Workshops  (We will be back on the 22nd Jan 2019)  Enrolments replied to then.

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 2019

Tuesdays

Jan 22      Developing self knowledge
Jan 29    Self love
Feb 5    Acknowledging self
Feb 12  Enhancing self in terms of awareness
Feb 19   Acceptance and use of strengths
Feb 26   Positive thought and talk
Mch 5     Messages about self
Mch 12     Accepting responsibility for self
Mch 19   Coming to grips with feelings
Mar 26  Talking about ourselves
April 2  Beliefs about self
April 9  Expressing pride in self
April 16    Letting go of the past
April 23     Respecting self and others
April 30   Striving for pure motives
May 7     Putting yourself in neutral
May 14    Having the courage to be imperfect
May 21    Developing courage
May 28     Willpower
June 4    Anger as a strength

  Fridays

25 Jan      Acknowledging Self
1 Feb        Enhancing  Self in Terms of Awareness
8 Feb       Acceptance and use of  strengths
15 Feb      Positive thought and talk
22 Feb      Messages about self
1 Mar        Accepting responsibility for  self
8 Mar        Coming to grips with feelings
15 Mar   
  Talking about ourselves
22 Mar     Beliefs about Self
29 Mar      Expressing Pride in Self
5 April      Letting go of the Past
12 April     Respecting Self and Others
26 April     Striving for Pure Motives
3 May        Putting Yourself in Neutral
10 May      Having the Courage to be Imperfect
17 May      
Developing Courage
24 May      Willpower
31 May      Anger as a Strength
7 June       Developing Self Knowledge
14 June     Self Love
21 June      Acknowledging Self
28 June        Enhancing Self in Terms of Awareness
5 July           Acceptance and Use of Strengths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Healthy Relationships

Part One 12, 13 and 14 April 2019

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
Facilitator: 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). 
Date: Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 12, 13, 14 April 2019

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 Workshop No date set for 2019 yet  Part One and Part Two Workshops available

Facilitator: Ally Andersun
Date: No date set for 2019 yet
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).

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.

 

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 17,18 and 19th May 2019
Friday 7-9.30pm, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-4.30/5pm

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.

 

Menopause Workshop
Date: 7, 8, 9 June 2019

Women Who Run With The Wolves

More details coming

Facilitator: Ally Andersun
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20
Date: 7, 8, 9 June 2018
Time: Friday 7-9.30pm, Sat 10-5pm and Sund 10-4.30pm

 

 

Inner Child Workshop

No date for 2019

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

Inner Child Workshop 

Facilitator: Ally Andersun
Date: 
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
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

No date set for 2019

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

Self Defence for Women

Facilitator: Lydia Mabbett
Date: 
Cost: $15
Maximum: 10 participants

Learn how to defend yourself with physical and mental skills. 

A mix of action, discussion and practice.   A strength and empowerment based workshop.

 

 

 

My Mother My Self

No date for 2019

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

My Mother My Self

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Dates: 

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. 

Menopause Workshop

No date set for 2019

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.

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Joining the Lower Hutt Women's Centre is easy. Just fill out the Membership Form and send, together with subscription fee, to the Lower Hutt Women's Centre, 186 Knights Road, Lower Hutt. 

You can also make a donation through our Give a Little page, direct donation to our bank or ongoing Automatic Payment. 
Bank account 03 0531 0528525 03 Lower Hutt Women's Centre

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Wed - Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

 

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186 Knights Road, Waterloo
Lower Hutt 5011

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Phone: (04) 9201009
Email: info@lhwc.org.nz