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Our Courses for Spring 2017

Looking for something to do? Wanting to make a change in your life? How about doing a course with us.

Course registration via phone, email or drop is essential. Minimum numbers apply so early is encouraged to avoid disappointment

If you are a WINZ client you can now apply to access the Course Participation Allowance to cover your course fees. Pick up a form from the Women's Centre.

 

I Like Me: Building Healthy Self-Esteem and Confidence

This course aims to improve your self-confidence, build healthy self-esteem and help you gain a stronger sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.

We will explore what self-esteem is, how low self-esteem develops and how it is maintained.

In the course you will:

  • Learn to become aware of what you are thinking and feeling and learn how to change negative thought patterns and self-talk
  • Gain an understanding of how the brain works and how to create new brain pathways
  • Learn strategies and practices to help you live your life with more confidence and self-belief

Discover your full potential and develop confidence in your ability to fulfil goals of employment, life and interpersonal relationships. The course will involve some group work and discussion, experiential learning and individual exercises.

Dates: 14 November – 5 December (4 sessions)
Day: Tuesday    Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Facilitator: Ali Watersong
Cost: $35 waged, $20 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 7 November

 

Living Life with Freedom and Vitality: a Psychodrama Group

Psychodrama is an enlivening experiential action method where you can gain new perspectives and insights by setting out small scenes from your life using things and other people. This course aims to build your capacity to live a rich and fulfilling life and develop your ability to respond effectively to old situations or new challenges.

This course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Understand yourself better by learning what motivates your behaviour
  • Discover new ways to act in the here-and-now
  • Overcome the obstacles and challenges to living your life with freedom and authenticity
  • Build on your strengths and learn how to support yourself emotionally
  • Have more confidence and feel better about yourself
  • Get on better with others
  • Express your feelings in a constructive way in a safe environment
  • Develop the roles required to fulfil goals of employment, study, interpersonal relationships and personal wellbeing

We will develop a supportive group atmosphere where women can learn from each other. The sessions will involve warm-up activities, group work, dramatic action and experiential learning. No acting experience is required.

Dates: 7 November – 5 December (6 sessions)
Day: Tuesday    Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Facilitator: Ali Watersong
Cost: $55 waged, $35 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 31 October

Therapeutic Journaling: The Write Way to Wisdom

Like a bathroom when the mirror steams over and you rub it to get a better reflection of yourself, therapeutic journaling can give you a clearer picture of yourself, a better handle on the situation and ultimately a sense of peace. 

Traditional diary writing focuses on daily events and happenings recorded from an external point of view. Journaling means we can also reflect and record our internal world; how we react to, respond to and perceive our outer world.

Journaling when practiced in a certain way can be incredibly therapeutic and healing – not to mention fun and relaxing!

The course is broken down into an initial 3 hour workshop where you will learn the benefits and the “how” and “why” of journaling, a variety of different approaches and you will experience the benefits. This will be followed by three, one hour sessions at fortnightly intervals. These will provide space for consolidation, picking up fresh ideas and group sharing about the journaling process. We will also cover gratitude journaling – an aspect of mindfulness.

What to bring

  • Your journal (paper or digital)
  • A pen (if necessary)
  • Morning tea for the workshop session
  • Your curiosity 

Workshop: Friday 10 am – 1 pm
Date: 27 October
Sessions: Friday 10 am – 11 am
Dates: 10, 24 November & 8 December
Facilitator: Ali Scott
Cost: $55 waged, $35 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 20 October

 

Introduction to Feminism: Discussion Group - this course is currently on hold but we anticipate starting the group up in late Octobver

What is feminism? Know a little bit but want to know more? Come along to this discussion group and learn about feminist history, theory and practice so that you can engage confidently in verbal and written communication.

Each session will be organised around a particular theme such as:

  • Feminist history
  • Intersectionality and class
  • Identity politics
  • Local politics

No previous knowledge is required. Come along and join the discussion and work towards the production of a group zine (DIY magazine) at the conclusion of the sessions. This course may develop into a regular discussion group if there is interest.

Facilitator: Sionainn Byrnes
Cost: Gold Coin Donation