Dawn J. Lipthrott, LCSW
Relationship Learning Ctr.
1177 Louisiana Ave. Ste. 109
Winter Park, FL 32789
(part of Orlando area)
Tel & Fax: 407-740-7763
GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT WORKSHOPS
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The Getting the Love You Want workshop/retreat is a powerful and effective couples retreat to help you and your partner learn new ways to create the marriage or relationship of your dreams whether you are just starting out or have been together for over 40 years. It is a time and cost effective way to help you both co-create what you both want in a fulfilling, happy, lasting marriage or relationship. The workshop is not a religious retreat. For those of you who do have a faith tradition, you can use that to help you implement what you learn. However, this is a counseling theory and skill based workshop.
If you would like to learn tools to. . .
- Re-kindle passion
- Work through hurts & frustrations that bring you closer instead of further apart
- Learn why upsets and conflict make sense, even when they seem not to, and what to do
- Bring back fun & romance
- Deepen sexual intimacy
- Learn how to be deeply connected without losing your self and to have a self without losing connection
- Create or deepen emotional intimacy
- Be more successful in meeting your partner's needs
- Express your love in ways that hit the target
- Re-cultivate true friendship
- Give the best gift possible to your children
- Increase understanding & acceptance of self & other
- Cultivate a strong, lasting, & authentic partnership
- Discover the spiritual potential of your relationship
- Create a blueprint to help you stay on track toward the marriage/relationship you really want
Then this workshop/retreat is for YOU!
Format and Options:
We offer the same workshop/retreat specifically for gay and lesbian couples as we do for heterosexual couples. Whether you have a good marriage or relationship that you want to make great, or one that is filled with distress or stagnation, or even one that is on the brink of breakup, this couples retreat is for you. You will learn how to expand the best of your relationship and your selves. You will also learn practical tools to help you transform conflict into something that can bring you closer together instead of a wedge that drives you further and further apart. The work couples do in the retreat has often been compared to 3-6 months of marriage or relationship therapy. I agree, but like counseling, it only works if you do the work and practice using what you learn. If you are already in counseling, it can help you move forward much more quickly.
The format of the retreat involves presentations by me, demonstrations of new skills and tools, practice with your own spouse or partner, times of reflection and writing (not essays, just lists!)
I keep my workshops small (maximum 10 couples), however, some want the one on one attention of a private workshop/retreat.
Because I want my couples to succeed, I also offer couples who attend my workshops, the opportunity to repeat it for free as a way to help them integrate the information and refine their skills. Even if you heard the same workshop on video the next weekend, you would learn something new! We are also working on other ways to assist couples integrate what they learn during the weekend.
The weekend Getting the Love You Want workshop/retreat, developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., (author of the best-selling book, Getting the Love You Want and founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, and Oprah's 'favorite therapist') takes the guesswork out of making your relationship more satisfying and fulfilling for both of you.
Workshop Dates, Location :
Space is limited so please register as soon as possible both to guarantee your place and to help us plan for what we need at the hotel. Early bird discounts are available for registration 3 weeks in advance of the schedule workshop.
OUR NEXT Getting the Love You Want Workshop Retreats:
Workshops are Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday (unless you are doing a private or semi-private workshop in my office). Please plan to attend the FULL time. Each piece builds on the one before it, so arriving on time and being present for each piece is essential. Please arrange to attend the entire workshop.
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2013 Workshop Dates
(Private workshops are scheduled individually with the couple)
|April 5 - 7, 2013
||Orlando , FL
|July 19 - 21, 2013
||Orlando , FL
|December 13-15, 2013
||Orlando , FL
| Private workshops are available and are scheduled with the couple
Regular Workshop Times: We start promptly at the time listed .
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (We begin promptly at 7:30pm -- Please be in the room by 7:20pm. One piece builds upon the other, so make sure you get all the pieces!
NOTE: Private or semi-private workshops in Dawn's office do not require the Friday evening and will just include the regular Saturday & Sunday hours)
8:30 am -- 7:00 pm Saturday (Please be in the room by 8:20am)
8:30 am--6:00 pm Sunday
Regular Workshop Location (when you register, you will get a confirmation letter verifying location):
Most workshops are held at
Courtyard Marriott near the Orlando Airport Click here for map to hotel
7155 N. Frontage Road
Orlando, FL 32812
Telephone: 407-240-7200 or Toll Free 1-800-321-2211
We have a group code that will be sent in your confirmation letter when you register). Group rate is $79.00 per night plus taxes.
$695 per couple. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $50 off the fee ( you pay $645 instead of $695 IF you register 3 or more weeks in advance of the workshop dates). You can hold your place with a deposit of $350 or pay full fee. (Private workshops are $1350)
If your first reaction is "I can't afford it!", I would invite to also ask yourself, "Can we afford NOT to attend?" Then, make your choice, whether it is a workshop or counseling with me or some other therapists.
We provide snacks, but meals & hotel are not included) ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN SAVE: Sometimes couple friends have attended together. If you refer another couple who actually attends the workshop you attend, you pay only $450 for the workshop. If you refer two couples who attend the same workshop with you, you come for free!
Decide what's important to you and then find the right resource, whether it is this workshop or something else. Don't let your relationship continue to decline by inaction! If you are just starting out, don't deprive yourselves of gaining tools that can help you continue deepening your connection and working successfully through challenges to build a stronger marriage or partnership.
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I welcome your constructive comments and suggestions about the material on this website and how we can all be most effective in co-creating the kind of relationships and world that is honoring and respectful for all people.
© Dawn Lipthrott, The Relationship Learning Center, 2001 Renewed 2013 www.relationshipjourney.com