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Mapping Your Estrangement: Making Sense of Family Estrangement

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An online workshop designed to help you disentangle the complexity of Family Estrangement

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Are you struggling to understand and/or explain your Estrangement situation to others?

Despite how prevalent Family Estrangement is globally, affecting 1 in 4 families*, there is still a lack of information and training as to why it happens and how it affects those experiencing it.

However, estrangements are complex and thus hard to both make sense of, as well as explain to others.

To help find some clarity, Karl Melvin, Psychotherapist and Family Estrangement Specialist, presents this online (via Zoom) workshop, exploring the charactistics of an estrangement to help create a better understanding of the situation.

Based on the exising research as well as his clinical experience, Karl uses a 7-step approach to map out estrangements and establish an clearer overview:

1. Establish the Estranged Parties, to get a sense of how many people are affected and the potential losses incurred.

2. Explore the Estrangement Type, to understand the 8 types of distance and how these can change over the estrangement process.

3. Discover the Estrangement Nature, to understand if the estrangement was chosen to not.

4. Ascertain the Estrangement Approach, to understand if the estrangement status has been communicated or not.

5. Determine the Estrangement Method, to understand how the estrangement status has been communicated.

6. Estimate the Current Estrangement Length, to understand the rawness and uncertainty of the estrangement.

7. Seek the Estrangement Reason, to understand the cause of the estrangement.

During this 2 hour workshop, Karl welcomes any questions and hopes to help as much as possible.

And the workshop will also be recorded if you can't make the live session or wish to re-watch later.

NOTE: You will receive the Zoom link after you sign up.

* Fault Lines: Fractured Family and How to Mend them


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Karl is an Irish based, Accredited Psychotherapist (IACP) , with a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

He has 10 years experiencing working with estranged adults across the globe, including in Europe, Australia and the United States.

Karl works with all estrangement parties, i.e. parents, adult sons/daughers, siblings, etc. to help them disentangle the complexity of family relations and how they have oriented around the needs, attitudes and behaviours of kin.

Karl has also performed academic research into Family Estrangement and has one paper published*.

* The Changing Impact and Challenges of Familial Estrangment. Available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10664807211035490

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