Remember you also have the optional benefit to stay at the hotel using our preferred group rate of $161.00 per night (plus taxes and a $10 per person service charge, which goes directly to staff), 3 days prior to & post conference. This is a sensational deal!
The Chateau Lake Louise offers a free program called “The Presidents Club” that you can join when you book your room. We recommend signing up for this free program – it will give you complimentary internet use and other privileges including daily room delivery of a newspaper, 10% savings on Willow Stream Spa treatments and products, 15% savings at The Fairmont Store, and more. Click for more info.
Holiday Greetings to our Couples Community!
At this time of year we’ve been thinking about rituals, gifts, gratitude, and how to survive the hectic holidays. Here are some helpful tips and articles to get you out the other side feeling connected, calm and refreshed!
Rituals: Staying Connected Through the Holidays
Religious, spiritual or secular, for most of us the holidays are filled with rituals. But in the realm of enhancing relationships we also need to ask ourselves about rituals that are just about our partnership. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the holidays with family and friends, parties and celebrations, only to find ourselves fall out the other end exhausted, feeling like the one person we haven’t connected with is our partner.
With couple rituals in mind, your Banff Couples Conference committee members share the rituals we currently do or want to begin to keep us connected throughout the holidays.
And from the American Psychological Association, evidence that strong rituals lead to strong relationships. Read the article.
How Well Do We Know Each Other?
How can we give the right gift – a present, or one of love, service, attention, support and so on – if we don’t take the time to really know each other?
From our 2015 facilitators, Louise Dorfman and David Rubinstein, here’s an excellent article about the value of deep knowledge of our partner. Read the article.
Gratitude: Lower Stress by Expressing Thanks!
We all know it’s polite to say thank you, but did you know that simple act can raise resilience to stress, lower headache frequency and increase happiness?
Before you wrestle the turkey into the oven or soothe fevered brows this festive season, give this article a quick read and enhance your chances for a great time. Read the article.
Secret Code – Get Me Out of Here!
Our extended families and those of our partner can sometimes induce stress and difficulty, particularly when we’re all crammed together. To reduce the tension in our couples relationship, here is a quick, practical list for some great tips for coping with holiday hot spots. Read it.