Own My Life
Reducing the Risk has been provided funding from Oxfordshire County Council to run three Own My Life courses, designed to fill the gap in service provision for women in Oxfordshire who do not have children. If you do have children and are looking for a similar course please visit:
Own My Life is an innovative and educational 12-week course, encompassing problem-posing education, reflective practice for both facilitators and participants, group work, individual work, and fun and laughter – which is so important when abusers steal our joy!
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The Own My Life course supports women in regaining ownership of their lives when they have been subjected to abuse by their male partners. This is done through short videos, structured discussions, and group and individual activities. Women attending the course will also receive the Own My Story journal, which includes space for individual writing and/or drawing throughout each session and includes all the information in the course, allowing women to continue their story.
The course uses a variety of media, such as video clips, to explain complex concepts about trauma and abuse. It also includes videos that evidence how popular culture reinforces sexism, rape culture, violence, misogyny, disrespect in relationships and abusive behaviour.
The course explores how as women we can regain ownership of our lives, including owning our:
Following the course, there is the option to run an ‘Own My Future’ group which supports women to self-organise continued support and learning together.
The course is being delivered by Jo, a trained Facilitator in Own My Life and a number of other programmes designed to support women. She has a background in teaching and is now an Associate Trainer and consultant for Reducing the Risk.
You can find out more information about the Own My Life programme here.
The course runs for 12 weeks. Please ensure you can commit to the 12-weeks so you gain the maximum benefit from the course.
- Thursdays 6pm – 9pm, starting 10th December, online virtual course
- Thursday 1pm – 4pm, starting 11th February, in-person at Barton Community Centre, OX3 9LS
End dates depend on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, and Covid-19 circumstances.
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