Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I have access to the portal?
Access begins as soon as you sign up. It continues each month for as long as you continue your membership, or every year if you choose the annual plan. You can always stop your membership and join again later.
Is this a replacement for therapy?
This portal is a great addition to healing journeys of all kinds. It can be a place to start. It can be a break if therapy hasn’t been or doesn’t feel accessible. It can also be a place to come to practice skills and activities as you learn and grow in therapy or on in your own growth and healing practice.
How does this work?
The portal grants you access to a huge and growing set of activities and tools. Some activities are direct, and can help you to feel better in the moment if you are struggling. Some activities are less direct (and might feel A LOT less direct) and can help you to feel better over time, so stressors are less challenging and you start to create more space to be your best self. The portal and activities are informed and inspired by many theories and ideas including somatic, experiential, developmental, liberation, and relational approaches. In non-jargon language, this portal is built on the idea that experiences, relationships, and environments impact how we think, feel, sense, relate and understand ourselves and everything around us. These activities, even the silly ones, create bridges and opportunities to think, feel, sense, organize, and create.
What if I am unhappy with the portal?
You are welcome to cancel at any time. We understand that not every tool or collection works for everybody, and we welcome your feedback around what might improve your experience here.
What sort of tools and skills does this space contain?
This portal contains a variety of text and video activities, with more added each month. Most activities are text based, where you get to read about an activity and then practice it yourself. Some have videos offering examples for how to go about the activity. The activities include calming, focusing, working with overwhelm, sleep support, drawing, writing, play, music, physical movement, puzzles and games.
Will this space be for me?
Who is this for? This collection of skills and activities is for anybody looking to create change and increase comfort. It is for people who feel different, for people who are trying to make things work, and for people who have made lots of things work, and continue to feel like something isn’t right. Maybe even both with themselves and the world. There are many different types of tools here, ranging from serious to playful, quiet to loud, calming to energizing, simple one liners to multi-step action plans. You never have to complete an activity that isn’t working, and you can always move on to a different skill or different subject altogether. We have included a ton of activities so you can try the modules and activities and see what works and what feels right for you.
Our Next Step Portal is playful, and includes some silly activities, examples, and graphics. If you are looking for a more traditional place to practice, you might want to try another skill collection.
Why does this have a monthly payment plan?
This portal includes exercises to learn and include in your daily life, and also includes exercises that you can come back and keep experiencing and practicing. It can be super exhausting to learn and integrate activities and skills, even seemingly simple ones, or even to learn and know what works in what situations and when. With a monthly option, you get to come back, do what you know works for you, experience and practice new tools to see how they work for you, and access new skills as they are added.
With our monthly payment plan, you can also prepare and plan for any unscheduled life events or financial needs. You are welcome to stop your plan and return later.
Can I just pay once?
Sure! If you want to pay up front and know that you have the portal available any time, you can enroll for a discounted rate of $99 for the year.