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 (not currently running)

Online – Self Esteem for Women  (To join us for online Self Esteem- enrolment necessary) Enrol before Thursday 12noon to be sent the link).  Look forward to seeing you there.

Facilitator: Stephanie Brockman
Course Duration: Every Friday (Tuesday evening workshops are not currently running)
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

Enrolment is necessary for online Self Esteem workshops, you need to enrol before midday each Thursday to gain access to the workshop. Latecomers can’t attend after 10am start time.

As we are only offering Self Esteem online Creche cannot be provided .

Dates and Topics 2020
Fridays AM 2020 Tuesdays PM 2020 – not currently running
8 May    Beliefs about Self 21 Jan  Coming to grips with feelings
15 May  Expressing Pride in Self 28 Jan  Talking about ourselves
22 May  Letting go of the Past 4 Feb    Beliefs about self
29 May  Respecting Self and Others 11 Feb  Expressing pride in self
05 Jun   Striving for Pure Motives 18 Feb  Letting go of the past
12 Jun   Putting Yourself in Neutral 25 Feb  Respecting self and others
19 Jun   Having the Courage to be Imperfect 3 Mar   Striving for pure motives
26 Jun   Developing Courage 10 Mar Putting yourself in neutral
03 Jul    Willpower 17 Mar Having the courage to be imperfect
10 Jul    Anger as a Strength 24 Mar Developing courage
17 Jul    Developing Self Knowledge 31 Mar Willpower
24 Jul    Self Love 07 Apr  Anger as a strength
31 Jul    Acknowledging Self 14 Apr  Developing self knowledge
07 Aug  Enhancing Self in Terms of Awareness 21 Apr  Self love 
14 Aug  Acceptance and Use of Strengths 28 Apr  Acknowledging self
21 Aug  Positive thought and talk 05 May  Enhancing self in terms of awareness
28 Aug  Messages about self 12 May  Acceptance and use of strengths
04 Sep  Accepting responsibility for self 19 May  Positive thought and talk
11 Sept  Coming to grips with feelings 26 May  Messages about self
18 Sept  Talking about ourselves 02 Jun   Accepting responsibility for self

 

Part One 13,14 and 15 March 2020
Part Two 15,16 and 17 May 2020

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 One Workshop

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, Saturday  and Sunday 13, 14 and 15 March 2020

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: 15, 16 and 17 May 2020
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 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 19, 20 and 21 June 2020
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.

No date for 2020 as yet

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

My Mother My Self

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Dates:
No date for 2020 as yet
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.

No dates for 2020

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 2020 as yet

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

Self Defence for Women

Facilitator: Lydia Mabbett
Date: No dates for 2020
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.

No date for 2020

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: No date for 2020 as yet
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 2020

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.

Support the Women's Centre

and be part of our empowering community

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

Opening Hours

Mon -Tues: 10 am - 2.00 pm

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

 

Follow Us

 

Location

Lower Hutt Women's Centre
186 Knights Road, Waterloo
Lower Hutt 5011

Contact

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