Ongoing Relationship Support Group

A Workshop on Relationships
A Therapist Talks
w/ Kim Christink - Founder and Director of the Bayridge Counselling Centres.


Next Session May 7th
6:00pm - 6:30PM (Online) Eastern Standard Time

May Topic:
Love me, But Stay Away – Exploring Attachment Styles

Week # 1   Attachment Style and Your Relationships  
May 7th

Week # 2   Attachment Styles and Your Sexual Intimacy and Communication
May 14th

Week # 3   Attachment Styles and Conflict
May 21st

Week # 4   Attachment Styles and Mental Health Challenges
May 28th

Human Strong is a Bayridge Circle of Care Company


How this Workshop Can Help

We will explore the key elements that contribute to building and maintaining strong and resilient relationships.

By understanding and practicing these skills, you will be better equipped to navigate the ups and downs of your personal and professional connections.

Resilient relationships possess the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks, fostering growth and connection. These relationships are characterized by open communication, trust, empathy, and a willingness to work through difficulties together. By investigating the skills that contribute to resilience, we can cultivate healthier and more fulfilling connections.
"As a relationship therapist I have seen firsthand how building resiliency affects most aspects of individual lives and families.
I am excited to welcome you to this important support group and to outline strategies to support your wellness."

What we will discuss:

Effective Communication

Communication forms the foundation of any successful relationship. Engage in open and honest dialogue with your partner or loved ones, expressing your thoughts and feelings clearly and respectfully. Use "I" statements to express your needs and avoid placing blame. Remember to actively listen to their perspective and strive for mutual understanding.

Active Listening

Active listening is a crucial skill in nurturing resilient relationships. When someone is speaking, give them your full attention. Maintain eye contact, nod, and provide verbal affirmations to show that you understand and value what they are saying. Avoid interrupting and resist the urge to formulate your response while they are speaking. Instead, focus on truly hearing their words and understanding their emotions.

Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. However, resilient relationships prioritize problem-solving and conflict resolution over winning arguments. Approach conflicts with a mindset of collaboration and finding mutually agreeable solutions. Focus on the issue at hand rather than attacking the person. Practice active listening, consider different perspectives, and maintain open lines of communication to work through disagreements effectively.

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence

Empathy involves understanding and sharing the feelings of another person. It is a vital skill in resilient relationships. Cultivate empathy by actively seeking to understand your partner's experiences and emotions. Recognize and validate their feelings, even if you may not fully agree or comprehend them. Develop emotional intelligence by being aware of your own emotions and how they may impact your interactions with others.

Building Trust and Mutual Respect

Trust and mutual respect are the cornerstones of resilient relationships. Act with integrity, honesty, and consistency to build trust over time. Be reliable and follow through on your commitments. Treat your partner with kindness, empathy, and respect, even when faced with challenges. By consistently demonstrating trustworthiness and respect, you can foster a strong foundation for your relationship.

Self-Care and Boundaries

Resilient relationships require individuals who prioritize self-care and establish healthy boundaries. Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Set realistic expectations for yourself and communicate your needs clearly to your partner. Establish boundaries that protect your personal space, time, and values. Remember that taking care of yourself allows you to show up fully in your relationships.


Investigating the skills of resilient relationships is a valuable endeavor for anyone seeking to build stronger connections. By practicing effective communication, active listening, problem-solving, empathy, building trust, and setting boundaries, you can cultivate resilience and foster healthier relationships. Remember, developing these skills takes time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it.

Start today and watch your relationships thrive!

Interested in Joining Other Workshops?

Check Out the Monthly Workshop Schedule.

Online workshops are open to all Human Strong users.  Although the workshops can have limited seating, you're welcome to join as many workshops as you like.  We value the community and encourage you to share this workshop with friend & family.

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Meet the Workshop's Therapist:

Kim ChristinkM.Div., D.Min.
Registered Psychotherapist Executive Director of Bayridge Counselling Centres

Focus: Couple, Individual and Family Therapy, Corporate Coaching, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
"You ask me why I do what I do? It is simple. I love it!

Nothing brings me alive like helping someone see what they have never seen before. 
Nothing excites me more than witnessing the miracle of love restored.
Nothing empowers me more than finding a way when it seems there is no way.
Nothing causes me to dance inside like when I have helped someone overcome their fear of driving again after the trauma of a motor vehicle accident.
Nothing is more sacred to me than providing another person a listening and non-judgmental ear.
Nothing touches my soul as when I see in the eyes of a person, that they too now see the wonderful person I see.
Nothing brightens my day like seeing the dark clouds of depression fade away.
Nothing sends my emotions soaring as when I see someone emotionally grow in leaps and bounds.
Nothing allows me to sleep at night like knowing that I have fulfilled my calling again today.

That’s why I do what I do. I may just have the greatest job in the world! It certainly is the greatest job in my world!

My mission is to provide people just like you the safety and tools to overcome the challenges of life so that you may become more than you are and all that you can be."