Living Without Violence

A Support Programme for Men

Is anger, abuse or violence a problem in your relationship?

You deserve healthy and happy relationships, free from excessive anger and violence

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Abuse has many forms

Verbal:

Excessive yelling, name-calling, threats, isolating and restricting your freedom, controlling what you do, who you see, what you read and where you go.

Physical:

Shaking, slapping, punching, shoving, kicking, hitting, biting, scratching or use of a weapon.

Sexual:

Imposing sexual contact on you or your children, using humiliating sexual language.

Intimidation:

Using looks, actions, expressions or a loud voice to intimidate you. Smashing things, destroying property or pets.

Emotional:

Putting you down, refusing to acknowledge your feelings or ideas, humiliating you.

Using Male Privilege:

Treating you like a servant, deciding for your family about money, free time, friends and where to live.

Is anger, abuse or violence a problem in my relationships?

Anger abuse or violence may be a problem in
you relationship if:

  • Your partner or children are scared of you when you are in a bad mood.
  • You shout, swear or say things to your partner or children that you don’t mean…
  • You try to control your partner’s movements or who your partner sees.
  • You go for several hours without talking to your partner when you are angry.
  • Your children are beginning to copy you when they are angry.

Most men want to have healthy and happy relationships. Despite this, conflict oftern arises in relationships. If this conflict involves excessive anger, or any abuse or violence then this anger, abuse or violence will erode the quality of your relationship.

I may have a problem with anger or abuse. What do I do now?

The first step in addressing issues with anger, abuse or violence is to contact us to arrange a free, confidential interview.

At this interview we will discuss some steps to overcome the problems you are facing. Usually this means enrolling in our Living Without Violence Group Programme, although if required we can provide individual counselling.

The Programme

Some topics covered

  • The use of Power and Control in relationships
  • Understanding the difference between Anger and Violence
  • Anger Management Skills
  • How to have an Equal Relationship
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation and Decision Making Skills
    And much more…

Is this an Anger Management Course?

Anger Management is one topic that we cover in this course, but we also discuss many other topics. Our Living Without Violence Course is designed to teach you ways to deal with all types of anger, abuse and violence. You can get further information by contacting our office or arranging a time for an interview.

When

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6pm-8pm/Wednesday 1pm-3pm and Saturday 9am-11am

What else do I need to know?

All clients attend an initial interview before coming into our programmes. At this interview we discuss how we may best meet your needs and address any other issues you may have.

If you would like information about this group please contact us on 489 3770 or talk with us at your initial interview.

A Living Without Violence Programme can teach you how to deal with conflict in healthy and respectful ways

Some feedback from course participants

This course helped me to understand that my actions were violent and that I needed help. It has helped me rebuild my marriage and changed how my kids react to me. They know now that the angry man I once was is no longer there.

Dave

I would recommend the course to any male-the sooner they learn the skills/have the tools to enable them to live in this modern world the better.

Shaun

This programme is excellent. At first I thought I didn’t need it but at the end of the course it seemed that it had become part of my life. My group is my third person where I can express my emotions and beliefs.

Kris

This is one of the most important factors in my life. I have learned to become a better father and husband, and also put my theoretical knowledge into practice.

Paul

This course has given me insight about my negative behaviour and showed me how to manage it without inflicting emotional and physical harm to those people around me.

Alex

This is an excellent course. I should have learned this as part of growing up.

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