Workshops

In the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre

We run weekend workshops which sometimes include a Friday night or a Wednesday night. Participants are required to attend all the sessions of the workshop – and the workshops are based around group work, discussion and activities. Enrolment is necessary for weekend workshops and enrolment is confirmed on payment of the fee. We also run two weekly Self Esteem workshops which are 2 hour workshops on Friday morning and Tuesday evening. Enrolment isn’t necessary but turning up on time is. We welcome all women that want to learn about themselves, process issues, grow and develop to enhance you and your families experience of life.  Women that are new to group work are welcome to attend.

 

 

Self Esteem for Women
Friday 9:45am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Self Esteem for Women

Facilitators: Stephanie Brockman (Friday) – Julie Smart (Tuesday)
Course Duration: Every Friday and Tuesday
Cost: $2 (Friday) – $5 (Tuesday)

Our self-esteem develops and evolves throughout our lives as we build an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities.

Experiences during our childhood play a particularly large role in the shaping of our basic self-esteem. When we were growing up, our successes (and failures) and how we were treated by the members of our immediate family, by our teachers, sports coaches, religious authorities, and by our peers, all contributed to the creation of our basic self-esteem. The course is designed to give women the opportunity to develop awareness of how they live in the world, the influences on them and how they have the ability and power to make changes in their lives.

Women will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills to recognise the strengths in themselves

  • Look at the areas of self responsibility and self reflection

  • Be encouraged to develop awareness around how beliefs about self develop and grow

  • Build their emotional connection with themselves and develop a greater awareness of their own feelings and emotions

  • Feel a sense of personal power and belonging

  • Celebrate positive aspects of being a woman

No enrolment necessary for Self Esteem workshops, you can turn up for each workshop on the day or evening.  To attend the workshop you need to rock up before the start time. Friday morning self esteem  – latecomers can’t attend after 10am start time.

Creche provided for pre-school children for the Friday morning workshops. If you want to bring your children please turn up earlier, with time to settle your children in and bring some food for their morning tea.

 

Dates and Topics 2017

Tuesdays

June 2  Beliefs about self
June 9  Expressing pride in self
June 16  Letting go of the past
June 23   Respecting self and others
June 30   Striving for pure motives
July 7   Putting yourself in neutral
July 14  Having the courage to be imperfect
July 21  Developing courage
July 28  Willpower
Aug 4  Anger as a strength
Aug 11  Developing self knowledge
Aug 18  Self love
Aug 25  Acknowledging self
Sept 1  Enhancing self in terms of   awareness
Sept 8   Acceptance and use of  strengths
Sept 15  Positive thought and talk
Sept 22   Messages about self
Sept 29  Accepting responsibility for  self
Oct 6   Coming to grips with feelings
Oct 13  Talking about ourselves
Oct 20  Beliefs about self
Oct 27  Expressing pride in self
Nov 3  Letting go of the past
Nov 10  Beliefs about self
Nov 17  Expressing Pride in Self
Nov 24  Letting go of the past
Dec 1  Respecting self and others
Dec 8  Striving for Pure Motives
Dec 15  Putting Yourself in Neutral
Dec 22  Having the Courage to be Imperfect

 Fridays

June 6  Acceptance and use of strengths
June 13  Positive thought and talk
June 20  Messages about Self
June 27  Accepting responsibility for self
July 4  Coming to grips with feelings
July 11  Talking About Ourselves
July 18  Beliefs About Self
July 25  Expressing Pride in Self
Aug 1  Letting Go of the Past
Aug 8  Respecting Self and Others
Aug 15  Striving for Pure Motives
Aug 22  Putting Yourself in Neutral
Aug 29   Having the Courage to be  Imperfect
Sept 5  Developing Courage
Sept 12  Willpower
Sept 19  Anger as a Strength
Sept 26  Developing Self Knowledge
Oct 3   Self Love
Oct 10   Acknowledging Self
Oct 17  Enhancing self in terms of   awareness
Oct 24  Acceptance and use of strengths
Oct 31  Positive thought and talk
Nov 7  Messages about Self
Nov 14  Accepting responsibility for self
Nov 21  Coming to grips with feelings
Nov 28  Talking About Ourselves
Dec 5  Beliefs About Self
Dec 12  Expressing Pride in Self
Dec 19  Letting Go of the Past

 

Inner Child Workshop

16-17-18th June 2017

Friday 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm,
Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm

Inner Child Workshop

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 16, 17 and 18 June 2017
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20

Through the use of action and art, learn the techniques to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your processes. It is said that the child holds the key to our own healing and recovery, and this is an individual journey for each person.

This workshop is for women that have done previous self-development workshops or groups.

 

Inner Child Workshop

15 July 2017

Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Shared lunch
 

Self Defence for Women

Facilitator: Lydia Mabbett
Course Duration: Saturday 15th July 2017
Time: 10-3pm
Cost: $15
Maximum: 10 particpants

Learn how to defend yourself with physical and mental skills.  A mix of action, discussion and practice.

 

 

 

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 22, 23 and 24th September 2017
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20

This workshop uses action methods that include group work, psychodrama, art and movement.  This weekend will give participants the opportunity to explore their own personal issues and will be useful for women wanting to expand and develop their experience of life and the issues that hold them back. Women new to actions methods are welcome.

Five minimum for the course to commence and 7 maximum enrolments.

Note: Participants must be prepared to attend all sessions of the workshop.

Building Healthy Relationships

Part One 18 -19-20 August 2017
Part Two 17-18-19 November 2017

Friday 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm,
Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm

Building Healthy Relationships – Co-dependency/Women Who Love Too Much

Part One and Part Two Workshops available

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Two-day weekend course – Friday 7-9.30pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4.30pm
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20
Attending Part One is a pre-requisite for attending Part Two (Therapeutic-based workshop).

Part One: Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017

Part One is a weekend workshop that will give participants the opportunity to explore their own issues around co-dependency and process addiction.  It will give the opportunity to explore the origins of your behaviour and have a look at ways of changing and developing in yourself.

Women who love too much, co-dependency or relationship addiction.  All names which reflect different aspects of this issue that some women have in relationships.   Co-dependency can be seen as a pattern of behaviour in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity.  And often shown by when your sense of purpose in life wraps around making satisfying the other person’s needs and your needs and purpose become lost.       

The relationships could be partners, children,  parents or friends.   This workshop may help you in understanding how to look at your behaviour in the relationship and where that behaviour originates.      

This workshop will help women that want to look at the damaging or dysfunctional relationships they have been or are in.

Note: Participants must be prepared to attend all sessions of the workshop.  

Enrol for each workshop separately.

Part Two: Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017

You need to have attended part one at some stage to participate in this course. This weekend will be an opportunity to explore; relationships from the past, your primary relationships, and how they are acting out in your relationships today.

This provides an opportunity to examine dynamics of co-dependency (women who love too much) and relationship addiction.

If you have difficulty with relationships -partners, children, parents -then this workshop may help you in understanding how to look at your behaviour in the relationship and where that behaviour comes from. This workshop will help women that want to look at the damaging or dysfunctional relationships they have been or are in. Using the group work process and action methods we will begin the process of personal recovery.

Six minimum and 10 maximum for the course to commence.  

Note: Participants must be prepared to attend all sessions of the workshop.  

Enrol for each workshop separately.

 

Menopause Workshop

Next Workshop 2018

Friday evening 7-9.30pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4.30pm

Self Care vs Burn Out

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20

Part of self-care is understanding that the relationship between belief systems and feelings is an essential step to stopping a self-defeating behaviour.

Burnout is a community hazard which people contract when they forget to remember themselves.

This workshop is designed to develop an ethos of caring, support and empowerment for the participants when facing present day pressures and stress. There is an opportunity to identify the differences in social stress and personal stress and how both of these impacts on daily lives, often in an unconscious way.

This workshop is skill-based where physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being will be explored, drawing on the experience of the facilitator and the participants together.

Safe, firm boundaries will be named and regained throughout the workshop.

No date set for second half of the year.

Menopause Workshop
No workshop schedule at this time

Menopause

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20

If you are starting menopause, experiencing full-on symptons, post-menopausal or just curious about what lies ahead this course if for you. We will look at different aspects of menopause, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and psychological. We will have guest speakers and discussion.

What is Menopause? Menopause literally means cessation of menstruation or last period. It marks the end of a woman’s fertile years when the ovaries produce lower levels of the reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

The average age for menopause in New Zealand is 51.5 years. ‘Perimenopause’ is the official term used to describe the average of five or so years up to the last period. When periods have stopped for a year it can be assumed that a woman is post-menopause. After menopause the body achieves a new hormonal balance by producing hormones from the adrenal glands, the brain, muscles, and hair follicles as well as continuing to produce lesser amounts of hormones from the ovaries.

 

My Mother My Self

Next Workshop 2018

Friday 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm,
Sunday 10.00am-4:30pm

My Mother My Self

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Three Wednesday evenings, 3rd May, 10th May and 17th May and Weekend 20th and 21st May 2017
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20

This workshop will look at issues to do with our relationship to our mother; and includes looking at what stops us from living our own authentic lives, and how our relationship with our mother influences how we are today.

No relationship is quite as primal as the one between a mother and a daughter.  “It’s the original relationship, and it’s also a relationship that has been sentimentalised but not honoured” Lee Sharkey.

“When I stopped seeing my mother through the eyes of a child I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.” Nancy Friday

Friday evening and two-day weekend course. Five  minimum for course to commence and  10 maximum enrolments.

Note: Participants must be prepared to attend all sessions of the workshop. 

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