Women’s Week 2012

March 22, 2012

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Bent Al-Reef Womens Project - Women’s Week 2012
26th - 31st March
Theme – “Stress Management: Living Under Pressure”

The 2012 Women’s Week is taking place from the 26th – 31st of March at the Bent Al-Reef Womens Project. International speakers & trainers from 5 different countries will join in delivering workshops and sessions.

The program of activities is as follows:

Monday 26th


9:00-9:30 – Welcome
I Am from an Olive Tree…   An Inspiring Poem written by Iman, women’s week 2009
An overview about this Week’s Activities… Stress is a common problem that affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. Learning to identify when you are under stress, what is stressing you, and different ways of coping with stress can greatly improve both your mental and physical well being.

10:00-11:00   What is Stress?
Stress is the body’s reaction to a physical or emotional situation that causes imbalance in a person’s life.
We can learn how to recognize both, the physical and the emotional signs of stress and anxiety. Once we learn to recognize stress, then we will be much better able to use coping strategies to relieve our stress and ease our tension.

11:00-12:30   Sources of Stress in our lives – Personal Experience
Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about work, family, friends, relationships, illness and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress at times adults, teens, and even kids. But there are ways to minimize stress and manage the stress that’s unavoidable.

Tuesday 27th

9:00-9:30    Where I Am from …
An Inspiring Poem written by Maitha’ – women’s week 2009

9:30-10:30   Stressful Feelings – Using Emotions for Success
Becoming aware of our emotions and learning to manage them helps us be successful in our everyday lives and relationships. Emotions allow us to understand and make sense of the people and experiences in our lives and how we react to them (or want to react to them).

11:00-12:30   Relaxation Exercises  “Breathing… Our Main Strategy to Avoid Stress‘‘
Experience your breath… What kind of different ways are there to breath? Which technique of breathing does do me well? How can I transform breathing exercises in daily life?

Wednesday 28th

9:00-9:30   My life has become stressful
A stressful story…

9:30-10:30   Sharing Experiences and Thoughts
Compare the stressful factors of Europe with the stressful factors in Palestine. How to deal with stress and find the way to cope with it.
Our Dreams
Our Fears
Our Frustrations

11:00-12:30   Meditation and Breathing – YOGA for Stress Relief
What is Meditation? What will it do good for me? How can I do meditation in my daily life?

Thursday 29th

9:00-9:30    I Am from a Small Home …
An Inspiring Poem written by Han’a, women’s week 2009

9:30-10:30   Mind Guide to Stress Managing – Keep Stress Under Control
What can you do to deal with stress overload or, better yet, to avoid it in the first place? The most helpful method of dealing with stress is learning how to manage the stress that comes along with any new challenge, good or bad. Stress-management skills work best when they’re used regularly, not just when the pressure’s on. Knowing how to “de-stress” and doing it when things are relatively calm can help you get through challenging circumstances that may arise.

11:00-12:30   Art Workshops for Stress Release – Flour – Balloon Stress Ball & Painting on Stones                      
Art therapy is a wonderful way of releasing stored up stress and anger. Not only can you tap into and release past hurts but you can also let go of current stressful situations.


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