Intensives & Workshops
Sexual Addiction or Betrayal Disclosures
We have built our process for disclosure utilizing the latest research on treatment for sexual addicts, partner trauma, and family therapy, as well as our our Couple–Centered Recovery® model. The experience is designed to help move couples toward reestablishing connection and trust in the relationship. These intensives require extensive preparation at least four weeks in advance. Use of a therapeutic polygraph is optional. Depending on client needs, these intensives last from one to three days.
Relational Trauma Intensives
Understanding the effects of relational trauma—whether experienced in childhood or present relationships—is an important step in healing the underlying dynamics at work in dysfunctional behaviors and relationships. Each intensive is designed with the participating clients in mind. These experiences can be done individually, as a couple, or in groups. Extensive preparation is usually required to participate. Relational Trauma Intensives last between one and three days, depending upon client needs.
Couple–Centered Recovery® Intensives
When couples begin or find themselves stuck in the recovery process, often an intensive therapeutic experience can help launch them on a course for progress and healing. Ranging from one to three days, Couples Recovery Intensives combine relational trauma work, recovery skill-building, and communication tools for an experience designed to reconnect partners with a common vision for their relationship.
Grieving Together: Hope Post–Disclosure
Many couples get stuck in the weeks and months after completing a therapeutic disclosure, each experiencing his or her own process of grief. Grief work is powerfully important in the healing process. If couples do not grieve together, they do not heal together. This Couple–Centered Recovery® intensive is designed to help couples reclaim a collaborative narrative within their relationship, coming to a shared sense of both loss and hope.
Daring Way™ Intensives
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. During the process topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness are explored. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
Recovery & Healing Foundations
Some clients just entering the process of recovery need or want to step out and experience an immersion into the process of healing. Whether you are the person with the addiction or the partner who has experienced betrayal trauma, we can collaborate with you to create an intensive experience to help you gain a solid foundation toward your own recovery and healing, setting you up for success in the longterm. Each experience is designed for the needs of the particular client.
Apples to Apples Workshop
This three–day workshop is designed specifically for partners of addicts who have an additional mental health diagnosis, such as mood disorders or personality disorders. During this workshop, betrayed partners will be introduced to the basics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The class will focus on the practice of the skills that make up the four domains of DBT: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. For more info, click here.
This two–day workshop is for anyone who feels stuck in their ability to earn. Taking place on two separate Saturdays, this workshop gives participants time between the first and second sessions to implement and reflect on what is learned in session one. Participants will learn how to develop their own vision of a satisfying life; set achievable goals, and “bite–sized actions” to achieve them; what barriers get in the way of achieving their goals; and how to overcome those barriers. For more information, click here.