Couples Resilience Retreat well received

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cindy Morita, ACS-MRT for the Family Advocacy Program, reviews the IDEAL model for Assertive Communication before the couples practice this communication style. (Courtesy Photo)

Cindy Morita, ACS-MRT for the Family Advocacy Program, reviews the IDEAL model for Assertive Communication before the couples practice this communication style. (Courtesy Photo)

Army Community Service
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

Army Community Service and the Comprehensive Solider and Family Fitness Training Center co-hosted a one-day Couples Resilience Retreat entitled “Give the Gift of Resilience,” Dec. 13.

Seven couples took part in this unique opportunity to learn five resilience skills in order to strengthen their relationships.

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ACS

As part of the introduction to the course, Sandi Crocker, Mobilization & Deployment specialist and lead Master Resilience trainer for ACS, asked people what motivated them to attend the course and what they hoped to gain from the class. The responses included wanting better communication skills, more ways to connect with each other, more effective coping mechanisms for conflict and enhancing communication through deployments.

These are exactly the types of issues that the retreat was designed to address. Participants not only learned various resilience skills to help enhance their connection with one another and increase their ability to communicate, but they also got to practice real-time during the class.

Positive feedback from the couples at the conclusion of the retreat included “This class was amazing! I liked that the instructors had high energy and used real-life examples and demonstrations to make it easier for us to learn. I will definitely let other spouses know about this course,” and “the instructors were very knowledgeable. I appreciated that they were able to help out during the activities. I will come again to retrain in the future.”

Sandi Crocker (ACS-MRT for Mobilization and Deployment) shares good news with Katie Copeskey (Lead Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert for CSF2) during the Active Constructive Responding role play. (Courtesy Photo)

Sandi Crocker (ACS-MRT for Mobilization and Deployment) shares good news with Katie Copeskey (Lead Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert for CSF2) during the Active Constructive Responding role play. (Courtesy Photo)

Based on the success of this event, ACS will be offering this course quarterly.

If you are interested in signing up for a Couples Resilience Retreat, please contact Sandi Crocker at (808) 655-4368.

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