RAPPORT - E-Workbook 2. Behaviours

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RAPPORT E-Workbook 1 - Triggers

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Self Discovery for Recovery

Trauma Informed, Person-Centred,

Compassionate, Self-Leadership Program....


Self-Discovery for Recovery is a Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing funded project supporting and guiding people on a compassionate, self-led journey of recovery, helping individuals to recognise how trauma impacts our nervous systems, health, relationships and daily lives.
A Person-Centred, Mind-Body approach to emotional healing, developed with lived experience insight, the project helps people to discover new coping strategies for self regulation and to holistically manage symptoms of trauma.
We cannot prevent trauma, suffering is part of the human condition, however we can learn to recognise, understand and manage the symptoms.

Trauma can impact our nervous systems, triggering survival mode.
We do not consider survival mode to be a disorder, as it is a natural response to threat experienced by all mammals.
Our role is to help you to understand what is happening to you and why, and to support you to find effective ways of managing the symptoms.


The project supports a range of holistic therapies including, Trauma Counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Timeline Therapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy, EMIT Therapy, Qigong Health and more...

If you are a therapist offering alternative therapies, we would love to hear from you.


Over the course of the 12 month program,  there are 6 interactive e-Workbooks for participants to complete, guided and supported by a trained Lived Experience Practitioner. Each book offers printable exercises & resources and are worked through sequentially. Created with lived experienced insight, the books are designed for ease of use, and are intended to be enjoyable, thought-provoking & engaging.


Self Discovery or Self Awareness as it is, follows a process called RAPPORT©.

The meaning of the word rapport is to create 'a close and harmonious relationship in which the people can understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well' .

We use the acronym RAPPORT, to create a 'close and harmonious relationship with self... understanding self, thoughts, feelings and behaviours....

R - Recognition, A - Acceptance, P -Process, P -Practice,  O - Observation, R - Reflection, T - Transformation.

During the program you are encouraged to work through the books at your own pace, supported the appointed LEP. You can choose to have as much or as little support as you need. Each e-workbook is represented by a single-coloured jigsaw piece, titles include:
Triggers, , Behaviours. ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts). Language & Communication, Boundaries, Safety & Reconnection.

You can dip in and out of the workbooks, using the many resources as much or as little as you like.. this is journey - you decide what does and what does not work for you...


When you present a myVoucher referral leaflet given to you by your GP or another referring body, our admin team at APS CIC will scan the code into our purpose built  myVoucher App which tells us which organisation has made the referral, giving you access to an free initial appointment.

Following the appointment, assuming you have decided the program is the one for you,  You will then receive one  new myVoucher code sent directly to your phone or email address containing upto12 months of free appointments with a trained professional Lived Experience Practitioner.

The program is Person-Centred, so you decide whether you want to attend appointments weekly, fortnightly or monthly and whether you prefer to connect face to face, online or by telephone, whichever suits you best.

If you have a smart phone, you will be invited to download our myWallet App, which automatically  stores appointments with us securely. Just present your myVoucher on your phone at your weekly appointment


Clients can join the program either by Self-referral or by presenting a myVoucher referral leaflet given to them by their GP or another organisation. We ask that clients themselves get in touch.

Getting in touch is really easy, simply follow the instructions below under the Contact Us heading.

Its understandable to us that you may be nervous or apprehensive about getting in touch or trying something new.

Be assured, Our team are all trauma informed with lived experience insight and will do all they can to help put you at ease. You are in safe hands.

Our Admin team are currently busy distributing myVoucher referral  leaflets to our partner organizations across the Borders, including GP surgeries, NHS services, H Victim Support, Women’s Aid, Housing Associations, Criminal Justice Service, Job Centre work coaches, SBC LAC workers etc. and any organizations likely to encounter people impact of trauma.

If you would like to receive some referral leaflets, please contact us.

Contact Us

There are lots of ways to Contact us to make an Initial appointment.


  • Use the contact form on our website,
  • Email info@apositivestart.org.uk
  • Telephone 01450 367422 during our office hours (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm)
  • Message our Facebook Page @APSCIC.


Our Admin team are busy distributing myVoucher referral leaflets to partner organizations. However, If you are an organisation in the Scottish Borders and have not yet received yours, please email in the first instance to admin@apositivestart.org.uk and we will email them to you along with the project scope.

Get In Touch