There’s nothing more discouraging than repeatedly trying to convince a relative who is ill to get help when they just won’t listen. Come and learn how to better communicate with your ill loved one.
LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner) is based on simple common sense along with evidence-based principles. The idea is to strengthen mutual respect and trust, thereby allowing people with diverse attitudes and opinions to develop effective partnerships. It’s the type of approach that can help to reduce your anxiety and improve your relationship with your ill loved one.
Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with help that works. Open to caregivers only (anyone who has a loved one living with mental illness). Limited space and you must register in advance. Workshops are facilitated by Melanie Hughes and they are free!
Dr. Xavier Amador, who developed this renowned communication program, is a clinical psychologist and founder of the LEAP Institute. He is the author of I Am Not Sick! I Don’t Need Help! and I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What? (Both are available from the AMI library).
This initiative is funded in part by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.
You may also be interested in our other workshops. Click HERE for details.
Need to talk something out? Our family/friends support group is the place! If you care about someone who is living with mental health challenges, our next group is on Monday April 23. Free and open to..