Validation has the potential to transform relationships
If you’re a parent to a teenager or young adult, you’ve likely experienced some head butting along the way. If your child struggles with emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder (or traits) self-harm, trauma, anxiety or depression it can feel like when you try to help, conflict erupts.
That’s where validation comes in. When used properly, validation is a powerful strategy that can help you de-escalate conflict, tame intense emotions, and reconnect with your loved one. But, if you’ve tried validation, you know it’s a hard skill to master and one that can feel clumsy.
How Can This Workshop Help?
In this two hour workshop you will learn:
- what validation is and is not
- why it’s so important, and
- how to use it to improve your relationships
You will leave the workshop with a list of validating statements to include in your interactions and invalidating statements to steer clear from.
There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to receive feedback for your specific situation.
This workshop draws on material from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which are well researched and proven to improve relationships and assist with emotion regulation.