England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland HR, workforce and communications, Personal and organisational development

Online Training: Positive Thinking (lunch and learn)


This programme has been developed for participants who would like to develop a positive mental attitude by exploring ways to improve their positivity.

Based on a 75-minute session, the programme covers:

  • The importance of healthy, positive thinking
  • Understanding our thought processes
  • Choosing how to think
  • Establishing and maintaining new patterns of thinking.

The programme, although serious in nature, will be delivered in a fun and interactive manner, with some activities built-in (no role play!).

Each participant will receive a copy of the PowerPoint slides.



Welcome (10 mins)

  • Introduction to the session
  • Programme objectives
  • Quick hello and personal aims

Thought Processes (20 mins)

  • The thinking processes
  • Tapes and personal loops
  • Patterns of behaviour and self-fulfilling prophecies

Straight v Crooked Thinking (15 mins)

  • Inner dialogue and crooked thinking
  • Managing the voice in our head

Strategies and Approaches (20 mins)

  • Choosing how to think
  • Interventions
  • Tips and techniques for maintaining positive thought processes
  • Where to go from here

Session Review (10 mins)

  • Summary of key points
  • Delegate feedback and close.



Miranda Smythe

Miranda has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations (mainly local government) to identify learning gaps, and to develop tailored, creative and relevant strategies for meeting these needs with a view of helping them meet their objectives.  Miranda is also a Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) Associate Trainer and has been involved in developing bespoke programmes for Councillors including speed reading and personal safety.

In addition to her formal role, Miranda is also very involved in local community development activities, providing mental health awareness sessions for many not-for-profit organisations.  She is Chair of a local homelessness charity and has been instrumental in developing and facilitating community leadership initiatives in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Who should attend?

This session has been developed for elected members and officers who would like to develop a positive mental attitude by exploring ways to improve their positivity.