Saturday, December 12, 2020 5-8PM Eastern
Sunday, December 13, 2020 5-8PM Eastern
These are exceptional times … the pandemic, the US presidential election, racial injustices and social unrest. Stress and anxiety are running high. Add to that our personal stresses around money, work, family, etc. Your partner having your back and you having theirs’ can be major comforts, creating room for more ease, joy, and choice. But being supportive is sometimes easier said than done, right?
- Is it sometimes challenging to know how to support your partner?
- Is your experience that your partner is reluctant to share feelings or make requests for support?
- Do you struggle with asking your partner for support?
- Does your partner offer support in ways that don’t fit your needs?
- Do you want to be more present to your partner’s feelings?
- Do you sometimes feel like you need to censor your feelings for your partner?
If any or all of the above items are true for you, this workshop may be a valuable resource.
Support is one of the fundamental needs met in romantic relationships. You and your partner are stronger together. You can lean on your partner and vice versa.
In this workshop you will learn specific skills for cultivating support in your relationship. We’ll focus on your romantic relationship but the principles and skills are transferable to other intimate relationships (close friendships, family, etc.) too.
After the workshop, you’ll bring specific approaches to your relationship:
- Your partner will feel strengthened and comforted by your support.
- Your partner will feel more ease and trust, so that they will feel more open to sharing their fears with you.
Who is this workshop for?
This program is for adults 18+ years old and older.
If you are in a current relationship, then workshop activities will invite you to draw upon specific experiences in that relationship. Your partner does not need to participate with you. Relationship dynamics change when the behaviors of one of the partners shift.
If you are not in a current relationship, you’re welcome too. Workshop activities will invite you to draw upon specific experiences from past relationships. Doing so will invite you to learn from those experiences, and build new relationship skills to take with you into whatever awaits in your future.
This program is a workshop and is not group therapy. If currently you are experiencing a traumatic life situation (such as separation/divorce, exploring separation/divorce, current or history of abuse (physical, emotional or verbal), or if marital infidelity), then dedicated relationship coaching is the appropriate option to explore.
What to expect?
You will be guided through a journey of step-by-step topics and exercises to develop skillful ways of responding to your partner’s needs for support. At the same time, you’ll learn valuable techniques for clarifying your own needs and how to request support from your partner.
The program will consist of one (1) 3-hour session.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020