COUPLES COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
“I learned a lot about myself and my wife of over 25 years, and our dynamics. The one-on-one portions with Michelle were truly magical and showed me how we could communicate meaningfully on a daily basis.” ~C.M.
“We have made significant progress that had not been achieved using any other resource. We are still applying the tools we learned even after the workshop is over, and continue to have successes. Your class had a strong, positive effect on our marriage, thank you!” ~ Barbara Craver
“Today was exactly what we expected and very much met our needs! Michelle was so reassuring and made us feel so comfortable. It has only been one week since we attended the workshop, and my husband and I are already seeing the benefits from the workshop and the tools we learned. The workshop was very beneficial and I definitely recommend it to all couples!” ~Lori Stouffer
“This was a great workshop and worth every penny. We are coming away with useful and practical tools to implement in daily life, in a non-threatening format. I feel more heard and understood than I ever have before by my husband. Thank you! “ ~ Claire Federico
“Today’s curriculum was fantastic. Michelle Joy is a wonderful instructor and I really enjoyed how she presented and discussed the topics. I highly recommend this workshop to many other couples that I know. Top notch and 2 thumbs up!” ~ Art Federico
“The Couples Institute Communication Workshop was absolutely wonderful and I am so happy that my husband and I were able to attend. This will undoubtedly change your marriage in the most positive way! You will gain knowledge on how to grow and rebuild connection with your partner and break old patterns of ineffective communication. I absolutely loved it! Michelle is kind and clear in her teaching.” ~Julie Taylor
“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.”
“Michelle’s communication workshop provides a fundamental understanding about how we as humans respond emotionally to various situations. Coming to the class with an open mind allows you to learn about your significant other and about yourself in a one-on-one setting. Everyone can benefit from this class – whether you’ve been dating a few months or been married for many years. The class has helped me to understand my spouse’s perspective on life and our relationship is improving continuously because of it. We have an excellent set of tools to fall back on when things get a little rough. Thank you Michelle! ~Christina N.
**”I appreciate the deep experience and understanding of the Enneagram that Michelle offered. The class was excellent. Do it, it’s worth every dollar.” ~ Ingrid Falk**
**“I attended Michelle’s Enneagram class with my husband. I can’t think of anything I would change about it– it was super helpful and an informative way to learn about each other. You will learn a lot about yourself and other people that you are in relationship with. Go!” ~Bonnie Regan
**“I loved the Enneagram class so much! My colleagues and I are still constantly talking about it!” -A.F.
**“This Enneagram class is worth every penny – it validates who you are in a positive way.” ~B.N.
**“The Enneagram Class was really helpful and practical. I was concerned it may not apply to me as I don’t work with couples much, but Michelle showed us all how to incorporate the theories into our individual practices and lives. It was a fun day of learning about myself and how to help others!” ~Cindy Sibley
**“This was an extremely helpful class for both professional and personal development. Michelle is a very knowledgable leader; her understanding of the Enneagram, mixed with her experience as a couples therapist, made it easy to understand how to be helpful to each of the types.” ~S.D.
**“The class was fun and useful! It gave excellent structure to consider core human behaviors.” ~Anonymous
**“I loved learning about the different Enneagram Types and seeing how I could use them in my MFT practice. It was a fun, interesting day!” Debb Y.
“Michelle is a vibrant, compassionate and very knowledgeable therapist. In addition to her many years of experience, she offers couples and individuals so many opportunities to grow stronger, happier, and more authentically themselves.” ~Gail Gabriel, MFT
“Michelle is a highly skilled teacher. Her style is clear, informative and well paced. I particularly like the way she models excellent communication skills by encouraging audience participation. On many occasions I have heard other couples therapists attribute their confidence in teaching this process to the clarity and detail of Michelle’s presentation.” ~Nancy St. John, Marriage & Relationship Counselor in Ireland
“I am a much better and more capable couples therapist as a result of your great teaching. I had a good overview when I started, but not a sense of exactly how to put it all into practice. You really were great at giving all of us the deeper level knowledge and skill development to practice the model well.” ~ Richard Litvak
LOCAL AND NATIONAL TRAINING SEMINARS:
- Superb presentation
- Very concise, clear, practical and well-presented and explained
- Super informative
- Solid and knowledgeable
- Very clear, useful information to use with high conflict couples
- Well spoken and presenter quite knowledgeable about subject matter
- Very active and very knowledgeable