Please see below a list of services currently offered. At The Art of Relating, I specialize in working with couples in both Private and Group formats. I also offer Clinical Supervision to therapists who want to develop their work with couples.
PRIVATE WEEKLY SESSIONS
I meet weekly with you and your partner for 1.5- to 2-hour sessions teaching essential skills for speaking and listening, with curiosity, warmth, and without judgment (especially where opinions differ). You learn to share thoughts and feelings with presence, compassion and an inquisitive spirit, both for your partner who is listening and for yourself as you are speaking. These sessions lead to a deeper connection and greater understanding and compassion between you and your partner, and ultimately result in more satisfaction, pleasure and richness from your relationship.
This approach offers attention to the relationship over time so that change is gradual, with time to practice and integrate new ways of relating both during and between sessions.
PRIVATE 2-DAY INTENSIVE SESSION
I meet with you and your partner over a two-day period from 9-6 teaching and facilitating a complete set of skills that enable you to take your relationship in a new, more connected, respectful, and compassionate direction immediately. During this two-day intensive session, you have numerous opportunities to integrate and deepen skills of curiosity, understanding, intention and connection.
This approach offers intense focus on the relationship so that understanding and connection are deep and change is immediate.
12-WEEK BOOK CLUB – Making Marriage Simple; 10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want, by Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD.
Making Marriage Simple is a book about skills for relating simply. Couples come together weekly for 12 weeks to learn about skills described in the book, see them demonstrated, try them out on their own both in class and between meetings, and share their learning so that the group experience is expansive.
A group format builds communities of couples with similar knowledge and skill sets and strengthens relationship support systems for couples outside of group meetings.
This group is appropriate for couples wanting to learn a broad range of positive skills for enhancing their relationship while building a community of like-minded couples.
8-WEEK SKILLS COURSE – From Conflict to Connection
From Conflict to Connection is a course for small groups where couples come together weekly for eight weeks to learn how to overcome reactivity, to see the hidden purpose in their conflict, to understand how to nurture the ‘space between,’ and to begin to see their partner as a friend.
This approach is appropriate for couples wanting to learn how to transform their conflict and reactivity into opportunities for clarity and connection.
GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT – A Weekend Workshop
The basis for this workshop rises out of IMAGO theory developed by Drs. Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt, and is comparable to three to six months of weekly couples therapy sessions in cognitive and experiential learning. It is not a quick fix; however, it is a realistic understanding of the means to a safe and passionate relationship.
Understand the theory behind why you chose each other as partners in a long-term committed relationship, why it is that you will inevitably trigger each other’s best and worst selves, and find out what you can do in order to deepen your relationship.
This workshop is appropriate for couples seeking a perspective and set of tools to enhance and deepen their committed relationship. This is an introductory-level experience; for depth of learning and integration with lasting results, follow-up group meetings or private sessions are recommended.
CLINICAL CONSULTATION – Services
I provide Clinical Consultation to therapists interested in developing skills for improving their work with couples. As a Certified Imago Consultant, my approach is to support and celebrate areas where you are currently strong, while also identifying areas for growth in deepening your work with couples.
Consultation is offered in person, by phone or by Skype.
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