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If you’re a member of the Fernwood community, it’s likely you have heard about the Empower program, a 6-week wellness program designed to support women on their personal wellbeing journey by offering tools to help manage stress, anxiety and burnout, improve sleep and to boost overall mental and emotional wellbeing. 

The program, created in conjunction with Deakin University, focuses on stress management, the creation of values-based goals and desires, as well as learning self-acceptance. Empower is designed to help women understand and manage stress and other factors that derail us from feeling good, as well as exploring positive psychology tools including growth mindset, values elicitation, self-care, loving kindness and the creation of meaningful goals for overall health and wellbeing.

As part of our Fernwood Fitness Rise Challenge, which starts on Monday 19 October, some clubs are offering the Empower program as part of challenge packages. If Empower is running at your local Fernwood, this is an ideal opportunity to dedicate time and energy to your wellness, as well as your fitness.

Program inclusions

During the 6-week course, participants will experience: 

  • Live wellness webinar workshops
  • Weekly activities
  • Yoga poses
  • Meditations
  • Mindfulness activities

Additional inclusions:

  • Mood food recipe eBook to nourish your body and mind
  • Empower interactive eJournal
  • Access to our online database of wellness resources and tools

Mindfulness and wellbeing

As we’ve mentioned above, the Empower program includes mindfulness activities, and includes discussion around the following topics:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Stress and sleep health
  • Goal setting and adopting a growth mindset
  • Authenticity, self-love and acceptance
  • Kindness, gratitude and forgiveness

If you are unable to participate in the Rise Challenge but you’re interested in learning more about Empower, click here.

The Rise Challenge commences on Monday 19 October, and we have different Rise Challenge packages available - check with your home club to see what packages they have on offer! Interested in finding out more? Click on the banner below to get all the Rise Challenge details. Jump to it.

Empower is a program created uniquely for Fernwood in conjunction with Deakin University and although it is based on scientific principles of mental health and psychology, Empower is by no means a therapy program. It is a coaching program designed to support and guide participants without judgement and without giving biased advice.

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