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Beyond Reflections Group Therapy

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Shine Health Wellbeing Centre

35 Bluff Road

Black Rock, VIC 3193

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Engage in therapeutic conversations and learn from the experiences of other women, in a supported and confidential environment.

Relationship group: starts Monday 21 May 2018, six weeks.

Does your relationship need a tune up? Are you in a difficult relationship, in between partners, wondering what you did wrong last time, hoping to change things going forward?

This six-week exploration of relationships will help you to understand how to maximise your intimate relationships, in conversation with others including two expert counsellors. You’ll learn about communication styles and boundaries, ways of dealing with conflict, infidelity, controlling partners and more. We’ll also discuss tools for moving forward.

Sharing and learning in groups creates profound and long-lasting change in many people. The group will be closed, which means we don’t accept more people once the group starts and the group will continue for six weeks with the original members.

We will be accepting a maximum of 12 people in this group so please register today to secure your place. However we also invite you to have a short conversation with Helen on 0412 443 899 or Georgina on 0423 006 935 prior to the group commencing to ensure that this group is right for your needs at this time.

We will be expecting members to be respectful of the confidentiality and privacy of others. It is also very important that you think about how you will take care of yourself in between sessions, in the case that uncomfortable feelings arise due to the content being discussed.

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The main learning and therapeutic change in a therapy group takes place due to the interactions with others in the group, so you will see we have an outline for subject matters to be discussed. However, this will be flexible based on the needs of the group members and the evolution of therapeutic discussion. Sometimes a topic leads into a discussion that brings something into the group earlier than scheduled, so please take the list below as a guide only, to topics we intend to cover over the course of six weeks.

Please note: Although Eventbrite says no refunds, we are prepared to refund 50% of the cost 14 days or more before the start date of April 23rd if you need to cancel. After this, no refund will be given.

Mondays from 21 May at 7pm-8.30pm (1.5 hours)

Monday 21 May: meet each other and your therapists. Discuss each person’s expectations for the group. We’ll create rules for the group to establish confidentiality, respect for the privacy of others and safety within the space and beyond. We’ll begin to explore who we are in an intimate relationship – is it different to the way we interact with other people in our lives? What are our expectations of a partner as we enter the relationship and as it develops? What are our blind spots?

Monday 28 May: communication styles within relationships. The pursuer/ distancer-dynamic will be discussed. We’ll examine our own ways of coping with stress or conflict, and how that affects the other person’s coping style.

Monday 4 June: setting appropriate boundaries and each person’s human rights within relationships and beyond. What are your expectations of the level of control or interdependence between you and your partner? We will use the “Shark Cage” metaphor for relationships as developed by Australian psychologist Ursula Benstead, to examine where your or your partner’s rights could be better protected.

Monday 11 June: assertiveness skills and conflict management within a relationship will be explored in more detail, alongside discussions of the theories of several well-known couples’ specialist therapists. What works in helping couples through conflict?

Monday 18 June: sexuality, infidelity and healing will be discussed, as well as how to move on and heal after a difficult relationship breakup.

Monday 25 June: we’ll be continuing to discuss the subjects that have particularly resonated with members, and we’ll wrap up by sharing reflections, learnings, ideas for moving forward and feedback for the facilitators.



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