When taking on a personal journey, every client is unique in terms of the areas they would like to work on and the time they can and want to dedicate to the journey.
Some clients like to plan in advance for a 'fixed term' programme (i.e. deciding on a set number of sessions in advance to work on their issues), whereas others like to embark on the journey and see as they progress how many sessions they want/need.
Whichever approach you prefer, MANN uP will accommodate that and work with you in the way you wish to (either for a fixed period or on an open ended basis).
A key aspect of 'success' in any personal journey is finding someone you connect with, trust and feel you can collaborate with. For this reason, a no-obligation Introductory Session lets you come along and find out if MANN uP's approach is right for you.
It is important to note that no client is under an obligation to MANN uP to attend a certain number of sessions, you are free to come for as many, or as few sessions as you want and need (see the Fees & Booking section for more information).
It will always be about designing and delivering a tailored programme that suits your individual needs.
Duration: 1 session
Aim: To provide you with an opportunity to get to know more about MANN uP services and talk over areas where you might like to advance in your life.
Content: A confidential and informal conversation where you will have the opportunity to find out more about MANN uP services and the programme process.
There will be an opportunity for you to discuss (in as much detail as you are comfortable with) issues or concerns relating to your life and wellbeing that you might like to work on in a programme.
We will also carry out a preliminary assessment to identify any pertinent issues that could impact on your therapeutic journey, or which may need to be prioritised.
This will help you to consider:
- If it is the right time for you to embark on a programme and what you might like to focus on.
- Whether MANN uP services are right for you.
Personal Advancement Programme
Duration: Your Choice
Aim: This programme is designed to give clients who are aware that their life and wellbeing is not quite how they would like it to be, but who are not clear yet on exactly what they should or want to work on to advance, the time and space to develop greater levels of self-insight on how their life is at the moment and how they would prefer it to be, to guide them towards setting personal advancement goals and devising plans of action to move their life to be more as they would like it to be.
The programme also provides opportunity for the client to identify and add 'tools' to their psychological 'toolkit' to advance their overall sense of mental and emotional strength, stamina and resilience.
Content: The programme will begin with giving the client time and space to develop their own self-insight be auditing and exploring aspects of their psychological, physical, relational, vocational and recreational wellbeing to identify how thing are now, and how they might like them to be.
Read more about how your psychological (mental and emotional) wellbeing can be connected to other parts of your life.
This naturally leads to the identification and prioritisation of personal advancement goals, with time given to carefully consider the strength, stamina and resilience the client already possesses and can call on or build in to advance and the 'barriers' (such as internalised narratives, unhelpful ways of thinking or behaving), that are getting in the way of the client living life to their own personal potential.
This all contributes to the collaborative development of tangible plan of action to follow in the programme which will support a client towards achieving their personal advancement goals.
Time is also given to developing the client’s insight and wisdom into their own self-concept (how they view, value, respect and look after themselves) to help strengthen both their self-confidence and self-esteem. Believing in yourself, treating yourself well and prioritising your own needs will also enhance a client's ability to unlock their own personal potential. You are in complete control of both the pace and overall duration of your Personal Advancement Programme.
Life Landmark Programme
Duration: Your Choice
Aim: It might be that you are struggling to come to terms with and gain peace with a past life landmark event or experience or grappling with one that is currently happening in your life or one that is on the horizon. The aim of the Life Landmark Programme is to work at a pace that is right for you to offer you a nurturing environment of support and guidance to help you gain an insight and wisdom relating to that life landmark that will advance your sense of being resolved or able to cope with it.
Some examples could include: gaining insight and wisdom into an as yet unresolved earlier life experience such as neglect, abuse or bullying that is still troubling for you and inhibiting you overall sense of mental and emotional wellbeing. Or it could be getting support to tackle a current or upcoming life landmark that is or will test your levels of mental and emotional strength, stamina and resilience such as embarking on a new phase in your academic or professional career, introducing your gender identity or sexuality to the wider world, adjusting to a major change in your physical health, getting married, divorced or taking on being a parent, or coming to terms with the loss of a relationship or death of a loved one.
Content: The structure of this programme is intentionally non-directive to provide the time and space to tailor the pace and content to what is specifically right for you. Past issues can often be complex and at times painful to revisit as you work to develop insight and wisdom on their impact on you and consider how you want to act going forward as you integrate those experiences into your life narrative going forward. With current or upcoming life landmarks, often the insight and wisdom only unfolds as the event or experience does. You are in complete control of both the pace and overall duration of your Life Landmark Programme.
Duration: Your Choice
Aim: Maybe you have not identified a particular wellbeing advancement goal or life landmark you wish to work on but would still like to make a proactive commitment to invest time, energy and resource on maintaining and developing your ongoing sense of mental and emotional strength, stamina and resilience. In other words, your level of mindfitness.
For everyone, life's regular ups and downs and the pressures and demands it places on you, can put a strain on psychological strength, stamina and resilience.
Everyday life opportunities and challenges present you with the potential to advance your levels of personal insight and wisdom to better guide your actions, yet how many of us take the time to stop, reflect and learn from these experiences?
The aim of the Mindfit Programme is to create for you the dedicated time, space, guidance and support in your life to do just that. It is an opportunity for you to prioritise and invest in your mental and emotional wellbeing, by having someone to talk over your life with as it unfolds.
How many of us invest in regular training to improve or maintain our physical fitness, yet neglect taking a similar opportunity to regularly invest in our mental and emotional 'fitness' too? Think of it like going to the 'psychological gym'.
Content: The structure of this programme is intentionally non-directive to allow your midfit training to be customised to relate and respond to what is happening in your life at that time.
It might be sometimes there is a great deal going on in your life and you would benefit from increased levels of reflection and support to capitalise on the potential insight and wisdom to be gained from what you are experiencing to help you feel more prepared, resilient and in control. Whereas at others, you can engage in a slower pace of mindfit training to fit around your other commitments or priorities.
The programme will provide you with a safe, private and supportive space to come along and share how your life is going (the ups and downs) and self-reflect on how your mental and emotional 'fitness' is affected. You are in complete control of the pace and duration of your Mindfit Programme.
If you would like any more details on any of the programmes listed above or would like to discuss the possibility of an individually-tailored programme to suit your needs, please get in touch. (see the Contact section on this website for ways to connect).