The Couples Institute® Communication Workshop
Get Communication Skills to Overcome Stubborn Relationship Challenges
–all in a private setting–
Upcoming Dates: August 26, October 14, or December 2
Time: Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Express . THE BELMONT ROOM . 1600 El Camino Real . Belmont, CA 94002
Cost: $297 per couple
Contact: Michelle@CouplesInstitute.com or 650-485-1504
Please provide your name, email address, as well as your partner’s name.
About the Instructor: Michelle Wangler Joy, MFT, has been employed at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, since 2002, and currently a therapist on staff. She trains with relationship experts Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson, Ph.D to deliver state of the art tools for couples. In addition to her private practice, Michelle is a go-to person on the Couples Institute staff for professional trainings. In addition to teaching advanced training courses to therapists, Michelle is a local and national speaker for professional associations on how to help more couples. She is also an expert author on Marriage.com.
Q- I feel reluctant to attend a group workshop – will we be forced to share or expose anything in front of other participants?
A- Noone is ever put on the spot, exposed or otherwise asked to participate in any way. You will learn cutting-edge exercises designed to dramatically improve the way you communicate, which are practiced just between the two of you privately.
Q- What is the structure or format of the workshop?
A- It is a combination of teaching, videos, and several exercises for you and your partner to practice together the concepts that you are learning.
Q- Are same-sex couples welcome?
Q- Are couples who attend engaged, dating or married?
A- All of the above! The principles that this workshop teaches are applicable to you whether you are just dating, or have been married for 50 years.
Q- What is included in the price?
A- The price of the workshop includes admission for 2, a workbook for each, beverages and snacks, resources and referrals, one-one coaching during the private exercises (optional), follow up emails, and a subscription to our monthly newsletter.
Q- What if my partner or I am still feeling reluctant to attend?
A- Feel free to call Michelle to discuss how this workshop can be of help to you. And — this workshop comes with a special guarantee: If you attend and, for any reason, you believe the insights and skills cannot help your relationship, you may request a courteous and complete refund of the workshop.
Q- What is the cancellation policy?
A- The payment is nonrefundable, but transferable to a future workshop if needed.
More kind words from past attendees:
“I was fairly apprehensive before we went to the workshop, because I don’t like to share feelings in public, so it was a relief to find out that I wouldn’t have to. The day was at times intense and at other times fun. My partner and I explored some issues that have been dogging us for years and learned new ways of dealing with them. Michelle provided some very helpful insights into what gets in the way of us communicating with each other, as well as some tips for how to solve problems rationally, rather than allowing our reactivity to get in the way. Highly recommend it to couples at any stage of a relationship!” ~ Martha S.
“My husband and I found the Couples Communication Workshop to be terrific. Michelle is a great teacher and made us both feel very comfortable – it was wonderful to know that none of the couples would be asked to process or practice the exercises in front of the group. We not only felt good about the issue we processed and negotiated at the workshop, but also had an extremely wonderful outcome when we applied what we learned at home. Take the workshop! Even with a reluctant partner, we both got very much out of the day.”
“As a result of attending the Couples Communication Workshop, we learned a lot about conflict resolution, and truly understanding each other. We left the workshop with a positive view and outlook on our relationship. Absolutely take the workshop! It is worth your time.”
Space is limited. Register now!
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