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Prevention & Relationship Education Program (PREP) Classes

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PREP 8.0 Curriculum - Ideal for anyone wanting to improve their communication skills. 
Twelve Module Course. Modules do not need to be attended in sequence and you are not required to attend all modules.

·         Three Keys to Success

  While committed relationships can be filled with tricky and trying situations, there are three keys that can help you focus on positive and productive things to keep your relationship happy and healthy.

-  Do Your Part-Decide
-  Don’t Slide
-  Make it safe to Connect

   These keys help people focus on the power and control aspect of conflict and creating/maintaining a safe environment to communicate in the relationship.

·         Personality

-  Helps participants understand how different personality types see the world and what   they value most, to help more easily avoid relationship pitfalls and rely on one another’s   strengths

·         Danger Signs and Time Out

-   Helps participants understand and recognize Four common patterns of communication   that are toxic to relationships, and how they can break down emotional, commitment and   physical safety in a relationship. By learning how to recognize the Danger Signs,   participants learn skills to avoid or when to seek outside help.

·         Anger & Stress

-  Helps participants understand that Chronic anger and/or stress contributes to physical   illness, make it harder to think clearly and make us less likely to give our loved ones the   patience and attention they deserve.

·         The Speaker Listener Technique

-   Communication skills are learned and can be made better with practice, the Speaker   listener technique helps participants learn to address difficult situations respectfully

·         Events, Issues & Hidden Agendas

-   Participants learn to understand and manage the layers of conflict, by containing the   events that trigger conflict, handling the issues that we most often argue about and safely   sharing the Hidden Issues that can fuel the conflict. Teaches participants to move past the   superficial arguments by talking safely about the source of the conflict and working   towards understanding one another better

·         Fun & Friendship

-   Teaches participants how important fun is, the individual’s, as well as the couples Well-   Being. Helps participants understand how Fun helps experience positive emotions,   sharpens their thinking and makes solving problems easier.

·         Commitment

-   Gives Participants a clearer picture of what commitment is and how it works to cultivate   a deeper sense of commitment in their relationships and find meaningful ways to express   their commitments to their mates.

·         Expectations

-   Helps Participants understand both their and their partner’s expectations, teaches   managing expectations against unrealistic desires and how to communicate them openly   to lessen the power that unmet expectations can have over relationships.

·         Problem Solving

-   Teaches safe ways of talking about and solving couples big and small problems as a   team consistently and address dealing with the negative energy that is naturally built up   in the day-to-day maintenance of a relationship

·         Love Styles

-   Teaches participants how they and their partners receive and show love and how to   safely communicate what makes them feel loved by identifying six love styles to provide a   framework for understanding the different ways people experience and express love.

·         Road Mapping

-   Participants examine the important milestones in their life and how these milestones   have shaped who they are in their relationships, and how to safely share this information   with their partner to better understand, empathize and relate to each other.



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