Relationship as a Spiritual Path: Getting the Love You Want
April 20–22, 2018
A Couples Workshop
Every great wisdom tradition teaches the importance of love and compassion. But how do we practice this in our daily lives, especially in our intimate relationships? We will draw on the Buddhist teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the works of Harville Hendrix, PhD, to develop our skills in deep listening and loving speech. In this experiential Couples Workshop, you will be guided through processes to help you understand your core conflicts and how to transform them into opportunities for connection, healing, and growth. If you wish to have greater intimacy and connection in your relationship, this promises to be a rewarding weekend.
Here is a glimpse of what we will explore during this retreat:
- Learn the “Imago Dialogue” (aka, “Deep Listening and Loving Speech”)
- Understand the Stages of Relationship
- Identify what underlies “Core Issues” and how to resolve longstanding conflicts
- Develop skills in Mindful Awareness and Intentional Relationship
- Enhance/restore safety, connection, and passion in your relationship
On the SMC Blog:
Ben Cohen, PhD, has been in private practice in Boulder for over 25 years, and has led over 90 “Getting the Love You Want” Couples Workshops. Former Co-Dean of the Faculty of Imago Relationships International, and a former adjunct faculty at The Naropa University, he is a “student” of Thich Nhat Hanh, and integrates Eastern and Western approaches in his psychotherapy practice.