At the end of the session delegates should have an increased understanding of how criticism and failure can be helpful to improving performance, and how to carry out self-reflection practise.


This guide is designed for a manager or a facilitator to deliver a short workshop featuring videos from the Video Arts Wellbeing Essentials Series.


Each video comes with a series of activities around the following structure:

LOOK – watch the video and reflect on the content and message.

THINK – activities and questions linking the video to their own experience and workplace REMEMBER – a summary of the key learning points Each section relating to the video will last around 15 minutes

PRACTISE – At the end of the series of videos there is a 30 minute practical training exercise which will bring the learnings together.


Delegates should be encouraged to record any personal development actions on their Personal Action Plan sheet.



 Embracing Failure

 Fire your inner critic

 Be kind to yourself


 Trainer Tools

  • Criticism and Failure Workshop Guide


  • WBG-ESS Criticism & Failure Infographic
  • Wellbeing Essentials Summary Infographic


Criticism & Failure