Here at The BRAVE Foundation, it is important to us that we are consistently offering support to young wāhine. One of the ways we have chosen to do so is through monthly activities and workshops.
These provide opportunities not only to learn about new skills, tools and resources, but also a chance to reconnect or continue developing your social support and peer connections. We aim to support young wāhine with trauma experience to regain their power, develop their independence and believe in their resilience.
The idea of monthly activities/workshops came about from casual conversations our founders were having with some of the wāhine who had come along to our retreats. There were expressions of interest in ‘reunion’ type opportunities, or chances to come together regularly (because not everyone has access to transport, lack of finances to do activities, anxiety about social events, and a variety of other barriers).
From the workshops on our retreats, it was evident that there was so much for participants to learn, and so much more to teach. Coming together for monthly activities/workshops felt like the best way to meet the foundation’s objectives, and the needs of our young wāhine.
At our most recent activity, we had the privilege of collaborating with Claire Weston of The Art Sanctuary – to learn about our emotions, body and expressing that through art.
Past activities/workshops have included an end of year Christmas party and chats with a personal trainer and life coach. Our current community of BRAVE wāhine have many more ideas of great things they’d love to learn about, and spaces they can connect with others and learn about themselves.
If you’ve got ideas on activities/workshops that would be great for young wāhine on a trauma healing journey, or coming along to learn a new skill and meet some cool people sounds like something for you (even if that’s an anxiety provoking idea), get in touch with us.
Instead of just surviving, come and learn to thrive – with us.