You have probably read our Blog: "What's A Family?" Maybe someone sent you straight here to join one of our workshop groups. In this group we show you how to explore what you have learned about what a family is, what that means to you, and how you want to define that in the future.
As we wrote in the blog, almost everyone has been passed down one or another version of what "family" means ... usually from their family! For some, adopting this notion of family 100% is the way they choose to go, and that is perfectly fine! We're not advocating that change one bit ... as long as that is truly what you want. For others, the realities of their life have them thinking, and re-thinking what family means to them. The real danger here is not thinking this through. When "anything goes," you lose so much of what a family can offer: a set of values and relationships that can serve as the backbone of your life.
The goal of this workshop is to have you consider the options that you have in defining family, all the way from the way your great-grandparents defined it, to an entirely new way that you just created. It is not the goal of the workshop to change your family, or your values ... but rather to explore what your values truly are.
We will use the New Leaf Method that we teach in our "From Stuck to Resolute" workshop on decision making. Together, we will consider all the possible options you may have for defining family. This is a brainstorming session, without judging what comes out. Then we will:
- Narrow the options to the ones you consider best;
- Link the Consequences of your potential choice on your life, and the lives of your loved ones.
- March On in your life, implementing the decision about what Family means to you.
We normally do this in our Family Definition Groups. We also offer one on one coaching, if that's what you prefer. To get started, please let us know that you'd like to consider joining a group, or engaging a coach. We'll take it from there!
If you would like to work with us on your definition of "Family," either in a Group setting, or one on one (or you're not sure which), just let us know, and we'll get in touch with you to figure out which is right for you.