Last Updated: October 4 2007
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October∙November∙December 2007

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Support Group

      Trying to deal with the trials and tribulations of life in isolation can be a cold, lonely, and scary experience. This group is an opportunity to safely let your hair down, to problem-solve or trouble-shoot your particular disturbing situations. Group size is limited to six. We meet every other week. Call (or email) if you have questions.

Monday evenings,

Monday evenings,

Monday evenings,

6:30-9:30 pm
October 8 & 22

November 5 & 19
December 3 & 17
$20/session
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Singles’ Community
Being a single adult is often a time of disturbing incompleteness. Yet, society tends to deal with single people as an afterthought, as an annoying disturbance or—merely by some—as a source of money.
There’s little available and affordable to genuinely help adults succeed in their journeys through singlehood: There’s little support and validation for pursuing careers they can passionately embrace; and little offered to help them learn to successfully engage in rich, fulfilling relationships, and guide them towards becoming capable, caring and enduring partners and parents.
This “community” of single men and women aims to help remedy these deficiencies by providing information and skills practice. Sometimes it’ll be a seminar, sometimes a workshop, sometimes a discussion, sometimes a support group.
Any single may attend who’s completed a relationship or communication course, such as Empowering Singles, Why Relationships Succeed or Fail, The Real Rules in Relationships, Getting Beyond You vs. Me, or How To Start and Hold a Conversation.
Tuesday evening,
Tuesday evening,

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6:30-9:30 pm
October 30

November 27

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$5 /session
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Growing Older
Let’s share our experiences of growing older, in order to gain a clearer, more enabling understanding of our aging.
Monday evening,
Monday evening,
Monday evening,
6:30-9:30 pm
October 15

November 12

December 10
$5/session
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If I Could Change the World
-A Serious Discussion-
Lets put our heads together to redesign our world.
Monday evening,
Monday evening,
Wednesday evening,
6:30-9:30 pm
October 29
November 26

December 12
$5/session
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 October

Dealing with Being Hurt


Living’s inherently risky. The possibility of being hurt is ever present; it’s always lurking. Such hazards range from nicking oneself while shaving to severe bodily injury; from being ignored by someone to being put down, jilted or fired. In spite of this, few of us have ever had the guidance appropriate for learning to successfully deal with such hurts.
In this workshop, we’ll begin to learn how to avoid such hurt, as well to minister effectively to our hurting selves.
Monday evening,
6:30-9:30 pm
October 1
$20
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Dealing with Stress


Not long ago, everyone seemed concerned about stress. But these days, it doesn’t appear to be such a popular topic, even though it continues to burden a great many of us.
In this course we’ll explore the phenomenon of stress. We’ll look at stress as the painful attempt to hold back authentic expression. In doing so, we’ll learn why many traditional strategies fail to work in the long run and will discover effective ways to prevent and alleviate stress in your life.
2 Wednesday evenings,
6:30-9:30 pm
October 10 & 17
$40
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 November

Why Relationships Succeed or Fail

Why do we get into unfulfilling relationships? One reason is simply that we have never learned what constitutes a fulfilling relationship. Another is that we tend to discount the meanings of others' behaviours. We fail to heed the warnings of behaviours that enforce distance between people and disturb our relationships. And we fail to appreciate those behaviours that tell of safety, that shrink distance and enhance communication and intimacy.
In this well-received workshop, we will explore what constitutes a successful intimate relationship and what gets in the way. We will learn to recognize significant "red flags" and "green flags" and will look at effective ways to deal with them.
For both singles and those involved in ongoing relationships.

3 Tuesday evenings,
6:30-9:30 pm
Ncvember 6, 13 & 20
$60
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Self-Esteem: What It Is, How to Get It



We hear a great deal about self-esteem, but what we hear is generally vague and/or inaccurate. It’s rightly suggested that the abilities to commit and to love are directly related to what we call self-esteem. But it’s wrongly supposed that we can alter our esteem through willpower. In this workshop, we’ll explore self-esteem in order to learn what it is and how to really "get" it.
Wednesday evening,
6:30-9:30 pm
November 21
$20
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 December

Assertive Skills Workshop
Are you tired of getting stepped on by other people? Sick of doing what others want instead of what you want?
Many of us are intimidated by interpersonal situations requiring that they assert themselves in some way, such as turning down a request, asking a favour, giving a compliment, expressing disapproval, etc.
Nevertheless, you can learn to better understand your interactions with others, to assert yourself caringly, to stand up for yourself, and become more effective in getting what you want without violating others’ rights and without feeling guilty.
Assertiveness is a group of skills that can be learned and practiced and generally benefit everyone invloved. The information and skills in this informal course can help you interact more confidently with others, feel better about yourself, and enhance your relationships, both at work and at play.

3 Tuesday evenings,
6:30-9:30 pm
December 4, 11 & 18
$60
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