Being actively engaged at Hope

At Hope Community Services we run a variety of different workshops to help engage our service users. Our Crisis Counsellor always works with service users to help boost positive health and well-being.

We run the following courses and training periodically;

  • First Aid Training
  • Fire Awareness Training
  • Budgeting Course
  • Breaking Addiction Course
  • Parenting Course

Psycho-educational

  • Self Esteem
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Drama Triangle
  • Training and support in self help and self care

Clients can also seek 1:1 support in counselling sessions.

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills include a wide variety of skills, though many are centered around communication, such as active listening, open questioning and understanding body language. They also include the skills and attributes associated with emotional intelligence, or being able to understand and manage your own and others emotions.

Intrapersonal Skills

  • Increased awareness of self; strengths and weaknesses
  • Character traits and personality traits
  • Values/meaning

Physical Activities

  • Circuit training
  • Volley ball
  • Football
  • Yoga and stretching 

   

Spiritual Connection

We explore spirituality as a form of emotional intelligence-how can we connect to our higher selves. How can we be at peace with our emotions, so that we do not numb ourselves with our drug or action of choice?

We talk about our beliefs, values and life's challenges in a safe and supporting place. We share our experiences of when we have found meaning. We use mindfulness to deepen our awareness of self and help us to sit with uncomfortable emotions.

Share Meeting

A meeting for anyone challenged with any form of addiction. Sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes in our recovery. We read from recovery literature, explore the 12 steps, coping skills, core beliefs, triggers, stinking thinking, resentments and maintaining recovery.

We learn a deeper understanding of addictive behaviours.

Creative Workshops

Every now and again service users and our counsellor will get creative-be it with drawing, painting singing, playing guitar and baking.