2019 SWell Workshops & Courses

Courses and Workshops, Learning Programs

The Cathedral of the Natural World

Spend a Sunday morning connecting to Nature in your own way, through quiet prayer, poetry, meditation. Jane will share insights from her studies of indigenous connections to land and how modern western people might open ourselves up to a deeper connection to our natural surroundings. 

When: Feb 3rd 9:30 – 11:00am & April 7th 9-10:30
Cost: $15
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Jane Ormonde
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202

Find Beliefs that Hold You Back

Core beliefs sit in the unconscious and can be difficult to name. In this workshop you will identify beliefs that hold you back and learn how to unravel them. You’ll develop strategies for change which will allow you to engage in life more fully and reach your goals.

When: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Monday 18th, 25thFebruary & 4th & 11th March 

Cost: $130
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: rachel@uchangeu.net
SWell Office, 9002 4202

Be Who You Want to Be

Do your behaviours prevent you from achieving what you really want? If your conscious and unconscious minds are not aligned, you’ll battle to make changes in your life. Learn about the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and discover how to rewire your brain so it can work more effectively for you.

When: 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday 20th, 27th February
& 6th, 13th March 

Cost: $100
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: rachel@uchangeu.net
SWell Office, 9002 4202

A Mindful Journey

Are you too busy to slow down? Is your mind too full to think? Struggling to make decisions? Can’t make decisions? We are all able to create growth, change and build resilience, emotional stability and happiness. Come to this free introduction to Mindfulness and meet Kate Evershed. Kate will explain how mindfulness principles let us explore emotions, identify triggers and why implementing simple structures help. 

When: Saturday 16th March 9am-11am,
same course repeats Wednesday 20th March 7:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: Free
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Kate Evershed
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202
Kate 0490 850 079

WID WISE: Live Your Best Life

Discover the WID Factor methodology as you participate in exercises and techniques to deepen the learning experience. Through theory and practice, integrate self-awareness, freedom of choice and reflect on your own path of purpose.

When: 6:45pm to 9:30pm Friday 1st March
and 10am to 3:30pm
Saturday 2nd March, 27th April, 1st June, 17th August, 7th September and 12th October 

Cost: $1,386.00
Where: Augustine Hall, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Margaret Loftus and Patrick Kayrooz
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202
marg@margaretloftus.com

The Balance Series: Nurtured Nurse Workshop

This workshop series focuses on Nurse's Wellbeing; empowering nurses to access balance through mindfulness, meridians and movement. Nurses will learn practical tips to move from feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and burnout to feeling relaxed, reconnected and reenergised.

When: Saturday 16th March 10am-1pm
Cost: $30
Where: Augustine Hall, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Sarah Cosgrave
Bookings & Enquires: retreatintowellness@gmail.com
or 0425 210 163

Falling in Love with the Natural World… Exactly Where You Are

Do you long for a close connection to the Natural World? Human beings have had deep and close connections to land. Indigenous peoples around the world remind us of what is possible for human relationship to the Natural World. Imagine feeling a sense of community in your own garden or local bushland? Jane Ormonde will gently guide you towards a bridge of connection back home to a ‘felt sense’ connection to the natural world. Learn mindfulness practices that will inspire wonder and offer fresh and surprising ways to connect back to home. 

When: 10am – 12:30pm Wed. May 8, 22 and June 5
Cost: $150
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Jane Ormonde
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202

Comprehensive Bach Flower Essences Workshop

Bach Flower Remedies can be used in conjunction with conventional and complementary medicines. This workshop introduces you to techniques to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing using incredible natural remedies, learning how Dr. Bach founded them and the use of each specific remedy. Margaret will also do individual testing for each participant for their own Bach Flower Essences.

When: Saturday 2nd March 10am-4:30pm
Cost: $150
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Margaret Gough
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202
Margaret, 0409 106 487

I Am Enough

Many of us believe that we are not good enough in some or many aspects of our lives. You might wonder: am I enough as a parent, partner, friend, colleague, worker, at sport, at cooking, at house work etc.? Join this workshop series and replace unhelpful ways of thinking to become fully who you are. 

When: 10:30am-12:00pm
Monday 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th May 

Cost: $130
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: rachel@uchangeu.net
SWell Office, 9002 4202

Homoeopathic First Aid Course for Home Use

Margaret works with you to better understand ways in which you can use homeopathy and natural remedies for first aid and healing at home.

When: 10am-4:30pm, Saturday 11th May
Cost: $150
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Margaret Gough
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202
Margaret, 0409 106 487

The Enneagram Learning Community

For people who have discovered the wisdom of Enneagram, this community provides space to continue your path of growth and understanding. Come and develop your understanding of self and others through the framework of the Enneagram. Experience the Enneagram types and perspectives in a responsible community with people engaged in exploring personal growth.

When: 4th Wednesday of the month 6:00 to 9pm
Cost: $25
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Margaret Loftus
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office 9002 4202
marg@margaretloftus.com

Changing Your Patterns and Habits

We may consciously recognise some of our behaviours as unhelpful, but changing them can be quite difficult. In this workshop you will discover ways to change beliefs and therefore your behaviour.

When: 10:30-12:00pm
Monday 22nd, 29th July, 5th,12th August 

Cost: $130 for four 1.5 hour sessions
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202
rachel@uchangeu.net

Pondering Grief Workshop

The Pondering Grief Circle is a workshop inviting reflection and honouring of grief, loss, change and transition. In a supportive and conversational way, those gathering will have an opportunity to use, in the workshop, and take home the new book Pondering Grief. Participants will reflect on various ways to explore, discover and creatively express thoughts and experiences related to grief. In a safe and sacred place, discuss the breadth of human experiencing.

When: Saturday August 3rd 1-5pm
Cost: $85
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Linda Espie
Bookings & Enquires: SWell Office, 9002 4202

C.G. Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for spiritual and psychic wholeness and individuation through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration. The Jung Society was established in 1962 for discussion exploration, ongoing development and application of the concepts first espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst – Carl Gustav Jung. Monthly meetings comprise of discussion group from 7pm followed by a guest speaker at 8pm.

See the Jung Society website for more information regarding speakers and topics, plus workshops and other special events which occur throughout the year. Members are able to borrow from the largest Jungian Library in Australia.

When: 3rd Friday, from 7pm
Where: Habitat Canterbury
Cost: Members - free, Visitors - $20, Concession - $10
Bookings & Enquiries: 9527 3546,
cgjungsocietymelbourne@gmail.com

Note: This group operates on site independently of SWell.

Integral Philosophy Discussions

Influenced by the writings of Jean Gebser and Ken Wilber, this informal discussion group covers a broad range of topics including developmental psychology, complexity, knowledge theory, dialectic critical realism and integration.

When: 1st Wednesday, 7pm-9pm
Where: The Library, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Brendan Cartmel
Bookings & Enquiries: 0427 560 724

Note: This discussion group operates on site independently of SWell.

Psychodrama Peer Training

Members who have completed the AANZ Psychodrama Association Core Curriculum Training are invited to join this peer group who meet regularly to gain experience in therapeutic group work leadership.

When: 3rd Sunday, 2:30pm–4:30pm
Where: The Library, SWell Centre
Enquiries: Brendan Cartmel, 0427 560 724

Note: This group operates on site independently of SWell.

bookings

The activities and programs above are facilitated by a variety of Habitat Uniting Church members, partners and associates. The content of programs is the responsibility of facilitators and not Habitat Uniting Church.

When enrolling please check the guidelines for enquiries and bookings to indicate whether to book through the Habitat office, or directly with the facilitator.

For activities facilitated by Habitat Uniting Church please follow the following procedure:
Contact the office by:

  • telephone 9819 2844, or 
  • by email office@habitatforspirituality.org.au giving your name, contact telephone number, email address if applicable and the name of the course, or
  • use the booking request form below.

booking request form

* Required







payment

Once your enrolment has been confirmed payment instructions will be advised to you. Payment can be made by either:

Direct payment to Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000
Acc. number 1379 13604
Acc. Name: Habitat Uniting Church
Reference: Your name and event

Or by calling the office, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-4pm, with your credit card details.

 

Habitat Uniting Church Office
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn VIC
phone 9819 2844
office@habitatforspirituality.org.au

St David's Centre
cnr Burke & Mont Albert Rds
Canterbury VIC

Habitat Spirituality Centre
@ Augustine

2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC

Kew Uniting Church
23 Highbury Grove
Kew VIC