Getting the Love You Want – Weekend Workshop for Couples

Getting the Love You Want

Weekend Workshop for Couples

With Yvonne Pauling

assisted by Brian Pauling

Christchurch, August 27-29, 2010

The Getting the Love You Want workshop is one weekend that can add a lifetime of delight to your relationship. Based on the book Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix this workshop is presented worldwide for couples who want to create healthy, committed and loving relationships. This weekend experience is often compared to three to six months of weekly couples’ therapy. It is not a quick fix; however, it provides a realistic understanding of the means to a safe and passionate relationship, a road map of the journey and the tools needed to get there.

Understand the theory behind why you chose each other as partners in a long-term committed relationship; why it is that you will inevitably trigger each other’s best and worst selves; and, find out what you can do, in fact need to do, in order to deepen your relationship! The workshop is designed to provide the safety needed to enable you to fully focus on your partner, yourself and your relationship.

The unique design of this workshop will benefit you if:

  • It is early in your relationship and you would like to establish a solid foundation and healthy communication patterns.
  • Individual reflection and written work.
  • You want to enrich and deepen an already good relationship.
  • You are having difficulties in your relationship and want to resolve longstanding conflicts and learn to successfully repair your ruptures.
  • You are undecided about continuing your relationship.

The workshop format includes:

  • Short lectures.
  • Individual reflection and written work.
  • Guided Imagery.
  • Live demonstrations of communication skills and processes
  • Time to practice new behaviours and skills with your partner.
  • Fun and nurturing activities.

This workshop is designed to protect the integrity of your relationship. You work privately with your partner in a safe, comfortable and confidential manner. While you are given opportunity to share your experience, you are never required to do so.

The goals of the workshop are:

  • To provide a conceptual understanding of committed love relationships.
  • To develop new communication skills that break destructive cycles of relating.
  • To help you successfully communicate your frustrations and desires and get your needs met.
  • To facilitate a healing process and create fun, romance, passion, and intimacy in your relationship.

This workshop is relationship education, not therapy.

Comments from previous participants include:

  • The weekend was an excellent investment of both time and money. I have gained so much, it has been the turning point for a good relationship into an excellent relationship
  • We are in a new relationship and the course was very enlightening and enriching. It has given us things to think about and safe processes in which to do this
  • The cost of this course comes nowhere near the value it gives.

Yvonne has a Diploma in Social Work, is a member of NZ Association of Counsellors and the Aotearoa/NZ Association of Social Workers. She is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Workshop Presenter with over 25 years experience working with couples, families and individuals and supporting them to find more positive and loving ways to be in relationship with one another.

Brian has a long career in education and media. His teaching experience spans 35 years of secondary, tertiary and adult education.

The workshop will be held Friday evening 7-9.30pm, Saturday 9am-7.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm in the seminar room of the Campbell Centre, 44 Bealey Ave, Christchurch

Fee: $700 per couple. Earlybird fee: $650 (if paid by August 01, 2010)

The cost includes all course materials and morning and afternoon teas. Lunch can be enjoyed at several cafes within walking distance of the venue.

Further information is available from:

Yvonne Pauling
112 Edgeware Road
P.O. Box 21175
Christchurch, 8143
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 3665446
Fax: +64 3 3791847