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Hosted at Counseling Connections and Associates, recurring Workshops run on a monthly basis. It’s a great opportunity to get your feet wet and explore a specific topic of your interest. Workshops create an educational space to learn, reflect, and dialogue in a small group of people who can relate to one another.

Workshops are a great starting point for clients at the beginning of their journey. Following, attendees are eligible to join an 8-week Group Coaching Cohort of that topic to continue their journey in a community setting.

In-Person Community Workshops

In-Person Community Workshops

Codependency and Boundaries Workshop

Codependency and
Boundaries Workshop

Practicing Self-Care by Putting Our Needs First

Do you struggle with boundary setting and codependency? Is it difficult for you to advocate for your needs with friends, family, coworkers, or your partner? Do you sometimes take on other people’s emotions or problems to the point that they feel like your own?

The term "codependency" is commonly misinterpreted - sometimes, I use the term "self-neglect" instead. Don't think of it as "needy" but rather as "selfless to an extreme."

Many codependent people come from alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. They have never had the opportunity to take care of themselves first. This intimate small group will explore the root causes of codependency and provide tangible ways to change unhealthy relational patterns.

This 90 minute Workshop explores the ways codependency manifests in our lives. We explore relational dynamics, healthy ways to foster connection, and setting boundaries as an anecdote. 

Abbreviated Agenda Topics:

  • Family Culture

  • Understanding Codependency

    • Definition

    • Behavior patterns

    • Root causes

  • Understanding Boundaries

    • Definition

    • Examples

  • Recommendations for healing

Exploring Men's Emotions

Exploring Our Emotions
Expanding Men’s Emotional Intelligence

Abbreviated Agenda:

  • Men are Misunderstood

  • Masculine Social Norms Then & Now

  • Accessing, Identifying, and Naming Emotions

  • Navigating Conflict Cycles and Stress 

  • Communication Styles

  • Optimizing Your Strengths

  • Creating Connection in Your Relationships (That Doesn’t Feel Phony)

Have you been told by a spouse or loved one that you can’t open up? Do you have a hard time articulating your feelings, which then makes you shut down? Maybe you don’t even know how you feel. Many men have been raised to suppress their emotions and to show love by financially providing or acts of service. 


This 90 minute Workshop creates a space for men and takes the pressure off of having to “say the right thing” in the presence of your spouse/partner. Participants will receive actionable strategies for increasing their emotional intelligence, tools for self-expression in a way that feels comfortable, and opportunities to deepen their relationships.

Understanding Alcoholism

Understanding Alcoholism
Making Sense of the
Alcoholic Family System

Alcoholism is a complex, multi-generational disease that impacts an entire family system. Many people try to control alcoholism – which is an impossible effort. The first step in finding peace is to understand the disease and the behaviors that follow, of both the alcoholic AND the family members. 


This 90 minute Workshop is hosted by sisters Katey Hancock (a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and mental health practitioner) and Lucy Hancock, who speak of their lived experience with an alcoholic family system.

Abbreviated Agenda Topics:

  • Addiction as a family disease

    • Personal stories

  • Defining Trauma

  • Symptoms of an Alcoholic Home

  • Breaking the Stigma

  • Family Roles

    • The Impact of Enabling

    • Codependency

  • Resources for Healing and Support

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