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Workshops

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Workshops are offered on-site or off-site and can be custom designed to meet your needs.

Weekend & Weeklong Family Workshops/Retreats

A weekend retreat begins on Friday at 7:00pm and ends with Sunday noon lunch.
 
Celebrating the Family Workshop:
What does family mean to you? Spend this weekend exploring the language of love in your family. Experience the expression of love through art, storytelling and adventure.
 
Family Healing Retreat:
This retreat is an opportunity to put the past behind you; to embrace forgiveness and start building authentic relationships with your self, spouse and children. What to expect: for a weekend or a week, your family will pray together, sing together and join in family-centered activities, such as role play or skits, to empower communication, facilitate forgiveness and nurture commitment.
 
Creating Memories by Living Values:
How to have a conversation with your teenagers – moving from “normal” to dialogue.
 
Called to the Vocation of Family Life:
Learn the qualities and skills for strengthening the family. Content includes spirituality, teaching, modeling values, conflict resolution and techniques of keeping families together.
 
Family Communication: Road Map for Relationships:
Learn speaking and listening skills, the art of dialogue, how to build relationships rather than breaking them down, honesty in communication, and the ability to respectfully and assertively discuss problems, hurt and pain.
 
 
Workshops for Parents, Childcare Workers & Teachers
 
“Great Days Ahead”
To help those working with children with ADHD
 
Programme Description:
This 3-day workshop consists of 24 hours of active training sessions led by a professional instructor. Participants are taught how to conduct a class to help parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder encourage children’s positive behaviors, discourage negative behaviors, and teach alternatives to problem behaviors.

Goal: To provide training, support and education to professionals working with parents of children with ADHD. For professional parenting educators such as teachers, child care workers, psychologists and parents. 

View PDF Flyer of ADHD Programme Here

“De-Coding Sexual Con Games:”
Helping Children Recognize & Protect Themselves from Sexual Harassment and Abuse
 
Objectives:
– To teach children how to set appropriate healthy personal boundaries: to teach them to recognize “con language,” to teach them how to identify emotional grooming tactics and to teach them healthy ways to express feelings.
– To teach participants how to recognize the signs of abuse, teach them the difference between inappropriate and appropriate sexual behaviour and to help them understand the reasons why children don’t disclose. This empowers the participant to respond to disclosure appropriately.
 
In spite of parents’ best efforts to educate and protect their children and identify sexual abuse behaviour, sexual abuse can happen. This workshop is to help all those who care for children and care about children to be able to prevent the next incident from occuring.
 
 
Workshops for Teachers & Educators
 
Success Strategies for Teachers and Educators:
Designed for teachers and principals, the purpose of this seminar is to provide a unique focus on what transpires in the classroom and school community. The focus is on issues such as organization, discipline and behaviour management and many other skills for both teacher and student growth.
 
Communicating with Children:
This seminar seeks to inform participants about the developmental needs of children and examine the appropriate ways to communicate with children at the different development stages.
 
Sowing Seeds for Succes:
This programme focuses on success in relationships, school, managing emotions and life. Students will develop communication skills, learn how to make a friend and be a friend, learn how to express emotions appropriately, build self-confidence and improve relationships. We seek to teach children to befriend themselves and learn practical coping skills. This workshop is for students, teachers and families.
 
 
Workshops for Students
 
Who Am I When No One is Looking:
This workshop is designed to empower students in developing a healthy self esteem and to help them understand the relationship between self confidence, competence and school success.
 
Understanding the ‘Changing’ Self and School Environment:
This workshop is designed to make the students aware of the various internal and external forces that shape the adolescent and influence their behaviour. It is structured to help the participants understand the transition from childhood into and through adolescence and the social changes in the environment that also impact on them.
 
Cold Stares and Warm Smiles:
This programme is designed to enable students to create within themselves and their school/community a way to a kinder, more cooperative culture. It will teach students how to turn ugly situations into opportunities for positive relationships. It is structured to show students how to tap into their inner power and wisdom to ease their conflict, talk out differences, stay calm, find common ground and create peace.
 
Getting Along with Difficult People and Situations:
As students interact with one another in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, bus and on the streets, conflicts are bound to arise. This is an expected and natural part of social interaction. Problems arise, though, when children are unable to resolve their conflicts peacefully, and more and more time is spent disciplining than teaching or learning. This programme is designed to teach students the necessary skills to become conflict managers. It will help students take responsibility for solving their problems while fostering respect for one another’s feelings and points of view.
 
Only Pretending to be Tough:
Bullying is an issue in all sections of our community. It is a form of social dominance. It is a negative way of gaining social acceptance. To truly prevent bullying, we must begin with educating students about bullying and provide them with the skills to manage such behaviours.
 
Being Young and Being Wise:
Targeted toward the youth population, this seminar is meant to equip participants with the skills of career planning, interviewing, resume writing and a general framework for success in life after formal schooling.
 
Sowing Seeds for Succes:
This programme focuses on success in relationships, school, managing emotions and life. Students will develop communication skills, learn how to make a friend and be a friend, learn how to express emotions appropriately, build self-confidence and improve relationships. We seek to teach children to befriend themselves and learn practical coping skills. This workshop is for students, teachers and families.
 
 
Workshops for Other Professionals

Art Therapy:
Geared toward professional providers of mental and behavioural health services. This session explores how the art product is used in the therapeutic process.
 
Turning the Water into Wine:
This seminar is geared toward refocusing group leaders on the purpose of their ministry, inspire them to keep the flame alive, and to ignite the same in others. Participants will be trained in techniques of leadership, managing group dynamics and event planning.

 

Workshops for Couples, Men, Women & Teens
Workshop for All Ages:
Nonviolence programmes: we provide workshops, training and retreats in nonviolence and peacemaaking for primary, secondary, tertiary and adult age groups in a range of settings (schools, parishes, organisations, etc). Some of the topics we cover are: What is Violence, Exploring Nonviolent Power, Structural Violence and Nonviolent Power, Putting Nonviolent Power into Action, Skills to Live Nonviolently, Solving Conflict, Dealing with Anger & Resentment. View the Nonviolence Programmes brochure PDF here
 
Workshop for Couples:
Couples communication workshop for enhancing relationships
Workshop for Men:
“Men of Strength” for men ages 20-40
Workshop for Women:
“Women of Worth” for women ages 20-35

 

Workshop for Teens:
“BMW: Boy Meets World” for young men ages 13-19