A life without people, without the same people day after day, people who belong to us, people who will be there for us, people who need us and whom we need in return, may be very rich in other things but in human terms, it is no life at all. Harold Kushner
We are RELATIONAL We experience life as a series of CONNECTIONS Our relationships help define our sense of SELF
Our relationships provide the base from which we INTERFACE with the world
The status of our relationships impacts heavily on: •Our level of life-satisfaction and well-being •Our sense of accomplishment and fulfilment •Our sense of human value
At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance Maurice Wagner
TODAY’S SOCIAL EXPERIENCE •fast-paced lifestyles •shifting values/priorities •cynical postmodern culture
•impatience with human frailty & imperfection
Familial connections should provide the basis from which our sense of personhood is ratified; success in this area provides the energy needed to tackle lifeâ€™s challenges.
TODAY’S EXPERIENCE Social/emotional dysfunction in marriage/family & single life-styles •Disconnectedness/loneliness •Co-dependencies •Shorter unions •Distrust and fear of marriage
How we respond to the pain of dysfunction or guard against it, is contingent on a number of factors including spiritual conviction, socialization, personality type, inner resourcefulness and the tendency to either connect with support mechanisms or to go it alone.
SPIRITUAL DIMENSION/ WORLD-VIEW
PERSONALITY AWARENESS MARRIAGE OF RESPONSE MECHANISMS
THE BLENDED APPROACH
To empower individuals, couples and families to maximize their relationship potential, through accessing the knowledge and skills to make their lives and relationships better.
VISION â€˘To cultivate a knowledgebased approach to building strong relationships in marriage, family and work/team environments â€˘To challenge mindsets by providing alternative models for dysfunctional relationships
VISION â€˘To create a support community for the exploration of 21st Century issues which challenge relationships â€˘To create a support community for the energising of relationships
â€˘Human beings were created to live, work and function to their maximum inharmonious relationships in all settings â€˘All individuals have the Godgiven capacity to give and receive love
CORE BELIEFS â€˘Social and emotional impediments are real challenges which can be overcome through sound teaching and learning, through effective modelling and through the transforming power of prayer
â€˘Honesty, interdependence, trust accountability, integrity and communication are the hallmarks of any successful relationship encounter.
VISION ACTIVATION •Strategy-based classes & shortcourses facilitated by the institute •Individual and group counselling (pre-marital/ marital /other) •Organisational or group consultation •Mentorship
VISION ACTIVATION •Focus-groups & think-tanks •Retreats •Cultivation of the creative arts as tools for exploration and healing •Social networks
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The institute will facilitate a range of programs & sessions geared towards the community. While there will be a heavy emphasis on marriage and family issues, some attention will be paid to adolescent concerns and the relationship issues that impact on workplace success.
LIFE-SKILLS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT •Discovering and Applying Emotional Intelligence •Communication Strategies for Relational Success •Public Speaking for Success
•Understanding Sexuality for Teens •Understanding Sexuality for Adults •So What If I’m Single?
MARRIAGE & FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
•Marriage 101 •Get Naked: Exploring Marital Intimacy •Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? : Keeping Love Alive •Mind-Blowing Sex
MARKET-PLACE SOLUTIONS •Mentoring and Coaching in the Work Environment •Developing Listening Skills •Leadership As a Mind-set
Gabriel & Denise J Charles
Contact for Appointments/Bookings Tel: (246) 416 4236 (246) 820 7387 E mail: email@example.com Websites: http://betterblends.webs.com http://redredapples.wordpress.com