By the time they seek help, many couples have already given up hope that things can get better. They’ve stopped communicating and sharing feelings with each other, and have even begun considering divorce as an option.
A practical workshop to help intentional couples achieve their dream relationship.
Avoid the path to disaster.
Follow the lead of the masters to build strong, satisfying, and meaningful relationships.
Negotiate through the web of differences, disagreement, and conflict.
Have you got a vision for your relationship?
Do you want your relationship to attain its highest potential?
Are you committed?
Do you desire continual growth and improvement?
Then this workshop is for you.
Even the happiest couples struggle at times.
What sets happy and unhappy couples apart is that happy couples are emotionally intelligent – they know the “right” things to do.
For some that comes naturally for others these are learnt skills that are developed over time. Or a combination of both.
Good news is that what doesn’t come naturally can be learnt!
In this workshop as a couple you will have the opportunity to get the inside scope into the most effective relationship enhancing skills – to last you a lifetime based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of research with over 3000+ couples.
These skills are based on solid scientific research!
A trip to the bookstore in the marriage and relationship section reveals a wide range of advice about how to improve relationships. It seems like everyone has an opinion about what it takes to make relationships successful. Who do you trust? Family, friends, therapists, pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, advice columnists, talk show hosts, celebrities, divorce lawyers, personal accounts of relationship saving strategies, words of wisdom from the divorced who have learned the hard way? These people may have excellent advice or they may not. Even if they do, how do you know if it applies to your relationship? How do you really know? What do you do when recommendations conflict?
Thankfully, there is guidance from the world of research where, rather than relying on opinions of what works, direct observations of thousands of real people in real relationships can offer clear instruction. There are distinct differences between satisfied/happy couples, called the masters of marriage, and those who divorce, called the disasters of marriage, in how they interact and relate to each other.
- The research foundation of the program
- Proven tools to help couples:
- Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration
- Enhance romance and intimacy
- Manage conflict constructively
- Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
- Create shared meaning
- Maintain gains throughout a lifetime
- Group workshop for couples
- 2x half Saturdays; 10 am - 1.30 pm
- All components of program are virtual & digital
- Interactive with live & recorded demos, examples of principles & exercises to practice with your partner
- Digital materials include slides, videos, shared documents, and your own digital worksheet to complete activities and reflective questions
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
Foster respect, affection and closeness
Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world
Keep conflict discussions calm
Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship
* Participants will not share their personal problems in front of others.
Privacy & Confidentiality
- The workshop is psycho-educational in nature, meaning there is no one-on-one direct counselling with you during the workshop - so it doesn't cross the lines of confidentiality or conflict of interest
- You can choose whether you use your name or an alias
- You can choose to turn your camera on or off
Appropriate couples are:
- Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
- Those who wish to enhance a good marriage
- Those needing better conflict management tools
Inappropriate couples are those experiencing:
- Severe relationship distress
- Emotional abuse
- Domestic violence
- Active addictions (alcohol, drug, sexual, gambling, etc.)
- Serious mental health problems in one or both partners
Who is Loren Thompson?
Loren opened MindFul Space Counselling out of a personal passion to help individuals, couples and families move towards greater understanding & connection both on a personal and relational level. She is working in private practice and is registered with two counseling associations in Canada. Loren upholds the strictest standards of professionalism as a counsellor and educator. Her single goal is to help enhance the lives of all she comes in contact with.
Loren is certified in:
- Gottman Level 1,2 & 3
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Online Leader Training
Do you have to talk in this workshop?
Absolutely not! Although Loren will ask questions of the audience, and will encourage active participation, this is entirely up to you! If you just want to sit back, learn, and participate in the private exercises with your partner, you are welcome to do so.