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Winter courses from the Women's Centre

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, arts, mental wellbeing, Courses, women, workshop

Looking for something to do? Wanting to make a change in your life? Wanting to feel more resourceful? Then come to one of the courses offered at the Women's Centre during Term 3!

All courses are located at the Women's Centre (Unit 3, 242 Ferry Road). Enrol early to avoid disappointment!

Visit the Women's Centre website for more information on these courses, including how to enrol now. You can also contact the Women's Centre (03 371 7414, 022 105 5308 or support[at]

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; and
  • self-care.

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

Dates: Mondays from 5th August to 2nd September 2019 (5 sessions).
Time: 7 to 9pm.
Cost: $50 for waged, or $30 for low/unwaged.

Enrol for this course by Monday 29th July.

Anger Is a Useful Emotion

This course with Nilguen Kulpe aims to:

  • offer you an insight into underlying emotions which can express themselves as anger;
  • give an awareness of how unmet needs can lead to frustration, anger, rage and violence;
  • explore how emotions can be expressed safely; and
  • explore what management strategies are useful to transform negative energy to find inner strength, a strong voice and peace within.

Dates: Thursdays from 29th August to 19th September 2019 (4 sessions).
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: $45 for waged, or $30 for low/unwaged

Enrol for this course by Thursday 22nd 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.

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; and
  • welcome imperfection.

The first workshop is Shadow Puppet/Doll making with Michelle Bland. Engage your creative self through connecting with your shadow (negative and positive) aspects using simple puppet and doll making techniques.

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019.
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Cost: $35 for waged, $20 for low/unwaged.

Enrol for this worlshop by Friday 13th September.

Details for the remaining workshops are yet to be confirmed:

  • 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. We will gently explore the parts of ourselves that we keep hidden behind the mask, using creative mask making.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch