The core of The Friendship Club mission, to engage, educate and empower girls at risk, is to teach our girls to take good care of themselves. Healthy self care is the foundation for healthy relationships, well-rounded characteristics and quality of life on so many levels. Self care is not a “one time” lesson, it is a constant discipline woven in and out of all life experiences and decisions. An honest admission informs us at times we are better at self-care than at other times. If you find your ability to enrich your life is at an ebb, rather than a flow, workshops sponsored by The Friendship Club may be just what you need.
What began as an offering for ongoing education for Friendship Club mentors has grown into a self-enrichment opportunity for Friendship Club volunteers and friends. Quite simply, as our volunteers and friends take good care of themselves, work to enrich themselves personally, they improve their ability to serve Friendship Club girls and and potentially impact the quality of other interpersonal relationships. I hope you are thinking “Tell Me More”!
In 2017 we introduced two powerful workshops:
“Deep Listening” and “Discover Your Strengths”
Deep Listening Workshop, a 3-part series led by Lyn Gunn-Smith, a local Personal Growth Consultant, and dear friend of The Friendship Club. This is a workshop for those who would like to learn to listen without interrupting, judging or criticizing others. As we learn and practice deep, mindful listening, we become more aware of how our thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact our ability to be present with others. Strive to understand before wanting to be understood….
One attendee responded “Being more mindful gives me the power to acknowledge thoughts and feelings, ‘feel’ them intimately – and to change those, if it seems important.”
~Nancy, workshop attendee & TFC Volunteer
Thursdays, 6/7/18, 6/14/18, and 6/21/18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Friendship Club.
Discover Your Strengths, is a 4-part series led by Jennifer Singer, The Friendship Club Executive Director and Certified Gallup Strength Coach. Your talents, those thoughts, feelings and behaviors that come naturally – are all the source of your true potential and power. The key to personal development is to fully understand how to apply your greatest talents and strengths in everyday life. People who play to their CliftonStrengths are the absolute best version of themselves. Gallup research finds that these folks are more engaged and productive at work and 3 times more likely than others to have an excellent quality of life.
Thursdays, 1/18/18, 1/25/18, 2/22/18, 3/22/18 and 4/26/19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Friendship Club.
And suggested donations for the workshops include all materials and 100% of the donation proceeds benefit The Friendship Club. Please contact Cindy Hintz, Volunteer Manager, for more detail. We sincerely hope you will join us, not only for yourself, but for those whose lives you touch.
“Some strive to make themselves great. Others help others see and find their own greatness. It’s the latter who really enrich the world we live in” ―Rasheed Ogunlaru
Leading life coach, motivational speaker and business/corporate coach