Discover your true purpose, live your true passion, and fulfil your true potential

Discover the little known secrets to a making the most of your life

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Do you feel stuck, unhappy, and unsure about what to do with your life? 

  • Do you feel like your life has little purpose and meaning
  • Do you feel like life is going by without you?
  • Do you feel like you are missing out?
  • Do you feel like you will get to the end of your life and it will have amounted to nothing?
  • Do you already know that you will have regrets later in life if nothing changes?

If you feel any of these things then you may have realised that this will never change until you’ve discovered your true passion and purpose and have learnt how to fulfil your unique potential

If you do nothing, the best case scenario is a mediocre life that you are generally unhappy with but you try to convince yourself that it is ok

The worst case scenario is clearly worse!

Yet, there are so many things that stop us from forging a new path for our lives:

  • You can feel trapped by your routines and the expectations others place on you
  • You can feel responsible for others and so don’t feel able to make a change right now just in case it means you can’t do what you need to for them
  • You can worry about the judgement and criticism you might get from others if you did make a change in your life
  • You may have spent years getting to where you are right now so feel committed to it even though the path you are on doesn’t lead to where you want it to go
  • You can worry about doing something different and it not working out

But if you do nothing the result will be an unhappy life

  • Never getting to do what you really love doing
  • Always wondering ‘what if’
  • Dreaming of a different life
  • Feeling resentful of having to do things for other people
  • Feeling alone as other people don’t understand how you feel
  • Feeling pressure to do meaningless tasks that other people think are important
  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed at all the things you have to do

You are not alone

In modern life, these experiences are really quite normal, it is just that most people are not brave enough to admit it

Also, most people settle for dreams and resentment while others try to do something about it 

And so many people focus on what they have culturally been lead to believe will lead them to happiness., so they stay stuck and unhappy or discontented

It isn't about a change in job

It's about finding out who you really are

If you want to do something with your life that is ‘you’, then you need to start with you

When you really know you, then you will know what you were always meant to do

You can then step away from living a life designed by others and start creating a life designed for you

Another life is possible

You know you are ready for changes in your life if:

  • You want your life to mean something
  • You have a nagging feeling that you are capable of more
  • You want to make a real difference in the world
  • You feel that there is something more suited to you that would be more satisfying and fulfilling
  • You want to feel a greater sense of freedom to decide what you do with your  life
  • You know you have more to give than you do now

This is all possible once you learn how to discover and express your true self so you can uncover your true passion, purpose, and potential

Imagine if 

  • You stopped doing work that wasn’t ‘you’
  • You were able to use your talents and gifts
  • You felt that what you did mattered
  • You helped make something really significant and important happen
  • You felt you were making a real difference to the world
  • You woke up with energy and enthusiasm
  • It stopped mattering what other people thought of what you did
  • You found resilience to setbacks and challenges
  • You had the confidence to deal with the conflict resulting from making changes in your life
  • You could get past your fears and insecurities that stop you from trying or succeeding in the things that really matter to you
  • You found you were more capable than you ever believed

How would these things affect your life, not just right now but throughout your life?

If this is what you need right now then this is the course for you: 

Making the Most of Your Life

Making the Most of Your Life is an online course that uses a proven framework for personal transformation

This course will support you to:

  • Discover and express who you really are 
  • Discover your true passion and purpose in life
  • Give you clarity and direction for what to do with your life 
  • Define a life plan that is aligned to your passion, purpose and potential
  • Develop your confidence and courage to make changes in your life
  • Push the boundaries of what you think is possible for you
  • Lead the life you were meant to lead, not the life you were made to lead.

This course is currently closed for enrolment. Places are limited for each cohort so sign up to the waiting list to be the first to know when it opens. 

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And Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

The Core Teaching Programme

The core teaching programme is fully prepared and available on our online learning platform. It consists of video lessons, worksheets, exercises, and carefully selected or purposefully written reading. All learning activities are designed, prepared, and taught by UK University quality lecturers.

You need to engage with the material each week to follow the programme and be able to engage in the live weekly sessions.

(This alone would be worth more than the cost of the whole course)

Live Weekly Group Sessions

These weekly live 2 hour sessions are a core part of the programme. These are led by qualified and experienced facilitators who have been taught by Jean Bond, who developed emotional education and designed and ran the first and only academic qualification in emotional education.

We limit the number of people we accept onto the course to ensure you will only be in these sessions with a small number of people. This enables you to have more access to the facilitator, to have more time to explore and express your experiences and insights and learn more deeply from the experience of others

(12 hours of work with qualified and experienced professionals would be worth more than the cost of the whole course)

Peer Support

You will have a specific course discussion group just for your group members so you can continue to support and learn from, and with, each other over the course

(This would be worth hundreds)

Expert Support

You will have access to the course facilitator via email outside of the live sessions to ask for support and advice over the timeframe of the course

(This would be worth hundreds)

And that's not all

You’ll also learn how to step away from the standards and expectations you feel that keep you where you are right now and develop the confidence to do what is right for you

(You wouldn't be able to put a price on this)

You’ll learn how to understand and use your emotions to guide you in life decisions to improve how you interact with others and deal with stress and struggle

(You wouldn't be able to put a price on this)

You’ll discover how to use your vulnerabilities as source of strength so that they can help you expressing who you truly are in healthy ways and step away from unhealthy patterns of interacting with others

(You wouldn't be able to put a price on this)

You’ll learn how to free yourself from the need for validation from others and discover how to replace this with confidence in yourself, your decisions, and your life choices

(You wouldn't be able to put a price on this)

You’ll discover where your source of energy and enthusiasm lies and how to access this anytime to make the most of your life

(You wouldn't be able to put a price on this)

This course is worth thousands of £ or $

But you only have to invest £495

Now ask yourself:

What if just one idea in Making the Most of Your Life...

helped you get past the things that have been keeping you stuck and unhappy?  

What if just one exercise in Making the Most of Your Life...

gave you a clear idea about what you wanted to do with your life and the courage to make the changes you have always wanted to make?

What if just one activity on Making the Most of Your Life... 

gave you clarity about your core values and principles and provided you with a new way of staying true to these, even when things get hard?

What if just one conversation on Making the Most of Your Life...

gave you that 'aha' moment about yourself and led to a new sense of freedom to do what is right for you?

What if just one outcome of Making the Most of Your Life...

was that you found yourself on a path to helping others, making a bigger difference in the world, and doing what you believed was really important?

What would those changes realistically be worth to you over your lifetime?

How much is more clarity, confidence and courage worth to you? 

How much is a more satisfying and fulfilling life worth? £500? £5000? £50000? Priceless? 

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Don't miss your chance to find your passion, live your purpose, and fulfil your potential.

Follow this simple process to enrol

Step 1

Check that you can make the dates for the course and the live sessions

Step 2

Book a place on the course.

Places are limited and we allocate places on a first come first served basis

Step 3

Check your email for a message from us about how to join and access the course

Programme Dates

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What people say about the course

One of the best things that happened to me

This course was one of the best things that happened to me. It allowed me to feel ‘normal’, accepted, safe, loved and that I could trust people again


Feels like Freedom

It was like being handed the keys to a prison cell and being released… it has completely changed my outlook and behaviours


The best course I have ever done

I have taken all sorts of other courses, but this is the best one I have ever done. It moved me in a way I have never experienced before


Who Are We?

We are a small group of individuals committed to your development. Collectively, we have been delivering emotional development courses for over 25 years and have helped thousands of people create more satisfying relationships and fulfilling lives. Together we provide high quality education that has the power to make a huge impact on your life.

Jean Bond was a teacher and University lecturer and started developing and teaching personal development courses in 1982. She co-founded the Atlow Mill Centre for Emotional Education in 1994. She is the author of ‘Behind the Masks: Discovering Your True Self’. The Atlow Mill Centre for Emotional Education ran numerous courses, including the first academically accredited course in emotional education in the world, a Post Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education (PGCEE) accredited by the University of Derby.

Tim Jennings was a teacher and family therapist. He co-founded the Atlow Mill Centre and taught extensively on the courses there.  

Matthew Gibson is a University researcher and lecturer. He has a PhD in emotions, has authored books and published numerous peer-reviewed articles. He was a trustee of the Atlow Mill Centre and completed and taught on the PGCEE. 

Joanne Barry is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. She completed the PGCEE, qualified as a counsellor and then went on to complete the Masters in Emotional Education.

Jade is a University lecturer and is undertaking a doctorate in emotional education. She competed the PGCEE and teaches and facilitates emotional education courses.

Louise Overton is a University researcher and lecturer. She has a PhD in social policy, has published on shame and guilt, and is interested in helping and supporting others’ personal development.  

Frequently asked questions

How long is this course?

This is a 6 week course. It has a specific start and end date so do check above for the dates to ensure you can complete this course during this time period. You will be learning with a small cohort of students over this period and while there are learning materials, activities and exercises to complete in your own time, the live weekly sessions where you will be with your peers. Do check the dates above to ensure you can make them. 

What is the typical workload per week?

3 to 4 hours. We suggest 1 to 2 hours a week to watch the videos and complete the weekly activities and exercises and 2 hours a week for the live sessions. While the live sessions are specific, scheduled, times, you can access and complete the learning materials at any time you like during that week. You do need to complete the weekly learning materials prior to engaging in the live sessions. 

What do I do in the live sessions?

The live sessions are with a qualified and experienced facilitator and a small group of students. They are a core part of the programme. You complete the learning activities for that module (week) and then attend the live sessions. The facilitator will use a range of different methods to help all those in the group learn what this information means for them personally. You will need to attend the live sessions and participate. Sometimes this will mean engaging in specific activities, talking to, or working with, a small number other students, or talking about your thoughts, feelings and experiences to the whole group. The facilitator will ensure that the group feels safe to talk in, that any information shared is kept confidential, and that everyone treats each other with respect. We keep each group small to ensure we are able to do this. These sessions are not recorded or shared with anyone. 

Is this therapy?

No. This is emotional education. Emotional education is learning about how we feel, what these feelings mean, and what to do with these feelings. As it is education there are specific aims for your learning each week. This learning can be therapeutic but it isn't therapy or counselling. If you are suffering with a significant mental health issue then this course should not be used as part of addressing or managing that issue. 

I have a specific question I would like to ask

Send Matthew an email at and he will get back to you with an answer

Still not sure this course is worth your time?

See what people are saying about this course 

I’d experienced the entire emotional spectrum of negativity and knew a better emotional life was for me. I needed to understand my emotions and come to terms with my chaotic past which is why I took the course...and I’ve never looked back since! I’ve discovered if you know emotions, you know people in all walks of life, which is why I’ve found this course useful in the world of work as well as personal. My emotional mindset now is putting me first in satisfaction, deserving and worthiness, thereby taking control of my own life in a positive, confident and uplifting way. I couldn’t have done it without this course and, to the amazing open, friendly, knowledgeable and understanding team who made it all possible? I am indebted. Thank you


I went on the course without really knowing what to expect. It gave me an amazing awareness about my own emotional functioning. The honesty and supporting love demonstrated and enhanced by teachers and facilitators allowed me to feel safe. Learning about emotions by sharing experience and knowledge has been profoundly challenging as well as insightful


I can honestly say this course was transformational. There is something about a group of people getting together supported by somebody so competent that I have yet to experience another course that even gets close to the depth these courses reach in supporting my personal growth and development to be more me than the conditioned person I was before. I am forever in her debt


This course helped me wake-up to my emotional world, and to work with it, rather than fight or struggle with it. This has significantly helped me in a journey to self acceptance, improved my communication with others, and it gave me the chance of making and keeping relationships - one's where I can be my authentic self. The road has not been an easy one to travel - it has been challenging to face my shadow side and false self, but I am grateful to the role emotional education assisted me to come home to myself, to clear out the obstacles and barriers in my default thinking processes and to emerge from the forest into a clearing and to embrace my deepest spiritual and true self


I would recommend anyone interested in building self-awareness alongside a group of like minded individuals to consider this. At times it was challenging to dig deep into my personal narrative but it was a journey well worth taking as it was leaning into the discomfort that brought the most gain but I knew instantly that it was a path which would be worth my investment


What is holding you back from making the biggest difference to your life?

I can't commit the time

Time is precious and we all need to spend our time wisely. Taking the time to do a course can feel like it will take time away from other things.

For the vast majority of people, however, it is not that they cannot find the time, it is that they do not prioritise time for themselves. 

Taking a small amount of time each week for a temporary period will save time later in improved relationships, interactions, and increased energy. It is not that you can’t commit the time, it is really that you can’t not commit the time if you want things to be different.

It’s not the right time

We all have times in our lives where we have more on that others or feel more able, in ourselves, to do things. We can feel there will be a better time to do such a course. 

The reality is that that better time never comes. We do not make the time because we do not prioritise ourselves enough. You may not feel you deserve things to be better, you may struggle with creating the boundaries with yourselves and others to make the time, you may let others run your life or tell you what you need or what is good for you, you may be waiting for the time you feel up to it.

It will never be the right time until you see yourself as important enough to start making things better in your life and that you are worthy enough to have things be better. 

Deep down I’m scared of doing such a course

Fear is a powerful emotion and it is one that we often do not want to reveal to others or even to ourselves that we are scared.

You may not want others to know you do have a problem, you may worry how your partner may react to doing such a course, or you may think you will be judged by others on the course.

You may worry about ‘opening a can of worms’, ‘rocking the boat’, or the effect the course may have on your life.

You may fear exposure, that you won’t be able to cope with how you will feel on the course, or that you will cry.  

These are all legitimate worries and things many people have said to us over the years. But what they have all said after doing a course with us is that they are really glad these fears didn’t put them off doing it.

All our courses are facilitated by an experienced and qualified person that ensures the groups are a safe and supportive space for people to learn what they need to learn.

You have as much right as anyone else to make changes to things in your life to make them better and the majority of changes that may come from engaging in this course will be good for you and those in your life. But there may be instances where what is right for you may not be right for others and they may not like it, but those who genuinely care and respect you for who you are will know it is the right thing to do.

Fear can be an important emotion that helps keep you safe but when it comes to your life and relationships safety is what makes things feel flat and empty. Be brave and courageous with your life and you will soon end up in a much more fulfilling place.

It’s not for me

You might think that something like this isn’t for you, isn’t something people ‘like me’ do, or that you don’t really need it as your problems aren’t that big of a deal. We might worry about what other people would think about us doing such a course or others may say things that put us off. These are all things we tell ourselves, or others tell us, to preserve the status quo. 

Change is hard and can be scary but having things stay the same is actually harder, it is just that we are used the way things are right now! Having better relationships, being a better partner, being a better parent, a better worker, a better boss, a better person are all things that will make your life and relationships easier, more satisfying and fulfilling. They are also all things that everyone deserves.

This is for you. You just have believe you are important enough to have your life and relationships be better.

This is not value for money

We usually pay for things that have a tangible product and so it may seem unusual or difficult to justify the cost of an online course that has no end product.

There is a lot of information out there about emotions and personal development and so you might think that you could just get what you would get on this course elsewhere for free.

Alternatively, you might think that all you need is a good friend to talk to, or you have a friend who is a life coach, or that you have people in your religious community who can help you, so there is no need for such a course.

The value in this course, however, is not in the information alone that has been carefully studied and chosen, or the exercises that have been developed and tested, or the conversations that allow you to talk freely and openly. But rather, the value is in cohesive package that leads you on a journey that is expertly facilitated to give you a new sense of freedom and passion in life, grounded in your unique and true self. This is something you can only achieve with those who know how to do this. The experience you have on the course is one that lasts a lifetime. 

This changed my life...

I know the power of this course as it was a course very much like this one that changed my life when I went on it many years ago. I didn't really think I needed to do such a course but I was interested enough to do it. I had no idea what I had been hiding from myself and the personal cost this was having on my life and relationships. It was a few ideas, exercises, and conversations that released deep feelings that allowed me to discover more of who I was and what I wanted, to be able to talk more freely and openly about how I felt, to connect with others on a deeper level, and to choose a career that I felt was much more meaningful to me. These changes have made me a better partner, parent, and person.

Matthew Gibson, Director of Centre for Emotional Education