Healthy Relationships is an interactive workshop that focuses on central areas of relational dynamics. Themes of abuse and interpersonal destruction reveal multiple issues that contribute to the development of an unhealthy relationship. Participants will be challenged to consider their own role in difficult relationships while empathetically understanding the perspective of the other person.

Once an understanding of negative cycles and harmful patterns are experienced, participants will be supported in practicing assertiveness in boundary setting. In examining common cyclical, multi-generational patterns of adaptive and maladaptive relationships, participants may gain a clearer perspective of sources of frustration in a variety of personal and professional relationships. Through a series of hands-on activities, participants are able to address their own vulnerabilities in a fun, yet meaningful way – ultimately creating opportunity for less stressed interactions with ones’ closest and furthest social circles.

The workshop is divided into four inter-related topics as follows:

  1. Quality spectrum of relationship health
  2. Observing and responding to relationship dynamics
  3. Communication and empathy
  4. The development of unhealthy relationships: Four Directional Need Inventory and Interpersonal Cost analysis