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Online Masterclass | Mental Toughness

As part of the Captured programme, the team arrange for guest speakers to deliver masterclasses, to the Captured Alumni, on a range of topics to help small business owners.

In this session, John Sunderland-Wright led the group through a series of exercises around building resilience and mental toughness.

Mental toughness is having the psychological edge that allows one to perform at peak maximum effort and efficiency during the demands that are placed on them during their work and home life. Specifically, when the demands are greatest or the conditions become adverse. It is this mental toughness that gives some of the world's athletic superstars the ability to push past exhaustion, opposition, and injury to score and to win. This session not only looks at the psychological side but also uses some of the recent finding from neuroscience to show you how you can maximise your brain not only at a psychological level, but also at emotional and physical levels too. 

Outline of Key Learning covered 

  • Understand what mental resilience is and how to recognise if we are not 
  • Understanding how your brain works and what it needs 
  • Learn the SENSE model. A brain development tool 
  • Learn some mental toughness techniques for better focus and problem-solving 
  • Learn some key Sleep tips -taken from the work of the world’s leading sleep experts 
  • Recognise the link between well-being, resilience and improved performance 

If you would like to find out more about how you can take part in the Captured Programme, please email

Last modified: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:05:25 BST