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Our Courses for Winter 2019

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

Course registration is essential. Minimum numbers apply so early is encouraged to avoid disappointment. Drop into the Centre (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm) to enrol. We accept cash or cheque. Alternatively, you can make a bank payment to, Women’s Centre Inc, 38 9006 0580625 00.

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.

Living Life Unapologetically – stepping into your power


Join Hayley-Maree for this enlivening course exploring self-empowerment.

 Topics to be covered include:

  • self-love

  • living authentically

  • boundaries

  • body confidence

  • meditation

  • self-care

 This course will provide you with tools to:

  • create a self-care plan

  • connect to self through meditation

  • process feelings

  • identify new ways of being more grounded

 Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring some kai for your lunch.

Dates: 5 August to 2 September (5 sessions)
Day: Monday 
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Facilitator: Hayley-Maree Litt
Cost: $50 waged, $30 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 29 July

Anger Is a Useful Emotion

This course aims to offer you an insight into underlying emotions which can express themselves as anger. 

  • “What makes me angry?”

 You will get an awareness of how unmet needs can lead to frustration, anger, rage and violence. 

  • “What happens when I get angry?”

  • “What are my unexpressed emotions?”

 It aims to explore how emotions can be expressed safely and what management strategies are useful to transform negative energy to find inner strength, a strong voice and peace within.

  • “How can anger be useful?”

 The course will involve some group work and discussion, along with movement, breathing exercises and other expressive activities.

Dates: 29 August to 19 September (4 sessions)
Day: Thursday
Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Facilitator: Nilguen Kulpe
Cost: $45 waged, $30 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 22 August

Resourcing a Creative Life – a workshop series

Many of us have felt, thought, or been told that we are not creative, or that we need certain conditions and materials in order to create. This series of three, one day workshops aims to counter these misperceptions and help us develop an inner awareness of our creative resources through using what is already available in our everyday lives.

Shadow Puppet/Doll making is the first workshop

  • Engage your creative self through connecting with your shadow (negative & positive) aspects using simple puppet and doll making techniques.

  • Each workshop aims to:

  • Begin a process of awareness about our relationship with our creative selves

  • Support curiosity and exploration

  • Create space for the shadow self to have a life

  • Encourage playfulness and fun

  • Welcome imperfection

 What to bring? Clean recyclables (eg: cereal boxes, toilet rolls, egg cartons, bread bags) to create with and some kai for your lunch - tea and coffee will be provided.

Date: 21 September (1 session)
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Facilitator: Michelle Bland
Cost: $60 waged, $40 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 13 September

The remaining workshops are:

  • Dream Journal - learn how to make a uniquely beautiful journal from re-purposed cardboard and use it to record dreams, write poetry, draw pictures, or give it as a gift to another.

  • What’s behind the mask? - many of us present a particular and often more acceptable aspect of ourselves to the outside world. Using creative mask making we will gently explore the parts of ourselves that we keep hidden behind the mask.

Watch this space for date and time details.

About the facilitator:

Michelle Bland is an artist and Gestalt therapist. She has over 20 years of experience of teaching and making art. Her passion is the creative exploration of our inner worlds through sharing stories, deep listening, and creative resourcefulness. She is a counsellor with Women’s Centre and also works in her private counselling practice.