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 2018

Tuesdays

June 26   Striving for pure motives
July 3    Putting yourself in neutral
July 10    Having the courage to be imperfect
July 17    Developing courage
July 24     Willpower
July 31   Anger as a strength
Aug 7    Developing self knowledge
Aug 14   Self love
Aug 21    Acknowledging self
Aug 28  Enhancing self in terms of awareness
Sept 4   Acceptance and use of strengths
Sept 11   Positive thought and talk
Sept 18     Messages about self
Sept 25     Accepting responsibility for self
Oct 2   Coming to grips with feelings
Oct 9   Talking about ourselves
Oct 16  Beliefs about self
Oct 23  Expressing pride in self
Oct 30    Letting go of the past
Nov 6     Respecting self and others

 

  Fridays

Jan 26  Developing self knowledge
Feb 2 Self love
Feb 9  Acknowledging self
Feb 16  Enhancing self in terms of   awareness
Feb 23   Acceptance and use of  strengths
Mch 2  Positive thought and talk
Mch 9   Messages about self
Mch 16  Accepting responsibility for  self
Mch 23   Coming to grips with feelings
April 6  Talking about ourselves
April 13  Beliefs about self
April 20  Expressing pride in self
April 27  Letting go of the past
May 4  Beliefs about self
May 11  Expressing Pride in Self
May 18  Letting go of the past
May 25  Respecting self and others
June 1  Striving for Pure Motives
June 8  Putting Yourself in Neutral
June 15  Having the Courage to be Imperfect

 

 

 

 

Building Healthy Relationships

Part Two 24, 25 and 26 August 2018

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 Two Workshop August 2018

Facilitator: Ally Andersun
Date: 24, 25 and 26 August 2018
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.  

 

Part One and Part Two Workshops available

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).

Part One: Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018
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.

 

Enrol for each workshop separately.

 

Inner Child Workshop

12, 13 and 14 October 2018

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

Inner Child Workshop

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Date: 12, 13 and 14 October 2018
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

26 May 2018

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

Self Defence for Women

Facilitator: Lydia Mabbett
Date: New date not set for second half of year
Time: 10-3pm
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.

 

 

 

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods

(Please note)   This is now fully booked.  You are welcome to put your name down as backup in case of cancellations.

Facilitators: Ally Andersun
Course Duration: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday 9,10 and 11th November 2018
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.

Please note:  This workshop is now fully booked, we will take names in case a participant(s) cancel.

My Mother My Self

6, 7, and 8 April 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: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Dates: 6, 7 and 8 April 2018

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 2018 as yet

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.

 

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