Joy, Power, & Authenticity: Women’s Workshop

Subtitle: How to live your life more powerfully through loving self and communicating with purpose

Facilitator: Shelly Davies

When: Friday 4th to 6th June 2021

Where: Motairehe Marae

Cost: Free.

Supported by: Mōtairehe Marae, the Community Worker at Aotea Family Support Group and Te Puna Tahua

Registration (for catering and childcare purposes):

Children welcome and childcare available but limited to Saturday only  

About the event:

Our lives as women on the island can be hard, thankless, and sometimes isolated. So, we invite you to take a weekend (or part of it) just for you – away from the day to day of your life. Come and learn, share, strengthen and be strengthened by spending time with other Barrier women, remembering none of us are in it alone, and most of all, being inspired!

Shelly Davies is a descendent of Ngātiwai whose grandparents Gordon and Rene Davies grew up at Kawa, and she has a home there now. When she is not on the island she’s running her business – Writing, Joy & Badassery – where she trains government and corporates how to communicate more effectively through writing. Late last year she toured the country with Dairy Women’s Network, speaking to women in 5 rural centres about how to find more joy and power in their lives. She is real, she’s down to earth, she swears like a sailor, and she’s counting down the days to come home!

You could choose just to attend the talk on Friday night, or any of the Saturday workshops – as much or as little as you can. The workshops will be full on and interactive – lots of internal work for you to do in writing or small groups – but you won’t just be sitting and listening all day! You could stay at the marae or return home to your own bed. Sunday will be a special time – nothing planned, just time, space, and a chance to work on your thoughts from Saturday, spend more intimate time with Shelly or just rest and get the quiet time we so desperately need in our busy lives.

Note: This is a wāhine space.

What we’ll cover:

  • How to know and love yourself more
  • How to strengthen relationships
  • How to set and maintain boundaries
  • How to communicate more purposefully and assertively
  • How to advocate for yourself with services
  • How to find more inner power

Friday – Dinner and inspirational speaker

5pmPōwhiri (welcome)
5:30pmKai (dinner)
6pmShelly Davies speaks: How to find more inner power
7pmQ&A and preparation for workshops
8pmStay over at the marae or hoki ki te kainga – back to your place for the night

Saturday – Workshops

8amParakuihi – breakfast
9amHow to know and love yourself more
10:30amHow to communicate more purposefully and assertively
12noonHow to set and maintain boundaries
1:30pmKai ā te rānui – lunch
2:30pmHow to strengthen relationships
4pmHow to advocate for yourself with services
5:30pmWrap up, reflect, debrief
6pmKai ā te pō – dinner

Sunday – Time out for women

8amParakuihi – breakfast
This is your time!  How often do you have 5 hours to yourself?   This is a space and time purely for if you want it. You might want to work on things brought up in yesterday’s workshops. You might want to have private conversations with Shelly or other women. You might want to read, or sleep.   You might want to work on an assignment or business plan.   What would you do if you had 5 uninterrupted hours? Now’s your chance J  
1pmKai ā te rānui – lunch, then hoki ki te kainga – home time
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