Spring STOP Sessions

We had our intro to STOP this evening and the attendance was quite good. We had 14 men come and start the journey to self discovery and healthy relationships. We are proud to host this program and all these men! There is a broad spectrum of age, culture and backgrounds. I am excited to start and look forward to the rest of the sessions.

The First Unit, What is Abuse went well. The group numbers went from 14 to 11 with one absentee. The group covered what is abuse and we found this group to be pretty good at identifying the different types of abuse, in the past we found psychological and spiritual lacking but not this time. The guys were able to come up with examples of all of the categories of abuse, very impressive. We heard through the check out that they were excited to begin this process and were happy to be able to express themselves with men who are experiencing the same things.

Emotional Intelligence & Non-violent Communication
Great Program
 

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Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg on Sunday, 12 March 2017 20:03

We are continuously called to remind the men in the Kelowna group that violence is not just physical. Several members have struggled to accept that violence doesn't require physical contact. One said, "I never hit her. I only shout a lot," and so (understandably) was very triggered by the video "It's not like I hit her." Our first big blowout

I hope the group in PG goes well, and the men are able to learn and implement a new way of thinking and being in relationship.

We are continuously called to remind the men in the Kelowna group that violence is not just physical. Several members have struggled to accept that violence doesn't require physical contact. One said, "I never hit her. I only shout a lot," and so (understandably) was very triggered by the video "It's not like I hit her." Our first big blowout :) I hope the group in PG goes well, and the men are able to learn and implement a new way of thinking and being in relationship.
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