If you have a loved one (family, partner, friend, etc.) who lives with mental illness and has difficulty managing their emotions, this group is for you! This is a practice group where we will practice Validation, using examples from real life. We will also introduce the practice of boundaries and limit setting. Since this is an interactive group, we will use role play and you will be expected to participate.
Validating a loved one means communicating to them that they are seen, heard and loved even when they are in pain, angry, upset, etc. Validation is a very useful skill and can have a profound impact on relationships. However, it can be hard to practice Validation, especially in highly charged situations. Practicing Validation with other family caregivers, in a supportive environment, can be a great place to start in order to feel more comfortable in challenging situations with your loved one. Like any other skill, practice is key.
Please note that you must:
Have attended/be registered for Intro to BPD, Family Connections, or any Validation workshop in order to participate.
Watch this video that explains Validation. We will not be explaining Validation during this workshop.
Tonights workshop is about BPD Validation. If you have general questions about BPD we will have a workshop for that on May 27, you can sign up for that workshop here: https://amiquebec.org/bpdintro/Thank you for tuning in!