SHINE Program

Program Overview …shine-worth-strength-purpose

SHINE Women is a unique personal development and group mentoring tool that uses an inspirational, practical and experiential approach to learning.

This program is founded upon the premise that every life counts and has intrinsic value and fosters an awareness of this belief. As a result, women are equipped to become all that they were and are destined to be.

Aim of the program

For each woman to develop an understanding of her own personal worth, strength and purpose and to realise the potential within her to fulfill her desires.

SHINE Objectives

Equip women to:

  • Identify themselves as valuable
  • Build confidence, self esteem and self worth
  • Develop respect and boundaries in relationships
  • Understand that they are able to have a positive influence in this world
  • Identify personal desires and strengths to motivate them to act and achieve personal goals

SHINE Program 3 Foundational Concepts – Worth, Strength, Purpose

Strengths based approach

SHINE Women focuses on addressing the strengths and skills the participants possess rather than their weaknesses or deficits. All people have strengths but many are unrecognised and unused by the individual.

The strengths based approach inspires participants to grow and change by using their strengths as a personal resource. As people become engaged through experiential and interactive activities, participants can begin to discover their inner strength, skills, personal identity and qualities.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy ( CBT )

Helps a person change unhealthy or unhelpful thoughts and behaviours into healthy, helpful thoughts and behaviours.

It aims to change a way an individual thinks about an issue and teaches the individuals skills to change their behaviour.

CBT is used in SHINE Women to address some commonly held mindsets or views of areas such as bullying, respect, relationships and consequences of decision making, and aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions and behaviours through group discussion, guest speakers and personal reflection activities.

It should be noted that although these approaches are employed, the SHINE WOMEN program does not seek to adapt a therapeutic approach.

Experiential learning

Is to purposefully engage participants through direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop problem solving skills and clarify concepts.

Practical sessions are designed to create a non confronting environment for women that helps remove communication barriers and assists in building rapport in the relationships between participants and the facilitators.

What is special about SHINE Women?

  • Is non confronting i.e. women are not expected to share their story but mostly they do.
  • It is a safe place.
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Friendships are formed

Shine Program Timeframe

SHINE runs over 7 weeks – 2 hour session. Minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 participants

Next SHINE – Commencement date

  • When: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
  • Time: 10 am -12 pm
  • Venue: St. Michael’s Family Centre, St. Michael’s Place, Baulkham Hills.
  • Cost: Free
  • Child minding unavailable

Referrals to Aileen Mountifield:

  • Call 1300 732 848
  • or send a message in the form below


  1. hi are you still running the shine women program or does it stopped?

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