“EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH SELF ESTEEM”
A project to present a different perspective on stopping family violence
BPWNZ has worked for over 70 years with a long term commitment to empowering women and to eradicate violence against women and children. In conjunction with:
The Purpose of this Tour
Testimonials from the Christina Berton Tour:
From Penny Stevens:
Thank you to BPWNZ for having the courage and vision to take the risk in our 70th year to try and make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders.
WHERE TO FROM HERE
This started in 2008 and now many women and men have explored the possibility of making a difference to the issue of violence in New Zealand.
Hopefully, this will increase with the release of ‘The Liberty of being Me: Empowering Women Through Self Esteem DVD which is available for purchase through the website www.rcstevens.org.nz.
The DVD is based on Christina’s interview with some footage from the Auckland presentation and runs for almost 45 minutes. The DVD’s are for personal use as well as group workshops
The Stevens Charitable Trust and Armara Self Esteem Foundation are working toward a partnership with Dove Self Esteem Fund to start working in schools with Mother Daughter Workshops in March 2010 targeting 5 schools in the area to start with. Christina will return to Auckland to run a workshop and train facilitators to continue spreading the message. Any potential skilled women in all the other regions of New Zealand who would like to be a part of the facilitator training for the Mother Daughter workshops are very welcome to come to Auckland in March to train with Christina and help develop the Self Esteem project in New Zealand.
“I was fortunate enough to go to the Auckland presentation, what a night! I loved it! I found it to be such an inspiration. It was amazing seeing the adverts for the beauty products and the editing to make the women “beautiful” – the standards they set for young girls. I would recommend this presentation to everyone as the issue of self steam is one that needs to be addressed and this gave you the building blocks to start and the tools to keep going”
“Christina understands all the dimensions of self esteem and delivers it in such a way that is comforting and nourishing to the soul. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I know it will be of value to all people.
Self esteem underpins all that we are and what we do in life so if there was one thing we can work on to heal all other things it is self esteem. I fully endorse this programme.”
“I Dream a Dream.
I am writing to recommend a seminar I recently attended at the University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ. It was entitled “The Liberty of Being Me” and given by Christina Berton. Self esteem is a loaded subject for most women as it forces them to examine their true feelings about themselves and can even provide insights as to why this lack exists within their emotional /psychological make-up. Christina was able to present and expand upon female self esteem with grace, humour and most importantly, honesty. The result of her deft touch and guidance through the maze of preconceptions, myths and just plain “stuff” women tend to carry as their truth was most helpful. I attended this seminar with a friend and her 16 year old daughter. For the first hour, my friend’s 12 year old daughter listened in as she waited for her carpool to arrive. Rapt attention to the presentation was shown by all present – even the 12 year old who wanted to hear more. The exercises were informative and revealing. They were also fun.
I appreciate this opportunity to relate my experiences and the very positive outcome of attending “The Liberty of being Me”. It has already changed some aspects of my life and I feel sure it will continue to do so.
Introduction/Biography of Christina Burton
Born in Canada of Hungarian parents, Christina has spent the last 13 years living and working in Mexico. Christina has developed a keen eye for the subtle and overt influences that permeate different cultures and affect every fiber of what it means to be a woman in diverse circumstances.
AMARA has created numerous synergies and collaborations both in the private and governmental sectors, spearheading new paradigm of collaboration achieving important milestones, for example:
Christina is sought after as a motivational speaker or workshop leader on self esteem issues and empowerment for men, women and children.
Endorsements received by: