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Men Living Free From Violence Programme Modules

Note:  Because the group is open, there is no starting session.  The 14 programme sessions are designed to roll over with participants starting at any point, therefore, the programme does not start at session 1.

1.  Communication and Listening Skills
      Learning how to listen. What’s my style of communicating? How well does this work for me
      and for others?
2.  The Difference Between Anger and Violence
     Anger is a normal emotion.  Violence and abuse are chosen behaviours.  What emotions
     underlie my anger?
3.  Getting to know my Personal Triggers
     Be aware in advance.  Getting to know what situations I can avoid.  What values and  
     beliefs do I have that make these my triggers?
4.  Anger Management & Stress Management Skills
     Ways to prevent build-up of tension.  Self-awareness skills.
5.  The Cycle of Violence - The Man's Cycle
     Learning to become aware of where I am personally in my own cycles.  Learning and
     practising skills to break my cycles. 
6.  The Women's & Children's Cycle
     Learning more about what these cycles are like for others in my life.  How other people
     cycle with me.
7.  My Personal Values and Beliefs
     How do these affect me and others in my life?  Which ones help me in my relationships
    and which ones don't.
8.  Human Development
     Childhood/adolescence/young adulthood or bachelorhood/adulthood.  Which places do I
     get stuck in at times?.  What is this like for others?  Wat can I do about this?
9.  The Different Roles I Act out From in Life
     The difference betweenhealthy, coping and confused roles.  What are my healthy roles? 
     What needs to change?  How can I do this?
10. Healthy Relationships
      What makes a healthy relationship?  What is already healthy in the relationships I have?
      What needs to change?  How can I do this?
11. Parenting - Nurture or Abuse?
      Whether we are parents or not - looking at the obvious to subtle ways we can abuse or
      nurture our own children and other children in our liveshe power then?  .
13. The Equality Wheel
      All the different ways we can try to keep equality and respect in our relationships.  What
     are the long-term payoffs for everyone?
14. Power and the Bigger Picture
      What does true self-empowerment mean?  What happens when I am so affected by
      things, people, and circumstances around me?  Where is the power then?  Why do I feel
      I have to control people, things and circumstances around me?  What are the things out
      there that support us all to be violent?  What part do we each play in this?
15. Conflict Resolution and Safety Plans
      Ground rules and plans for when the going gets rough.  Plans for handling stress and
      conflict before its too late and we find ourselves 'there again'' with no agreement or
      preparation for handling the situation.
16. The Path or Change
       What to expect.  A process, not an event! What is in my life that will support me to keep
       up the change.  What will make it difficult at times? 
       Review Meetings
       Held every 3-4 weeks in addition to the group sessions.  For support, encouragement
       and feedback.  To see how you are going with all the you have learnt on the course. 
       What have you learnt from any slip-ups.  Do your famly and partner notice a difference.

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