Couples Workshop

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7:30-9:00p.m. September 10- November 12

We recognize the impact this trauma has put on your marriage.  AQB wants to help restore you marriage in spite of challenges occurring due to the childhood trauma endured.

This group will help you learn techniques & tips for building a strong, healthy marriage. It addresses the most common issues that couples face in a lighthearted & supportive group environment. Make an investment in the future of your relationship today.

Benefits Of Therapy

People who have experienced trauma often need specialized assessment and treatment in order to thrive.  Often the effects of molestation are misunderstood or misdiagnosed.  Some people have exhibited signs of physical ailments, emotional instability, mental illness, learning disabilities, and more.  Some times these diagnosis will begin to heal as a person works through their childhood trauma. Often these are direct effects of the endured trauma.  A Quarter Blue works at assessing clients and peeling back the layers to help increase healthy choices and living and POSSIBLY minimizing the physical, emotion, and mental strains connected to the trauma.

While many of us would like to move on and forget about our painful childhood experiences, that is not a reality.  Therapy allows us to move from mere survival to victors over our childhood trauma.

Finding Depth

In polite society, we’re accustomed to having mundane conversations revolving around the weather, bullet points from work, some celebrity/sports highlights, and the story we just heard on NPR or Fox News. We skip along the surface because doing so is safe and universally accepted. Therapy pushes beyond the superficial to deeper introspective questions of personal experience, historical precedents, deep feelings, and drives—a variety of topics that would never end up on a Facebook status update. When people realize talking on this level is not just interesting, but also productive and healing, they want to recreate this depth in other relationships.

Empathy

The majority of people come to therapy wanting to understand their own problems and why other people impact them the way they do. But once they delve into their own issues, they discover insights that help them understand their lovers, their friends, their co-workers, and their bosses on a whole new level. A light bulb goes off and they may think, “Oh, that person’s worst experience was when he was abandoned by his dad. I understand why he reacted so strongly when I bailed on our plans.” People often learn to understand the people who inhabit their lives nearly as much as they understand themselves. Or maybe they become curious and ask a few more questions, which leads to this deeper understanding.

Contagion

Many number of individuals who come to therapy to learn more about themselves and before long, their friends were interested in finding their own therapist. It happens all the time. People feel empowered and excited about growing. Their mood, attitude, and/or behavior changes, and their friends are intrigued. Occasionally, individuals in an entire friend circle will seek their own help and everyone relates on a deeper, more functional level. Fixing your friends is not a reason to seek therapy, but it sure can be rewarding when this is the outcome.

Listening

When a person spends significant time with a professional listener, that person often develops the ability to listen. They sit for many hours with someone who keeps eye contact, pays attention, and indicates reflecting or recalling past information. People in therapy know how good it feels to be on the receiving end of that kind of attention and are more likely to replicate that for their loved ones. They’ve reaped the benefits of close focused attention, had it modeled for them, and can now show it to others.

Credit: GoodTherapy.org Benefits of Therapy Link