“I was kind of nervous to come, but right away I felt like my husband and I connected on a really deep level, like when we were first married. Over the whole weekend we actually started to get to know each other in different ways, as the people we are now, years after we walked down the aisle. It was wonderful!”
“It was such a treat to have carved out time to be alone together, we learned so much and met wonderful people.”
“Wonderful opportunity to learn new approaches and strategies to understand our relationship and deepen it; reminder of previous learnings; amazing opportunity to reconnect and revist the importance of us.”
“Words cannot express how beneficial this weekend is.”
– Attendee feedback from post-conference evaluation, 2014.
COUPLES TIPS FOR GREAT VACATIONS
Acknowledge different styles and preferences.
Don’t expect a different location to fix things between you (hint: the issues are still there).
A vacation together can be one of the ultimate bonding times for a couple. Sun and sand, or perhaps exotic locales are more your thing. Wandering through a bazaar together or lying in a hammock side by side…Or arguing the minute you get there: “You forgot your SHORTS?!”…read more…
DATE NIGHT CONNECTION
Hedy Schleifer on the Power of Connection
Whether you plan on going to a restaurant or spending a quiet night at home, kick off your time together by contemplating your true connection. Grab a favourite drink and your partner’s hand, and watch this inspiring TEDx Talk featuring Hedy Schleifer on the Power of Connection:
“Our relationship lives in the space between us. It doesn’t live in me or in you or even in the dialogue between the two of us. It lives in the space that we live together. That space is sacred space.”
Hedy Schleifer spoke at TEDx Talks Tel Aviv in April 2010. Hedy and Yumi Schleifer were our facilitators at the Banff Couples Conference in 2010. Married for over 45 years, they’ve pioneered the international development of Imago Relationship Theory based workshops throughout Europe, Israel and Africa.
6 SIMPLE EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATION
Easy ways to tone that communication muscle!
One of our members recently shared this article with us, on www.guidedoc.com, featuring great reminders of daily practices that strengthen relationships, including active listening, sharing emotions, and using positive language. Read this article and strengthen that connection-driven communication, in between sessions of the Banff Couples Conference.
CANADIAN FACILITATORS 2015
We’re thrilled to welcome the husband-and-wife couples enrichment team of Louise Dorfman and David Rubinstein They are fellow Canadians, and will lead us in:
Knowing Your Partner:
The Road to a Secure Functioning Relationship
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