Offenders And Ex-Offenders

Understanding Self, Others and Building Relationships

These sessions help to identify currently held beliefs and the limitations that these beliefs impose upon your life. Tools are provided to both extend beliefs and overcome limitations and barriers to achieving success.

This is followed by sessions to identify key relationships, understand the importance of managing them well and taking personal responsibility to do so. It concludes with sessions on managing conflict.

Choices

These sessions aim to increase the awareness of moral reasoning and explores the thought processes that we take when we make moral choices. These acquired moral reasoning tools can be applied to the individuals own offending behaviour and also explored later, on a one to one basis.

Change and Managing Change

These sessions will explore the meaning of change using case studies, personal stories and discussion. It also looks at the benefits and challenges of change and provides tools for overcoming the obstacles that often come with change.

Understanding and Managing Emotions, Feelings and Anger

These sessions explore potentially distructive negative emotions such as fear, guilt and anger. Attendees will receive tools to manage anger, avoid and deal with conflict, express feelings, manage disappointments, and manage guilt and anxiety. There are also workshops in handling aggression and violence for staff.

Dealing with Authority

These sessions explore the importance of authority for an ordered society and investigates the difference between authority and power. It also looks at their role and authority in taking personal responsibility.

Victim Awareness

These workshops get participants to think about their crimes, the impact on the victims, the community, wider society and themselves. It gets participants to look at their behaviour, thoughts and feelings; such as defensive thinking, excuse making and taking personal responsibility.