Our Courses for Spring 2018

Looking for something to do? Wanting to make a change in your life?
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.

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: 25 October - 15 November (4 sessions)
Day: Thursday    
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Facilitator: Ali Watersong
Cost: $45 waged, $30 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 18 October

Effective Communication: Empathic Listening & Conflict Resolution Skills

Good communication is the foundation of all healthy relationships. Often we can forget the listening part of the communication dance. Through this course you will be introduced to skills and techniques for improving communication in all your relationships.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What does effective communication look and feel like

  • Identifying feelings - your own and others

  • Constructing reflective communication

  • What gets in the way of effective comomunication

  • Boundaries - who's issue is it

  • Conflict resolution

Dates: 30 October - 27 November (5 sessions)
Day: Tuesday     
Time: 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm
Facilitator: Toni Lubbers
Cost: $50 waged, $35 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 26 July

Creative Soul: Reimagining the Self through Arts Therapy

“Who am I?” is an age old question. Using a combination of creative ways to explore the soulful, mythic, imaginary and symbolic aspects of self, this course will allow for a deepening awareness of who we are.

If any of the following questions evoke a sense of curiosity or wonder, then this may be a course for you.

  • Interested in how creativity and imagination can help you uncover layers of self?

  • Curious about the subtle and hidden meanings embedded in dreams, myths and fairytales?

  • Want to be more present to the magical elements of the ordinary?

  • Want to begin uncovering the real you from beneath the layers of societal expectations and conditioning?

  • What has soul got to do with it?

Dates: 24 October - 28 November (6 sessions)
Day: Wednesday             
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Facilitator: Arijana Ruznic-Beyer
Cost: $50 waged, $30 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 17 October

Anger Management

Anger is an important emotion and is part of how we communicate our feelings. But it can also be a destructive force which habitually can damage relationships.

This course will help you gain insight into what triggers your anger and to identify helpful thought processes. By the end of the course you will be equipped with tools to help manage your anger well.

Dates: 29 October to 26 November (5 sessions)
Day: Monday
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Facilitator: Janelle Butcher
Cost: $40 waged, $25 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 23 October