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LifeSkills Training and Education at Camp Pendleton offer various workshops in such areas as 4 Lenses Temperament Discovery and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families. In addition to these workshops, a series of trainings are also offered as opportunities for personal growth and education.
Developing Healthy Blended Families – This workshop is designed to help Marines and family members gain a better understanding of the common and practical issues facing blended families. Topics discussed include stages of blended family development, and tips for nurturing and enriching the family relationship.
Building Lasting Relationships – The challenges of a military lifestyle can place many demands on Marines and their families. This workshop provides practical information and tools to enhance healthy relationships.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families - Along with the normal challenges of family life, military families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. Based on the original principle of Stephen Coveys 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this workshop provides a much needed framework for applying universal, self evident principles that enable family members to communicate more effectively about their problems and resolve them successfully.
How to Avoid Falling in Love With a Jerk (Jerkette) - Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this workshop will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. Topics include asking the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner. How to resolve your own emotional baggage so you’re ready for a healthy relationship.
The 5 Love Languages of Apology - How many ways are there to say “I’m sorry”? Well, it depends on your language of apology. Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language. In this workshop you will learn how to recognize your own primary apology language while speaking the languages of those you love.
The 5 Love Languages of Love - Couples who understand each other’s love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime. In this workshop you will gain the understanding of how to effectively and consistently make each other feel truly loved by identifying your primary love language as well as your partners.
Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) - This one-day workshop helps couples communicate and connect more effectively. Participants learn proven techniques such as: Relationship risk factors, Communication danger signs, Safety and structure in communication, and When forgiveness isn’t easy
Interpersonal Communication – This workshop is preventive in nature, to increase competence in using more effective communication skills, and to promote healthy relationships through communication. It helps Marines and families learn how to communicate with one another in an effective manner.
Conflict Management – This workshop addresses interpersonal conflict and is designed to help Marines and their families become more aware of conflict; empowering them to make healthy choices by managing their responses to conflict, both at home and in the work place.
Social Networking Safety – This workshop addresses the dangers and risks, as well as positive outcomes, associated with social networking. It provides Marines and their families with information on how to protect themselves and family members, and ways to stay safe while on the internet, and on social networking sites.
I Know Just What You Mean - This short workshop shows how to improve interpersonal effectiveness by learning to distinguish between listening with the intent to respond and listening with the intent to understand
Speaking With Style - This workshop is for the individual who must speak publicly in the course of performing their day-to- day- Marine Cops business. Speaking with style presents proven techniques on how to speak successfully. It takes a “how–to” approach to effective speaking
4 Lenses Personality Workshop - This workshop will provide you the opportunity to improve your interpersonal skills as well as help you communicate with others in a way that fosters mutual understanding and acceptance. The principles you will discover in this workshop will empower you to improve aspects of every personal relationship in your life.
Color My Kids - In this workshop I will guide you in determining your child’s color Spectrum along with your “parenting style”. You will walk away with improved parenting and communication skills along with the know-how to build stronger and more meaningful family relationships.
Basic Stress Management – This workshop is designed to help Marines and their families minimize stress by providing them with basic education on the concepts and management skills needed to successfully navigate both the everyday stress and extraordinary stress of a Marine Corps lifestyle.
Basic Anger Management –This workshop is a basic overview of anger management. It provides education on the dynamics of anger and offers a variety of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings and behaviors.
Family Care Plan – This workshop will educate Marines and their families on the basics of a Family Care Plan. It will outline the significance of a Family Care Plan, and the importance of always having it updated.
Aging Parents & Elder Care – This workshop will help Marines and their families in dealing with the complexities of assisting elderly adults. It helps Marines and their families make informed decisions concerning elder care, as well as strategies for coping with day-to-day challenges involved with caring for your elderly loved one.
Emergency Preparedness – This workshop contains information regarding actions that Marines and families should take to be informed and prepared in the event of natural and manmade hazards. This workshop outlines the importance of our Marines and families to always be prepared for all types of emergencies!
"Who Moved My Cheese?" - This workshop is based on Dr. Spencer Johnson’s international bestselling book by the same name. The goal of the workshop is to help you deal with difficult changes through a better understanding of change and learning valuable skills that allow you to face change with less stress and more success. The fun and interactive setting includes watching an animated movie based on the book, as well as discussions and a questionnaire. The questionnaire will help you determine your current level of Change Skills, including your change readiness, anticipation, and energy.
Safe & Sound at Home – This workshop provides important safety precautions for Marine Corps families, and instills spouse/family members with the ability and confidence to be responsible for their personal safety and the safety of their families while their Marines are deployed.
Casualty Notification Process – Scared of “The Call”? The Casualty Process De-Mystified– This workshop will help minimize stress and confusion by providing a brief overview on the casualty process, the role of the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO), and information on benefits, support services and organizations. It will help you understand the definition of a “casualty” as it relates to the Marine Corps, and discusses the casualty notification process for all casualties.