The Building A Lasting Connection® workshops are unique. Whether you want to reach premarital & newlywed couples, or couples a bit later in their relationship journey, our workshops focus on the heart and soul of emotional connection.
During the workshop, couples are guided through exercises and interactional activities to help them learn how to find emotional safety and clarity in the communication process and learn how to navigate past conflict in a collaborative manner. Couples learn how to incorporate a healthy view of physical intimacy, to recognize and explore potential barriers that can interfere with a healthy sexual relationship within a newly developing marital or committed partnership. Finally, couples learn about the importance of uncovering and integrating shared goals and visions of their future together through new couple and family rituals and traditions.
The Building a Lasting Connection® workshop is structured around our relationship pyramid that has five sections; attachment, communication, managing differences, physical connection, and goals. Each section builds upon the last, so the couple is able to conceptualize their relationship as a process of building, growing, evolving, developing and rising up in a collaborative manner. In the program couples are first be given an overview of the nature of love and relationship development as well as the core components of attachment. As the workshop proceeds, attachment remains interlaced with each concept to reinforce how essential bonding and connection is to preserve and sustain the couple relationship.
The workshop is typically presented in a 2-day format and must be led by a trained facilitator. Ideally, the facilitator will have one or two assistants as helpers to work with couples during exercises. The format of the program involves the following:
Short presentations and discussions lead by a trained facilitator.
Brief interactive exercises that allow couples to experience, practice and learn together.
A short period of regrouping in order to process what was experienced in the exercises.
Discussion of homework and optional activities between sessions.
Attendee evaluations specific to each session.