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Mental and emotional resilience - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of mental and emotional resilience. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.

Webinar + on-line course + daily practice

On-the-job practice

3 new daily habits
3 conversations

You decide!

Self-lead or team-lead

We recommend you follow the program with a buddy or with your team for best results. Send them the link!

3 - 6 weeks

6 weeks = best results per separate skill
3 weeks = optimal for holistic skill improvement, focusing on building several skills in a shorter time frame
Total time investment

3,5 hours

Webinar: 1 hour
On-line course: 1 hour
Weekly practice: 15 minutes

1% better
every day.

"Building a healthy lifestyle and experiencing optimal health, happiness, and mental well-being doesn't need to be an overwhelming and difficult process. You don't need to go through a ton of programs or books, or test a dozen techniques that don't work. We have deconstructed the process into a few essential habits for you to build."
Nils Maes - Co-founder of SkillsGym Health
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Stress is a fact of life.
It’s important to know that we can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we react to it. Research has shown that the effects of stress and exercise are greatly affected by the way we think about them. Mice who are free to exercise as much as they want get healthier and happier; mice who are forced to exercise the exact same amount, however, get weaker and sicker. And - though lab trials of forced exercise wouldn't make it past an ethics board - research does indicate that we humans function the same way.

In this program, you will experiment with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) methods and mindset reprogramming. We will also look at breathwork, meditation, mindfulness practices and other evidence-based strategies for regulating our neurological state in order to build resilience. Another core component of building resilience is by intentionally practicing hormetic stress; this is the ideal level of exposure to stressors. Underexposure to stress leaves your body unchallenged, while overexposure could lead to health problems. Hormetic stress is that “sweet spot” where stress is beneficial for us.
  • Evidence-based: the best habits for you to build in order to master this skill according to research
  • Tested and approved by thousands of participants
  • Designed for social learning: go through the program with your buddy or team to build in social accountability and support

Master the skill of Mental and emotional resilience (basic)

We have deconstructed this skill into 3 sub-skills. And you will build one habit, and have one conversation around each sub-skill in a period of 3-6 weeks.
The program consists of a 1-hour webinar to kick-start your 3-6 week practice period in the workflow or in your personal life.

Master the skill step-by-step

You don't need tons of time or willpower to build a new skill. What you do need, is consistency. That's why after the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, focusing on 3 sub-skills:


Week 1 - 2 

Choose how you look at life

Reflect on what you are choosing to believe, and whether those beliefs are serving you. Or if it's time to choose another belief.


Week 3  - 4  

Build an optimistic perspective

Use evidence-based strategies to help you bounce back from difficult situations even stronger than you were before.


Week 5 - 6 

Stop worrying

Find the upside of stress, and use rational evidence-based tools to stop worrying.
Join this program and revolutionize your mindset – choose power over perspective, build strength from evidence, turn stress into an ally, and break free from worry. Because life's challenges should be opportunities, not obstacles.​

What you will achieve by following this program

Empower Your Perspective

By engaging in our program, you'll learn to actively choose how you perceive life. Reflect on your beliefs and determine if they truly serve your well-being, providing you with the tools to adopt empowering perspectives.

Optimize Resilience Through Evidence-Based Strategies

Uncover evidence-based strategies that will not only help you navigate challenging situations but will also enable you to bounce back stronger. Develop an optimistic mindset rooted in proven techniques that promote emotional resilience.

Transform Stress Into Strength

Our program equips you with the ability to find the silver lining in stress. Utilize rational, evidence-based tools to not just manage but embrace stress, turning it into a catalyst for personal growth and resilience.

Break Free from Worry

Learn practical, evidence-based methods to stop worrying. We provide you with the tools to dissect and understand your worries, empowering you to find constructive solutions and build a mindset free from the burdens of unnecessary stress.

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Nils Maes, co-founder of SkillsGym Health. Here are a few things you might like to know about him:

Nils' background

Nils is a versatile individual who began his journey as a professional athlete, excelling as a ballet dancer at the London and Paris Opera houses before honing his skills in martial arts during a two-year stint at a Sports University in China. Transitioning from athleticism, he ventured into entrepreneurship, owning a gym for two years before leveraging his expertise to spearhead the well-being programs for SkillsGym Health at SkillsGym two years ago.

Personal life

Nils embodies the principles of our SkillsGym Health programs in his daily life. His routine includes tailored workouts, breathwork, and cold exposure, leveraging his expertise as a certified Wim Hof instructor. Additionally, he prioritizes quality time with his partner Sarah and his son. To maintain his sanity, Nils seeks solace in nature in his beloved 4x4, preferably exploring the wilderness in Alaska.

20+ years of impact

SkillsGym Health uses the same habit-focused method that has become synonymous with SkillsGym's approach. This method has assisted numerous world-class organizations such as Samsung, Deloitte, and Ikea, along with thousands of managers and their teams, in enhancing their soft skills. Now, SkillsGym extends its expertise by offering programs designed to expedite the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team, and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Fun fact about Nils: Despite his reputation as a disciplined athlete committed to his daily routine, he also embraces the 70% rule for building a healthy lifestyle. Nils believes in sticking to good habits 70% of the time while indulging in less healthy choices for the remaining 30%, adding balance and flexibility to his approach. We'll leave it up to him to share more about that 30% in his programs!

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Managing stress & energy

Master this skill in 3-6 weeks, one habit and one conversation at a time.