Partners in Healing: A Workshop Supporting the Partners of Abuse Survivors
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All of us face the challenge of becoming a supportive and responsive partner in our intimate relationships. Healthy and mutual intimate relationships require work and a myriad of skills, negotiation, empathy, and a well-defined sense of self. For those whose partners are survivors of abuse, the challenges multiply and place strain on both partners and the relationship. Despite their best efforts, partners are often left feeling rejected and confused in their relationships.
This workshop will explore the impact of trauma on abuse survivors and their intimate relationships. We will look at common reactions to trauma and will explore some tools for partners to use in responding to these reactions. Partners will have the opportunity to share and receive support around their experiences. We will also develop an understanding of the impacts on the relationship, including intimacy and sexual concerns.
This workshop is for individuals whose partners are survivors of abuse. People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.
- Light refreshments will be available
- Pre-registration is required
- Enrollment is limited to facilitate discussion
- Limited number of partial scholarships may be available