Call Stephanie at (406) 570-4702 to find out more!
Cost is per couple and includes workshop materials.
Friday, June 28, 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm
Baxter Hotel, Bozeman
Instructors: Chip Kern, M.S., LCPC and Stephanie Kern, M.Ed.
Register by Monday, June 10th to receive $100 off!
Registration deadline is Friday, June 21st.
This one day workshop is designed to support couples looking for new ways to enhance and/or improve their relationship. This workshop is a great fit for couples…
Seeking to communicate better and achieve a greater level of intimacy
Finding they argue too much and/or have difficulty resolving conflict
Struggling with anger, reactivity and/or withdrawal and silence
Blended family couples
Couples finding it hard to commit to longer term therapy
In this workshop, we will focus on four main areas to re-align our thinking around conflict and create intimacy in communication:
The art of listening: Are you tuned into your partner or tuned into yourself?
The art of leaning in: Utilizing empathy and validation to calm the body and decrease reactivity.
The art of reconciliation: Utilizing the power of humility and intentionality to achieve forgiveness through reconciliation.
The art of sharing: Telling our family of origin story utilizing curiosity and an intentional desire to understand your partner.
This is an opportunity to build skills that allow for a new understanding of conflict. There is an experiential piece to this workshop that will allow for time to practice these concepts with your partner in order to enhance the skill-building process. We will not be examining deeper woundings* that are more appropriate for counseling but instead will be building the skills that will allow for this kind of healing in the appropriate setting. This is not couples counseling and couples will not be asked to share their stories with the group as a whole.
*This workshop is not appropriate for couples where there is a history of domestic violence; couples planning divorce; couples with an active addiction (alcohol, drug, gambling, pornography, etc); or couples where there is an active affair. Couples struggling with these issues may be referred to the appropriate counseling setting.