In FLOURISH by Kelvin

Breaking the Power of Words

Which book do you default to on a daily basis? The old one that says you are worthless, you are not wanted, your ideas are not good enough, you’re not marriage material, you are stupid or you can’t. Or, do you reached for that brand new book you created for yourself when you chose to draw a line in the sand? Hopefully it is the latter. We have to make a conscious decision every day to pick up the right book. The one we wrote within its pages; “What I have to say has value. What I have to contribute is beneficial. What ideas I have to share are noteworthy. I am wanted and I am loved.

We encourage this practice in our participants and facilitators during Session 4 “Title’s and Chapters,’ but are we applying it to our own personal lives? Let’s make sure we live by what we teach for our own flourishing wellbeing as well as others.

A woman finds joy when she has broken chains of hurt that have bound her.
Antonio Porchia

Our Filipino Team are off and running

Jane reports:
Over a 4 day long weekend break inour country, a couple of our participants took Flourish to the mountains for a taste of Flourish. They ran session one with them and are aiming to do the whole program with them over Christmas.

Jane asked us to remember them during this time. You bet Jane!


What newly trained facilitators are saying about Flourish:

1) “I wondered to myself; “What is my purpose, how can I use my giftings to reach out to others.” Flourish has answered that question. It is the right course for me to use to reach the lost.
2) This program is great for me to connect with girl and see them whole.
3) I love this course. I can’t wait to run it.

Flourish to impact Australia

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Our mighty Australian Flourish Facilitators

Jill Whalan reports:

“This is the amazing group of facilitators who are passionate about seeing women & girls who’ve experienced abused in our region, flourish and thrive.”

Statistics from Our Watch Organisation



  • On average at least 1 woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner.
  • 1 in 3 women has experienced physical violence, since the age of 15.
  • 1 in 5 women has experienced sexual violence.
  • 1 in 4 women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner
  • 1 in 4 women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner
  • Women are at least 3 times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner
  • Women are 5 times more likely than men to require medical attention or hospitalisation as a result of intimate partner violence, and 5 times more likely to report fearing for their lives. Of those women who experience violence, more than half have children in their care
  • Violence against women is not limited to the home or intimate relationships.
  • Every year in Australia, over 300,000 women experience violence – often sexual violence – from someone other than a partner.
  • Eight out of ten women aged 18 to 24 were harassed on the street in the past year.

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