Family Counseling Services sponsors couples workshop

Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois is proud to sponsor the “Committed Couples” Workshop, which will be held six consecutive evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 26. “Committed Couples” will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St., Rockford, and is open to most premarital, unmarried and married couples 18 and older in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. It is designed to be pertinent to couples of all backgrounds.

Couples participating in the workshops will learn skills and strategies for healthy, enduring relationships. Workshop objectives include enhancing committed relationships through knowledge and skills, gaining a better understanding of risk factors and identifying those who can be changed, and beginning the process of self-discovery using the self-focus approach.

Sessions include the following:

Oct. 26—Hour 1: Taking a Positive Attitude; Hour 2: Simple Techniques for Talking Safely & Clearly

Nov. 2—Hour 3: Handling Your Issues; Hour 4: Solving Your Problems

Nov. 9—Hour 5: Great Ground Rules for a Great Relationship; Hour 6: Having Fun

Nov. 16—Hour 7: Enhancing Your Love Life; Hour 8: Sharing Values & Core Beliefs

Nov. 23—Hour 9: Meeting Expectations; Hour 10: Forgiving

Nov. 30—Hour 11: Being Friends; Hour 12: Making the Commitment.

For more information or to register for the “Committed Couples” workshop, please call Family Counseling Services at 962-5585. Cost for the workshop is $20 per couple, per week or $100 for the entire workshop if paid in advance. Scholarships are available.

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