Course news!Excitingly, since February we have been running courses back to back up until the summer break! The courses have been well subscribed and have attracted a wide variety of women of different ages, backgrounds, faiths, and occupations. The common purposes bringing the women to the courses have been for the women to make quality time for themselves, to gain confidence, to improve self esteem, to create intentional and purposeful friendships, and to take time to evaluate life and have space to dream again.
Many of the women have given us fantastic feedback throughout, and have really appreciated the time to explore their identity, values, and aspirations, with one participant saying; “I think every single woman would benefit from this course”.
A big congratulations to all the women who have taken part and completed the course this year- we wish you all the best with your future dreams and goals!
New facesThis year has seen two new faces join the In Your Own Skin team, to co-facilitate the courses with me. Ruth Bromley and Kath McKie both came along to the course in February 2012 as delegates, and enjoyed it so much that they decided to train to run the course this year!
Both Ruth and Kath have been fabulous additions to the team, bringing their professional expertise in the fields of mental health and social work to the course, as well as their passion for health, well being, and community among women.
It has been a great opportunity and a real pleasure to work alongside them both this year. Thank you ladies, you have helped to equip and inspire many!
And finally…I am expecting our first child, due the beginning of October! This is very exciting and am looking forward to meeting our little arrival in the next few weeks! This will mean I’ll be taking some time away from running In Your Own Skin, and facilitating courses for the foreseeable future.
I have absolutely loved running the courses over the past couple of years, they have been such a privilege to be a part of. Myself and those who I have run the course with have been truly inspired, challenged and encouraged by the women who we have met along the way, and their stories of freedom and transformation. I hope to return after maternity leave to continue to deliver In Your Own Skin across Manchester, will keep you posted in 2014! Hannah x