Relationships & Sexuality
Relationships & Sexuality Workshop
Fee: This is a free NHS Healthy Mind, Healthy Body workshop run by mental health professionals
Time: 6pm on Friday, July 6, 2012
New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that men and women who are in relationships lasting longer than five years are less likely to be depressed or to be dependent on alcohol or drugs.
However, we do all know how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy, happy and lasting relationship. Our sense of identity and self-worth rests on the strength of our relationships and often we despair when they fail. Our ways of relating are learned at a young age in the family in which we grew up and we can become stuck in unhealthy and unhelpful habits that restrict our lives.
In this workshop we will explore “attachment styles” and how these styles affect our relationships. We will discuss what makes a good relationship and how to spot the dysfunctional ones. There will be group and individual work to identify our key conflict styles such as criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling and how to improve our communication with the people closest to us.
* A certificate is awarded for attending this workshop.
* This is a FREE NHS workshop, but places are limited so book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling Forest House on 0300 555 1243 or you can email Dr. Shweta Anand: email@example.com
* To find out more or register for other Healthy Mind, Healthy Body workshops, visit http://www.nelft.nhs.uk/news_publications/92
Other Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Workshops at Forest House, Thorpe Coombe Hospital:
Drug and Alcohol workshops: Wednesday 4 July, 6.30 pm.
Depression and anxiety workshop: Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm.
Music Workshop: Wednesday 18 July, 6.30 pm.
Sexuality and Relationship workshop: Wednesday 5 September, 6.30 pm.