Do you support your family and friends until you have no energy left for yourself? Are you a people-pleaser who will neglect your own needs to please others? Or do you struggle to say no, or express what you need? This workshop is for you.

Communicating with strength is a workshop about being yourself, protecting yourself, and building strong, respectful relationships with friends, family, and co-workers, at home, at work, and at school. It complements the Safe Series (Party-safe, Date-safe, Travel-safe, and Workplace-safe) and self-defence workshops as part of the Self Defence Package, and is the first step towards fostering meaningful and safe interactions and relationships.

Tailored Workshops

Communicating with Strength includes important life skills for every stage of life, from addressing friendship challenges in primary school, through navigating dating, to negotiating work-life balance and pressures at work. Communicating with strength can be delivered at your school or workplace with an additional travel fee. We can also tailor the workshops to suit your needs in consultation with you.


  • What are boundaries and why do you need them?
  • Know yourself
  • Communicating boundaries
  • Recognising and respecting boundaries

You will learn:

  • To notice boundary errors and violations.
  • To tune in to what is important.
  • To state and enforce clear boundaries, safely, while maintaining the relationship if you want to.
  • Recognise, respect, and discuss other people's boundaries.

Who is it for?

Workshops will be held at Personal Strength throughout the year for parents and teenagers, uni students, and other adults. Workshops for parents and younger children, schools, and corporate groups can be scheduled by arrangement. Please indicate any preferences when you register your interest.


$50 per person


  • 3x 1-hour small group discussions (online)
  • Online course
  • Email series to help you practice and implement the skills learned

This workshop has been designed and will be taught by Dr Nicky Weeks, a PhD and Masters-qualified psychologist, and black belt. Nicky is not naturally assertive or outgoing, so she has had to learn how and when to communicate with strength, and knows it isn't easy.