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
Change and Motivation
The addictive behaviour of someone you love can have an enormous impact on your emotional and physical well-being. It can be like living on a roller coaster, putting huge pressure and stress on your ability to cope. If you have “tried everything” and nothing is working you may have already decided that it’s time for something to change.
Who Controls You? Part 1
In this workshop we will offer you some tools that can help you to remain calm and matter-of-fact in situations where you may previously have found yourself becoming frustrated or angry. Learn how you can use a tool called Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) in your daily life to help change unwanted emotions and behaviours. Take back control.
Who Controls You? Part 2
You’ve probably heard the serenity prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and, the wisdom to know the difference.” This workshop will empower you to change those things that you can change – and empower you to accept those things that you cannot change – with more on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).
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. healthy boundaries is a key to reestablishing mutual respect in your interactions with your Loved One.
Disable the Enabling
You may have found yourself taking on the role of “Manager” as you have tried to help your Loved One toward recovery, attempting to manage the mental illness or addiction in various ways. It can be helpful to gain awareness and insight about how certain strategies 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.