Many of our facilitators in recent training have been interested in using Prepare/Enrich in groups. Our next course at Lee Abbey uses this format so here’s some pointers for you….
You can run courses with any combination of pre-married and marrieds using a flexible format. Normally this involves:
- Couples doing the inventory in advance.
- Feedback over a day or a weekend.
- Opportunity to do the learning and skills exercises.
- Agreeing together on what you are going to take forward.
- It’s a good use of facilitator resources and gets couples using the materials.
- There’s a benefit in doing this together and forming new and stronger friendships.
- Certain aspects of the course,g. discussing good listening habits, work well in a group setting.
Things to be aware of:
- Couples shouldn’t feel pressured to share personal issues.
- It’s good to offer personal time as well so you can mentor/encourage as you would if working with a couple.
- Not all couples will be able to make a specific date so it’s good to offer the normal couple sessions for some. This is particularly useful if you see in the report that a couple may be experiencing significant difficulties in their relationship.
- Some couples can feel anxious – a comfortable setting and opportunity to chat before the course formally starts do help.
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