Making Stepfamilies work
Who is it for?
Making Stepfamilies Work is a 1-session seminar for couples in a stepfamily relationship or for those considering forming a stepfamily. It supports couples to explore the changes that come in forming a stepfamily and work towards strengthening relationships in the family.
What will it be like?
It is common for people to experience some initial anxiety over the prospect of participating in a group, and don’t know what to expect. Being in a group offers a safe, supportive environment where you can share your thoughts and ideas, and learn from others experiencing similar challenges. Group participants say they feel less alone, isolated and judged, and that groups help in finding new solutions to dilemmas or problems.
Our groups typically have 8-12 participants. The group facilitators provide information, create discussion, allow for self-reflection, goal setting and learning new skills. You will experience a positive, practical approach that builds on strengths within yourself and in your relationships. Participating in a group program is an effective way to gain the confidence to turn negative habits and cycles into positive ones, manage strong emotions constructively and create the future you want.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
How can it help me?
The group helps each parent/partner gain a greater awareness of the opportunities and challenges in parenting the new blended family together
Participants are provided with strategies for coping with difficult step family situations and new relationships. It also helps you to:
- Understand the importance of the couple relationship
- Identify parenting styles and being aware of strengths
- Identify communication styles
- Explore potential barriers to forming a new family unit.
Booking this program
Fees are determined based on your income at a level affordable to you. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay fees.