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Secrets of Great Relationships

7.5 CE Hours available

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

“For one human being to love another, that is the most difficult of all of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, for which all other work is but preparation.” —Rainer Maria Rilke

Having a great relationship means more than just staying together. Unless our patients enjoy trust, intimacy, caring and love with their partner, they are sharing an arrangement, and not a true partnership.

The biggest mistake that many people make is not in expecting too much from their relationship, but in desiring too little. A true partnership can not only provide security, pleasure, intimacy and fun, but can be a means through which our deepest longings are awakened and ultimately realized.

In this workshop, we will examine the unique qualities that exceptional relationships embody and identify the various means through which it is possible to develop and integrate those qualities and experiences into our lives. We will also identify ways of helping our patients effectively deal with differences and managing conflict in their relationships. In addition, we will identify and engage practices that can transform the quality of connection in ways that promote co-creativity, unconditional acceptance, and spiritual awakening.

You will learn:

  • Formulate interventions with couples that promote greater understanding and non-defensive listening
  • Describe the technology of conflict management.
  • Define the nature of one’s “work” in regard to creating a context for respectful and honest relatedness.
  • Explain the power of repair efforts with examples of various types of repairs when breakdowns occur in relationships.
  • Identify the conditions and essential ingredients that make up a committed partnership

Linda and Charlie Bloom, LCSW, MSW

June 9 - 11, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

CE Credits available

$310 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

“For one human being to love another, that is the most difficult of all of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, for which all other work is but preparation.” —Rainer Maria Rilke

Having a great relationship means more than just staying together. Unless our patients enjoy trust, intimacy, caring and love with their partner, they are sharing an arrangement, and not a true partnership.

The biggest mistake that many people make is not in expecting too much from their relationship, but in desiring too little. A true partnership can not only provide security, pleasure, intimacy and fun, but can be a means through which our deepest longings are awakened and ultimately realized.

In this workshop, we will examine the unique qualities that exceptional relationships embody and identify the various means through which it is possible to develop and integrate those qualities and experiences into our lives. We will also identify ways of helping our patients effectively deal with differences and managing conflict in their relationships. In addition, we will identify and engage practices that can transform the quality of connection in ways that promote co-creativity, unconditional acceptance, and spiritual awakening.

You will learn:

  • Formulate interventions with couples that promote greater understanding and non-defensive listening
  • Describe the technology of conflict management.
  • Define the nature of one’s “work” in regard to creating a context for respectful and honest relatedness.
  • Explain the power of repair efforts with examples of various types of repairs when breakdowns occur in relationships.
  • Identify the conditions and essential ingredients that make up a committed partnership

Faculty Bio

Linda and Charlie Bloom, LCSW, MSW

Married since 1972, Linda Bloom, LCSW, and Charlie Bloom, MSW, have been working with groups, individuals, couples, and organizations to enhance the quality of their relationships and communication skills for more than 40 years.

With master‰’s degrees in clinical social work, they have lectured, led seminars, and provided consultation at universities and learning institutes throughout the world. Their organization, Bloomwork, is dedicated to promoting healthy, fulfilling, and successful relationships for individuals, couples, and organizations.

In addition to their academic and professional training, their expertise in the field of relationships stems from experience in the crucible of their own committed partnership of more than four decades.

Their best-selling book, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last has sold more than 100,000 copies and been translated into numerous languages. They are also the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love, and Happily Ever After . . . and 39 Other Myths about Love.

 

Why Attend

  • Help your patients:

    Elevate your relationship to the height of intimacy, pleasure, and trust.

  • Co-create a connection that deepens over time by learning the typical pitfalls between couples and how to navigate them if they arise.

  • Develop a higher degree of attunement and sensitivity towards others.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    June 9:
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Discuss Reveal-Conceal, Express-Repress, Accept-Reject. Connect-Protect. Refer to the couples we interviewed for our second book.
    Fast track to enlightenment, Learning lab, participation, recognition of the value for me in creating an exemplary relationship.
    Beginner’s mind, confidentiality, commitment, responsibility. Both people are responsible for creating the conditions of trust to fact the incompeletions.
    Score 1-10 on responsibility scale.
    Linda will personal share about the workaholic years, by making Monday count.
    Exercise: Student Introductions
    Handout on Reveal Conceal

    June 10
    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes
    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30AM-11:30 AM: Incompletions and Competing Commitments. Work is the Invisible addiction, Mention the Five Regrets of the Dying
    Conflict-T-up-money, sex, power, childrearing, in-laws, connection and autonomy.
    Conflict Demo: Unfair Fight-Group Exercise
    Sharing about skillful and unskillful means
    Wrap up.
    Handout on Conflict
    Emotional Intimacy (small amount of sexual intimacy) Ex: 0 to 10 overall level of well-being or not. Handout on Intimacy

    Lunch/Break: 11:30 AM – 2:45 PM

    2:45 to 4:45PM:
    IDD is Intimacy Deficiency Disorder
    T-up to Teacher Student-What I Love About You
    Demo, Exercise: Gratitude, Sharing
    Handouts on Secrets

    June 11
    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes
    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Free time
    9:30 AM – 11:30AM:
    Linda lead check in, include what is your take away?
    any Other Questions
    Exercise: What we’re taking home
    Sharing
    Evaluations
    Previews of coming attractions:
    1. Email List for Booster shot once a month
    2. Join us on Facebook
    3. Phone counseling and Skype
    4. Our books and DVD-a good resource to keep your gains going
    5. 250 blogs on the web-all free
    6. The Hidden Gifts of the Shadow Santa Cruz will be April 8
    7. Trips: We have gone on 13 international exotic trips, 7 to Bali, 2 to Mexico, Panchu Pichu Peru, Bhutan, Cuba and in 2016 New Zealand. In 2018 possibly India.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    CEs Available

    CE Hours and CME are available and included in tuition. (Hi Ramona, I don’t have any info on number of CMEs for this course-where to find?)

    This course has been approved for 7.5 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    For questions or concerns, please email Ramona.Kelly@1440.org, Programming Department.

     

     

  • Special Interest to

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors. All Levels.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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