PRIVATE GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT WORKSHOPS
Get personal guidance and coaching in learning the skills and tools.
Do deeper work.
Make it work for your schedule.
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What is a private Getting the Love You Want workshop?
This is an exclusive private workshop of 2 full days working directly with Dawn Lipthrott, LCSW in her office in a combination of workshop and counseling/coaching. As both a certified Imago Therapist for 20 years and a certified Imago workshop presenter for over 12 years, Dawn brings the best of both worlds to you in this unique opportunity.
• What are the primary benefits of a private workshop?
• What do I miss out on from the group workshop?
• What else will I receive in a private workshop?
• Does the private workshop take the same amount of time as a group workshop?
• Does the private workshop have to be on a weekend?
• How much is the private workshop?
• Where can I stay near your office?
• How do I schedule a private workshop?
(See our Counseling Services page for information on regular counseling, extended or intensive counseling sessions for those who live out of town. or one day intensives.)
What are the primary benefits of a private Getting the Love You Want workshop?
• One on one (with the couple) counseling/coaching with Dawn for each of the tools and skills.
This usually allows you to work at a deeper level because she is helping you. The other important benefit is that you have flexibility in scheduling.
• After the workshop suggestions tailored for you.She will send you some of the notes and items we identify in the workshop as well as your next steps based on your situation and the work you completed in the private workshop.
• Flexibility in scheduling.
Sometimes the regular group workshop dates do not work for a couple and they have to wait too long. Sometimes a person might work on Saturday, or have religious concerns about attending on a Saturday. Sometimes a regular workshop happens to fall on a weekend for which you have a prior commitment. With a private workshop we find days that work for you. Most couples schedule two full days together. They can be weekdays, weekends, or a Friday/Saturday, or Sunday/MOnday. Some couples have scheduled one full day, a half day for the second day with time in the afternoon to practice some of the skills they are learning, and then come back for a half day the following morning. They have liked having the opportunity to practice and see where they might need some additional help before we finish the workshop. One couple had some health issues, so we did one full day, skipped one day, and resumed the third day for a full day.
• Complete privacy
Sometimes couples are reluctant to attend a regular workshop because they are afraid someone might know or recognize them. This way your privacy is completely respected.
What do I miss out on from the group Getting the Love You Want workshop?
The focus is on you working with your partner in the group workshop as well as the private workshop, so except for breaks, you do not have the opportunity to interact with other couples. However, in a group workshop you do hear the questions and comments of other couples which help you know that you and your issues in your marriage or relationship may not be as unique as you think. It can be encouraging to hear through comments that other couples go through many similar issues.
There are a few presentations that I do in the regular workshop, that I do not do in the private workshop. Instead, I weave that material into my instructions as we work together.
In the regular workshop, I have couples do some of the written parts in the workbook. In the private workshop I do less because I spend the time working with you and some of that you can do at home after the workshop.
What else will I receive in a private Getting the Love You Want workshop?
• In the private workshop you receive a summary of our work together and suggestions for your next steps specific to your situation. In the regular workshop I tell the group general next steps to help couples continue the work on their own.
• You will also receive the same materials and after workshop benefits as those who attend the regular workshop, including:
• Workbook from Imago Relationships International for each of you.
• Folder of additional handouts from Dawn with guidesheets for some of the tools/skills.
• Both regular workshop and private workshop attendees are welcome to come back to a regular workshop for free as a refresher.
Does the private workshop take the same amount of time as a group workshop?
Yes and no. A regular group workshop starts on Friday night for 2 hours and continues all day Saturday and Sunday. The private workshop does not need the extra 2 hours because you are just one couple. Breaks tend to be shorter and in the group workshop, I have to take time to demonstrate a skill/tool with a couple in front of the room, process it and then send couples off to try it on their own. In the private workshop, I am coaching you instead of demonstrating it, so we save time on every skill.
Does the private workshop have to be on a weekend?
No. Some couples prefer a weekend. Some will schedule a Friday/Saturday or a Sunday/Monday, and still others will schedule their workshop on regular weekdays.
How much is the private workshop?
The private workshop is currently $1350 for the couples. Meals and hotel are on your own.
Where can I stay near your office?
When you register, I will give you a list of hotels within 5-10 minutes from my office. There are plenty of restaurants nearby.
How do I schedule a private workshop?
The best way to reach me is by email because I can usually get back to you much more quickly. If you leave a message on my voicemail, please ask any questions you have and if you know a general time frame, days of the week that work best, please leave that as well. That way, if I call you back and get your voicemail, I can leave answers and we can progress!
Once we have decided on a date, you register online on the secure part of my website:
In the first pulldown menu "Select the Date of the Workshop", you select "Private Workshop"
See also counseling and extended counseling (intensives) options in our section on Services.
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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© Dawn Lipthrott, The Relationship Learning Center, 2001 Renewed 2013 www.relationshipjourney.com