Mastering The Mysteries of Love*
Being truly vulnerable with loved ones can be either one of the more challenging experiences of our lives or one of our most comforting experiences ever felt. We strive to create a caring environment for couples and partners to strengthen and enrich their relationship. Our streamlined adaptation of the Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML) program developed by IDEALS is dedicated to fostering your successful use of communication and problem solving skills. MML is based upon 40 years of research that have been shown to help relationships work through the most difficult hurdles and complex circumstances. Couples, whether engaged, newlywed, or marriage for years, will have the opportunity to increase relationship satisfaction, resolve ongoing problems, and learn how to ensure the longevity of their relationship. Many couples on the brink of divorce have found their way back to happiness and success from this program.
By developing a greater understanding of how our neurology functions we gain a better understanding of ourselves and appreciation of others. This program will afford you the opportunity to learn of your interpersonal relationship style, qualities of successful relationships, changes/cycles within a relationship, topics worth negotiating and resolution of issues. You and your partner will also learn how to increase relationship equity and personal responsibility to the relationship, how to recognize the good intentions of others, how to respect differences between you and your partner, and how to manage emotional responses.
Bringing Baby Home
Bringing Baby Home is a research-based workshop prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time.
Trauma impacts growth and success in all areas of a person’s life, with over 66% of our population experiencing at least one adverse childhood experience and 20% experiencing three or more. Traumatized persons have difficulty in school and developing and maintaining healthy relationships, experience increased health problems, struggle with employment, require use of community services to deal with their pain and populate our criminal justice system. Without awareness of how to address trauma in our community-based agencies services can inadvertently continue their injury. This two-day Brain Train program will focus on an organizational strategy and individual interventions.
*Please note that classes we offer are not intended for and may cause additional harm to couples who are risk or engage in physical altercations (for example, pinching to inflict pain, slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, etc.) or who otherwise use means to extort, manipulate, coerce, or exert power, whether mutual or by one person because you may be experiencing a precursor to or actual domestic violence. Seek assistance via WEAVE support hotline at 916-920-2952.