[Imago Austin]
Couple Retreats

The Getting The Love You Want Couples Retreat is also known as a couples weekend workshop and it offers couples relationship help for a happy relationship

Learn a set of simple and practical communication tools to help you to stop fighting and reconnect. A happy marriage or a happy relationship is possible when you learn how.

Improving communication in a long-term committed relationship is one of the more challenging aspects of relationships. Nearly all couples struggle at times, or get stuck with specific topics. What starts out as a simple difference escalate into conflict before we know what happened

It may be hopeful for you to learn that just a few basic skills are all that is needed to profoundly change your communication patterns.

You will come to understand 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 structure of this relationship workshop often helps couples break down the impasses they’ve hit when communicating on their own. By immersing yourself in relationship education and practicing what you learn, you will leave better able to utilize any couples counseling you are currently getting or may get in the future. This workshop gives you a map of what needs to be done or done differently in order to make your relationship truly rewarding.

[Imago]
Getting The Love You Want Weekend Couples Retreat

This weekend can change your relationship by deepening your understanding of the true purpose of conflict, giving you the skills you need to actually create change through communication, and create a map for your own personal growth as well as healing your relationship.

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Getting The Love You Want Weekend Couples Retreat

This weekend can change your relationship by deepening your understanding of the true purpose of conflict, giving you the skills you need to actually create change through communication, and create a map for your own personal growth as well as healing your relationship.

[Imago Austin]
Workshop Schedule

Dates

Sept. 13-15th, 2019 Nov. 8-10th, 2019 Jan. 3rd-5th, 2020 Feb. 14-16th, 2020

Schedule

Friday 6:15 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 8 am – 6:30 pm (plus 1+ hr. homework on your own) Sunday 8 am – 6:30 pm

Location

SHIFT Therapy Spaces 8500 Shoal Creek Blvd. Building 4, Ste 114
Timetable
[Our Timetable]
At What Time?

Today, what started as a small conference has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous for product people.

Sept. 13-15th, 2019
First Day
Nov. 8-10th, 2019
Second Day
Jan. 3rd-5th, 2020
Third Day
Feb. 14-16th, 2020
Fourth Day
Friday 6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration
[ $900.00] Pay in-full 14 days or more in advance and pay $900.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $950.00] Pay in-full within 2 weeks of the event and pay $950.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $450.00] Hold your place for $450 per couples and settle up the remaining $450 two weeks before or bring the remaining $550 the day of the event (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
**No refunds, but you can apply the balance to another workshop
Saturday 8 am – 6:30
Plus 1+ hr. homework on your own
Sunday 8 am – 6:30 pm
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Friday 6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration
[ $900.00] Pay in-full 14 days or more in advance and pay $900.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $950.00] Pay in-full within 2 weeks of the event and pay $950.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $450.00] Hold your place for $450 per couples and settle up the remaining $450 two weeks before or bring the remaining $550 the day of the event (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
**No refunds, but you can apply the balance to another workshop
Saturday 8 am – 6:30
Plus 1+ hr. homework on your own
Sunday 8 am – 6:30 pm
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Friday 6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration
[ $900.00] Pay in-full 14 days or more in advance and pay $900.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $950.00] Pay in-full within 2 weeks of the event and pay $950.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $450.00] Hold your place for $450 per couples and settle up the remaining $450 two weeks before or bring the remaining $550 the day of the event (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
**No refunds, but you can apply the balance to another workshop
Saturday 8 am – 6:30
Plus 1+ hr. homework on your own
Sunday 8 am – 6:30 pm
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Friday 6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration
[ $900.00] Pay in-full 14 days or more in advance and pay $900.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $950.00] Pay in-full within 2 weeks of the event and pay $950.00 (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
[ $450.00] Hold your place for $450 per couples and settle up the remaining $450 two weeks before or bring the remaining $550 the day of the event (per couple) no accommodations or meals included
**No refunds, but you can apply the balance to another workshop
Saturday 8 am – 6:30
Plus 1+ hr. homework on your own
Sunday 8 am – 6:30 pm
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[What Can We Expect?]
A Couples Retreat For Every Couple

The workshop is a journey, and at the end you will leave with some insights into how you can create a deeply satisfying and long-lasting relationship with your partner, as well as having learned some skills that can help you to achieve that. Through exercises that you share with partner, you would explore some of your emotional history, and learn how that influences both the reason you chose your partner, and also the reason that you may both be drawn either now or later into a power-struggle.

“This weekend creates real hope for the future.” – Randy, Texas

This couples retreat is a valuable experience for every couple. All couples are welcome regardless of religious beliefs, marital status, and sexual orientation. If you have just met your partner, the workshop will help you make the most out of your life together. If you are struggling with relationship problems, the workshop can provide a quick way to reduce the pain and understand how to restore connection and love.

Tens of thousands of couples worldwide have attended the Imago Weekend Workshop for couples. It is called Getting The Love You Want because it is based on the best seller of that name by Harville Hendrix, Phd and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, who personally developed this workshop over a 16 year period, and has trained hundreds of Certified Workshop Presenters. And you can attend this workshop in Austin, Texas!

“Take your relationship to a place you have only dreamed of.” – Jennifer, Texas

During the workshop we teach you how to use the Imago Dialogue. This communication technique helps you explore the underlying emotional issues in your repeated conflicts and restore the connection between you. We will ask for volunteer couples that can be coached in front of the class through demonstrations, and then give you plenty of time to practice and apply the dialogue to the insights you develop throughout the workshop. There’s always help close by if you get stuck!

Sometimes we hear from couples who are concerned about revealing personal information to others. That’s why we set the workshop up so that if you wish you can do all your personal work privately with your partner, and just share with the group if you wish. We’ve also learned over the years that one of the most inspiring elements of the workshop is to see other couples going through the Imago processes during the demonstration and to hear their stories.

“Michelle is an excellent facilitator and works wonders with couples.” K., Houston, TX

A Couples Retreat Where Renewal Is Possible

By the end of the workshop, most couples leave feeling far more positive about their relationship, and the workshop closes with finding ways to make sure your life is full of caring and romance.

The workshop includes a manual that will be used throughout the weekend to write down effective ways to personally communicate with your partner. You will take the manuals with you following the workshop to continue doing the work you did all weekend.

“Michelle is warm and positive. Her personal attention and innate knowledge of this material may have saved our marriage before it even started.” – A., Dallas, TX

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Couples Therapists

Imago Couples Therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix, author of “Getting the Love You Want”. This therapy format is based on the idea that good communication starts when each person in the relationship feels heard and respected.
We will be working together in a structured format to help you both have the opportunity to share your experiences and feel heard without shame, blame or criticism.

The Safe Conversation Dialogue creates a secure space where you can work on developing the ability to truly listen to each other and come from a place where both of you have a better understanding of your experiences and ways of thinking. Structure and safety help to create connection.

Beth Castelow, LCSW

[Counseling, IRT, Relationships]

Nichole Hart

[Counseling, IRT, Relationships]

Bree McDaniel

[Counseling Service, IRT, Relationships]

Laura Ryan

[Hypnosis, EMDR, Relationships, IRT]
Agenda

FRIDAY 6:15-9:00 PM

6:15 PM – Welcome, Confidentiality & Logistics
6:15-8:30 PM – First name introductions
7:00 PM – The Imago Story
Movie Clip
Visioning Exercise
7:30 PM – Introductions
7:45 PM – What is “Good Communication?”
Movie Clip
Weekend hopes for the workshop
“Homework”

SATURDAY 8-6:30 PM

8:00 AM – Lecture on Romantic Love
Stages of a Relationship
Romantic Love & the Struggle Phase
The Cosmic Journey
Hand Energy Exercise
Minimizing and maximizing energy

BREAK 10:00 AM

Asking for a Dialogue
Movie Clip
Appreciation Dialogue
Imago Dialogue DEMO – Appreciation Dialogue
Accumulated Baggage
The Psychological Journey – Feeling Lovable
Movie Clips
Guided Imagery – 20 minutes
Childhood Imago Exercise – 30 minutes

12:30 PM – LUNCH on your own – practice mirroring & finish Imago exercise
Crossing The Bridge & Validation Video
Dialogue
Full Imago Dialogue DEMO 1 hr. – one topic

3:45 PM BREAK

Check in on morning experience and take questions
P/C Dialogue
Consensual Conversations & Time Out Rules
Homework
4:30 PM – Dialogue DEMO 1 hr.
5:45 PM – Holding exercise after dialogue
6:30 PM – End for the day (homework to be completed on your own)

SUNDAY 8-6:30 PM

8:00 AM – Exits, boundaries and your gifts to the relationship
Dialogue Practice 30 minutes
Behavior Change Homework and Preparation
Mining the gold from frustrations
Behavior Change Request Dialogue

BREAK 10:30 AM

Lost Self Exercise
The Social Journey – Feeling likable
Movie Clip
The brain and why we fight
Movie Clip
Dance of Conflict

12:30 PM – LUNCH on your own
2nd person Behavior Change Request Dialogue
The Conscious Couple: the transformation to intentionality
Emotional Symbosis vs. Differentiation

2:30 PM BREAK

Creating more caring behaviors and fun
Positive feedback
Unpacking accumulated baggage
Flooding
Relationship Vision
Making use of the workbook after the Workshop
5:30 PM – Closing
Evaluations
6:30 PM – END OF WORKSHOP