The VOICE Programme Feedback
I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to go on the programme and have appreciated the tutors thoughtful and supportive facilitation of it. I have learnt a lot and I know it will stand me in good stead as I move forward.
Thank you for all you have done. I feel like I can breathe again.
It is amazing how helpful the group sessions were and I think they themselves grounded me, giving structure in all the madness that is going on at the moment.
What I’m going to take most away from the course is the importance of self-care and to keep doing it – I’m good enough!
I believe that it happened now and I don’t doubt myself’. I’ve learnt so much and taking away so much, but mainly knowing now that none of us deserve this, we’re all intelligent and strong. We shouldn’t blame their issues or ourselves.
What the course has taught me is that I was blaming myself, when actually it wasn’t all me! I can see black and white now – there is no grey area.
Who’s In Charge Programme Feedback
This course helped me realise that I had control over how I responded to abuse. I found that my saying “no” to things gave me back some power. Being reminded that my first responsibility was to myself was a game changer.
I was focussing on my relationship with my child but this course helped me see that some of my other relationships were also abusive, or had abusive elements. I’ve managed to distance myself from those people more which has given me more strength. And I’ve built up some more mutually supportive friendships. The skills we were taught were transferable. Being more assertive feels good, though it’s been a shock to some of my family and friends.
I’ve found that I don’t have to do what’s expected of me and the world doesn’t end when I say no. I now have more time and energy to do the things that I think are important. Thank you for helping me find my inner strength.
Being part of a supportive group was helpful as I think we helped each other with our own individual situations. I didn’t feel judged, shamed or criticised and that was very important. We didn’t need to pretend or cover up how bad things were, and by seeing and owning the problems we managed to find some solutions that worked. This has been such a life line.
Escape The TRAP Feedback
I liked seeing what a ‘good guy/ girl’ can be like.
You can figure out how you feel along the way.
It was good to express your feelings.
I liked that we could all get involved in the activities.
This gives you a lot of information but it is fun at the same time.
I have learned why they do the things they do, now I know I am not going crazy and it’s not my fault.”