Whether you attend a Private Couples Retreat (Marriage Intensive) or a Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop, you can expect to:
- Understand the science behind your disconnections.
- Diagnose your relationship’s unique pattern of conflict.
- Practice new tools to navigate disagreements.
- Learn how to effectively apologize and address hurts.
- Communicate authentically and connect with your partner?
I Learn Your Pain, Longings and Goals
It starts with my getting to know each of you individually, before we work together. Private Retreat attendees meet me for an individual session and Workshop attendees complete an online questionnaire. Hearing your pain and anguish, I also hear your longings and goals. You realize I don’t take anyone’s side, I am on the side of your relationship.
You Have a Mixture of Emotions
When we meet on the morning of your Hold Me Tight®, you will be nervous, excited, apprehensive, hopeful, doubtful or a myriad of other emotions. That is all normal. You have had months, even years of pain in this relationship. It is hard to believe two days can make a difference.
It’s Not What You Feared
We begin and you realize this is not what you had feared; it’s not two days of conflict, blaming, and crying. It’s our time to focus on bringing back your friendship, love, and passion. Within the first hour, you are connecting with your partner without even using words.
This workshop exceeded my expectations in every way. I was very hesitant to come. Somehow, you facilitated this material in a way that felt warm, safe, comfortable and inviting. I wish that we had taken this workshop many, many years ago- because it truly is the key to being able to understand, support, and love a partner to the very core, in the deepest way.”Michelle, private hmt attendee, 2019
It Makes Sense
I explain the biology behind your conflicts and it makes sense. I coax and coach you through the first conversation with your partner and you actually map out your unique pattern of conflict. You see it and name it. You realize that is the problem–not you–not your partner.
One hour together, and you are already understanding more and connecting differently.
And you have hope.
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