Retreats, Trainings and Events
Wellness Workshops and Retreats
Do you need to step back from the daily grind and routine of your day?
If so, it may be time for you to participate in a wellness retreat to recharge your mind, body, and spirit. Wellness Retreats can provide us with the opportunity to take a step back and learn more about ourselves, others, and how we understand the world around us in a richer and deeper way. Life contains many changes, and at Live Well, we offer a range of retreats and workshops that support growth and resilience for you, your goals, and your relationships.
Types of Workshops and retreats to come:
Couples Workshop/ Retreats:
Hold Me Tight: Emotionally Focused Therapy
What Is Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)?
The message of EFT is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, EFT provides couples with the ability to recognize and admit that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. EFT focuses on creating and strengthening this emotional bond by identifying and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship.
• EFT has an astounding 70 – 75% success rate and results have been shown to last, even in the face of significant stress.
• EFT is recognized by the American Psychological Association as empirically proven.
Hold Me Tight presents a streamlined version of EFT. This workshop walks the participants through seven conversations that capture the defining moments in a love relationship and instructs how to shape these moments to create a secure and lasting bond. Case histories and exercises in each conversation bring the lessons of EFT to life.
Seven Transforming Conversations:
Recognizing Demon Dialogues—In this first conversation, couples identify negative and destructive remarks in order to get to the root of the problem and figure out what each member is really trying to say.
Finding the Raw Spots—Here, each partner learns to look beyond immediate, impulsive reactions to figure out what raw spots and trigger points are being hit.
Revisiting a Rocky Moment—This conversation provides a platform for de-escalating conflict, repairing rifts in a relationship, and building emotional safety.
Hold Me Tight—The heart of the program: this conversation moves partners into being more accessible, emotionally responsive, and deeply engaged with each other.
Forgiving Injuries—Injuries may be forgiven but they never disappear. Instead, they need to become integrated into couples’ conversations as demonstrations of renewal and connection. Knowing how to find and offer forgiveness empowers couples to strengthen their bond while moving forward.
Bonding Through Sex and Touch—Here, couples find how emotional connection creates great sex and how good sex creates deeper emotional connection.
Keeping Your Love Alive—This last conversation is built on the understanding that love is a continual process of losing and finding emotional connection; it asks couples to be deliberate and mindful about initiating and maintaining connection.
Additional Workshops and Retreats:
- Life Transition (more information to come)
- Healing Retreats (more information to come)