FAMILIES of Prince George & B.C. Northern Interior
FREE for Family Members
Prince George, BC @ 1117 – 6th Avenue, 6:30 – 9 PM.
Sign up for one or more on a first-come basis – seating limited.
Call Kim Dixon at 250-561-8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The IN’S ‘n OUT’S of Self-Care
Mental illness and addiction has a way of quickly throwing lives out of balance. This workshop provides tools to help you restore balance to your life; the balance you need in order to calmly and effectively manage the challenges you face. These tools can help you to remain calm and matter-of-fact in situations where you may previously have found yourself becoming frustrated or angry.
The new ABC’s
Emotional self-control is a valuable life-skill to possess, and it is one that is often seriously challenged in a relationship with someone who has a mental illness and/or addiction. In this workshop we explore some of the more common ways of thinking that lead to unnecessary emotional upset and distress. By learning to challenge unhelpful and self-defeating beliefs you can achieve a greater level of self-awareness and a greater level of emotional self-management.
We are each responsible for “making” and “protecting” our own boundaries. Clear boundaries can minimize miscommunication and free us to enjoy a healthier relationship with our Loved One. Mental illness and addictive behaviours are often in direct conflict with healthy boundaries. In mental illness and addiction, respectful behaviour that you used to take for granted is often replaced by new unacceptable behaviours. Restoring healthy boundaries is a key to re-establishing mutual respect in your interactions with your Loved One.
Disable the Enabling
As you have tried to help your Loved One toward recovery, you may have found yourself taking on the role of “Manager”, attempting to manage the mental illness or addiction in various ways. It can be helpful to gain awareness and insight about how certain strategies which you intended as helpful are actually counter-productive. From there you can better explore the choices available to you for changing any unhelpful strategies to more helpful ones.
Setting SMART Goals
SMART goals are an excellent tool for planning how to regain lifestyle balance, how to get back in touch with those things you really value, and how to shift your focus back on to yourself. Our goal is to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle while supporting our Loved One in a meaningful and truly helpful way. Discover the power of choice.