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Secrets of Great Relationships

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

The biggest mistake that many people make is not that they expect too much from their relationships but rather they desire too little.

Having a great relationship means more than just staying together. A true partnership is a means through which our deepest longings are awakened and ultimately realized. And unless we enjoy trust, intimacy, caring, and love with our partner, we are sharing an arrangement, not a true partnership.

Join Linda Bloom, LCSW, and Charlie Bloom, MSW—esteemed authors and therapists who have been in practice together for more than 40 years—to strengthen and transform your relationship.

You will learn:

  • The unique qualities that exceptional relationships embody
  • A variety of means for developing security, pleasure, intimacy, and fun in your partnership
  • How to overcome the inevitable differences that arise in all committed partnerships
  • Practices to deepen the quality of your connection.

This weekend, you and your partner will engage in new ways of relating that promote co-creativity, unconditional acceptance, and spiritual awakening. In addition to enjoying a weekend away together, you will take home tools for enduring love and intimacy.

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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.

Register

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

The biggest mistake that many people make is not that they expect too much from their relationships but rather they desire too little.

Having a great relationship means more than just staying together. A true partnership is a means through which our deepest longings are awakened and ultimately realized. And unless we enjoy trust, intimacy, caring, and love with our partner, we are sharing an arrangement, not a true partnership.

Join Linda Bloom, LCSW, and Charlie Bloom, MSW—esteemed authors and therapists who have been in practice together for more than 40 years—to strengthen and transform your relationship.

You will learn:

  • The unique qualities that exceptional relationships embody
  • A variety of means for developing security, pleasure, intimacy, and fun in your partnership
  • How to overcome the inevitable differences that arise in all committed partnerships
  • Practices to deepen the quality of your connection.

This weekend, you and your partner will engage in new ways of relating that promote co-creativity, unconditional acceptance, and spiritual awakening. In addition to enjoying a weekend away together, you will take home tools for enduring love and intimacy.

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

  • 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.

  • Celebrate your relationship by taking this retreat together, leaving behind the usual tasks and obligations of daily life to make new memories in a relaxed environment with breathtaking scenery and deliciously prepared food.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

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

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
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.
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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