Thank you so much, I couldn’t even begin to describe what this programme has done for me in the past as a survivor, helping me find myself again and now as a professional. I hope to be able to support women and children to make positive changes in their lives too.
Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for the Freedom Programme training last week. The training not only helped in building my own knowledge and confidence but instantly assisted me in my line of work; supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged women with multiple and complex needs.
I would like to thank you all so much for delivering the course. I found it really powerful and emotive but fun at the same time and I was able to see how effective the freedom course will be. The online materials were a great asset and easy to follow moving forward as a facilitator.
I began delivering the course yesterday. I delivered two online courses with a colleague who is also freedom trained and I’m pleased to say both went very well. I am looking forward to delivering the rest of the programme.
I found the training was emotionally draining due to the sensitive topics, I was shattered in the evenings and if the trainers were boring and bland it would have been hard for me to push through each day. The banter, jokes and random swearing kept me going ,I can’t tell you some of the visions I had in my head lol.
I’m glad I had those strong physical and mental emotions as its helps me to understand how drained and emotionally tiring it must be for ladies accessing the course and I know I need to step up my game in order to lift them so I hopefully see them again the following week and so on …..
OMG the training was fantastic, we all want to spend a day with Chris , laughing as I am typing this. Will definitely be on the next training.
Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the training, a lot more than I thought I would. It was very powerful and inspiring
I loved the realness of the training and the fact we were all encouraged to express ourselves without fear of judgement, it felt like a safe space.
I would like to thank you all for an amazing 3 days of Freedom training. You deliver the program in an awesome way, safe, comfortable and you are all very inspiring.
I just want to write and say Thank you for the simply amazing training programme for the amazing Freedom Programme.
I want to say that I had a lovely time, but that just isn’t right.
Much as I thought I was objective and knew so much about this field, I felt so much more empowered and knowledgeable by the end of this course.
I felt human and not only human, but a human worthy of taking up space in this world.
I hope that I will make you proud, and I cannot wait to get on the job (listen out for 'woman does Freedom programme from bus stop' ).
I laughed till my sides ached, I learned a new song, (which I of course went straight to my piano and played), I cried a tear or two, and I learned a lifetime of information, but especially - how to help other women and lift them up to their rightful place in the most amazing way.
I just wanted to say thank you to yourself and all of the trainers the last 3 days have been amazing and I got so much out of it. I look forward to working with you all in the future and once funding allows I’m sure you’ll see us on the other courses :-)
Thank you so much Chris. That was without a doubt one of the best pieces of training I’ve ever done. Really looking forward to completing the Children’s course in May.
Thank you so much for the Freedom Training last week, you made a very difficult, emotive subject very thought provoking but on the other hand fun and very engaging, I really enjoyed it, if that’s the right terminology to use.
I just wanted to thank you for this training. It`s been the best, most interesting and mainly powerful training I`ve ever been on and that`s mainly because of the way you and the co-facilitators bring it. It`s such a heavy subject to talk about, let alone be in training for 3 days, but the way you do it makes it an absolute pleasure to be in. I`ve learned so much about how to support women when facilitating the Freedom Programme, but also outside of that.
I wasn`t looking forward to Zoom training at first, but you have really nailed it. I think it`s very impressive how you manage to keep 30 people`s attention and interest for 3 days straight, I even felt a little sad when it was over. It`s so empowering to have all these women together in a virtual space, leaning about how we can support other women. And minor detail, but I really liked the 10 minute break every hour. This made it so much easier to keep my head in the training!
Dear Christine, I just wanted to thank you and the other facilitators for the best course ever!
From the booking onto the course, receiving documents, getting onto zoom, your management of the zoom calls to the information presented it was all outstanding. The sharing experiences, whilst difficult to hear helped to understand the magnitude the impact of abuse has on families. I was grateful for their bravery.
I can honestly say I really enjoyed everything about the course and left feeling emotionally exhausted but inspired to offer support to those that need it in our area. I have had supervision this morning with one of my team, who also attended the training and she is very keen to attend more training as part of her professional development, but more importantly to be able to offer support for our families in an area where it is pretty non-existent.
Thank you again