Date Topic Brief Overview of Workshop Location Presenter
February 18, 2019 6:00 pm Couple Communication

Effective communication is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. Becoming aware of the modes and patterns of communication you and your partner use in your everyday interactions can minimize potential misunderstandings. Whether you are currently in a relationship or are interested in learning more about this topic, you are welcome to come along.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Anglicare
March 11, 2019 6:00 pm Introduction to Yoga & Meditation

Yoga is an ancient art/discipline based on principles which help to create harmony within the human body, mind and spirit. The continued practice of yoga can lead to a sense of peace and wellbeing, and a feeling of being at one with the environment. The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible. It can also improve the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Jonelle Kapsalos
April 10, 2019 5:30 pm Parenting from the Same Page

You’re a couple with a child, or children. But each of you may have a different experiences and expectations about parenting. This workshop will provide some time to consider how you can support each other as parents and enrich the relationships in your family.

Holyoake Midland Anglicare
May 13, 2019 6:00 pm DRUMBEAT

DRUMBEAT is an innovative and evidence-based program that combines the power of group drumming with conversations to explore relationships and build resilience. It promotes social understanding and connection through drumming and is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Research shows participation in this program can boost mood and increase self- confidence and a sense of belonging while supporting positive connections to others. No prior musical skills are required.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Ev Taylor
June 10, 2019 6:00 pm Challenging the Fury Within

We may not always be able to control what happens to us, but we can learn to regulate our responses to setbacks. This workshop will explore some skills to address distressing angry emotions which can put our health and relationships at risk.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Anglicare
July 15, 2019 6:00 pm I’m Just not that Into Me

It is common for us to think our way into negative moods. It can be helpful to be aware of our own patterns of negative thinking and its effects on our feelings, behaviour and self-esteem. Positive thinking will improve self-esteem and outlook on life. This workshop will identify why we think negatively, and challenge old thinking patterns. Strategies will be provided to replace negative thinking with positive attitudes for more fulfilling relationships with others and with ourselves.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Anglicare
August 14, 2019 5:30 pm Introduction to Yoga & Meditation

Yoga is an ancient art/discipline based on principles which help to create harmony within the human body, mind and spirit. The continued practice of yoga can lead to a sense of peace and wellbeing, and a feeling of being at one with the environment. The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible. It can also improve the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems.

Holyoake Midland Jonelle Kapsalos
September 16, 2019 6:00 pm Life can be Tough. Bend, Don’t Break.

Wellbeing for individuals, families and communities has been linked to developing resilient behaviours. But what does resilience look like? It is definitely not a matter of being tough in every circumstance no matter what life throws at you; and it is not a fixed trait which a lucky few inherit. This workshop will explore strategies to build resilience.

Holyoake, Victoria Park Anglicare
October 16, 2019 5:30 pm You and I

How well do you know each other? Or for that matter, how well do you really know ‘YOU’? This workshop provides an opportunity to explore how personality and past experiences may impact on your relationship with your partner.

Holyoake Midland Anglicare
November 13, 2019 5:30 pm Five Languages of Appreciation

Based on the book by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas, this workshop explores the five languages of appreciation. You will discover how to restore your relationship in a way that is more likely to reach the hearts of your loved ones. This is a great workshop for parents, couples, friends and relatives. If you are not perfect but value high quality relationships, this workshop is for you.

Holyoake Midland Anglicare
Mindfulness and Acceptance of Emotions

Why do we feel emotions? Why do we feel painful emotions? How do we cope with these emotions? These questions and more will be addressed in this workshop. Learn strategies and techniques to help you to be with your emotions, rather than trying to push them away/ignore them/suppress them/get rid of them. Learn about mindfulness of emotions and how to anchor yourself in an emotional storm, rather than be caught up and swept away.

Holyoake, Victoria Park To be confirmed