The Path To Wholeness And Connection*
Advanced Couples Workshop
January 23-24, 2016 *You must attend a Getting The Love You Want workshop prior to attending this advanced workshop.
Same-Sex Couples Welcome Too!
This Workshop is based on the Theory of Dr. Harville Hendrix.
Cost per Couple, $757
What's The Next Step On Your Relationship Journey?
You've Completed the "Getting The Love You Want" couples workshop.
You understand the Mystery of the 3 Relationship Stages.
You've Reframed relationship Conflict as an opportunity for Growth and Healing.
You understand how Dialogue works, moving you out of Conflict and into Connection.
And even with your new Knowledge and Skills on board you still find yourself reacting Defensively when Triggered.
You notice that your defenses are Blocking you from Deep Connection with your partner.
And you wonder if your defenses are blocking you from experiencing your original Wholeness and Aliveness.
If this describes where you are on your journey today...CONGRATULATIONS! You have just found the workshop that will help you Identify and Remove your Blocks to Personal Wholeness and Relationship Connection.
Welcome To The Next Step On Your Journey!
In the "Getting The Love You Want" workshop you learned that your relationship journey will guide you back to your original wholeness, full potential, and aliveness. To rediscover the person you were born to be you must fully embrace the journey. You've likely discovered that your reactivity and defenses are blocking your progress along the way. You repeatedly bump up against the same challenge. You react the same way. Your progress slows down. You feel blocked.
What Are These Blocks?
The short answer? Your defenses. Your defenses served an important purpose during childhood. They helped you survive the socialization process. They also blocked your infant brain from becoming overwhelmed by internal bad feelings and external threats. Because your defenses formed early in life, they are some of the deepest, most familiar patterns in your brain. Today, your child brain believes that eliminating your defenses will result in death. So, when you become triggered by your partner and shift into your fight or flight child-brain, what are the only options available to you at that time? Your childhood defenses of course!
Removing The Blocks
This may be the hardest and yet most liberating work you will ever experience. If you remove the blocks that you encounter as you progress on your relationship journey, something amazing will happen. You will receive two beautiful gifts, one relational and one personal. The relational gift will be a deeper level of connection and intimacy with your partner. And the personal gift will come when you reconnect with your original wholeness, aliveness, and potential.
Don't worry! We won't ask you to completely remove your defenses. That would be impossible now anyway since the old patterns are practically hard-wired into your child-brain. Besides, those old defenses may come in handy someday if you encounter a life threatening event. Removing the blocks to wholeness and connection really means you will be establishing new patterns in your brain. In essence, you will be moving your relationship out of your child-brain and into your adult-brain. This shift will help you complete your growing up process and help you to experience relational maturity.
Shifting your relationship into your adult brain opens the door to unlimited possibilities. You will feel alive and happy as you step away from the immature defensive patterns that were holding you back. You will feel energized as you move into your full potential.
In this workshop, you will become aware of 2 parts of yourself that have been buried deep in your unconscious old brain. When you discover and the reconnect with these buried parts, you will finally begin to feel whole, complete, and open.
Are you ready to Reconnect with the person you were Born To Be?
Are you ready to Step Into your Full Potential?
Are you ready to feel Energized and Happy?
Are you ready for your Adult Brain to Run the Show?
Are you ready to experience Deeper levels of Intimacy and Connection with your Partner?
If you answered "Yes" to these questions ... REGISTER TODAY. This Is Your Workshop!
Lectures, supported visually with the latest in presentation graphics, explaining the blocks to your wholeness and connection.
Individual reflection and recording using "The Path to Wholeness and Connection" Manual.
Demonstration of the "Goodbye Process".
Practicing new behaviors and skills with your partner using the Dialogue Process.
Exercises that help transform negative character traits, into positive behaviors.
Processes to move blind spots from the unconscious mind into consciousness.
This workshop is conducted in a group environment, and you may share as much or as little about yourself as you feel comfortable. Since you have already taken the "Getting the Love You Want" workshop, you are familiar with the process of safety and structure that we build into the workshop.Again, we will ask for one volunteer couple to help demonstrate the "Goodbye Dialogue".We will invite you to stretch a bit more in this advanced workshop to help you uncover your blind spots which are energy blocks to your wholeness and connection with self and others. After one writing exercise, we will ask everyone to mingle and share one statement from their writing exercise with a random individual or individuals. Finally, during the "Finding the Gold" exercise, you will break-off into small groups and brainstorm some "positive" aspects buried in what are considered "negative" character traits. How much you decide to stretch is completely up to you. The more you stretch, the more you grow.
Early registration assures attendance. To register, click the "I'm Ready!" button under the workshop date that you wish to attend. You will be directed to the secure website, PayPal, to pay for the course using your credit or debit card. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to make a payment. If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the Link "Don't have a PayPal Account?" You may pay with your credit card or debit card as a guest. Or, you may chose the "PayPal Credit" option to pay for this workshop over 6 months. Arrange your travel plans to attend the entire workshop. Dress is casual and comfortable and a sweater is suggested as room temperatures vary. You may also consider bringing a pillow for added comfort. It's important not to allow family or business matters to interrupt you once the workshop begins. We encourage you to stay at a local hotel on Saturday night to maintain focus and avoid distractions. The closest hotel to our office is the Hyatt House, 925.743.1882.
If you cancel four (4) days or more prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund less a $200 administrative fee. You may transfer once for a $200 charge. If you cancel three (3) days or less prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $300 administrative fee. Your registration is nonrefundable if you do not attend or do not complete the workshop. The presenter is not responsible for prepaid, nonrefundable travel arrangements. If the presenter cancels the workshop, a full refund will be made.
We are Certified Imago Relationship Therapists, specializing in Couples and Marriage Counseling. Our services include Imago Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Weekend Workshops, and Clinical Consultation and Clinical Training for Therapists. Imago Therapy is based on the best selling book, "Getting the Love You Want," by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. Read how Imago Relationship Therapy stands apart from traditional models of Couples Counseling. Our San Ramon office is located in the East Bay, and we also serve clients from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
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