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Workshop - Insight Out (MKY)
Join us for an eight-week program, to shine a light on how we can be kinder to ourselves, as we explore our strengths and abilities, as well as the practices and skills, which allows us to nourish our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing and live happier and healthier lives.
Numbers are limited so registration is essential.
Week 1: March 23 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-Compassion "What’s inside my heart"
At its core, self-compassion entails being kind toward yourself and treating yourself them same way you would treat a good friend in a similar situation. It involves fully accepting who you are without judgment, regardless of any problems, failures, or perceived shortcomings you may have.
Week 2: March 30 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-Compassion "My positive traits"
If you were asked to list some positive qualities or traits about yourself, how would you respond? If you suffer from low self-esteem, you might struggle to bring things to mind. In order to promote a balanced evaluation of yourself, it is ok to notice and acknowledge your positive aspects, and to behave like someone who has positive qualities and who is deserving of happiness and fun.
Week 3: April 6 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-esteem "Positive image"
Self-esteem develops from many sources including one’s self-appraisal, achievements, parental support and approval, acceptance by friends and significant people in one’s life, as well as handling challenges faced throughout the years. Self-esteem is how we value ourselves; it is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others.
Week 4: April 20 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-esteem "Unique amulet"
Perceptions by others may shape self-esteem and these reflected appraisals have long been implicated in self-esteem development. For example according to the dependency model, feelings about the self are regulated by individual’s perceptions of their partners feelings about them.
Week 5: April 27 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-care "Vacation from anxiety"
Self-care involves taking deliberate actions to nourish your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. For some people, self-care might involve eating more nourishing foods, such as fish, fruit, and vegetables. It might mean cutting out fats and sugar from their diet or limiting the amount of soda or alcohol they consume. It can also involve taking the time to engage in behaviours that reduce stress and are self-soothing.
Week 6: May 4 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Self-care "Personal road to recovery"
The term ‘recovery’ in relation to mental health can be misunderstood, as it is often confused with the medical understanding of the word, which may mean ‘being cured’ or having no symptoms. For people living with mental health conditions recovery is about the person’s whole life, not their illness or symptoms. It is personal and will mean different things to different people. Recovery, and a recovery oriented approach, focus on someone getting back control of their life, which may or may not include living with symptoms.
Week 7: May 11 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Happiness "Affirmation tree to grow self-worth"
Self-worth is at the foundation for the concepts of self-acceptance and self-love. Without feeling a solid sense of worth or value it is difficult, if not impossible to feel worthy of love or acceptance from others. Those with limited self-worth are more vulnerable to experiencing toxic relationships and self-defeating behaviours which can include negative self-talk, avoidance of intimacy, comparing themselves to others or sabotaging relationships because of feeling undeserving of them.
Week 8: May 18 (1pm to 2.30pm)
Topic: Thought Provoking "Utopian Fantasy"
The “ideal you” is “you”, however it is not the person you are today, but rather the person you are striving to become tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and so on. And yet this ideal self is not a state of perfection; it is not a fixed destination or a finished product. In fact, it’s far from it. This ideal self is constantly evolving and changing, and as such it has somewhat of an elusive nature. Your ideal self should always be several steps ahead of you.
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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.