Private Couples Retreats

You miss the connection and actually feel lonely in your relationship.  

You want things to be different.  After trying everything you know, you are feeling discouraged, exhausted, and on the edge of hopeless.   

Your relationship is precious and you are ready to see a professional. However, you worry that one hour weekly just isn’t enough time to make changes needed.

 

I agree.  

 

Private Couples Retreats

My Couples Retreats help couples who are ready to make their relationships better and want to make serious change quickly.  For some couples, my Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshops are sufficient, but for most, a Couples Retreat is the better fit.  You might choose my Retreat if:

  • you need my undivided attention on you and your relationship
  • your relationship needs the depth that individual time gives
  • scheduling is difficult and you need more flexibility
  • you feel uncomfortable to be around other couples
  • privacy is important; you don’t want others in the community to possibly recognize you

 

Request a Free 50-Minute Consultation

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you want a retreat that ‘works’

Dr. Sue Johnson, developed Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the protocols used in my Retreats.  EFT has a 90% success rate in bring meaningful change in a relationship. 

 

In all Retreats, you will do the following:

  • Diagnose your conflict pattern and the individual triggers you each have that keep that conflict continuing.
  • Learn tools to connect with your partner and reduce conflicts.
  • Understand what is happening in your partner, behind the distance or the conflicts.  
  • Practice communicating to get more connected and less distant.
  • Create a Commitment Plan you share with your partner based on what you learned about him/her.
  • Return home with a Workbook, tools and strategies to make your relationship stronger.

 

Contact Me to Explore This Option

 

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you want a retreat long enough to ‘make a difference’

Based on your specific situation, finances, and schedule, there are two different Retreat lengths.

Two-Day Private Couples Retreats   17 Hours  

This Retreat is equivalent to 4 months’ worth of weekly sessions and is my traditional Retreat format. 

Based on your individual sessions, I create a Private Retreat that is focused on improving communication skills, strengthening your connection, and decreasing issues impacting your relationship. 

  • The first day focuses on helping you understand your partner better by learning the science behind our relationships.  You engage in exercises and guided conversations to increase connection and learn some basic communication tools. 
  • Building on the first day’s foundation, the second day deeps your connection and increases compassion.  You engage in more loosely structured conversations to address longstanding struggles, such as hurts or communication patterns.

You leave with a strong sense of connection, a new perspective, and a toolbox full of tools to help you engage differently. 

 

Three-day Private Couples Retreats     24 Hours   

This Retreat is equivalent to 6 months’ worth of weekly sessions and is designed for couples who want to go deeper at a more relaxed pace.   

Initially, we do the foundational work that occurs during a two-day Retreat (listed above).  The third day gives you the space and time to apply your new tools as you address more complicated issues (betrayals, affairs, sexual issues, etc).   

You leave with an increased sense of confidence in your ability to maintain your skills.  Lastly, issues that plagued you throughout your relationship may be resolved and you will able to move forward with new hope and optimism. 

 

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you want a Retreat that is ‘just right’

Your Retreat needs to be ‘just right’, which includes meeting in the perfect location.  You know your needs best; determine the option best for you.

  • Online.  This options gives you the most flexibility to determine where YOU want to be during the Retreat.  Whether in your home, a luxurious resort, or a cozy get-away, you choose where you are and design the space so it’s most ideal for you.  This is also the lowest cost option.

 

  • My Location.  This option puts you in my hands, my space and is in-person.  Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, we meet in my home.  I realize this work is stressful, so I have thoughtfully designed the space so it’s both comfortable and peaceful.  The beautifully landscaped outdoors serves as an optional workspace, weather permitting.  See photos of the space here.  This option is available at the higher listed Retreat cost.

 

  • Your Location.  This option combines your choice of the Retreat location with the in-person option.   Whether you want to meet in the comforts of your home or an exotic destination, you are in control of where we meet and I will go to you.  This option is the most individualized and has additional costs incurred due to my travel.

 

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you want a private couples retreat that’s ‘tailored’ for you

After we agree to a Private Retreat, I conduct a thorough Relationship Assessment through an online intake and then individual online sessions with each of you

During those sessions, I hear your voice as you describe your history, your fears, and your longings.  If there is something that you don’t feel comfortable sharing in front of your partner, this is your opportunity.  

 

you want follow-up for your Private Retreat

All Retreats include one online follow-up session.  During the session, we review your progress, acknowledge your success, and strategize how to best keep you connecting!  Most couples feel ready to do things on their own, but some want to continue with the additional support of Couples Coaching Sessions

 

Contact me to Schedule Your Retreat

FAQS:

How do I schedule a Private Couples Retreat?

Contact me and we will discuss your relationship and scheduling needs.

Where is the Private Couples Retreat held?

Private Couples Retreats are conducted in the space that works best for you:

  • Online.  This options gives you the most flexibility to determine where YOU want to be during the Retreat.  Whether in your home, a luxurious resort, or a cozy get-away, you choose where you are and design the space so it’s most ideal for you.  This is also the lowest cost option.
  • My Location.  This option puts you in my hands, my space and is in-person.  Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, we meet in my home.  I realize this work is stressful, so I have designed the space to be both comfortable and peaceful.  The beautifully landscaped outdoors serve as an optional workspace, weather permitting.  See photos of the space here.  This is the higher priced option listed.
  • Your Location.  This option combines your choice of the Retreat location with the in-person option.   Whether you want to meet in the comforts of your home or an exotic destination, you are in control of where we meet and I will go to you.  This option is the most individualized and has additional costs incurred due to my travel. 

How much is the Couples Retreat?

The cost is dependent on if you choose attend for two or three days.

Two days is a total of 17 hours and is the equivalent of 4 months of weekly sessions.  This costs $3650 (online) or $3900 (in-person). 

Three days is a total of 24 hours and is the equivalent of 6 months of weekly sessions.  This costs $4700 (online) or $5200 (in-person).

**Meeting in-person at your location, will incur additional travel fees added to these prices.

Does my insurance pay for this?

Yes and no.  Although insurance may pay for the pre and post Retreat sessions, it does not pay for multi-hour days.  Ask me about out-of-network benefits and how to use your insurance, if this is a factor.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes.  Although a 50% deposit is due at the time of scheduling your Retreat, you may then portion out your payments as you wish.  The remainder of the balance is due one week before we meet.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes.  I accept check, debit, or credit cards.

Is there help after the Retreat?

Yes.  Every Private Retreat automatically has a follow-up session included.  Any couple that completes any of my Retreats may schedule optional Couples Coaching sessions (based on my scheduling availability) to improve your skills or maintain your momentum.

 

Take the first step to a better relationship–Contact me

You are ready to get serious about improving your relationship.

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