This month, I would like to share the story of our Mother Self Esteem Program, provided by the Psychology Department. eight mothers of our students attended the monthly Grupo de Autoayuda. The workshop teaches independent thinking, relaxation, breathing exercises and the significance of forming one’s own opinions. The program highlights the strength of women and how females can be empowered.
For this meeting, the mothers all sat together in a circle to watch a short documentary about
seven women who have changed the world. None of the mothers knew that women invented things like GPS and gasmasks, which we still use today. The documentary showed that women and men are equal and that women can do whatever they want to do and are capable of changing the world.
All of the mothers recognize and respect the impact women have in our lives. They recognize the value they have as strong women and that they provide a positive role model for their children.
Maya (31) “I have enjoyed attending these workshops since the beginning. I did not know how to control my feelings before I started the workshop. I got angry very quickly but now I know how to stay calm and maintain a positive attitude. I can share my thoughts and feelings with the other mothers. I am now a good example for my children and have seen a positive change in them.”
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Maya explaining benefits of program for her family