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.
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.
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.