“It wasn’t just me, I wasn’t stupid.”
Toolkit for Life
This course is designed for people who have experienced domestic abuse, and who have completed the Freedom Programme.
Living with domestic abuse forces women to develop coping methods that keep them and their family safe from the controlling behaviour of a perpetrator.
This course helps recognise that these coping methods may no longer be helpful, and gives us tools to develop better strategies to move forward with life.
You will look at:-
- Changing your thought processes – from negative to positive – to change your behaviour
- How abuse or distress affects your self-esteem and self-image
- How you interact with others
- How you cope with the emotional pain (depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug use)
Every week we work through a different topic:-
- Self-esteem – coping and the consequences on your psychological wellbeing
- Self-esteem and affirmation and the power of self-talk
- Anger and conflict
- Being assertive
- Boundaries and trust and protecting ourselves and those we love
- Making mistakes and setting goals
- Grief and loss (of relationships)
- The effects of abuse on children and our parenting skills
- Healthy relationships
- Actions for future
What will I gain from this course?
Women have told us that:
- I have started to challenge my negative thought process
- I thought that the Freedom Programme was enough for me, but this really challenged me more
- It helped me achieve what I set out to do (to recover)
- The Freedom was great, but I needed this to keep my confidence up. I have a lot to manage with the kids and a new home and I can spiral down. I think this will really keep me thinking more positive path which will last
- It’s like the feel good factor’, it is different because it has made me question a lot of what went on in the years I was in an abusive relationship. It has helped me heal
- They don’t flower anything up, it’s hard, real but honest and life changing. It is very accepting to everyone with amazing support
Book a Course
The 12 week course is for any woman interested in learning more about the effects of domestic abuse and, in particular for women who experience/ have experienced domestic abuse.
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