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BDA (NI) - Confidence Building Workshop

7 December 2012

Recently the BDA (NI) ran a very successful confidence building workshop delivered by Sue Barry, a local Deaf trainer, facilitated by funding from Bombardier. During the day, delegates were encouraged to participate in discussions about situations in which they lacked confidence. Everyone had a lot of opportunities to do role play and practise being assertive and saying no. Delegates learned to value themselves and stop worrying about what other people think of them: -

“The course was very different to any others I had been on and the atmosphere was relaxed and supportive.”

“I learned about feeling positive and feeling negative and the importance of focusing on positive feelings.”

“The most interesting thing I learned was how to be assertive and say no.”

“This workshop was a good opportunity to develop my confidence; I had heard about it from friends who had been on the course before so was looking forward to coming along.”

“I am glad I came; I enjoyed meeting new faces and learned a lot about being confident.”