Making Changes (Life Skills)

Making Changes

Making Changes is a group life skills program that enables women to develop basic skills necessary to move forward and become clearer and stronger decision makers on life circumstances that negatively impact their lives. Through this active learning program women discover more about themselves and their abilities, develop confidence and use their strengths and skills in becoming the person they would like to be. Participants learn about accepting responsibility for choices they make in managing their lives.

Making Changes runs Three 10 week modules and women can start with any module. Sessions are 2-1/2 hours per week. All programs are offered free-of-charge.

 

Self-Empowerment- 10 weeks – Fall 2018

  • Orientation
  • Self-Awareness
  • The Four Parts of Self
  • Components of Self-Esteem
  • Building & Nurturing Self-Esteem
  • Risking Change
  • Affirmations
  • The Power of Personal Responsibility
  • Healthy or Toxic Guilt: What is the Difference?
  • Closure

Self-Empowerment Topics and Descriptions

Effective Communication – 10 weeks – Winter 2019

  • Orientation
  • Sending Clear Messages
  • Importance of Using “I” Language
  • Listening Actively and Effectively
  • Benefits of Assertiveness
  • Barriers to Assertiveness
  • Skills for Asserting Oneself
  • Learning to Say “NO”
  • Making Requests – Asking for what you need
  • Closure

Effective Communication Topics and Descriptions

Healthy Boundaries – 10 weeks – Spring 2019

  • Orientation
  • Recognizing Choices and Making Decisions
  • What are Boundaries
  • Boundaries – Costs & Benefits
  • Communication Boundaries – Getting More of What You Want
  • Boundaries for Healthy Anger
  • Relationship Boundaries – Balancing Intimacy and Independence
  • Personal Boundaries – Moving from Selfless/Selfish to Empowerment
  • Boundary Dilemmas and Parenting Boundaries
  • Closure

Healthy Boundaries Topics and Descriptions

Program Schedule

  • Tuesday mornings (9:30am-12:00pm)  – Aurora – Our Lady of Grace Parish – 15347 Yonge St.
    • Starting September 25th
  • Tuesday mornings (9:30am-12:pm) – Markham – 8400 Woodbine Ave #102-103, Markham
    • Starting September 25th
  • Wednesday mornings (9:30am-12:00pm) – Newmarket – WCYR Offices 16775 Yonge Street, Unit 207.
    • Starting September 26th
  • Wednesday afternoons (1:00-3:30pm) – Newmarket- Quaker House, 17030 Yonge St.
    • Starting Septmeber 26th
  • Wednesday evenings(6:30-9:00pm) – Newmarket- WCYR Office 16775 Yonge Street, Unit 207
    • Starting September 26th
  • Thursday afternoons(1:00-3:30pm) – Richmond Hill – York Regional Police #2, 171 Major Mackenzie Dr., Community room
    • Starting September 27th

Program Contact

Pilar Villate- 905-853-9270, ext. 206 / pvillate@wcyr.ca

 

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