Building Relationships (updated 04.03.2021)
Supporting relationships through reconciliation, forgiveness, apology and meeting relational needs
The learning process
Relational choices
Behaviour that puts your relationship at risk
Emotional needs
Do you know what your emotional needs are?
Love Language
The Emotional Cup
Common behaviour patterns when relational needs are not met
Good listening
Bad listening
Teaching and courses
Relationship course to build professional teams
Courses for schools
Four session course for students 15yr plus
Results of parenting programme
Using the material on this web site
Questionaire - how do you want to be loved?
We all want to be loved in a specific way. This questionaire will help you identify how you want to be loved. It will be very useful for couples and parents
Questionaire - What are your emotional needs?
We all have emotional needs. What are they? This questionaire will help you identify your emotional needs.
Love Language Questionaire for teenagers
This questionaire will help the teenager to identify how he/she wants to be loved
Love Language mystery game
This game will help pre-teenagers to identify how they want to be loved
Communication quiz - exploring gender differences
#good communication is vital for a good relationships. How good is yours?
Stepfamilies - some issues and myths to consider

Courses for schools

Results of relationship skills course for 16yrs plus students

During 2012 two different year groups of 60-70 year 12 students (16-17 yrs olds)in a secondary school in South Devon UK were given 4 one hour sessions on a weekly basis covering basic relationship skills. The teaching was delivered by trained volunteers working in pairs. The students were in groups of no more than 15.

The lesson contents and plans were drawn from material that has has been developed and delivered locally to adults in the community over the last few years.

Results of the last cohort taught (Dec 2011)are seen below. Additional tables are included combining the results from both cohorts. According to the volunteer clincal psychologist the results were very impressive given the content and length of the course. Feed back from the two year groups of students showed very similar results. The first cohort was delivered by 3 pairs of volunteers. The second cohort was delivered by 16 volunteers of whom only 3 had delivered the material previously. The majority of volunteers had never taught relationships skills nor taught in schools. Their age varied from 24 to 73 year. The volunteers were given one group training day, and 3 hours of individual training. There was on going support during the course as and when required by the team leader. The feed back from the volunteers (with only limited training) showed that ordinary people , who are prepared to share their life experiences with the students, can deliver a well structured course effectively.

For further details of contents , power point slides and home work books please contact Chris at or 01803732032.

Please note: No comments on apology and stop signs because the evaluation was completed at the end of the lesson when these two topics were delivered.

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