Choosing something different

Choosing Something Different‘We all do what we do because it makes sense to us.’

This modular course was developed and run successfully within Domestic Violence services working with men, women and families.

Originally designed to be delivered to people who may be thought of as ‘challenging or ‘hard to reach’. This course gives people the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities to make positive changes in their own lives that make sense to them. We all do what we do because on some level it makes sense to us. People don’t change just because we want them to. Real change happens when it’s self directed and meaningful.

Who can benefit?

As applicable to Men as it is to Women and children, this course helps us to understand more bout what makes us ‘tick’ and offers us ways of developing the awareness to understand and manage ourselves better.

The course teaches people how to;

  • Develop self awareness
  • Manage Anger & Stress
  • Look after our Mental Health
  • Relate better to others
  • Be more conscious of our choices and actions
  • Be clearer about what we want in life

Very few of us are taught how to get the best from our psychology. How we manage life’s challenges and experiences depends mostly on our ‘State of mind’. Our ‘State of mind’ affects everything we do in life. At work, at home and at play.  This is the ‘stuff’ we should have all been taught from an early age, and it’s never too late to start.

We believe that when our thinking changes so do our choices.

We encourage people to develop real outcomes that benefit themselves, partners, families and communities.

Because this is delivered in an effective and engaging way it gives people the opportunity to learn practical techniques and useful models of thinking that stay with you long after the training.


content includes

  • State & State management
  • Understanding Perception, Thinking & Behaviour
  • Individual Difference
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Avoiding conflict & drama
  • Interpersonal Communication & Connection
  • Values & Beliefs
  • Well formed Outcomes

Delivery can be adapted to suit most situations, and has been done previously over 6 weeks with 3 hour sessions. This has also included an initial conversation and assessment and a final review for each participant, who over the course will develop outcomes that are relevant and meaningful to them.

More recently this programme has been adapted to run along The Rise-up & Reach out programme. Combining Poetry, Rap, Music & Creativity to allow for self exploration and development. This project has been run successfully in Prisons with Rise-up CIC; and in Domestic Violence Services with Changing Lives.

Would you like to know more?

To commission this as a course or to compliment your project, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can adapt delivery and context to most situations. Because this course is about self awareness it can be adapted to many situations.

We also offer training experiences designed for workers in support work, youth work, social work, Probation, Careers Services etc. When you work with people sometimes the only tools you have are your ability to manage yourself and your ability to communicate. Our State of mind affects everything we do yet very few of us are taught more about it.

For more information about the other training opportunities we offer please visit our Courses page