Relationships and Families

Treating the whole family...

At SPP, we believe that treating the whole family is more effective than treating just the individual. A cornerstone of our treatment is the Family Program, where family members are invited to participate in an intensive and supportive program of education, structured exercises and guided discussions that explore the family system and relationships.  

Why is this important? Addiction affects the whole family

One of the most challenging aspects of the disease of addiction is the powerlessness that friends and family members feel as they watch the problems unfold. The reality is that denial is one of the symptoms of the disease, and minimization of the problems is very common in mental illness and trauma related conditions as well.

By the time people find their way to us at South Pacific Private they are usually sick and tired of the cycle of despair that accompanies untreated addictions and mental illness such as depression. 

Often by the time family members and friends have decided to seek information on the web, and have found this page, they will have been suffering for a long time.

Family Program
 
The Family Program is a four day workshop which runs Friday - Monday most weeks of the year. The program is an opportunity for you and your family to work through communication exercises together, set boundaries and limits, and for them to learn more about your treatment at SPP. Together you participate in a series of psycho-education lectures, structured exercises, and guided discussions. You are then supported in exploring the difficult and challenging issues that may not have always been addressed effectively in the past.
 
Read an interview with one of our family therapists here
 
Over 90% of family members who attended our family program in 2014 - 2015 rated the therapeutic value of our family program as excellent. In addition, more than 75% of them also rated the experience of the family group processes and program as excellent. Don't just take our word for it, here are just a snapshot of some of the testimonials that the program recieved. Read a testimonial here from a mum who attended our Family Program. 
 
“An extremely healing program with great processes.”

“Seeing my family operate as a unit again and allowing us to air our grievances and then let them go.”

“The therapist was amazing and the content life changing and extremely educational.”

“You have given us hope for our futures.”

“Figuring out that I need help too and that it is available.”

To find out more about the family program please contact us at 1800 063 332 or email info@southpacificprivate.com.au to find out more.