Workshops


Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Loving Yourself First: Motivational Empowerment Workshop
Lena Cohen

This workshop will focus on what you need to do to strengthen your self-esteem, recognize your self-worth, and move in your greatness. Too often we put ourselves last on the priority list. NOT ANYMORE! With this workshop you will learn how to put yourself first; mentally, emotionally, and physically! For over 14 years Lena Cohen has dedicated her life to helping others find happiness, peace, and success. She has grown to be a TED Speaker, decorated community activist, highly sought-after life coach, and author of the life changing book “Stop, Drop, and Roll.” Lena shares her knowledge and expertise in a way that inspires people to live their best life possible. www.LenaCohen.com

Sunday, April 8, April 15 and May 6, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crochet Sundays
Marie Thompson

Join us for a creative and enjoyable opportunity to learn a new skill as a hobby or a possible new stream of income. Crocheting can be relaxing and therapeutic. Come and spend an afternoon filled with fun and friendship and learn the basics of crocheting with Marie Thompson, owner of Sweeti’s Creations. Join us and learn how crocheting is good for your physical and mental health!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Passion to Purpose to Profession
Gioya McRae

Learn how to find jobs based on your passions, skills and values. Get a profession that will satisfy and uplift you. Look forward to starting each day. If you have a passion, you can create a future around it.
Gioya McRae is a certified transitional life coach, author, speaker; founder of Rewrite Your Life. McRae helps women redefine success and find a renewed sense of purpose.
www.rewriteyourlifecoaching.com

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Superhero Writers Club Workshop (Children and Adult)

You and your child (or a caregiver) will form a Superhero Team and write a story highlighting your actual strengths, desired powers and demonstrating how you will help others. You and your child (or a caregiver) will laugh together and learn things about each other you never knew. This event is open to children ages 5-12 and their caretakers.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Basics of Building a Budget
Gioya McRae

Do you know how to prepare a household budget? Learn the ABCs of building a budget so you to have control over your money, financial well-being and your peace of mind.
Gioya McRae is a certified transitional life coach, author, speaker; founder of Rewrite Your Life. McRae helps women redefine success and find a renewed sense of purpose. www.rewriteyourlifecoaching.com

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Basics of Building a Budget
Gioya McRae

Do you know how to prepare a household budget? Learn the ABCs of building a budget so you to have control over your money, financial well-being and your peace of mind.
Gioya McRae is a certified transitional life coach, author, speaker; founder of Rewrite Your Life. McRae helps women redefine success and find a renewed sense of purpose. www.rewriteyourlifecoaching.com

Montclair Center BID Women’s Empowerment Week
April 14th to April 21st – Evening Empowerment Workshops

S.O.F.I.A. has partnered with Montclair Center BID again this year and will are participating in Women’s Empowerment Week.


Monday, April 16, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm
Embracing Your Womanhood
Coach Chazi Moore

Are You Ready To Set New Boundaries, Increase Self Love and Gain Power? This workshop is for women who are eager and ready to set new boundaries, value self – love and embrace womanhood!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm
Become a Woman of Influence
Wanda Edwards

This workshop will introduce insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Increasing your level of influence with others can help achieve success in all areas of your life.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm
Establishing Good Credit
Gioya McRae

Life can be challenging when you have no credit. Buying a car or renting a home can be almost impossible when you have poor or no credit history. Learn the step by step method to progress from no credit to good credit.

2 Workshops
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Women’s Empower Hour
Christine Hutchinson

Facilitated by Christine Hutchinson, to help educate, equip, and empower women by protecting themselves and their children. This workshop will help you learn how to avoid an attack, situational awareness, and how to handle a situation if it does happen. Personal protection items will be demonstrated.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Women Working Smarter
Tiffany Booker

Businesses and organizations have transitioned to Google Apps (G Suite) – Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Slides for communication in the workplace. Learn how to use the most common Apps and gain confidence as you explore Google Apps in a warm environment.

To confirm your attendance please email sofiaworkshops@gmail.com

These free workshops are held at The Community Services Bldg. @ 11 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ.
Green Awning over the door and next to the Montclair Fire station.

 

TEEN SAFE DATING WORKSHOP
We conduct discussions and Interactive Pop Quizzes to promote dating violence awareness and prevention. Encouraging and communicating the importance of being supportive of each other by recognizing warning signs and safety planning.


HEALTHY vs. UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
RECOGNIZING THE CLUES
Behaviors that we hope to encourage in relationships vs. those that are problematic in order to develop close and intimate relationships with others.


HOW TO SUPPORT SOMEONE YOU SUSPECT
IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
How to let someone know that they are valuable and any abuse they may have suffered can be conquered and overcome.

S.O.F.I.A. SUPPORT GROUP
EMOTIONAL HEALING THROUGH A CREATIVE PROCESS
Our group focuses on assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence in the emotional healing process through creative activities. Our workshops include fellowship, discussions and therapeutic arts such as creative writing, yoga and meditation, aroma therapy, painting, etc.