ABOUT LIFE SKILLS

 

our mission

To help you build positive healthy relationships by bringing closure and healing to hurtful events, ending they cycle of abuse for men, women, and children.

what we offer

Working through the "Learning to Live, Learning to Love" curriculum developed by Paul Hegstrom, Bay Area Life Skills offers two phases of the program where you will learn tools and skills to help rebuild your life, self-image and relationships.  Phase I is a 30 week course that meets once per week with separate classes for men and women.  Phase II is approximately 20 months and continues deeper into the topics and tools learned in Phase I.

why is there a need for life skills?

The basic premise of Life Skills is that we were all created to receive certain things in childhood as we developed and NOT receive some things.  If we didn't get what we needed, or were abused, we become arrested in our development.  This disables us from growing into the adults we were created to be.  Life Skills helps us identify when we were arrested and provides the tools to "grow-up" those areas of our lives. This results in positive changes in anger management, conflict resolution, emotional bonding and healthy assertiveness.



TOPICS WE COVER

 

PHASE I

The Subconscious Mind

Abuse

Understanding Violence

Healthy Emotions

Anger Management

Conflict Resolution

Family of Origin

The Brain

Arrested Development

Guilt and Shame

Friendship

Trust 

Stages of Recovery

Forgiveness

Father/Daughter Relationships

Communication

Birth Bonding

Mother/Son Relationships

Understanding Love

Intimacy

Healthy Families

 

PHASE II

Abilities that Empower

Denial and Defense Mechanisms

Rejection

Thinking/Feeling/Behaving

Pleasers and Controllers

Codependency

Family Roles

Addictive Love

Abuse

Healing from Trauma

Shame

Reactive Lifestyles

Anger 

Communication

Mature Love


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