Given the choice; people very rarely choose negatively for themselves.

People don’t tend to opt for Failure over Success, Poverty over Financial Security, Unemployment over Opportunity, Abusive Relationships over Loving Relationships, or Misery over Happiness.

Rather, we find ourselves in situations that we believe we had no choice or control over. We might assume it’s just the cards life has dealt us or that a bad decision made in the past now means this is the only life we can ever hope to know! The fantastic news is - this isn’t the case.

The beliefs that we hold about ourselves, informs and shapes our lives and determines the outcomes!

“If you think you can and if you think you can’t – you are probably right” (Henry Ford)

It’s important to recognize that life isn’t static, it's changing constantly. Many of the beliefs that we hold onto about ourselves often hold us back and prevent us from living a life we would choose.


Beliefs are only thoughts that we keep on thinking! We can change our thoughts and our beliefs at any time; transforming our whole lives for the better if that’s how we choose.

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval" (Mark Twain)

Senses© 12 weeks transformation program is a person-centered, trauma informed, emotionally intelligent integrated program, delivered by a team of highly skilled, professional practitioners and coaches which is specifically designed for adults who are looking to make positive, sustainable changes and discover a new enthusiasm for life.

The Greek word for enthusiasm translates as 'A God Within' - so called because the beauty of feeling passion and enthusiasm creates with feelings of joy and happiness and we all deserve to feel joy and happiness in our lives!



Each segment of the APS Wheel of Life is as equally important as the next, as is maintaining a balance between them. The segments represent 6 key areas of life which are interlinked and impact on each of the other segments. The importance of creating a healthy environment that supports well-being and aids recovery is widely accepted, which is why The Senses© Transformation program offers;

  1. A safe space to explore vulnerability, thoughts, and feelings without fear of judgement or criticism.

  2. A supportive environment to replace unhealthy thoughts & feelings with new perspectives encouraging confidence and self-belief.

  3. Supported opportunities to evolve and develop, aiming for sustainable personal transformation.

  4. Work Experience & or New Skills Development & Enthusiasm 







The work experience element of the program is delivered in partnership with Just Cycle Ltd, a bicycle recycling charity, promoting reuse and active travel for improved health and mental well-being and includes basic bicycle maintenance and the opportunity to work on and keep a recycled bicycle. For those candidates who choose the Just Cycle option, there is the potential to progress and obtain a City and Guilds qualification in Bicycle Maintenance.

For candidates who do not express an interest in bicycles, they will have the opportunity to choose a subject of interest to study for a qualification through the New Skills Academy Online for which they receive ongoing in-house support.

For information about how to refer onto this program please contact your local Jobcentre Work Advisor or email 

  • @APositiveStart

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