8:30 a.m. Registration; Coffee, Tea and Bagels Provided

9:00 a.m. Introductions

9:15 a.m. First Module: Core concepts of love and attachment and the importance of the experience of the relationship as a safe haven.

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Second Module:  Conversation #1 –  Recognizing the Demon Dialogues.  Exploration of typical cycles of conflict that couples get stuck in when there is a rupture in the relationship.

12:30 p.m. Break for Lunch

2:00 p.m. Third Module:  Conversation #2 – Finding the Raw Spots.  Exploring the vulnerable feelings evoked by our cycles of conflict or when we feel misunderstood by an intimate partner.

5:00 p.m. End of Day One.


9:30 a.m. Arrival: Coffee, Tea and Bagels Provided

10:00 a.m. Fourth Module:  Conversation #3:  The “Hold Me Tight” Conversation. Partners begin to share their vulnerabilities in order to feel close to their partner and deepen their emotional bond.

11:30 a.m. Fifth Module:  Conversation #4:  Forgiving Injuries.  A roadmap to work through the inevitable injuries that occur in the course of a relationship.

12:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

1:30 p.m. Continue Conversation #4 that was set up before lunch.

3:00 p.m. Sixth Module:  Conversation #5:  Keeping Your Love Alive. Practical exercises that each couple brings home to solidify and enhance the gains made in the workshop experience.

4:00 p.m. Workshop ends. Collect evaluations.