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Skill Building Calendar - Darwin

Look our over skill building workshops and information sessions for 2017. Plan ahead using our yearly calendar.

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Exploring Anger with Women

This half day skill building session will help women make distinctions between anger as a healthy response, anger as an act of resistance or anger as an abusive action. This course provides information and skills on how to control and express anger in order to use anger more effectively and tips on how to listen to what anger is telling you so you can be clear about what changes you are seeking in yourself and others. Exploring Anger with Women will be offered as a half day skill building session twice during 2017 - Thursday 27 April in the morning and then again on Friday 24 November in the afternoon.

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'Parenting Adolescents' An Essential One Night Seminar for Parents, Grandparents & Carers of 10-18 year olds.

Find out how the teenage brain works so you can better respond. This one night seminar aims to inform you of the latest research and tips about your pre-teen and teenager. This will assist you to not merely survive each other, but thrive together as a parent-teenager team. Topics covered include: The ESSENCE of Adolescence (research by Dr Dan Siegel), Developmental stages of the teenager, Why they sleep so much of the time, Internet & social media usage and Communication tips. Suitable for parents, grandparents and carers of 10-18 year olds. Parenting Adolescents will be offered twice during 2017 firstly on Wednesday 21 June and then again on Wednesday 25 October.

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Men: Anger & Respectful Relationships

Do you sometimes regret things said or done in times of frustration or moments of anger? Have people around you commented on the anger you express? Do you find yourself doing any of the following: Getting wound up easily and feeling your ‘buttons’ pushed Getting angry and 'losing it' Call your partner names Punch, kick, throw or break things Withdraw, sulk or not talk (silent treatment). This short course over three evenings provides information and skills on how to control anger, rather than letting anger be in control. It will assist in how to deal with relationship or family issues and how to communicate without having to regret things said or done towards others. 2018 dates for this course (or similar) will be available soon. If you are interested in a course like this please contact Reception and register your interest.

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PREPARE / ENRICH - marriage preparation program

Relationships Australia Northern Territory’s ‘PREPARE / ENRICH Committed Couple Relationship Program’ assists couples at all stages of life to explore their relationship, to learn about themselves, their relationship strengths and areas of potential growth within a supportive and safe environment. PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for pre-marital / pre-commitment preparation and for long term couple relationship enrichment. A specially trained Relationships Australia NT facilitator first meets with you both for a consultation then provides two feedback sessions, based on a your assessment results, during which the facilitator helps you as a couple to discuss and understand your results. This can help you to better understand yourselves, each other and your relationship. The facilitator may also share proven relationship skills with you to work on your potential relationship growth areas and increase relationship areas of strength. The PREPARE/ENRICH program can assist couples to: Identify personal and relationship strength and growth areas Explore elements of each of your personality traits Strengthen your communication skills Resolve conflicts between you and conflicts that you may face as a couple Reduce relationship stress Compare and better understand your family backgrounds Comfortably discuss financial issues Establish personal, couple, and family goals. The PREPARE/ENRICH program is perfect to be accessed by Northern Territory Government employees and their families, including PowerWater and NT Police Fire and Emergency Services, through the use of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free services.

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Couple Connect; Creating a Lasting Relationship through Communication & Connection

Communicating - it should be so easy! But communication is much more than simply giving information or seeking answers. In relationships, effective communication is the way partners connect, and through connection comes closeness, trust and intimacy. This course will provide skills, tools and insights to assist couples to move further towards being crystal clear with each other, discover ways to really enjoy each other and see the relationship last. This fun and interactive group is suitable for all couples at all stages of life. Topics covered will include: Respect in Relationships What is LOVE & Stages of Love Clear Communication Skills & techniques Communication as Connecting Skills Major Blockers to Connection & Intimacy How to avoid and rebuild from these blockers Importance of Appreciation, Caring Actions & Time as Connection skills This workshop is suitable for any person—who is or has been or will be in a committed relationship. Although not a requirement, attending as a couple would be beneficial. By the end of the workshop - 2x 2hours sessions - you can expect to: Have learnt new tools and techniques to bring joy and liveliness into your relationship Know how to deepen the connection and intimacy of your relationship Put into practice communicating calmly, clearly and with emotional connection to both better understand and be better understood - enabling relationships to thrive.

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Bringing UP Great Kids!

Be the responsive, caring, role modelling parent or carer that you want to be for the young children in your care. Learn what sort of parent you are, recollect your experiences as a child and make informed choices as to the world you foster for children. This interactive skill building course will be run over three day time sessions for parents of young and primary school aged children. This three session part 2 version of the course covers the topics: Understanding the impact of and practical ways to relieve stress in yourself and child; Exploring children’s behaviour and the potential meanings behind it; Children’s emotional development birth to age 10. Plus much more. *Please note this content differs to the course run May/June and is relevant to both new participants and previous.

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Building Better Relationships - 2018 dates to come

This popular 6 week couple course has already been run 2017. Please check back here for dates of this course for 2018. Or go on our relationship skill building course email list by emailing Learn practical research based skills which can dramatically improve the friendship and intimacy in your relationship and assist you to manage conflict in a healthy and constructive way. If your relationship is a happy one, gain tools to fine tune, deepen and strengthen what you do have, setting up a solid base for any future relationship disruptions. If your relationship is in distress, learn and put into practice skills and tools which repair distressed relationships. Gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationship, whatever stage or health it is at and map out a bright future for yourselves, your relationship and your family. The Building Better Relationships workshop, run over 6 weeks, is relaxed, non-threatening and focused on building valuable, life long relationship skills. Join thousands of other couples who have attended relationship skill building workshops throughout all Relationships Australia branches. As a results of this 6 week workshop you will learn how to foster respect, appreciation, trust and closeness, how to strengthen (and even inject fun into) your friendship, how to communicate openly with each other, how to discuss and resolve areas of conflict, how to plan relationship, family and career goals together and how to understand yourself and your partner to better relate to one another. Workshop topics include: Love and relationship styles and dynamics, Kindling or re-building Friendship as the basis of a healthy relationship, Nurturing the relationship and each other, Communication and problem solving conflict resolution skills and Getting closer, building intimacy & sex & affection.

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