Understand the building blocks to maintain your relationship:

Establish safety, build and maintain trust, nurture connection.

Get on the waiting list for the next full day workshop for Relationship Rescue: Communication CPR

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This Workshop is for you

and your partner if:

  • You struggle to communicate clearly, which leads to avoidance, resentment, and conflict without anything being resolved.

  • You need to learn new ways to communicate your feelings in ways that are respectful to yourself and your partner in order to be heard and understood.

  • You joke about your feelings, make passive aggressive statements, or sweep things under the rug.

  • You’re puzzled and at a loss for how to course correct to feel connected to your partner again. To have fun again. To remember why you’re together in the first place.


This is not for you if:

  • The future of your relationship is unclear.

  • You can’t agree to communicate about difficult topics without exploding in anger or containing other destructive impulses.

  • You are not ready to take accountability and talk about feelings, communication patterns, and ways to make adjustments as a couple.

  • You want to blame your partner for everything that’s a struggle in your relationship and believe he or she is the only one that has to change.



    Learn about these topics + gain these skills

{Aka- what we'll be doing all day...}

> Trust

  • Learn how to BRAVE CONNECTION with the 7 essential components of trust in relationships

  • Understand how to use a marble jar as a metaphor for trust in your relationship

> Boundaries

  • First, learn what boundaries are so you can learn how to use them accordingly and establish safety

  • Gain 2 tried and true ways to set firmer boundaries so you can communicate what is ok and what's not ok when it comes to your relationship

  • The two questions you have to ask yourself when setting a boundary

> Empathy

  • Understand the 5 parts of empathy and how to listen without rushing to "fix it."

  • Practice responding empathically to learn how to "circle back." In non-therapist terms, learn what to do if you mess up the first time around and are worried about revisiting the conversation.

> Communicating needs

  • Before you can communicate your needs, you first need to identify what they are. Get the unique tool to identify your needs.

  • Learn how to communicate authentically without criticism, judgment, or blame.

  • When you understand where your partner is coming from, you have more compassion. When you have more compassion, you increase feelings of intimacy, love, and connection.

> Put it all together

  • Pull together all the pieces of the earlier work: trust, boundaries, empathy and needs to create a road map for moving forward. When you understand what your partner needs and how they want to communicate about it, it sets up a much smoother pathway for continued connection.

> Moving Forward

  • Take these skills on the (smoother) road to support your relationship as you integrate them into your daily lives.

  • Connect your needs to your values, identify rituals or routines to practice your values in your relationship and in your family.

{The Details}

WHEn

Next date TBA | 9:30am-2:30pm

(Arrive between 9am and 9:15am)

Fee

$350 per couple (payment plans available)

What's included  

  • Refreshments + Lunch

  • All materials: prerequisite work to prepare for the workshop, workbook, take home exercises to continue to live and practice skills.

Where

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Park Center Wellness | 208 N. Easton Rd. | Willow Grove, PA 19090

Size                                          

>> Space is limited to 6 couples <<

How

Facilitation + instruction from Anya Surnitsky, LCSW, Certified Daring Way Facilitator

Rough idea of what the day will look like

> Introductions, housekeeping items, boundary setting to create safety and set expectations

> Dive into material:

  • Review prerequisite material, use it as a springboard for next module.

  • Watch videos, receive instruction, complete exercises.

  • Meet with your partner away from the group to work through exercises together and what applying the skills will look like in your relationship, repeat.

  • Share takeaways or insights with the group, but without getting too personal, repeat.

  • Lunch and refreshments

  • Take your new knowledge, skills, and insights home to continue to implement and develop at home.


Ok, ok, that's great, but why do I need these tools again?

You don't have to feel this way anymore...

You don't have to feel this way anymore...

> You're tired of giving in to what your partner wants and agreeing to things you really don't want to do.  You do this because you don't want to seem "rude" or "mean" or "selfish."  It's terrifying to speak up for yourself, so... you just don't. 

Alternatively, you are frustrated by waiting for your partner to follow through on tasks, decisions, and requests. You don’t know how to get what you want and need, and are FED UP.

> You may wait days, weeks, or months to let someone know what's bothering you, or your partner finally pulls it out of you, but you explode, yell, or say things you can never take back.

The smoke and mirrors game of avoidance is just getting old.  It's tiring to wonder when the subject will come up again, figure out how you're going to dodge it then or (gasp) say something.  

> You want to feel like an adult who knows how to handle things in a mature way, and feel fulfilled in your relationship because your needs can get met.  


Leave the workshop anD:

:: Feel relieved in having the tools to KNOW WHAT TO SAY + WHEN TO SAY IT

:: Feel empowered and confident to own your feelings because you'll know how to communicate authentically, with accuracy and respect.

:: Stop the cycle of avoidance

:: Stop withholding the truth about what you think and how you feel

:: Understand how to approach your partner with sensitivity, empathy and compassion

:: Know how to engage your partner in a way that will lead to success, not conflict

:: Know what your needs are and how to seek out getting them met

:: Know how your partner experiences empathy and appreciates being heard when he or she is approaching you.


What we will not cover | What this will not be

  • The topic of every conflict you and your partner have had; a deep dive into your deeply personal issues in front of other couples

  • Couples counseling

  • Exploration of the shame and trauma from childhood or the past that can contribute to difficulties in communication.

    • We are covering the HOW and not the WHY.

  • Individual impasses

  • Conflict resolution during the workshop

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