Workshops

at the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre

We run workshops based around group work, discussion and activities. Enrolment is necessary for some workshops enrolment is confirmed on payment of the fee. Self Esteem workshops do not require enrolment but do require you to turn up on time. 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. Some workshops not running at present, please see below.

 

 

Friday 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Self Esteem for Women

Facilitator: Naomi Millane | she/her (Friday) Diana Rickman | she/her (Tuesday)
Course Duration: Every Tuesday evening 6:30pm – 8:30pm and Friday morning 9:45am – 12pm
Cost: $5 (Tuesday) $2 (Friday)

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

Creche is available for Friday morning self esteem classes please come in by 9:40am to settle your child in before the course starts at 10am.

If you arrive for the workshop after it has started at 10am you can’t join the group.

Thank you for this consideration.

 

 

 

Dates and Topics 2024
Tuesdays PM
Fridays AM
21 May Having the Courage to be Imperfect 24 May Enhancing Self in Terms of Awareness
28 May Developing Courage 31 May Acceptance and Use of Strengths
4 Jun Willpower 7 Jun Positive Thought and Talk
11 Jun Anger as a Strength 14 Jun Messages about Self
18 Jun Developing Self Knowledge 21 Jun Accepting Responsibility for Self
25 Jun Self Love 28 Jun MATARIKI, NO WORKSHOP
2 July Acknowledging Self 5 July Coming to Grips with Feelings
9 July Enhancing Self in Terms of Awareness 12 July Talking about Ourselves
16 July Acceptance and Use of Strengths 19 July Beliefs about Self
23 July Positive Thought and Talk 26 July Expressing Pride in Self
30 July Messages about Self 2 Aug Letting go of the Past
6 Aug Accepting Responsibility for Self 9 Aug Respecting self and Others
13 Aug Coming to Grips with Feelings 16 Aug Striving for Pure Motives
20 Aug Talking about Ourselves 23 Aug Putting yourself in Neutral
27 Aug Beliefs about Self 30 Aug Having the Courage to be Imperfect
3 Sep Expressing Pride in Self 6 Sep Developing Courage
10 Sep Letting go of  the Past 13 Sep Willpower
17 Sep Respecting Self and Others 20 Sep Anger as a Strength
24 Sep Striving for Pure Motives 27 Sep Developing Self Knowledge
1 Oct Putting Yourself in Neutral 4 Oct Self love
  11 Oct Acknowledging Self

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 2nd November (session 1) and 16th November (session 2)

Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shared lunch
 

Self Defence for Women including Gender Diverse People (who feel comfortable in women-centric spaces)

Facilitator: Naomi Millane (she/her)
Date: 2nd November (session 1) and 16th November (session 2)
Cost: $40 waged/$20 unwaged (this covers both workshops)
Minimum: 6 participants

These are strength and empowerment based workshops for adults (15+) to learn together how to defend themselves with physical and mental skills and have fun!

They include a mix of action, discussion and practice. They are suitable for all abilities.

You must be available for both workshops as the workshops build on each other. Please bring kai to share for lunch.

Facilitator: Naomi is a qualified counsellor and addictions practitioner, experienced self defence teacher and a Mum. She has been involved with the Centre for 7 years and has a passion for working with women and girls. In her spare time she loves to play music and paint.

DATE TBC

Self Development for Women Using Action Methods – Not currently running

Facilitators: 
Course Duration: 
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.

Dates TBC

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

My Mother My Self – Not currently running

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

Dates TBC

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

Women Who Run With The Wolves – not currently running

 

Facilitator: TBC
Cost: Waged $40/low or unwaged $20
Date: TBC
Time: Friday 7-9.30pm, Sat 10-5pm and Sund 10-4.30pm

 

Dates TBC

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

Not currently runnning

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

Part One Workshop

Facilitator: TBC
Date: TBC                                                                                                                                                                                        Course Duration: Weekend workshop – 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 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: TBC
Date: TBC
Course Duration: Weekend workshop – 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.

 

Date TBC

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

Inner Child Workshop – not currently running

Facilitator: TBC
Date: TBC
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.

Date TBC

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

Self Care vs Burn Out – not currently running

Facilitators: TBC
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.

 

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186 Knights Road, Waterloo
Lower Hutt 5011

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Email: info@lhwc.org.nz