Action Plan & Schedule

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Scheduling Information

Daily Schedule

Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with a nice lunch break. At the end of the session, you’re on your own.

By the end of the retreat, couples invest in 12 hours of counseling, equivalent to 3 months of weekly sessions which is the average minimum time clients participate in couples therapy.

Initial Consultation

An initial 1.5 hour Consultation in person or via Facetime, is required before scheduling the on location retreat.

Additional Options

1 Day retreats may be available depending on needs of couple and therapist availability. Retreat start and end times can be modified if therapist is available.

Thursday

10:30-1:00 pm (break) 2:30-5:30 pm

Assessment & Problem Identification
  • Tell story of meeting, courtship, mating and commitment.
  • Assess present pain points.
  • Assess intimacy strengths and problems.
  • Assess internal and external strengths, stressors and vulnerabilities of couplehood.
  • Identify conflict and bonding style.
  • Explore conflict patterns, step-by-step to understand triggers linked to pain points from relationship and/or childhood.

Friday

10:30-1:00 pm (break) 2:30-5:30 pm

Processing Pain & Developing New Patterns
  • Identify resentments & levels of pain.
  • Understand pattern of conflict and negative interpretations.
  • Explore how family of origin patterns/modeling and emotional injuries impact conflict.
  • Mutually decide how much trust to have in partner to confide about past hurts, current needs. Explore desire to forgive self and/or partner.
  • Practice experientially new ways of being vulnerable, non-defensive and open to partner.
  • Explore “muscle memory,” and nervous system integration of pain triggers and new responses.
  • Receive report on summary and strategy.
  • Provide mediation and coaching about details of a separation situation: what to say to children/friends, sleeping and house arrangements.
Review, Troubleshoot & Set Goals
  • Review progress of implementation of goals.
  • Practice new behaviors.
  • Review any old resentments, pain points that arose.
  • Set new goal/timelines.

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