Many things shape how we view ourselves when we identify as women. This course is an opportunity to explore the things that have influenced your identity through discussion with others. We will open dialogue around historical and modern-day gender identity, equality, creating healthy boundaries, healthy body image, celebrating our strengths, acknowledging the efforts of our male counterparts and developing a well-rounded perspective on what it means to be a woman today.
Participants will increase their resiliency through understanding societal pressures on gender roles and body image and cultivate healthy boundaries with external expectations.
Participants will increase compassion, empathy and tolerance of themselves and others.
Participants will increase their understanding of what areas of their life they already feel empowered in, and what areas they feel could use improvement and leave with ideas on how to continue to empower themselves and others.
See the Female Empowerment Course Page in the "My Courses" tab 1 week before your course's start date for more session details.
Day of the Week
September 14th to October 5th, 2022
September 14th, 2022
September 21st, 2022
September 28th, 2022
October 5th, 2022
This Session is VIRTUAL Only
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
March 7th to March 28th, 2023
March 7th, 2023
March 14th, 2023
March 21st, 2023
March 28th, 2023
Blended Learning Class - VIRTUAL & In-Person
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Session 1 What it Means to Be a Woman Today
In session one of Female Empowerment, Students will explore the pressures women face regarding body image and being a successful woman. Students will explore what being a successful woman means to them. Lastly, Students will brainstorm ideas for how to stay healthy while challenging the expectations they feel are placed on them.
Participants explore the pressures women face in today’s world and are given a chance to define what being a “successful woman” means to them.
• Participants share ideas for how to create healthy boundaries and stay mentally and physically healthy amidst the expectations placed on how they feel they “should” be.
Session 2 Exploring Our Beliefs and Building Self-Esteem
In Session Two, students will consider how to overcome self-doubt and negative views that are impacting their self-esteem. Also, learned negative personal beliefs will be challenged. Students will learn the 4 C’s to change their problematic thought patterns. Finally, Students will discuss confidence and bravery as ways of empowerment.
Participants will understand how self-doubt and negative views impact their self-esteem.
Participants will apply techniques to overcome negative personal beliefs about themselves as women.
Participants will understand and apply techniques to change negative thought loops.
Participants will create a plan to implement bravery and confidence into their lives.
Session 3 Moving Forward
In Session Three, students will begin by looking at their own wellness and how that can be influenced through self-care. Students will also learn about strategies to help with their own empowerment: setting boundaries, being assertive, building confidence, being unapologetic, and overcoming adversity. At the conclusion of class, students will have time to gather their thoughts about moving forward with their personal empowerment.
Participants will analyze their own wellness and how it can be influenced by self-care.
Participants will understand how boundary setting, being assertive, building confidence, being unapologetic, and overcoming adversity can impact their own feelings of empowerment.
Participants will apply their understanding of the above strategies to implement them into their lives.
Participants will consider how these strategies can be used to build up all women to feel more empowered.
Session 4 Graduation and Celebration
In Session Four, students will learn about using empowering language. They will also understand how self-compassion has a role in their own empowerment. Students will work on identifying negative messages and reframing these to positive ones. Finally, Students will engage in activities to help build community and have them look to their future as it involves their own empowerment.
Participants will understand how to use empowering language in their own lives.
Participants will create a self-care plan based on self-compassion.
Participants will apply their understanding of negative messages to turn them into positive ones.
Participants will evaluate how empowerment fits into their own future lives.
We ask that you remember that space is limited; please respect your fellow students and our facilitators. Only register for a class if you intend to attend each class session. Thank you, and happy learning.
Upon registering, you will gain access to the course page for this class. This Course page, which you can access through the "My Courses Tab," will have our active Zoom Link for this course and individual lesson plans for each week of the class. These Lessons will have downloadable files you'll need for the class that week.
Please note that you may not see your course in the "My Course tab" until one week before the start date of the class.
You will also receive a weekly email reminder for your course containing relevant links and downloads for your class. This information can also be found in the "lessons" section of your course page.