Question Asking and Using in Community Development 14/4/2016

Are you wondering:

– How to ask good questions in communication?

– How to ask questions that encourage the questioned to find answers on their own?

– Why is asking a right question much more important than finding the right answer to a wrong question?

– How important is stimulating other people to discover, develop and handle their own issues in particular as well as to develop communities in general?

Let’s look for answers to these questions in our talk “Question asking and using in community development”.

TIME: 07:00 – 09:00 PM, Thursday, 14/4/2016.

VENUE: Tea Talk Café, opposite No. 91 Trung Kinh, Hanoi

Facilitators: Trainers of Community Health Program and American experts of Community Development.

Participants: Anyone interested in asking and using good questions

Registration link: http://bit.ly/DatCauHoiDung_PhatTrienCongDong

Deadline: Before 14/4/2016 (The registration link may be closed earlier than the deadline if there are enough people registering their participation)

(To support our program, please use Tea Talk’s service at the price of 30,000 VND for a drink and a cake)

Contact:

Hotline: 0943 201 219 / 04 3783 6230 (Ms. Phuong Luong)

Email: office.vn@teatalkvietnam.com

Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization under the social enterprise Tea Talk Vietnam. CoRE’s mission is to make a contribution in forming a developing community through education and counseling programs, social work and other creative activities associated with indigenous culture.

Resource Exchange International (REI) is a nonsectarian, charitable, and educational organization. REI’s mission is to engage, encourage, equip, and empower people in emerging nations to strengthen the strategic sectors of their countries.

 

Hanoi Book Swap Event #3 – 26/3/2016

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Hanoi Book Swap is a monthly books exchange event organized by Three Cups of Tea Library. Bring a book that you have read and share with us your thoughts about it, and you can get a new book in exchange!

Beside exchange books, this month, let’s join Hanoi Book Swap and:

– Discuss The Little Prince novella (French: Le Petit Prince) – the most famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, first published in 1943. The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France.

– Picking up a special handbook about opposite-sex relationship from Focus On The Family organization in Singapore with only 20.000 dong.

Time: 2 – 4 PM, Saturday, 26th Mar 2016
Venue: Three Cups of Tea Library’s room – 2nd floor, Tea Talk Café, opposite No. 91 Trung Kinh, Hanoi.
Agenda:
– 2:00 – 2:30 PM: Meet and Greet
– 2:30 – 3:00 PM: Discuss The Little Prince
– 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Share about and exchange books
Register at: http://bit.ly/HanoiBookSwapEvent

P/s: If you cannot find a suitable book to exchange, you can donate your books to our library and get a 10% discount off the one-year library member registration. Your books will continue their life as library books for other members to read, and may support other book projects for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Contact: 
Email: threecupsoftea.library@gmail.com
Hotline: 04 3 783 6230 (Ms. Phuong Luong) or 0126 377 0820 (Ms. Minh Hieu)

Hanoi Book Swap event is inspired by the idea of a group of Knowmads Hanoi’s members with the aim of organizing semi-regular meeting for anyone interested in swapping books and chatting.
Three Cups of Tea Library is one of the flagship projects of Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE). We aim to build a house of books donated by the community to provide support to students, teachers and professionals in people-helping arenas.

Volunteer Opportunities – 3/2016

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Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE) is currently looking for 2 volunteers:

Job title Volunteers:

  • Program Volunteer
  • Communication and Event Volunteer
Salary and Insurances Not apply
Lunch support 600,000 VND/ month
Voluntary work time frame Negotiation (at least three months)
Duty Station Hanoi, Vietnam
Application Deadline 28 March 2016

MAIN DUTIES:

The area of voluntary works for Program Volunteer:

  • Provide interpretation and translation of project documents, correspondence, reports;
  • Provide logistic arrangements for events (meetings, workshops, training) and do preparation for field trips;
  • Communicate and support partners and other agencies in project implementation;
  • Provide supports in cash advance and settle advance; procurement of goods, equipment for office/projects;
  • Provide general administrative support including filing, sending and circulating mail, photocopying, travel booking, etc;
  • Travel to field in short notice;
  • Perform others tasks are required;

The area of voluntary works for Communication and Event Volunteer:

  • Update project news on the website, social media pages (Facebook, Twitter…), printed publications;
  • Take shot, record video at fieldtrip, events;
  • Write case studies, articles, reports, news for projects;
  • Provide logistic arrangements for events (meetings, workshops, trainings) and do preparation for field trips;
  • Communicate and support partners and other agencies in project implementation;
  • Manage, update office material, documents;
  • Travel to field in short notice;
  • Involve and support relevant CoRE activities: organizing a workshop, planning activities, etc;
  • Other relevant duties which may arise during working time.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Good command of English, particularly writing skills;
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills;
  • Good team player;
  • Demonstrated sense of discipline and punctuality;
  • Have cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Understanding of social work.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are requested to send their application, CV to email address: finance.vn@teatalkvietnam.com with “Volunteer position – Name” in subject line of the e-mail no later than 28th March 2016. Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications are invited to interview at our office (Counseling room, 2nd Floor, No. 9, Blk. 1G, Trung Yen 6, Cau Giay, Hanoi (opposite No. 91 Trung Kinh)

Only short – listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

Sharing on Counseling children and youth who have experienced Trauma or violence 11/3/2016

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Counseling for child abuse Grace Koh

Date & time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM, 11th Mar, 2016
Venue: Tea Talk Café & Bakery
Speaker: Grace Koh – Senior Social Worker (Singapore)
Language: English and Vietnamese
Participants: 15 people

Sharing outline:
– What is trauma and how does it affect children and young people (for example sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, accidents, death of loved one, witnessing family violence);
– The difference between the way adults and children cope with trauma and violence;
– Grace will share her experiences helping children cope with the impact of trauma and violence;
– How to maintain good mental and emotional health as a social worker/counselor as you help children and youth with trauma.

Ticket price: VND 50,000 (1 drink or cake included)
Register: http://bit.ly/RegisterForm_CounselingChildrenAndYouth
Contact: Trang Nha (0168 7744 889)

Hanoi Book Swap Event #2 – 27/02/2016

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Hanoi Book Swap is a monthly books exchange event organized by Three Cups of Tea Library. Bring a book that you have read and share with us your thoughts about it, and you can get a new book in exchange!

This month, let’s join us in the first gathering of 2016 to:

– Receive a lovely bookmark with best wishes from other participants;

– Discuss the award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, who just passed away last week. In 2006, British librarians ranked the book as one “every adult should read before they die”.

– Picking up a special handbook about opposite-sex relationship from Focus On The Family organization in Singapore with only 20.000 dong.

Time: 2 – 4 PM, Saturday, 27th Feb 2016
Venue: Three Cups of Tea Library’s room – 2nd floor, Tea Talk Café, opposite No. 91 Trung Kinh, Hanoi.
Agenda:
– 2:00 – 2:30 PM: Meet and Greet
– 2:30 – 3:00 PM: Discuss The Alchemist
– 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Share about and exchange books
Register at: http://bit.ly/HanoiBookSwapEvent

P/s: If you cannot find a suitable book to exchange, you can donate your books to our library and get a 10% discount off the one-year library member registration. Your books will continue their life as library books for other members to read, and may support other book projects for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Contact: 
Email: threecupsoftea.library@gmail.com
Hotline: 04 3 783 6230 (Ms. Phuong Luong) or 0126 377 0820 (Ms. Minh Hieu)

Hanoi Book Swap event is inspired by the idea of a group of Knowmads Hanoi’s members with the aim of organizing semi-regular meeting for anyone interested in swapping books and chatting.
Three Cups of Tea Library is one of the flagship projects of Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE). We aim to build a house of books donated by the community to provide support to students, teachers and professionals in people-helping arenas.

Para-Counselor Training – Let’s Talk 6 – Application Released

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Dear young friends,

Do you LOVE social activities?

Are you studying or working in the field of social work? Or do you simply find yourself interested in counselling and social work activities with the hope to learn more?

 Would you like to enhance and develop your individual skills, including: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS and using BODY LANGUAGE, RESOLVING CONFLICTS IN WORK AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, PREVENTING RISKS OF SUICIDE, etc…?

 Would you like to CONTRIBUTE your knowledge, skills and individual capacity to activities geared towards improving the quality of spiritual life for the youth and community?

Would you like to be part of the basic Counselling Skills course and have an opportunity to receive 1 of the 20 full or partial scholarships for Para-Counselling Training Course VI ?

If the answer is YES, then come to the Para-Counselling Training Course at LET’S TALK!

 1. What is LET’S TALK?

Let’s Talk is a project initiated and operated by Centre for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE) since September 2013 with the objective of “Developing counseling services and offering training in counseling skills for the community by working with experienced social workers, both local and international. Until now, Let’s Talk has organized five successful training courses for almost 100 para-counselors.

For more about Let’s Talk, please see at: http://bit.ly/letstalk6_booklet

2. What activities does LET’S TALK offer?

  • Training courses with the instruction of local and international experts who utilize creative and effective methods to provide knowledge and practical skills in social work;
  • An internship and professional supervision in the field of social work and counseling;
  • Opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practiceby way of purposeful interaction with customers at Tea Talk café;
  • Various social events held at CoRE and Tea Talk in order to raise awareness and understanding of issues in the community coupled with possible approaches towards solutions;
  • A growing network of social workers in Vietnam and abroad with expertise and passion to empower you in your development as a social worker;

3. LET’S TALK and opportunities for you:

  • To join in a basic training course with experts and consultants who are actively providing social services in the community;
  • To act as a para-counselor during a creative professional training session with clients who are in trouble. The procedure will be guided and supported from the overseeing and highly-experienced counseling-trainers in the country and abroad;
  • A scholarship for Counseling Internship Training Course of Let’s Talk;
  • To see theoretical ideas put into practice;
  • To receive a certificate issued by CoRE;
  • To become a volunteer/collaborator with CoRE;
  • To work in a dynamic, innovative environment, that allows for flexible hours of commitment;
  • To be a part of the growing network of social workers in the field.

 4. QUALIFICATIONS OF A LET’S TALK 6 CANDIDATE?

  • Be a citizen or resident who is studying and working in the city of Hanoi;
  • Have an interest and a passion for the activities in the field of social work, counseling, community development;
  • Have an understanding of social issues;
  • Have a strong desire to improve skills required in basic consultation (communication, conversation, dialogue, listening, observing body language…);
  • Priority on students who are studying or have studied social work;
  • Commitment (minimum 3 months);
  • English is an advantage.

5. Tuition – Scholarship:

Tuition: 1,000,000 dong/student fee.

Scholarship: There are four full scholarships to be awarded to the most suitable candidates.

6. HOW TO REGISTER FOR LET’S TALK 6

To complete the registration procedure, please take the following steps:

And send the completed documents to the email address below: banduan.teatalkvietnam@gmail.com.

Subject of mail: [DK Let’s Talk 6]_[Full name]

  •  Pay the registration fees in the Office of CoRE – No. 9 Block 1G , Trung Yen 6 , Cau Giay District, Hanoi (opposite No. 91 Trung Kinh ) . Please call before coming via the following hotline number:

Fee for registration: 30,000 dong/ profile

  • Application round: from 1/2 to 22/2/2016;
  • Interview round: 24 – 26/2/2016(For candidates who have passed the registration);
  • Training time:

+ Theory training: 5/3 – 30/3/2016 (sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings – afternoons for 3 consecutive weeks);

+ Supervision and mentoring: 1/4 – 30/5/2016.

For more information, please contact:

Hotline: (04) 37 836 2300168 7744 889 (Ms. Trang Nha)

Email: banduan.teatalkvietnam@gmail.com

Hanoi Book Swap Event 30/01/2016

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Hanoi Book Swap is a monthly event organized by Three Cups of Tea Library. Bring a book that you have read and tell people about it, and you can get a new book in exchange!

We will also discuss the international best-seller The Alchemist, originally written in Portuguese by Paulo Coelho, and translated into 80 different languages – setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

Time: 2 – 4 PM, Saturday, 30th Jan 2016

Venue: Three Cups of Tea Library’s room – 2nd floor, Tea Talk Café, opposite to No. 91 Trung Kinh, Hanoi.

Agenda:

– 2:00 – 2:15 PM: Greetings

– 2:15 – 3:00 PM: The Alchemist book discussion

– 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Sharing and exchanging books

P/s: If you find out a suitable book to exchange, you can donate yours to our library and get a 10% discount off the 1-year library member registration. Your books will continue their life as library books for other members to read and support other book projects for disadvantaged in Vietnam.

Contact:

Email: office.vn@teatalkvietnam.com

Hotline: 04 3 783 6230 or 0943 201 219 (Ms. Phương Lương)

Hanoi Book Swap event is inspired by the idea of a group of Knowmads Hanoi’s members with the aim of organizing semi-regular meeting for anyone interested in swapping books and chatting.

Three Cups of Tea Library is one of the flagship projects of Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering Community (CoRE). We aim to build a house of books donated by the community to provide support to students, teachers and professionals in people-helping arenas.

Invitation to “Tea For Two – Time Out For Supervision” training 18 & 19/02/2016

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Tea For Two – Time Out For Supervision is one of our training courses in 2016 with the aim of equipping those in with supervisory responsibilities a 2-pronged approach to improve employee performance at the workplace.

(The Supervision relationship is one that is between a senior representative and a junior representative of an organization. The context of this relationship is work-based and the purpose of this relationship is to ensure ethical and professional conduct and quality care is given to the organization’s clientele.)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (1.5 hour for break)

Date: 18th & 19th February 2016

Venue: Tea Talk Café, No. 9, Blk. 1G, Trung Yen 6 Str., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi (opposite to No. 91, Trung Kinh Str.)

Language: English and Vietnamese

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The different functions of supervision;

– Able to identify 2 distinct problems that slow down work processes;

– Identify and practice 2 key communication approaches to handle either problem;

– Have a clear strategy to improve staff performance.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Time Contents Goals
DAY 1
8:30 – 8:45 AM Check-in
8:45 – 10:15 AM Introductions:

– Who am I?

– What is my role?

Introductions and

setting expectations

 

10:15 – 10:30 AM Short break
10:30 – 12:00 Noon Understanding supervision:

– What is supervision?

– Purpose of supervision;

– Blocks to supervision;

– Looking for common ground.

Exploring the relationship between:

– Teacher and student;

– Appraiser and employee.

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch break  
1:30 – 3:00 PM Identifying problems in supervision:

– Competency;

– Confidence;

– Communication;

– Counseling.

Separating problem from solution.
3:00 – 3:15 PM Short break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Understanding resistance:

– Empathizing with the supervisee;

– Asserting supervisor’s needs.

Separating empathy from assertiveness.
DAY 2
8:30 – 8:45 AM Check-in
8:45 – 10:15 AM Communication:

Assertive listening;

 

Learning reflective listening (when the supervisee owns the problem – when supervisee has to be supported).
10:15 – 10:30 AM Short break
10:30 – 12:00 Noon Communication:

I message.

Framing “I message”:

When the supervisor requires supervisee to improve the performance.

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 – 3:00 PM Problem solving:

Negotiating for win-win.

Agree to have a win-win outcome:

– Identify the problem – competency or confidence;

– State the desired outcome;

– I wish, you wish;

– Brain storm for solutions;

– Decide on plan of action;

– Agree on a review plan.

3:00 – 3:15 PM Short break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Closing Review and Feedback

TRAINER’S BIOGRAPHY

Mrs. Lynette Yeo

Lynette received her B.A. in Social Work and Sociology in 1977 and worked with the then Ministry of Social Affairs. She made a switch after 2 years to work in the commercial sector specializing in Qualitative commercial market research. In 1992, she returned to the Social Work sector in a variety of capacities which included:

– Direct clinical work of case management in social service agencies;

– Public education on family relationships and engagement;

– Management of a social service agency and professional association;

– Clinical supervision to interns as well as experienced social workers from various social service agencies and medical social work settings;

– Lecturer at polytechnics and University for modules relating to human life span development, personal self-awareness and clinical counseling theories;

– Lecturer at SIM (Professional Development) on Improving Employee Performance for organizations.

– Her last contractual employment was with the Family Court as a Court counselor for divorce and family violence issues.

She also has an established private practice since 1993, through which she specializes in providing psychotherapy services to clients who present with personal as well as family and relationship problems.  Her training in Masters in Counseling, Satir Family Therapy, Play Therapy and trauma informed therapeutic practices has well equipped her for this.

She also provides supervision for social service practitioners and was involved in a Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) supervision training course during her tenure as the Executive Director in 2007-2009.

Besides the core trainers, there are other specialists attending classes as facilitators.

WHO CAN APPLY?

– Social workers at non-governmental or non-profit organizations;

– Social work lecturers.

HOW TO APPLY?

Interested individuals please fill in the application form in this link: http://bit.ly/SupervisionTraining_Registration

  • Deadline: 29th January 2016
  • Announcement of selection: will be noticed in 30th & 31st January 2016
  • Tuition: 500.000 dong/person (including class materials and tea break)
  • Time for payment: 1st – 5th January 2016
  • Method of payment:

– In cash at Tea Talk Café: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 1st – 5th January 2016;

– By bank transfer:

+ Bank account: TRUNG TAM THAM VAN, NGHIEN CUU VA PHAT TRIEN CONG DONG

+ Bank Number: 22010000592607

+ Bank name: BIDV – Thang Long Branch

+ Reason for payment: Supervision Training_Full Name

Deadline (for both methods): 5th January 2016

Note: If your organization wants to conduct this program for staff only, please contact us for more information.

Email: office.vn@teatalkvietnam.com

Hotline: 04 3 783 6230 or 0943 201 219 (Ms. Phuong Luong)

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU!

 

A New Chapter

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Tea Talk’s 3rd anniversary gala dinner was so much more than a celebration of our achievements. The event that took place on 10th April at The Hanoi Club Hotel was a signifier of our intent within the local community, and provided a platform in which to exhibit our fantastic new psycho-social educational projects. That evening funds were raised for Tea Talk NGO, The Centre for Counseling, Research & Empowering Community (CoRE).

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Our guest-of-honor Mr Ng Teck Hean, Singapore Ambassador to Vietnam & Mr Nguyen Vu Kien, Deputy Director of International Relations Department of VCCI, and  over 200 guests from right across the globe joined us that night.  As our smartly dressed philanthropists made their way inside the prestigious showcase room, they were greeted by CoRE’s dedicated team of volunteers, all eager to present the fruits of months of hard work.

 

 

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Currently CoRE offers three community-based programs – Counselling Service, Let’s Talk and Three Cups of Tea Library. However, in the coming weeks we will be adding a fourth project in the shape of “Skill Me Up’’ – a workshop based learning experience designed to equip children and teenagers with important life-skills that can then be put into practice as they head towards adolescence.

“Skill Me Up”, along with CoRE’s three other projects, will be covered later in the week, but until then, you can follow these interactive links to gain a greater understanding of our work.

https://youtu.be/BMcmYLAVhKc – “Counselling Service”

https://youtu.be/-3yNul-3i2s – “Let’s Talk”

https://youtu.be/B7V53cf6Mjc – “Three Cups of Tea Library”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ric2xXno8CM – “Skill Me Up”

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Once the guests had taken time to learn all about CoRE’s programmes, we were then treated to some of the finest foods Vietnam had to offer, as well as some truly breathtaking musical performances from the likes of awarding winning vocalist Olivia Ong, and classical pianist Joshua Shin.

Undoubtedly, the biggest success story of the night came in the form of a live auction – with all proceeds generating going straight towards CoRE’s community program budget. Guests were able to bid on items ranging from original works of art by talented local school children to one of a kind banknote prints in mint condition.

 

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As the evening drew to a close it was only fitting that Founder of Tea Talk & CoRE, Michael Ong, gave an inspired speech that reminded us all why we care so much about our young generation and the local community as a whole.

The future is looking brighter than ever for Tea Talk and CoRE, and we are all extremely excited for what lies ahead!

For more photos from the Gala, please follow this link to CoRE’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TEATALKNGO?fref=ts

 

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ShineWOMEN with Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth

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Shine is a series of seminars that aims to empower women through inspirational, practical, and experiential methods of learning. Apart from that, Shine also offers “training” programs that develops new “trainers” that will speak in Shine seminars as well. Since its establishment in Cambridge, Australia five years ago, Shine has hosted training programs in over 30 countries, and has collaborated with over 1,000 organizations. With its focus on girl and women empowerment, Shine has branched off into two main categories: ShineGIRL and ShineWOMEN; both on improving social skills and building a strong foundation to accomplish hopes and dreams.

After attending ShineWOMEN’s training sessions, CoRE decided to partner up with Shine Hanoi to provide a course that would empower local women in Hanoi from 16th May to 24th June; specifically 20 women from Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth. These women, ages from 18-22, did not have many opportunities due to poor economic status and enrolled in the Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth to be trained in the hospitality sector. Although the Hoa Sua School increases their chances of succeeding economically, their social skills are lacking which is why they were chosen to participate in these courses.

In the beginning of the ShineWOMEN course, participants seem distant and unwillingly to trust anyone else besides their own group of friends; mimicking the reserved attitude that many would display in the real world. Whether this is due to lack of self-confidence or a defense mechanism, ShineWOMEN has three foundation concepts to abolish this attitude that will be taught over eight courses:

  • Worth – Understanding their uniqueness will allow for each participant to understand how valuable they are.
  • Strength – The power of choice and the importance of respect, identifying feelings, willpower, and values.
  • Purpose – By identifying concrete hopes, desires and dreams, it will unlock potential and talents that will allow each woman to appreciate themselves as an individual even further.

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The first three sessions focuses on making sure each individual knows that they are valuable to others, and most importantly valuable to themselves. The first step in allowing women to open themselves up to the world is for them to understand how unique they are. No one is the exact same. If one person is a copy of another, it depletes the value of both persons. When each participant understands how much value they hold, it is hard to depreciate their value.

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Seminars four and five focus on going deeper into the mind of each participant and making them understand their feelings. Here, participants understand how they process feelings by “Stopping,” “Feeling,” “Thinking,” and “Deciding,” and the Five Languages of Love to understand how they accept love. The women were given the opportunity to share any insecurity and any moments where they lost control of their feelings. Trainers do not force anyone to share, but encourage the women to share their experiences to further understand the source of their emotional distress.

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The last three seminars focus on helping each woman deal with the difficulties of life. Resilience and remembering the value of life are crucial when overcoming obstacles. Trainers remind the participants that everything in life requires a strong foundation. Hopes and dreams need to be built upon strong self-actualization and good and bad experiences in life. The main focus of these last two seminars is for participants to develop a strong sense of who they are and what they really want in life.

At this point in time, the participants of ShineWOMEN have graduated the course with a new set of skills that will aid them in socialization, and achieving and setting goals. Trainers worked over the course of eight sessions to help women realize their potential and self-worth. Before part-taking these courses, the woman participants were very reserved however, afterwards they evolved into women that had more confidence in themselves. During the graduation ceremony, many made a comment of how appreciative they are of every woman in the room. They felt that they “grew and became much more powerful women together.” Their newly found confidence was very apparent and would not waver, thanks to ShineWOMEN building the necessary foundation concepts of Worth, Strength and Purpose.