The New ERA © Programme

The New ERA (Emotional Resilience in Action) programme, delivered by Positive Ways, has proven to be a popular and successful way in which individuals can gain coaching in a group setting.

Being ‘resilient’ means that we are able to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges and traumas more quickly and effectively. The ability to ‘bounce’ is often dependent upon the set of emotional and physical resources that we have available to us at the time.

Some of us may not have had the time and space to build suitable resources and develop resilience before an event hits us. Others may have previously been very resilient, but have been left feeling overwhelmed by a build-up of stress. If so, we may need help to recover and build, or re-build, the necessary resources.

Our approach

Working from the human givens based approach to coaching and counselling, the programme will provide you with the knowledge and support needed to fulfil unmet needs in positive and healthy ways. The human givens is a simple and structured model, using the organising principles of ‘emotional needs’ and ‘emotional resources’.

We begin by gaining clarity and focus on the issues, starting with a straightforward and effective audit of your current emotional needs. The model we use helps us first to identify the factors that may be causing a sense of ‘not being good enough’. We can then use this information to build our resources and work towards the place of resourcefulness and, hence, resilience.

We work in a solutions focused way encouraging individuals to clarify current challenges and to envisage next steps in terms of planning and taking action towards resolving challenges and building resilience.

Who is it for?

The programme is especially beneficial for people who:

  • Are feeling ‘stuck’ and in need of activating some positive change, motivation and self-empowerment.
  • Wish to learn more about overcoming trauma and how to learn new, healthy patterns.
  • Wish to return to meaningful occupation following some time away from employment.
  • Wish to start their own business, pursuing their passions.
  • Wish to find more connection with others, and become involved in a supportive and resilient peer community.

This programme is embedded in the principles of peer support whereby each participant gives and receives attention and mutual support. The group enables you to identify, engage and make use of your own resources, in order to get your needs met. Within the safe space of the peer supported coaching group you can practice or rehearse new patterns and contemplate new ways of thinking.

Following the programmes, you will attend a monthly, structured peer support group in order to maintain new habits and receive regular support.

The Outcome

The ongoing goal from engaging in, and with, Positive Ways is to achieve ‘Emotional Resilience’ which is often defined as the ability to bounce back.

Simply put, the Positive Ways approach will move you from being ‘stuck in the red’ to all ‘set to go in the green’. (See diagram below)

We will support you in identifying (or auditing) the root causes of your sense of ‘stuckness’ and help you build the resources where you need them.

In essence Positive Ways supports you in:
– Setting achievable goals
– Getting a sensible attitude
– Building your resourcefulness
– Keeping motivated.
– Being successful

Emotional Resilience in Action

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Programme dates

This programme is run in a number of formats both during the week and at the weekends to suit your schedule.

Please contact Emma for dates of upcoming programmes in your area.

Programme cost

The programme cost is £225 for the full programme and there are concessions for those whom are eligible for a subsidised or funded place through the ALF (Adept Living Foundation)

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These programmes are currently facilitated by Emma in: Stevenage, Hitchin, Langford, Bedford and Clophill. Please contact Emma on : or 07791 520388 / 01462 700504.