Managing Fear and Developing Resilience – for Students

A Participate student session

Finding strategies to manage your fears and become more resilient are vital for a long and successful career. In this session, we will unpack how you can begin to cultivate these skills, and what this means to you as an individual.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 1.5-2 hour session


  • Maximum 20 participants per group
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“After the sessions, I feel I have gained the tools to navigate my way through difficult situations in the industry. Being able to communicate assertively and stand by my morals is absolutely necessary practice not just for work, but life.”

Third Year Acting Student

About the Course

In this session, students will focus on the importance of being able to identify fear, to acknowledge its impact on their lives, careers and wellbeing, and to gain tools with which to manage that fear. The session includes thought exercises and discussions centering on how to take an objective view of the industry, in order to support them to make reasoned choices about their conduct and careers moving forwards.

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National Youth Theatre. Photo by Nick Flintoff.

What we’ll cover

  • What fear means to you within your training and career
  • The body’s response to fear
  • Practical tips to manage your response to fear
  • Examples of how this plays out within the performing arts, and the impact it can have
  • What is resilience and how you can begin to build it
  • Space to consider how you might take areas of this learning away and action it moving forwards

You’ll come away with

  • An ability to recognise warning signs of fear and stress and deal constructively with them
  • An understanding of resilience and how to build their own personal resilience
  • Practical tips and skills to boost their personal resilience and ability to deal with pressure

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 2 hour session
  • Maximum 30 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information.


Yes, please email to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email to discuss what we can do for you.

Participate is Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them.
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Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts