Create a Relationship That Truly Fulfills You
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Eight Live Educational Sessions
Sundays, Jan. 16th - Mar. 6th
10-11:30 am EST (may go till 12:00 noon)
If you are feeling that things are harder, you are not alone. But these times can also be an opportunity to build exceptional couple relationships —as well as positive memories, intimate moments, and genuine connection.
Consciously Connected will teach you how.
When the world we know is taken away, what or who do we have left to fulfill us?
Research clearly demonstrates that the quality of your close relationships is essential to your health and wellbeing, especially when stressed.
We are interdependent whether we like it or not.
Feeling connected at home now can make all the difference.
The loss of outlets and constant physical closeness can lead to emotional conflict and distance. You may be wondering if you'd be better off apart.
You want so much more than to feel like roommates, co-parents, or friends. You want to feel life, vitality, and desire in the connection between you like it was when you first met.
But without solutions, you find yourself just going through the motions of daily living, feeling empty and alone on the inside, and concluding that maybe “that’s life.”
These new circumstances that we have all found ourselves in are really an invitation for us to discover a whole new level of connection in our relationships.
It’s an opportunity for us to grow, expand and evolve by learning how to love each other in a deeper way.
• Feel strong physically, emotionally and spiritually
• Gain inspiration and vision for their future together.
• Make sense of the circular arguments that disconnect them and learn tools to exit these destructive patterns.
• Understand how to grow together and become effectively interdependent.
• Maintain their individuality and confidently engage with, respond to and fulfill their partners.
• Overcome conflict, overwhelm, and uncertainty by embracing opportunity.
• Develop meaningful connections with other couples who can relate and are going through the same things.
*** Consciously Connected is for couples who are diverse, pre-marital, long-term, blended families, with or without previous counselling experience.
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for couples. Full-time couples counselor in private practice with +22 years of experience.
Emotional-Cognitive and Social Psychologist. +13 years of learning and teaching the principles of spiritual connection in relationships.
We are both married and moms, and we specialize in working with people to help them build the best relationships possible.
We have each had our own couple journeys and have experienced all sorts of relationship ups and downs over the years. We understand how impactful the quality of our couple relationships can be on the rest of our life experiences, and on our individual sense of health and wellbeing.
So we set out to help other couples achieve their maximum potential with all of our professional and personal knowledge.
With more than 35 years of combined experience, we’ve helped hundreds of couples and people in general. We’d love to help you too.
We designed Consciously Connected to provide a transformational and supportive environment for you.
We will meet 8 times on Zoom for 1.5 hours each session. We will teach the course content live. You will be able to ask questions and improve your relationship through workshops and exercises.
It can be very challenging to be emotionally present or A.R.E. (Accessible, Responsive and Engaged, © Sue Johnson) for your partner when you yourself feel overwhelmed or numb and shut down inside.
When you are outside of your “window of tolerance” for emotional experience, it is hard to think clearly and respond to your partner in a balanced manner.
Our transformative approach offers a new way forward during those times when you may feel helpless, hopeless, and alone.
You may have tried everything you know, from getting angry and defensive to keeping everything in, to asking nicely or begging tearfully and nothing seems to work.
This is where Consciously Connected helps. Sign up for this refreshing course and discover how understanding nature helps you to repair, communicate more effectively, take down your self-protective walls and flourish as never before.
Consciously Connected takes our work as couples to the next level. Join us and find out how to build a sustainable, reliable, and truly loving connection with your partner. Take the time to nurture your bond together with us.
Are you worried deep down that you aren’t worth attention and care? Do you sometimes think, “It doesn’t matter how hard I try or how much I do, my partner will never be happy with me and I’ll end up falling short regardless?” Are you both caught up in blame and shame?
We all go through similar struggles, as couples, both in terms of what we fight about (money, sex, parenting, jobs around the house and in-laws, etc.) as well as how we fight (loops of attack, defense and shutdown).
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.
IT’S TIME FOR US TO CONNECT AS A COMMUNITY OF COUPLES.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel normal and a sense of belonging within a community of couples?
Wouldn’t it be great not to feel like you have to hide as though you’re different from other couples?
Dr. Sue Johnson, the leader of the development of Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples, says we are down to a “community of two” in our society which puts a lot of pressure on our partners to be our “everything.”
Well, just like the saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a whole environment to keep us on track in our couple relationships. We can’t do it alone.
We need to surround ourselves with a positive environment, including other couples that will remind us what’s really important and inspire us to adopt new approaches in our relationships.
So many of our issues result from the challenging and even traumatic environments we were raised in which is why it’s so hard to change them. We need a new framework that will provide positive examples, accountability and support in learning novel ways of relating.
This is our goal. To create, alongside you, a new, supportive environment, full of couples who are learning how to connect and can encourage one another along the way!
Yes! The rules of love are not gender-specific and apply to everyone! If we speak of “masculine/feminine” we are referencing energies within each of us. We also teach generalized attributes of men and women that can be applied to specific cases as suitable. We do use personal examples from our heterosexual relationships in the program.
If you cannot participate with your partner, you can join and complete the exercises individually. When one person in a partnership changes their "steps in the dance," the relationship changes and has to adjust as well.
If you are single, this course will give you a thorough and powerful foundation that will help you create conscious connections in your current relationships and prepare you for a potential, future couple relationship.
You don’t have to share anything personal that you don’t want to. Since most couples experience common challenges, you can learn a lot from each other’s questions. You will be able to choose the amount of interaction you have with other couples while benefitting from the group setting that reminds you you are a normal couple, going through similar things as other couples, and you are so not alone!
You also won’t have to “take out the dirty laundry” in any way. In the course, you will learn new, positive ways to connect and repair your relationship.
Consciously Connected is a psycho-educational process and includes sharing opportunities.
If you feel unsafe and are in a crisis involving...
...individual or couples therapy is likely the better option for you at the time.
No refunds afterwards as we are trying to build a committed group experience that will transform your relationship.
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