Workshop: Dealing with Reactive Emotions in Relationships (with family, friends, and co-workers)

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You have the power to reshape your life.

Be aware of your emotional reactions during a conflict and understand their origins.

Learn why you repeatedly experience the same challenges when dealing with conflict in your relationships.

See how family patterns through the generations impact your interactions today.

Understand your reactions during a conflict and transform your relationships. 

Come to an engaging and transformational workshop  based on the work of pioneer family-systems therapist Virginia Satir.

Goals of the Workshop

This one-day workshop can help you achieve the self-awareness and confidence necessary to make personal changes.  It focuses on the origin of our reactive emotions when faced with differences and conflicts in our relationships. You will discover that an examination of past family-of-origin experiences will show that they can perpetuate or trigger present conflicts and differences in relationships. Most of these behaviours are survival patterns that were learned.  Simply identifying the origin of our emotional reactions and generating awareness will allow us to take responsibility and make significant change and improvements to our relationships with ourselves and, most importantly, with others.
In this interactive and experiential workshop you will be equipped with a range of tools and information to significantly improve your relationships – with loved ones, co-workers, and friends.
Moving towards your goals will be easier, and more possibilities will be opened to bring about meaningful and transformational change in your life.  You will see a change in yourself and your relationships as you develop a deeper awareness of your emotions and develop tools to communicate more effectively.  This will foster a more profound respect of yourself and of others because, by changing your reactions, you will improve your self-esteem and overall well-being.


Please avoid wearing perfume and cologne, as some people are highly allergic.

Dates and Times / Location

The Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa, on the banks of the Jock RiverWorkshop dates:  Saturday, 21 January 2012
Workshop registration and check-in:  8:30 AM
Workshop times:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The workshop will be held at the SLCO learning centre (details) on the banks of the Jock River at the south end of Barrhaven.

Soup and snacks will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch.

For more information, please contact the Satir Learning Centre of Ottawa.

Registration information

To register for the workshop, please print the registration form (below), fill it in, and mail it with payment to the address on the form. Cheques may be made out to "SLCO".

We keep our prices low to accommodate all incomes, and we welcome contributions to our bursary fund to help those of lesser means.

SLCO member, medical resident, student$75$300
Senior citizen (65 & over & not one of above)$85$340
Other individual$95$380
Registration form  (download, print, & mail)SingleGroup

If you have a group of five people, you pay only for four (five for the price of four).

Printable flier

We have a flier about the workshop  that you can print.  You might find this useful if you have a friend or family member whom you think might be interested in the workshop and who prefers printed material.  Alternatively, if you know of places (such as doctors' offices, beauty salons, community centres, etc.) that would have clients who might be interested, we would be happy to have you place fliers in these locations on our behalf.