and Improved Health and Wellbeing”

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the core drivers that impact the way we interpret our outside world
  • Understand how our psychology (how we think) constantly “infects and affects” our physiology and vice versa
  • Gain easy-to-use cross contextual (can be used in any role in life) tools and strategies to easily overcome any challenge, build resiliency, and navigate change
  • Discover the core fundamentals for mental fitness and resiliency in firefighting

This session provides a low-cost and high-value opportunity for firefighters to be introduced to Tailor Making Health’s content and training format. All participants will take away strategies that they can immediately apply to their life both on and off their job.

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

“This Intro to Mental Fitness session literally saved my life and couldn’t have come at a more pivotal time.” – RCMP officer

18-hours of onsite immersion training where first responders will receive comprehensive proactive training and skill development in mental fitness and resiliency to foster mental preparedness on and off the job. In addition, skills to build leadership, improve communication, create health changes, and foster team cohesion will be provided

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve outlook and performance
  • Overcome negative thinking and self-defeating patterns
  • Enhance personal ownership and accountability
  • Improve communication and leadership skills
  • Learn how to re-frame and process incidents
  • Gain strategies to effectively manage your state (emotions) and decrease stress

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

“This Mind Mastery program has and continues to be a lifeline for me and so many others in the department.” – Esquimalt Firefighter

In this highly interactive “roll up your sleeves” 3-hour session participants will:

  • Understand how the unique stressors acting upon first responders and maladaptation to stress impact their overall health and wellbeing
  • Discover first responder-specific ways to eat, move, sleep, and think for optimum performance and health both in the short and long term
  • Increase self-awareness and ownership for one’s own health and wellbeing
  • Gain simple, easy, and practical ways to immediately begin to improve health

To learn more about our popular online and in-person training sessions, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz, call 250-744-4770 or email today.

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for your presentation on “Building and Maintaining a Healthy and Resilient Firefighter”. You know your audience and know how to be patient and engage our group. You handle the dynamics so well and can engage the group and “manage” our “jocularity”. I personally feel like I am always able to have take-a-ways from your talks. Thank you for caring and offering your support, I really appreciate it!” – City of Victoria, firefighter

“Sara Wegwitz, has designed, coordinated and delivered the Health and Wellness Program for the Oak Bay Fire Department for several years. Her program has resulted in significant improvements to our team’s overall health and wellbeing in the three areas of mind, body, and spirit. Sara continues to be an indispensable resource for the health and wellbeing of our team here at the Oak Bay Fire Department and I would recommend her and her company to any organization that is looking to improve the overall health, wellness, and resiliency of their people.”

“Sara is a standout professional in her field of resiliency training and health and wellness program development. I highly recommend Sara to any organization that is looking to empower their teams of people with practical and concrete training to help them navigate any challenge, improve overall health and wellbeing, and take business operations to the next level.”

“Sara’s training program “Intro to Mental Fitness” literally saved my life. I am forever grateful that I was able to attend this training session.”

“The lessons on how to communicate better and to use specific tools on a day-to-day basis has significantly helped me and it’s helped my relationship with my ex-wife tremendously. The stress I no longer hold is measurable in my daily mood.”

We now share more of our mental state with each other on a day-to-day basis which benefits us greatly when we are faced with a call that might result in a CISM debriefing. Our crew has found that the skills and knowledge we have learned here at the fire hall has impacted our personal lives in a positive way. We are more mindful of other people and have gained skills to deal with daily stressors.”

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for your presentation on “Building and Maintaining a Healthy and Resilient Firefighter”. You definitely know your audience and know how to be patient and engage our group. You handle the dynamics so well and are able to engage the group and “manage” our “jocularity”. I personally feel like I am always able to have take-a-ways from your talks.”

To learn more about Team Coaching, book a meeting with Sara Wegwitz here
or call 250-744-4770 or contact Sara today.