Are you the woman who feels life has tripped you up? Do you struggle feeling you've been deprived of opportunities that friends around you moved right into? Bad relationships, illness, family circumstances kept you stuck?
You may wish you made better choices, didn't mess with the things you did, could make up for lost time. What if there were a way to get yourself on the right path? What if all you needed was a "toolbox" full of the right tools?
We have those tools!
THE YOUNG WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT TOOL KIT -- A Mini Course, to help you explore the tools that will set you on a path to Freedom and Success!
In our Tool Kit are the right tools for the right job:
This mini course will tell you if you are the person for this Job! The Job is setting yourself Free from the things that have been tripping you up! This is an Introduction to those Tools, and it may be all you need to step out of old patterns. If not, we have more! We have support groups, the ability to dive deeper and teach you how to utilize these tools in every aspect of your life. The road starts here!
OPENING AND WELCOME
Welcome! We will talk about the elements that influence you, take away your power and distract you from believing in yourself. You will learn about tools to help you stay centered in yourself, hold onto your power and believe in yourself and your dreams.
SESSION 1, Pull Yourself Together, Find your tribe!
The strongest and best leaders, the people who are most successful, have the right skills for the right job. They know when to go it alone, and when to ask for help. They have skills in relationship building and knowing who is trust-worthy and who is not. In this session, we will work on skill-building, accessing your own inner leader, and learning how to let go of what and who you don’t need!
When you learn and hone these skills, they apply to all areas of your life!
SESSION 2, Empower yourself to be your own boss:
As you feel increasingly empowered in this workshop, you will find yourself accessing knowledge and dreams you may have buried for a long time. This is challenging work, and involves believing in yourself, digging deep, and listening inside as well as outside. You may find strength you forgot you had. This is the deep work of empowerment. We know that you can do this work, we all have it inside of us, we only need to unleash this power!
SESSION 3, Find your dream and your purpose, chart your course:
What would you be without this, because this is where you begin to direct that new energy and knowledge, listening to both your inner self, and your new peers in the group. We will show you how to turn “potential” into power, beginning to form a blueprint for your life plan. This is your roadmap to the future you!
I'm Linda Wilk, and like you, I struggled through family abuse and addiction and abusive relationships when I was young. My second abusive relationship broke up when I was 25 years old. I was using alcohol and drugs to cope. In my heart of hearts, I knew I was going nowhere. I'd given up college and my own life to help my fiancé get through school and the deal was that he would then help me. I struggled for two and a half years while he went back to finish his degree. I sensed things getting more distant, more demands of how I be, while he was more aloof. He was off every weekend with a buddy, motocross biking. Women were "not allowed". I was working long hours to pay the bills, as they were spending longer time away. They were involved in their fraternity and drinking more. To be honest, we all drank a lot.
One night I drove up to the frat to meet them, and my suspicions were met -- there were other girls with them. I was devastated. What was all the work and effort for? I was in love, but was he? It took over six months to get him out of my life, because I wasn't sure I wanted him out. Who would I be without him? One night I pushed him about all the issues until he slapped me. I screamed, I snapped, I fought back with all the anger I had been holding in. I needed that physical abuse to prove how bad it really was. All the emotional abuse, what my friends warned me about, wasn't enough. That slap made it real. I wanted out and I wanted my own life, even though I didn't know what that meant. The next morning, standing in the shower, I vowed there would be no more crying. I was going to get a life of my own, no matter what it took. This course is the steps I took, and what I found in my heart. I learned I can offer others what was given to me...if you want it, and if you are willing to do the work!
My own life path led me to sobriety, to become a family therapist, pastoral counselor, and addiction counselor. I've learned to make healthy choices, find out who I am, and help others do the same. I found happiness, serenity, and met goals beyond my wildest dreams -- Who knows where your strength and life choices will lead you!