Support for Stepfamilies
Are you're struggling to cope with your stepfamily dynamics?
Are you confused about your role in the family?
Want to know how to deal with your stepchildren better?
Research has shown that most new stepfamilies can really benefit by getting support and help with common stepfamily issues.
Here's some recent feedback ......
'I've put into practice many of the tips/approaches you shared on the course, some of which I knew already, but had become entrenched in negative patterns and it's paying great dividends. My partner and I are much happier and as a result my relationship with his children has returned to being happy and enjoyable for all of us.' JL May, 2010
'Lisa has offered me invaluable, friendly support and has given me achievable coping strategies to deal with what felt at times like an unchangeable situation. Things looked much brighter immediately after seeing her for the first time and she has made me feel much calmer and happier than I have done in ages' SH, London March 2011
Dear Dr Doodson
I hope you don't mind my unsolicited email but I just want to say Thank You! I'm a 24 year old women with a full-on and full-time career, no children of my own (step type D) and have been with my my partner 3 years and has two children from a previous relationship and I have been a step mum (of sorts) for the past 3 years. Of these past 3 years I have gone through emotions that I have never experienced before with having stepchildren and I have not really been able to relate to anyone or talk to others who have been in the same position. A mixture of anxiety, despair in needing advice and guidance to try and understand what I'm feeling and how to cope with those feelings led me to your book How to be a Happy StepMum. Reading the first few pages- I actually cried (mixture of relief and joy)! I felt like I was reading about me- finally, women that I could relate to and work towards being able to understand why I feel the way I do sometimes and that it's completely normal to feel that way. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
We can help by offering:-
- A Step Parenting workshop - A Self Help Guide - 1-1 or Couple Coaching - Mediation - How to be a Happy Stepmum book
Support and Education for employees
Research on stepfamilies has shown that stepparents frequently suffer from greater stress, anxiety and depression than biological parents. Clearly this can and will affect them in their day to day life - both at home and work. However, there is evidence that if they are given targeted support and advice their wellbeing improves significantly.
Happy Steps has developed training specifically designed for employees in the workplace. Whether you're looking to supplement your employee assistance programmes with 1-1 coaching, or whether you want to consider offering a lunchtime seminar do give us a call to find out more.
Reference sites are available on request. Here's a quote from one of our recent clients:
'Lisa was very professional and knowledgeable on the subject and provided extremely useful advice in the seminar. The seminar was informative and interactive and we received very positive feedback from participants.' - Sarah Boddey, European Head of Diversity, Barclays Wealth, May, 2011
Support for Family Professionals
Do you need cost effective training on stepfamily specific issues?
Are you looking for advice on how to help support stepfamilies?
Do you want to train your staff to run stepfamily workshops?
We can help with a range of services designed specifically for the Charitable and Public sectors. For more information just select one of the services below.
Workshop for family professionals Family Psychology Consulting
We have experience in working with a wide variety of organisations including local authorities, International Corporations and National Charities. If you would like further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org