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Lasting Connection® Workshop
Facilitator Training

Promoting the Development of Secure Attachment

September 23-October 21, 2024
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21

8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT 

12 CE’s Available

For Couple Therapists, Marriage Educators and Coaches

 You can secure your connection, develop communication skills, learn to solve and prevent problems together.


The Lasting Connection®  Workshop is based on research and teaches couples the essentials of attachment and bonding, communication, managing differences, physical & sexual intimacy and the importance of creating couple & family traditions and goals across their lives.


This is all designed so couples can learn to maintain emotional closeness and how to communicate as a couple, which provides a safeguard from disconnection and resulting feelings of rejection and abandonment.

While Couple Education has been shown to help marriages, it has failed to help couples understand relationship development and essential relational dynamics. 


Cutting edge research about how couples develop and maintain romantic connection, support each other emotionally and strengthen their loving bond across time has not been included.

Couples need more than active listening skills and conflict resolution, they need to know how to grow and improve their love, prevent disconnection and emotional isolation, heal hurts and prevent resentment and understand how their differences can be their biggest strengths.

The Lasting Connection® Workshop was developed by two experienced educators and couple therapists to provide these essential elements. Based on the latest research of romantic bonding and emotion, along with understanding the necessity for couples to have connecting conversations, they created a Lasting Connection System®.

The Lasting Connection System® is more than a communication tool, using it is a connecting experience.  With the Lasting Connection System® as a key feature, this workshop comes alive across all sections providing education that is experiential, the kind of education that makes a lasting difference.

This Facilitator’s training will teach you the absolute importance of creating a secure, strong bond so couples can withstand the challenges that can destroy happy family life. It addresses how vital it is for  communication to get to the heart of every matter and how to help couples learn and practice connecting, not just communicating.

These are the things that help partners improve the quality of their relationship across time, to grow their love, their living interactions, understanding and harmony. 

In 2021 the first research study on the Lasting Connection® Workshop was completed showing the workshop is meeting its goals. Even a year after attending the workshop couples report how they continued to get closer, developed more compassion and a deeper understanding of their partners. And very importantly they loved the flow of the workshop, the Lasting Connection System® and learning experientially. 

Get the training and materials you need to be successful.

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Training includes 15 hours of research-based instruction via online video conference (Zoom) including:

  • Presentation Skills & Techniques for engagement using experiential learning theory.

  • Presentation Materials, ready to use and personalize. 

  • Unlimited Access to Course Recordings 

  • Membership in Facilitator private group for support and promotion.

  • Your workshops listed on our Workshops page.

  • The Lasting Connection System® (a $200 value); a full sized 4×8 foot guide to connecting and healing conversations. 

  • A beautiful tote to carry and keep your materials in.

  • 12 CE’s available through TRI EFT Alliant for mental health professionals.

So you can start presenting what you’ve learned and begin to help couples strengthen their relationship right away.

Support an important trend in our culture to utilize education to enhance our ability to have strong and happy relationships. The truth that we need intimate connection, especially in long term committed relationships. We can help couples learn to do relationships better. 

Meet your Workshop Developers and Facilitators
Rebecca Jorgensen, Phd and Debi Gilmore, DMFT

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD 

Co-Creator of Building A Lasting Connection®

Dr. Jorgensen is an internationally recognized Trainer and Supervisor of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She co-founded the San Diego Center for EFT and the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Alliant. She has two best selling training videos, Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment and Emotionally Focused Therapy: Step by Step.


Debi Gilmore, DMFT

Co-Creator of Building A Lasting Connection®

Dr. Gilmore is a nationally approved supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a certified supervisor of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) through the International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). She is a founder and director of the award winning EFT Clinic.

Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Gilmore brought together what they know from research and practice to launch the Building A Lasting Connection® program, that includes tools, resources, training and couple workshops to promote the development of secure attachment and to prevent couple distress. 


EFT Therapist and Researcher Dr. James Kasten

Dr. James Kasten
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor

If you want to strengthen your relationship and learn to have life-changing conversations, you will want to attend the Lasting Connection® workshop. The data from my research demonstrates that couples experienced a strong felt sense of emotional closeness with their partner and developed necessary communication skills that deepened the communication between them. What makes this workshop unique is that each couple reported that they continue to experience the positive results gained from the workshop. You owe it to yourself, your sweetheart, and your relationship to go through the Lasting Connection® workshop experience to develop a love that grows and lasts a lifetime.  

EFT Supervisor and Rabbi Joshua Marder

“The challenges of couples today are complicated and alarming.  The Building a Lasting Connection® material guides a couple towards a path of understanding, engaging, and thriving. 

This material gives couples a precious gift, a foundation to building a home of harmony and love.”


Joshua Marder, Rabbi
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified EFT Supervisor & Couples Therapist

Workshop Participants

“We learned to communicate in a new way and it brought us closer together. We knew we loved each other but we had lost our connection. It feels so good and hopeful to have this aliveness and care back in our relationship. It’s like we got a map and found our way home.” 

  • “I am amazed how good it feels to communicate calmly with such deep emotions.”

  • “I am happily surprised how effective the structure is.”

What is Included in the Price?

Live Online Training and follow up Independent Self-Paced Study (recordings of the virtual course). Note: The training dates listed are for live, online instruction and experiential practice.

Also included the Lasting Connection® Facilitator Guide and the Lasting Connection® Materials Set, which contains the core items facilitators need to present an engaging and productive workshop or to mentor couples individually.

The Lasting Connection® Materials Set includes the Lasting Connection System® in 2 sizes, Facilitator Guide, Participant Manual and a tote bag. The Lasting Connection® Workshop PowerPoint presentation slides are delivered to you in electronic form.

Once you have completed the online training you will receive an official Lasting Connection® Facilitator certificate, seal, and access to our online Lasting Connection® Facilitator Community. You will also be authorized to purchase additional Lasting Connection Systems® and workshop materials to enhance your facilitator experience when you start facilitating your workshops.

Meeting Dates and Times

September 23

September 30

October 7

October 14

October 21

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT   
9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT
10:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

NOTE: A minimum of 15 participants is required for this training to go forward as outlined above. If the minimum number of participants is not reached by August 26th you will have the option of a full refund or to be transferred into our Pre-Recorded Workshop.

You’ll get a box of materials handed directly to you!

The Building a Lasting Connection® Participant Materials

Materials include: 4×8 foot Lasting Connection System®; the 8/12X 11 inch Touch Lasting Connection System®, the Participants Guide and BLC Tote Bag. 

Get all you need to get started

when you sign up now.

Price: $650

Early Bird $545, ends August 12.  Get in now on the early-bird rate and save!

Price includes instruction, workshop materials including the Connection System®,  Facilitator Guide, ready to go PowerPoints for your workshops, participant manuals for your workshop participants and membership in a private facilitators discussion group. And, unlimited access to the training recording and the downloadable materials.

Questions? Email our BLC Communication Specialist Kami at email: 

Personalized Payment Plans are also available. Email us from the Contact Page.

Register now so you can provide your own Lasting Connection® Workshops to groups and one couple at a time. 

We look forward to working with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cancellation Policy?

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may transfer your funds and registration status to another couple to participate or to a future workshop. 

To obtain a transfer, please notify us at least 2 weeks before the workshop. 

Transfers expire one year from the date of the notification.  All registrations are final. 

Tell Me More About The Lasting Connection System®

Your Lasting Connection System® is made of durable and washable material that is built to last for years. 

  • Even after the workshop is over, this Lasting Connection System® can keep moving you into deeper connection one step at a time, so your relationship will continue to grow.

  • Studies show that with immersive practice, this way of connecting can become second-nature. You really can have the relationship of your dreams. 

  • Easy to use and provides important structure to develop the kind of communication that ignites your relationship with understanding a love.

What Can A Lasting Connection® Facilitator Do Upon Successful Completion of Training?

Training authorizes a Lasting Connection® Workshop Facilitator to:

  • Independently teach and facilitate the Lasting Connection® Workshop

  • Use and promote the materials and content of the Lasting Connection® Workshop

  • Be listed as a Facilitator on the Building A Lasting Connection® International Website.

  • Purchase additional Connection Systems and supplies at a discount. Work towards becoming a CERTIFIED Facilitator.

What If I Haven’t Been Trained in Working with Couples?


  • While this course does not replace training in how to work with couples as a licensed professional, the training offers facilitators the concepts and skills needed to help couples understand the principles of attachment and healthy communication.

  • Licensed or pre-licensed professionals interested in further training or supervision are encouraged to contact us. 




I want to work with premarital couples, will this also help me with other couples?

What kind of couples does the course apply to?

  • While designed for premarital and early relationship couples we have found couples together for any length benefit, even long-term couples.