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Men & Family Relationships

Too tough to ask for help?
... Yeah right!

 

Most blokes think they NEVER
need to ask for help... NOT!

It’s not so much asking for help but having the chance to talk things over with someone who won’t tell you what to do.

Come in and have a chat; no strings, no gossip, just talk.

Many men who come to FamilyCare just want to check out what we offer that will help them live a more satisfying life.

Anger Management

How are you seeing yourself?  Angry all the time!  Ready to just snap!  Hurting the ones you love? Not happy with your behaviour?
Anger is a common human emotion. However it can cause serious problems when we experience it  too often, too intensely or inappropriately.  This course can help you to understand and manage anger and frustration more effectively.
We run separate Anger Management groups for men and women.
Courses are conducted each school term and consists of 8 sessions.

Click on the link for course dates for 2018

Anger Management Flyer Term 1 2018

Anger Management Flyer Term 2 2018

Women’s Anger Management

This course is designed to assist women with anger issues, recognize and overcome frustration, anger, and violent or abusive behaviours and equip women with new strategies to improve their relationships with family and others. 
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WAM Flyer term 1 2018

WAM Flyer term 2 2018

Balancing Love & Discipline - A parenting program in Seymour

It is very common these days for fathers to be taking a much more active role in family life. Mothers are also finding that there are more demands on their time from a financial point of view. Fathers who find themselves more involved in the parenting part of family life may also find themselves wishing for more options for dealing with the day to day issues that arise in the home.
This course is suitable for all parents who would like to meet with others to explore ways to increase their options in dealing with the various issues that parents experience while supporting and nurturing their partners and children of all ages.
Some of the topics that have been helpful in previous groups include:

  • Communication
  • Teaching life skills
  • Issues of discipline
  • What is normal for kids?
  • Confronting unacceptable  behaviour
  • How to help your child when they are anxious, angry or upset

8 Week Course in Seymour at No Cost  New participants welcome up to session 4
Click on the link for course dates for 2018

Balancing Love and Discipline Term 1 2018

Drumbeat

FamilyCare offers a group drumbeat setting for therapeutic interventions when people are experiencing strong emotions and thoughts.

Drumbeat reflects and educates:

  • Positive communication
  • Healthy relationships
  • Respect for people and property (drums)
  • Active listening
  • Imagination growth
  • Goal setting
  • Our own responsibilities
  • Managing our behaviour
  • Reading our emotions (anger)
  • Social awareness and responsibilities

Most of all have Fun!

For centuries, ancient cultures have used hand drumming to bring people together. Drawing on this wisdom and in collaboration with Indigenous and First Nation people and the team at Holyoake developed the DRUMBEAT program in 2003.
Holyoake's DRUMBEAT program is the world's first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others. The brand name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.
Each DRUMBEAT session focuses on different relationship themes such as identity and social responsibility, values, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork. If desired, the program may conclude with a performance which gives participants an opportunity to share their progress with family, friends and other respected people in their lives

Keeping Kool -  An “Anger Management” Program for Women in Seymour

Have you ever felt just a little bit guilty after giving the kids a “Serve”? Have you ever wondered if you’ve over done the “telling off”? Do you wish that you could be more assertive? Would you like to be able to stay calm when things get really hectic?
Keeping Kool  is a women’s program which can help you deal with these things.  You can learn to  be direct and respectful in the ways that you confront people in your life.  Both people in your family and others that you need to be firm with.
You can also experiment with ways of dealing with the stress in your life and decide on ways that suit you. Most people feel the need at so me time in their lives to be able to deal with problems in a calm rational way and teach their kids to do the same. This program can help you do this.
Learn how to reduce the yelling and still get cooperation. Learn helpful, healing ways to deal with conflict with those who are important to you. Improve your communication with your family.
A 10 Week Course , Free & Confidential
Women only (sorry, no child care)  This Program is co - facilitated by a Female and Male  Facilitator

Real Men Make Great Dads  - a Men’s Parenting Program

Have you heard that DADS are supposed to be perfect when their children are at their worst?
Maybe you ask yourself how do I help my children survive and thrive?
Sometimes parenting feels likes its a tough job and other times it feels likes its rewarding and full of great surprises!
It takes creativity and consistency, blended with a lot of patience and love.
It’s not a mystery!
Let’s find the answers together and join with other dads to explore the daily challenges of being a dad.
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Real Men Flyer Term 1 2018

Real Men Flyer Term 2 2018

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