WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in joining the Better Relating Support Groups.

 

 

OVERVIEW

You're invited to join us for bi-weekly, intentional conversations about changing old patterns of relating and creating healthier relationships. Membership is open to anyone who values good relating.

During support group meetings, we identify relationship challenges and define plans for Self-Directed Healing. We share stories, resources, and kindness. Together, we take a strengths-based approach by practicing self-compassion.

Meetings are both process-oriented and solution-focused; both structured and organic. We utilize the body of information and learning tools offered in the membership community, Improve Your Relationships.

The Better Relating Support Groups are not about focusing on only one type of relationship or needing to be in a primary relationship with a partner. We talk about all of our relationships, including those with friends, family, children, coworkers, significant others - and, of course, the relationship we have with ourselves. We take a holistic view when it comes to relationship skill-building.

 

 

CONTENT FOCUS

Group members are encouraged to identify what they want to talk about. Here are some specific areas that might be covered depending on individual member's needs.

Relationship Skills, Insecure Attachment, Attachment Trauma, Emotional Attunement, Family Patterns, Longing and Loneliness, Core Beliefs as Narratives, Reality Distortion, Stronger Sense-of-Self, Shame and Self-Worth, Boundaries and Choices, Relationship Repair, and Grieving Losses.

 

 

DETAILS

Meetings are via video-conferencing.

Meeting frequency is bi-weekly, every other week.

Meetings are offered Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Members pick one home group meeting only.

Meeting size is 5 people.

Meeting duration is 55 minutes in length.

Meeting format is both structured and organic dialogue.

Group structure allows new members to join when there is an opening.

Meetings are open to international members.

Meetings are learning-focused and not group therapy.

Only 30 spots available in total (6 groups @ 5 people each).

When groups are full, prospective members placed on priority wait-list.

 

 

SCHEDULE

All times listed are in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. (EST)

All meetings are bi-weekly.

Every other Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:25 PM

Every other Sunday 6:00 PM to 6:55 PM

Every other Monday 7:00 PM to 7:55 PM

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Since meetings are video-based, we need to think about optimum conditions.

Meetings happen on the the Zoom video-conferencing platform.

A computer with a webcam or a phone with a camera are needed.

Computer, webcam, or phone camera need to be stable and motionless.

Reliable audio mic headset or earbuds with mic for sound quality are needed.

A reliable internet connection is also needed.

Good lighting is necessary so members can see each other.

A private location without interruptions is requested.

Semi-private locations such as a corner in a coffee shop are not permitted.

Participating while driving or other multi-tasking is not permitted.

 

 

COSTS

The rate to participate is $25 per meeting.

Payment is set up as as a bi-weekly billing subscription.

Group members can cancel at any time.

Members commit to monthly participation, not per meeting participation.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

Better Relating support groups are open to international members.

Sometimes, technology and internet connections create challenges.

We will address potential challenges on a case-by-case basis.

Members will need to speak English in order to participate.