- How do I use my time? exercise and reactions; and
- Integrated wellness strategies exercise and discussions.
- to banish the mindset that problems are insurmountable and that we have no strategies;
- to remind women human rights defenders of their power to make choices and to heal themselves (which in turn helps us to look at how to support others);
- to introduce a range of useful, practical integrated wellness strategies;
- to remove blocks to our access to sustainability strategies; and
- to make participants aware of their internal capacities – and that changing the culture of human rights work begins with the individual.
- The integrated wellness strategies exercise can be replaced or enhanced by exercises included in Facilitator’s Toolkit. In some cases, Day Two may be designed with a focus entirely on well-being.
- Integrated wellness strategy exercises can be held outside, in nature (which is preferable). They can be preceded by a silent meditation walk.
- For more challenging groups, the integrated wellness exercise can be replaced by an open discussion of strategies to cope with violence and/or stress.