Resilience and Relationships

"Designed to reduce violence, increase resilience and improve non-violent communication and relationships."

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Workshop

This three-part programme is designed to reduce violence, increase resilience and improve non-violent communication and relationships. Each programme culminates with a performance by participants sharing the themes and learning completed through the project.

Aims

Increase non-violent communication skills

Increase well-being and resilience

Improve relationships

Reduce risk of violence and aggression

Increase emotional intelligence

This programme also includes the viewing of one of Odd Art’s professional theatre performances exploring domestic abuse and unhealthy relationships.

Some of the themes / skills we explore and learn include:

  • Communication skills
  • Restorative approaches
  • Managing emotions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Understanding needs of self and others
  • Listening skills
  • Self worth
  • Interpersonal violence and victim empathy

We work with the participants to devise theatre from their own experiences. This is developed by involving them in games, discussion, role-play, mime and image theatre. The workshops enable them to explore their feelings and experiences and the challenges or ‘oppressions’ they face. We explore alternative solutions to problems and barriers through role-play and discussion and support people to reflect on their own personal challenges in a safe way.

All our projects culminate in a performance back to staff, peers and/or family, whereby participants share the themes and learning completed through the project enabling a deeper sense of achievement and learning. Throughout our courses we accredit participants with ASDAN awards in relevant life skills such as Independent living, Leadership and Expressive Arts.

All our practice is underpinned by: Restorative Approaches; Non-Violent Communication and Trauma Informed Approaches.

All our projects culminate in a performance back to staff, peers and/or family members. Participants share the themes and learning completed through the project enabling a deeper sense of achievement and learning. Throughout our courses we accredit participants with ASDAN awards in relevant life skills such as Independent living, Leadership and Expressive Arts.

All our practice is underpinned by: Restorative Approaches; Non-Violent Communication and Trauma Informed Approaches.

Quotes from Workshops

Logistics

Each programme can be tailored and adapted to the needs of the establishment and participants:

12 sessions(half days) per project

5 to 15 participants per project

Potential involvement with participant’s family or alternative support network

We require partners to recruit participants in advance

Partner staff on site and available throughout project

Partner support gathering relevant data / evidence for evaluation

This programme has been successfully delivered in a number of prisons and secure units.

Costs

Costs depend on:

Additional / specific requirements of partner

Location / travel / accommodation needs

Evaluation depth / requirements

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Number of sessions / days delivering

Usually between £2,500 and £3,000

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at Moss Side Powerhouse in partnership with Manchester Young Lives.

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