Fun Filled & Informative Workshop That Will Change Your Life!
A major goal of social skills training is teaching persons who may or may not have emotional problems about the verbal and non-verbal behaviors involved in social interactions. There are many people who have never been taught such interpersonal skills as making “small talk” in social situations or the importance of good eye contact during a conversation. In addition, many people have not learned to “read” the many subtle cues contained in social interactions, such as how to tell when someone wants to change the topic of conversation or shift to another activity.
Social Skills Training helps people learn to interpret these and other social signals so that they can determine how to act appropriately in the company of other people in a variety of different situations. SST proceeds on the assumption that when people improve their social skills or change selected behaviors, they will raise their self-esteem and increase the likelihood that others will respond favorably to them.
In this 8 hour workshop (Saturday, March 16 & 23 from 11am – 3pm), participants will learn to change their social behavior patterns by practicing selected behaviors in the safety, care, and support of the group (group limited to 10 participants), which will improve one’s ability to function in everyday (real-life) social situations. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on their specific issues and challenges within the safety of the group.