Helping people build healthy relationships and create more peace in their lives
Our clients come from all walks of life and may be attending our program for various reasons. Here are some reflections from recent graduates:
I learned how my language and emotional behavior was hurtful to my partner and harmful to my relationship. I work to practice what I learned ongoing in my interpersonal relationships, for example to validate others’ feelings and statements to maintain a sense of equality. Practicing what I learned through MCP with my children has helped me defuse many charged parent-child situations, rather than escalate them, and transfer safer coping strategies to my children.
I have found the work in the [MCP] program [was] the strongest model for change in my life. When I started, I was a bit resistant. Quickly, with guidance from Devon and Scott, I came to see the benefits of holding myself accountable and intimating with my emotions. This has had a great effect on my relationship with my partner who was the victim of my violence, and simultaneously aided me in communicating with my children and the other people in my life…The violence prevention model in Men Creating Peace (MCP) fits perfectly with my recovery from my addiction... This work is never ending, the same as my recovery from addiction. I will continue utilizing tools from MCP to aid me in stopping my violence. I owe great appreciation for my freedom from active violent behavior to the work I did in Men Creating Peace.
It is my pleasure to write about my experience with Men Creating Peace. In 2003 I attended similar class for 16 weeks but I went there and graduated with very limited information gain. When I attended the class Men Creating Peace, I thought it would be the same but I was surprised at the amount of information and help they give you. After the second week I started to look forward to my class. I have to say they do a great job. I recommend it to everyone and even after you graduate you have the option to attend the class at no cost to you. That is what I plan on doing once in the while.