Do it! Initially I thought I was in the wrong place, that there was nothing I could learn from this type of forum-some discussion, some issues seemed not to be relevant. But! Some other components are very worthwhile.
What did you like most about this program? I like the change I am starting to see in myself and my time with my wife. I want to learn how to communicate better with my whole family to enjoy them more (and vice versa).
Steve - Beaconsfield
He has more controlled and is less angry and sensitive to things I might say, He does not bite back a easily. His coping mechanisms are a lot better.
He manages his anger. He talks to me about his feelings, which helps him to stay level headed.
I have noticed that Brian is able to control his temper a lot more, he is a lot more patient, and a much happier person to be around. He also listens to myself and the kids a lot more.
Natalie - Mt Eliza
He is calmer now; he still does blow off but will easily walk away and now knows how to manage himself.
Gayleen - Pakenham
He is much more considerate and I think he may have stopped ‘playing mind’ games with me.
Jodie - Essendon
Educational for abusive people make them accountable for their actions and what they have to do if they ant a better quality of life.
We had tried everything before this program; my husband had seen counsellors, psychologists, doctors and nothing worked. He went to another program which was a lot closer to where we lived and was half the price but after 5 weeks he was complaining how boring it was and how he wasn’t getting anything out of it.
Your partner needs to want to do this program for themselves. Your partner needs to be committed to changing because they themselves want to change.
I can’t praise Dave & Jacqui enough after watching the show last night. I was astounded at the results having tried desperately to get through to my abusive partner who is now on community service for his anger issues and one step away from prison.
The UTAS Student Living Team would like to thank you both for your recent Let’s Change the Story two-day professional development. This learning experience was invaluable in leading the Student Living Support Officers to develop self-awareness and understanding of attitudes that contribute to domestic violence.