Steps Toward

A Closer Look at the 14 Weeks

Each week learn about a different topic by watching a video.

Integrate this knowledge with your own life through weekly:

  • • experiential exercises
  • • processing questions
  • • homework.

The topics for each week are:

Week 1
Why Do I Feel Such Intense Pain?

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What happens in our brains when a relationship ends

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Why we sometimes have intense feelings that seem unmanageable

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The different emotional phases of the break up process

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What you can do to start feeling better.

Week 2
Pain, Pain, Go Away: Strategies of Distraction and its Effects.

Learn:

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What we do to distract ourselves from feeling our feelings.

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How these distractions get us in deeper trouble.

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What anxiety and depression are about and how to manage them.

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What are your strategies of distraction and how are they affecting you?

Week 3
Feeling My Feelings: What Are My Feelings Trying To Tell Me?

Figure out:

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Why it’s important to listening to your feelings.

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What they are trying to tell you.

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How you can connect with your feelings in a way that leads to healing instead of more pain.

Week 4
The Power Of Our Mind: How Can I Change How I Am Feeling?

Learn:

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About the power of our mind.

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How you can use that power to heal.

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How you can know yourself better and stop reacting.

Week 5
The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round: Recognizing The Patterns In Relationships.

Learn about your relationships.

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How and why we get stuck in negative cycles.

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How your relational patterns look like.

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What might have happened in your relationship to reach a point of break up.

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What do you need to work on to change this pattern?

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Although they all might seem different, there is a commonality among all…

Week 6
The Little Voices Inside Us: How Am I Filtering And Giving Meaning To What I Receive From Others?

Learn:

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How you interpret the world.

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Recognize what it is that you tend to hear when you get triggered.

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Understand how others might be interpreting your actions.

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See how others and you react creating the negative cycle.

Week 7
Hand Model Of Brain: What Happens Inside Of Me When I Get Triggered?

Understand:

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What happens in your brain when you get triggered?

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Why do we sometimes get triggered and lose our minds… and then regret what we have said or done.

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Learn what you need to do to avoid this.

Week 8
Taking In The Good:

Learn:

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How to take your mind to a place where you can take in the positive in life.

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How to change the filter through which we receive messages about ourselves.

Week 9
Importance of Early Experiences and Attachment

Learn:

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Why it’s understanding your past and analyzing it is important.

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How your past experiences shape how you see yourself, relationships, and how you respond and relate with others.

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Identify what has happened in your life and how has it affected you and become part of your relationships.

Week 10
My Little Voices From The Past: Where They Come From.

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Connect your past experiences with how you interpret the world.

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Recognize what happened in your life and how that affected how you relate with others.

Week 11
Memory and Awareness:

Learn about:

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Memory and its role in our autobiographies.

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How memories shape how we react.

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What is happening when we react in ways that we might sometimes not understand.

Week 12
A Forgotten Past: When We Cannot Remember

Learn about:

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Gaps that we sometimes have of our memories from our past.

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How we sometimes forget as a way of protection.

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Know what you might need to work on.

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Understand others better.

Week 13
Getting Past our Past: Compassion, Empathy and Forgiveness

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Learn about the importance of compassion, empathy, and forgiveness.

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Exercise how to provide these to yourself and others.

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Learn how to find inner peace.

Week 14
Putting It All Together

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Put all that you have learned together.

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Make sense of all this experience.

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Notice any changes within you.

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Take post-test of assessments you took at the beginning of the program to have a more concrete idea of what has changed during these 14 weeks.