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.

 

 

Friday 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

  Fridays

21 June    Beliefs about Self
28 June    Expressing Pride in Self
5 July        Letting go of the Past
12 July      Respecting Self and Others
19 July     Striving for Pure Motives
26 July     Putting Yourself in Neutral
2 Aug       Having the Courage to be Imperfect
9 Aug      
Developing Courage
16 Aug     Willpower
23 Aug     Anger as a Strength
30 Aug     Developing Self Knowledge
6 Sept      Self Love
13 Sept      Acknowledging Self
20 Sept      Enhancing Self in Terms of Awareness
27 Sept     Acceptance and Use of Strengths
4 Oct      Positive thought and talk
11 Oct      Messages about self
18 Oct     Accepting responsibility for self
25 Oct     Coming to grips with feelings
1 Nov   Talking about ourselves

 

13, 14 and 15 September 2019

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

My Mother My Self  One place is now available.  Please phone or enrol via website.

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Dates:
13,14 and 15 September 2019
Time: Friday 7-9.30pm and Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4.30pm
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. 

 

12th October 2019

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

Self Defence for Women

Facilitator: Lydia Mabbett
Date:  12th October 2019  
Cost: $10 per workshop
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.

Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2019

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Please note: This is fully booked and we will only take names for waiting list

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 15, 16 and 17 November 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.

Part Two 18, 19 & 20 October  2019

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

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

Part Two Workshop running in October 2019 See below for dates

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

Facilitator: Ally Andersun
Date: 18, 19 and 20 October 2019
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.

 

Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019

This course is fully booked, please only contact for cancellation list

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

Please Note this workshop is now full and we take names for cancellations only.

No date for 2019

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

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.

No date set for 2019

Friday evening 7 – 9.30 pm
Saturday 10 – 5 pm
Sunday 10 – 4.30 pm

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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