Own My Life has been described by those who’ve been in the domestic abuse sector for over 30 years (and those who are new to the sector) as “revolutionary", "mindblowing" and "by far the best" resource available.
Run online live with an expert instructor, our CPD-accredited training events are 5-days (9am – 4pm), either split over two weeks or run over five consecutive days. Attended by those working in domestic and/or sexual violence services, social work, health, education, criminal justice services and corporates; these training events are highly participatory, energising, inspiring and fun.
Although public awareness of abuse is increasing, many practitioners are worn down, demoralised and struggling to remain hopeful. Not only does our training inject hope and joy, but practitioners leave our training events with tools to enable women to change their (and their children’s) lives.
After our training, practitioners will use Own My Life methods and resources across their work, and they will also be equipped to deliver the Own My Life course; an innovative, creative and educational 12-week course for women which can be delivered online or in-person. The course supports women to regain ownership of their lives when they have subjected to abuse or violence.
Engaging multimedia content to explain complex concepts about trauma and abuse in easy to understand video clips, along with videos which evidence how popular culture reinforces or perpetuates sexism, rape culture, violence, misogyny, disrespect in relationships, and abusive behaviour.
The Own My Story Journal provides women with space for reflective practice, and includes all the information provided throughout the course. This becomes an ongoing resource for women after the course has finished. The course explores how women can regain ownership of our lives including owning our mind, body, choices, relationships, world, feelings.
The course includes the follow-on "Own My Group" course which supports women if they would like to begin self-organising in continued support and learning together.
Our Expectations of Sisterhood ensure that the Own My Life course is run ethically and safely, with sisterhood at the centre of all we do.