Sometimes couples counseling isn’t all you need to get to the root of the problem.
When a couple isn’t making significant improvement within 3 to 5 sessions, we start to look for what else may be blocking progress. These “blocks” may be an undisclosed affair, limerence, addiction issues, or untreated mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or mood disorders.Almost all self-defeating behavior like this stems from pre-existing conditions – painful emotions and feelings resulting from childhood experiences.
These childhood experiences can impact our daily life and our ability to have healthy functioning interpersonal relationships. They can also distort our perception of ourselves and others and therefore can be a contributing factor to a couple’s on-going struggles. You must address self-defeating behaviors before your couple’s counseling will truly be effective with lasting changes.
Research shows that anything we experience in our developmental years from birth to 18 that is ‘less than nurturing’, can create deep trauma wounds capable of hindering us from maintaining functional relationships as adults.
“I wish every trauma victim could go through this workshop; the world would be a healthier, happier place.”
Some trauma is blatant and easily recognizable. Sexual and physical abuse are examples of blatant trauma, and we all know the horrible devastation they cause. Other trauma however, may be less obvious. It can look like subtle manipulation on unintentional neglect. It can also look like a “lack of” – a lack of affection, comfort, attention, or appropriate limits.
These more subtle abuse wounds are called “relational trauma” and they, too, have significant impact on our abilities to love ourselves and others – and to navigate our current relationships.
“I could not feel lighter, happier, or feel more positive about the outlook of my life.”
The 3-day Breaking Free workshop is for you if you experience any of the following:
- anger or rage issues
- depression and/or anxiety
- problems with emotional connection and intimacy in your relationship
- persistent feelings of hurt, rejection or loneliness in your relationships
- problems setting appropriate boundaries with others
- problems expressing yourself appropriately
- feelings of inferiority and uncertainty in your relationship
- perfectionist tendencies
- low self esteem
- any addiction issues including substances, food, sex, porn, gambling, gaming, etc.
- persistent fears of abandonment from your spouse, kids or friendships
- a pattern of choosing people to be in your life who are not good for you or you are currently in an abusive relationship
Our breaking free workshop has often been described as “transformational” and “life changing”, the equivalent of months, maybe years of therapy received in three powerful days.
Our 3-Day Breaking Free Workshop is an intensive, experiential process based on the pioneering research of Pia Mellody, Senior Fellow at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. During the workshop, participants will explore the origins of their relational trauma that occurred from birth to 18 years of age.
This childhood trauma workshop is for individuals (Looking for a Couples Workshop? (Click Here) is limited to a small group – usually 3 or 4 – and is facilitated by one of our most experienced therapists. The workshop provides a safe environment for participants to:
- Explore the origins of their relational trauma
- Identify and recognize their adaptive survival mechanisms
- Learn how to release negative emotions rooted in painful experiences
- Re-parent the parts of themselves that have been shamed, neglected or abandoned
- Reclaim their intrinsic worth
“From the first day to the end, truth is shared and care is given.”
The workshop is limited to small groups, no more than 5. It is done in three phases.
Cost is $1,800 – Does not include lodging or travel expenses.
50% required to reserve the spot. Balance must be paid 2 weeks before the actual date. Cancellations made up to two weeks of the workshop date are fully refundable less a 20% service fee. After that date, no refunds will be given but you may reschedule your workshop one time to a future date.
Where: Our offices in Richardson, TX
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
*Please note that these dates are subject to cancellation or change if the workshop does not have enough registered participants.
- January 17-19 (Closed)
- February 28- March 2 (Closed)
- March 28-30 (Closed)
- April 25-27 (Closed)
- May 16-18 (Closed)
- June 20-22 (Closed)
- July 11-13 (Closed)
- August 08-10 (Closed)
- September 19-21
- October 17-19
- November 14-16
- December 5-7
“I enjoyed my experience. It was difficult & draining but very healing.”
“Cannot put a price on healing.”
“You can’t put a value on the good help the workshop provided.”
“Felt safe, truly taught in clear manner with such knowledge, real life examples and great care.”
“The leader did an outstanding job of communicating skills to reconcile relationships and to heal wounds.”