Couples and individuals begin the LifeStar program with the 7-week Getting Started Workshop.
In this workshop, couples and individuals jumpstart their healing with education, workbooks, tools, and
When couples start recovery at the same time, they actually become stronger together. Even if a couple isn’t sure about the future of their marriage, working together will help clarify what direction is best for their relationship. We understand that working with couples is messier and more difficult than working with one person at a time. However, this approach has more potential to meet an individual’s deepest need for belonging and security.
The Getting Started Workshop is a class where we create an optimal learning environment. We use a combination of lecture, small-group discussions, workbooks, exercises, and videos to help participants master the concepts and tools.
We give participants the essential building blocks for long-term success through:
18 hours of instruction
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the workshop:
Does it Work?
A recent study from researchers at Southern Utah University showed that over 90% of couples report feeling more connected after attending our LifeStar Getting Started Workshop. Here are some other findings from the study:
Men were strengthened in their ability to find healthy outlets for life stress rather than turning to their addition.
Women reported having a stronger sense of safety in their relationship and less of a sense of hurt and betrayal.
Men were less inclined to view pornography or even view it in a positive light.
Why Group Therapy?
An African proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” You’ve already tried to conquer this addiction on your own. Usually for years. We encourage you to try something different and join together with other individuals who are working through the same struggles. Addiction and betrayal trauma thrive in isolation. A significant step in the healing process is connecting to others. We provide that connection in LifeStar.
Partners who have been betrayed also need group support to help them cope with the overwhelming feelings of isolation, rejection, embarrassment, and confusion they experience upon discovering their husband’s secret behavior. Being in the company of other women who understand what you’re going through is therapeutic and helps create safety, peace, and order.
Who Should Attend?
We strongly recommend that couples attend together so they can begin the process of education and healing together. However, the workshop is also for single adults and for those clients whose partners are not able or willing to attend.
When is the class held?
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm for seven weeks
Our next Getting Started Workshop will begin on August 21, 2018.
How many people are in the group?
Group sizes vary from 10 to 30 people.
How do you protect my privacy?
Participants sign a confidentiality agreement the first night of the workshop. The agreement states that everyone participating in the group will keep all information confidential. Participants verbally recommit to this agreement each week of the workshop.
How much does it cost?
$400 for an individual and $800 for a couple. Payment is required prior to the first meeting. Price includes all workbooks and materials used in the 7-week program.
How do I register?
Click here to register for the workshop. Additional instructions will be emailed to you upon completing the
registration. Each participant needs their own separate registration.