Overcoming Setbacks - Interactive

Overcoming Setbacks - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 10, 2020

Going over and over a setback keeps you stuck in the past. This interactive course is designed to help people manage stress and build resilience to cope better and remain calm when faced with setbacks and challenges. A powerful and essential interactive course for people working in today’s pressured environment.

At Cutting Edge the team learn that when facing setbacks, you need to recognize when you feel stuck, and then move forward. For Sam, the key to overcoming setbacks is to stay positive. Michael complains to Sam about setbacks that prevented him being chosen for Chicago. Sam proposes a policy that limits people’s (namely Michael’s) tendency to vent angrily about perceived setbacks. Marcus explains to his team that it is important to shake off setbacks, as he did when he applied for a job that he didn’t get. He tells his team to be open, confident, flexible, and move forward – all a problem for Michael. The rest of the team relay effective examples of where they overcame perceived setbacks in their personal and work lives. Sam emphasizes that instead of focusing on what went wrong; focus on how to make things better next time. Marcus advocates a peer support program whereby people can ask for help; Sherry adds that others may have strengths that balances one’s weaknesses. Believe you’re a champion, attitude counts – so tell yourself you can do it.

Key Learning Points

  • Don’t focus only on negatives INSTEAD: Limit the venting and move forward
  • Don't withdraw from others INSTEAD: Ask for help and share concerns
  • Don't lose hope of success INSTEAD: Remain confident and persistent
  • Don't let an obstacle hold you back INSTEAD: Shake it off and see opportunities

Comedy makes learning fun

This interactive course is part of the popular Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This powerful training series follows several characters as they battle challenges, negotiate conflicts and learn from mistakes about professionalism, leadership, communication and safety. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.