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Overthinking can get to all of us, whether you lay awake at night thinking of a conversation you had, typo in an email you missed or a comment from senior staff that’s stuck in your head.

If that sounds like you, our Overcoming Overthinking Training course can help.

By overthinking and over analysing a situation you risk stagnation and a severe drop in productivity. Focusing intensely on a subject or issue can impact your ability to make decisions and thus, resulting in making situations more complicated which intensifies the issue.

Join esteemed Author and memory expert, Mark Channon, to learn how to better absorb relevant information and filter out not so important facts. Develop strategies and gain practical tools to avoid wasting precious time and energy on a single issue.

Leave the day with a practical toolkit to help overcome decision-making paralysis.

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Mark Channon
Executive Coach

Mark Channon is a Coach, Trainer, and Author of Improve Your Memory and The Memory Workbook (Hodder Education).

Over the last 20 years, he has coached Startup Founders, Executives, Presenters, Actors, Engineers, Designers, and even Heart Surgeons to perform at their very best. Combining Executive Coaching/Training with the latest Accelerated Learning strategies to help clients, learn fast, get focused, maximise productivity and improve performance.

Mark’s work as a trainer includes running high-performance memory workshops for Guardian Masterclasses, BBC, Clarasys, WeWork, Salon Club, Also Festival, NextRadio, ICAEW and more.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why you overthink issues
  • Gain techniques to better absorb relevant information
  • Learn how to filter out unimportant information
  • Practice using tools to avoid decision making paralysis
  • Create an overcoming overthinking toolkit
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

De-Mystifying Overthinking

  • Gain a brief overview on why people overthink issues
  • Discuss with the trainer and other delegates what issues you overthink the most
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Absorbing Information

  • Learn how to interpret key facts and figures
  • Understand how we learn and memorise information
  • Learn skills to better absorb relevant information
12:00 - 13:00

Overcoming Barriers to Overthinking

  • Gain practical tools and techniques to reduce overthinking
  • Learn how to filter out unimportant information
  • Prime your brain for high performance
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Tools for Avoiding Overthinking

  • Learn how to appropriately frame the problem/opportunity you are facing
  • Gain tools and techniques to quickly analyse a problem:
    • Switch between a pessimistic and optimistic mindset to analyse and problem solve
    • Reduce negative chatter by identifying the ‘missing’ value
    • Utilise the 331 method to give you greater clarity
    • Tiny Habits for clarity and focus
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Action Planning

Apply the day’s learnings through interactive exercises and take back a toolkit to help you reduce overthinking issues:

  • Develop strategies to avoid decision making paralysis
  • Learn how to reduce an issue to its simplest form
  • Create a toolkit to reduce overthinking
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close