Travel Agents

AFTA launches ‘Resilient Mind’ program for agents

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has announced a scientifically-based, four-week mental wellbeing and resilience program for not only members, but their family and friends.

The peak industry association has partnered with the Mind Body Brain Performance Institute to fund a mental wellbeing program for 1,000 agents that provides scientifically proven mental and emotional support to enhance resilience and mental wellbeing.

In addition to the 1,000 free places, each participant receives two guest passes.

The Resilient Mind program is a four-week challenge that blends resilience education with online tools, videos, workouts, a social feed, and habit-forming daily rituals scientifically proven to help participants focus on what they can control and keep a positive mindset.

To participate, agents can download and complete this form with the names of their agency colleagues who can complete the challenge as a team. Teams can complete daily rituals to receive points and climb the leaderboard.

Everyone who registers will receive a free ‘Family and Friends’ invite so they can share the experience and draw on the support of loved ones in forming new habits.

Registration for the challenge opens today and closes on Wednesday 2 September. To register, complete this form and return to Joanne Arancibia at jo@afta.com.au.

The program will run from Monday 7 September to Sunday 4 October. Agents will receive an email with personal login details to access the online platform when the program kicks off.

Paul Taylor, director of the Mind Body Brain Performance Institute, said: “I’m a ‘pracademic’, which means I take the academic research and make it real and practical.

“The Resilient Mind program gives travel agents access to proven methods that allow participants to transform the scientific knowledge we provide into everyday practical actions that they can take to be more resilient.

“Resilience is a skill that can be learned, and the Resilient Mind program bridges the knowing/doing gap to delivery positive outcomes that make a real difference.”

AFTA chief executive Darren Rudd said the association was “very proud” to be launching the program for free to 1,000 members.

“This is possible thanks to both Paul Taylor kindly supporting travel agents through a heavily discounted program, and to the very much appreciated contribution from an anonymous donor,” he said.

“We selected the Resilient Mind program based on its scientific foundation and proven methods that deliver results. Resilient Mind is a fun and proven way to boost your resilience and we look forward to doing just that together as we take on this four-week challenge.

“Once the program concludes, I look forward to sharing the results with the industry.”


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