Overthinking can get to all of us, whether you lay awake at night thinking of a conversation you had that didn’t go to plan, a typo in an email you missed or a comment from a senior member of staff or colleague that’s stuck in your head.

If that sounds like you, our bespoke In-House 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.

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

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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09:25 - 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


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


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

Round Up and Key Takeaways