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We offer high-quality workshops and training in topics related to grief, loss, trauma and resilience

Each session is designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and provides practical ideas that attendees can take away and feel confident in using themselves. Our workshops are delivered by experienced facilitators who are specialists in their field, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others.

Some examples of topics we have done in the past:

  • anxiety and stress
  • grief and loss - whatever the cause
  • family violence
  • resilience
  • anger
  • bullying
  • trauma.

Upcoming Workshops

November 2018

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Skylight’s “Coping Over the Holidays” Series 2018

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for some, so Skylight is offering two sessions of “Coping Over the Holidays” themed community workshops to help you navigate the pressures and challenges that the holidays can bring.


Session 1: Managing Anger Over the Holidays

Date Monday, 26 November 2018
Time 5:30pm – 7:30pm (2 hours)
Location Skylight Trust - Level 3, 5-7 Vivian Street, Wellington
Cost $35.00

Managing Anger Over the Holidays ” is a workshop designed to help uncover tools and coping strategies to manage stress and anger, resulting in safe and respectful interpersonal and whānau relationships. These include distress tolerance and interpersonal skills, emotional regulation tools and mindfulness.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Where anger and stress come from
  • Anger symptoms and how to recognise them
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy anger
  • Tips and techniques for managing your anger over the holiday period

Session 2: Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Date Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Time 5:30pm – 7:30pm (1.5 hours)
Location Skylight Trust - Level 3, 5-7 Vivian Street, Wellington
Cost $25.00

For anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. “ Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays ” is a workshop designed to help those who are grieving to better understand their grief and learn practical strategies to help them manage through the festive season.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Basic grief awareness and how it can affect you
  • Varying grief responses across different people
  • Practical skills and strategies to help manage grief and loss over the holiday period

Download the flyer and registration form.

Registration is essential. Please fill in the registration form and send to [email protected] or call 0800 939 6767.

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Resources Available at Skylight

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