The Mental Muscle Method
The Mental MuscleTM 12-Week program takes mental fitness further than it has gone before. It brings elite training research, methods and psychoeducation together in one place.
Psychofuturologist, Kerry Howard, uses scientific principles to prepare each individual to reach significantly higher levels of mental fitness – and provides them with the tools and support to stay there into the future.
People enter into a 12-week program for many and varied reasons. Some people recognise that they have behaviour that they want to change, or they notice thoughts and feelings that they would rather not have. Other’s may have had therapy recommended to them by family or friends, or their GP, but they didn’t believe that it was ‘that bad’.
Kerry believes that we can help people to become more psychologically aware and provide them with insights and information that will assist them to be resilient into the future – no matter what life throws at them.
In this way, we are able to provide people with access to supportive and effective education about how humans respond to life’s challenges. In fact, Kerry firmly believes that this process helps us to improve our sense of ourselves as human beings.
All training is delivered using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and supported by specialist experts in all fields of wellbeing and mental fitness.
Mental MuscleTM Method brings together components of resilience building not usually seen outside of elite sporting institutions. All activity is scientifically underpinned, measurable and results-driven. Undertaking this program is more than just ‘ticking the box’ of Mental Health First Aid.
What’s the science behind it?
Developed for elite athletes, the concept of Psychological
Preparedness is one which kick-starts psychological conditioning to improve
resilience, focus, mental strength, endurance and flexibility. Psychological
Preparedness is vital as it helps achieve significant gains in mental fitness
without overwhelm or burnout.
What are Psychological Preparedness Workshops?
These workshops incorporate many different types of psychoeducation and training including the pillars of mental health and
wellbeing, emotional strength training, mental endurance training, flexibility
and resilience training. The benefits are holistic and the variety of topics
keep interest levels up.
How much will I train?
The Mental MuscleTM Method requires participants to engage with two hours of content over each week of the 12-week program. Training sessions provide a specific focus in blocks.
For in-person or corporate programs, these block can either be provided as one two-hour block or two one-hour blocks.
For online programs, the two hours worth of content will be broken into 30 minute blocks that need to be consumed within the week.
These workshops are supported by
participation in accountability coaching groups between sessions.
This 12-week program provides participants with a clear
framework that they can follow, a system to build awareness and support their
wellbeing moving forward. It will
outline some of the common challenges that we have as human beings and how we
can resolve them. By providing participants
with insight and information, in addition to providing tools to support them to
resolve the impact of their experiences, they can take control of their future
What you get:
24 hours of training with mental fitness expert Kerry Howard
Resources, coaching and support tools
Lifetime access to our network of Mental MuscleTM graduates
Discounts to our MuscleUpMethodTM post-graduate programs
One off fee of only
$1,497 (inc GST)
Or pay it weekly $147
Places are strictly limited.
Training Break Down
Understanding why Connection is essential to
human survival will be the focus during your first block. Gain insight
into what trauma really is and why it is at the basis of all of our problems as
human beings. Learn the importance of understand shame and fear and how they
become activated within you and how to identify them consistently. Gain clarity about how you can approach
things differently moving forward in preparation for the next block - Attachment.
Week Two and Three
Clearly seeing the link between our childhood
experiences and how they influence our adult behaviour is the focus of this
block. Gain insight into how science is
proving the mind-body connection and how our childhood has caused a disconnect
between them. This situation has led to
the mental health crisis that we see today.
There is a way to resolve it, but we need to understand how it began to
see the trends in our own behaviour in preparation for the next block –
Week Three, Four and Five
The real meat of this program is outlined over
these three weeks. You will understand
how our emotional experiences change how our cells function. Scientifically proven insights into the
physiological impacts of our emotional experiences. How we develop negative beliefs and how they
impact conflict in adulthood. In this
block we outline the ‘Self-Management System’ a clear framework for understand
our behaviour in any situation and an effective way to change behaviour at
will. By the end of this block you will
clearly understand the causes of mental health issues and be ready for the next
block – Recovery.
Week Six, Seven and Eight
The true gold of this program is covered in these three weeks. You will learn about the effectiveness of different psychological interventions to resolve the issues that we all experience. You will learn about judgement and how we use it to validate our own experiences and invalidate others. We will unpack the difference between true resilience and repression and why it is essential to recognise that they are different. Gain clarity into how your environment impacts your mental clarity in preparation for the next block – Self-Awareness.
Week Nine and Ten
Once you understand how you reached this point
in life and you are clear about you opportunity to truly recover from your
negative life experiences, rather than just repressing them, we focus on
reconnecting to self. We can’t make
changes to our functioning if we can’t feel what is happening in our
bodies. Recovery requires balance and
our human experience teaches us to disconnect.
In this block you will learn to reconnect to your bodies in preparation
for the next block – Empowerment.
The real joy of this program is in learning
that there is a vast array of ways that you can learn to manage your own health
– both mentally and physically. There is
a significant alignment in the choice of physical activities to support your
mental functioning and everyone is different.
In this block you will learn how the ability to manage our lives and our
recovery is wired to our sense of purpose.
You will develop a plan for your life moving forward that clearly aligns
with your own needs and goals in preparation for the next block – Mastery.
In our final week we will focus on how you
bring all of this knowledge together to know why you need to intervene early
when trouble strikes. How to utilise
your ‘Self-Management System’ effectively to understand yourself and your
emotional responses, but also those of your colleagues, family and
friends. In this way you will develop a
plan for moving forward and building on your new found self-awareness to be
able to manage your mental health into the future.
The Mental MuscleTM program brings a focus on
adaption – that is, basing training in blocks which allows the brain to adapt
to new information and improve performance in a relatively short period.
Our trainers are constantly monitoring participants through verbal and written feedback, to ensure the process of adaptation continues. This feedback loop, combined with scheduled reflection and recovery time allows the adaptation to new information to be synthesised before moving onto the next area of learning. It allows for maximum resilience development.
The End Result
At the conclusion of the Mental MuscleTM Method, participants will experience
a transformation. Their general psychological fitness will be vastly improved.
Traditional strength training is considered the foundation for all human physical performance. Mental strength training is designed to enhance the brain’s ability to enhance insight and sets the perfect psychological foundation to achieve all mental fitness goals.
More effective thought patterns lead to improved feelings and enhanced behaviour. Clear thinking brains lend themselves to ongoing psychological awareness and improved physical health and will engage better.
Mental MuscleTM Method workshops increase mental awareness and strength by including many different awareness raising exercises and tools designed to train the brain about how human beings develop. They provide the reality check that we all experience challenges and difficulties and we need to understand them to overcome. This enhances our ability to mitigate any day-to-day conflict – ranging from basic to complex – with enhanced awareness, confidence and efficiency.