These programs are valuable tools that can help you on your way to personal healing and stronger relationships. I hope you take time to research and identify which method or program is best for you.
An Adventure in Intimacy
Learn effective communication skills, “dissolve” relational frustrations, and rekindle passionate connection at Hedy and Yumi Schleifer’s couples retreat, called the Adventure In Intimacy.
Fee: Varies contact Hedy + Yumi Schleifer at 305-604-0010
The mission of Prepare Enrich is to equip marriage champions, couples, and families with evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships. Their values include:
- Service - Our passion to empower you
- Quality - Prioritizing professionalism and attention to detail
- Partnership - Embracing opportunities to collaborate
- Generosity - Operating out of a mindset of abundance
- Teamwork - Working toward a common purpose
More than 4,000,000 couples have prepared for marriage or enriched their relationship through taking the P/E assessment and working with a Certified Facilitator. The assessment itself has been proven to improve relationship satisfaction; however there is something extraordinary about the relationship a Facilitator develops with a couple that truly helps the couple grow more than they would on their own.
The Living Course
TLC is a three-day weekend course that motivates its participants to identify, address, and manage critical issues so they can live happier lives through the experience of unconditional love. It is a unique personal development experience in a group setting which provides an in-depth look into one's basic emotions of anger, sadness, fear and shame and how they represent our old childhood issues.
Fee: Contact Personal Development Community Organization at 561-495-1983
At ChoiceCenter, your goals and vision for success are at the heart of our curriculum. Our leadership classes are tailored to achieve your goals. You'll learn how to make those dreams a reality by working with a personal coach for 100 days in Leadership Legacy. You’ll be engaged in a variety of activities and exercises that create a direct experience, followed by reflection and feedback, which increases knowledge, develops your skills and clarifies values. Similar to how you learned to ride a bike or swim, experiential learning lasts a lifetime.
Fee: Varies $595-$2797 see programs costs on website
Bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life. Create power, freedom, full self-expression, and peace of mind for your future. The Landmark Forum is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life—in just three days. These shifts are the direct cause for a new and unique kind of freedom and power—the freedom to be at ease and the power to be effective in the areas that matter most to you: the quality of your relationships, the confidence with which you live your life, your personal productivity, your experience of the difference you make, your enjoyment of life.
Fee: Varies $480+ see program costs on website
The ManKind Project has three decades of proven success in hosting life-changing experiential personal development programs for men. MKP supports a global network of free peer-facilitated men's groups as well as leadership programs that support men in leading lives of integrity, authenticity, and service.
The ManKind Project is a nonprofit organization that strives to develop emotionally mature, powerful, compassionate, and purpose-driven men to help heal some of our society's deepest wounds.
The ManKind Project helps men through any transition, those at all levels of success and facing almost any challenge. Their flagship training is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available: New Warrior Training Adventure.
Fee: Free men's groups. Training costs vary call 1-800-870-4611
Woman Within in a nonprofit community that offers programs to help women understand and embrace all parts of themselves. Women Within offers weekend retreats carefully designed to help women find and access their inner power, clearly see who they are and what they want out of life. The weekend offers a series of experiential activities, guided meditations and individual and group exercises. They also offer women’s groups that are typically free where women can express their thoughts and feelings and be heard by other women seeking personal growth. Most circles meet on a weekly basis for 2-3 hours (decided on by circle) for a journey to deepen self-awareness and wisdom, a place to de-stress, and a place to be you.
Join a circle by contacting your region. Each region has a woman to support women to find a circle for them.
Fee: Free women's groups. Training cost vary $315+. See upcoming events.
Dr. Lucia Capacchione
Inner child work is critical as it reconnects us with a wounded element of ourselves: the child within. When we reconnect with this fragmented part of ourselves, we can begin to discover the root of many of our fears, phobias, insecurities and sabotaging life patterns. This is where the true healing happens!
Likely, you’ll be surprised by what you discover through inner child work. Instead of simply looking at a symptom of your pain, you’ll go right to the core and reveal when a fear, phobia or certain life pattern first began. Dr. Capacchione’s methods are being used worldwide for treating addictions, trauma, and childhood abuse. Many of her books are used as texts in courses on art therapy, psychology, writing and art, career development, applied creativity and brain balancing.
“Journaling is about looking at the past, being introspective about the present and also about being imaginative about the future,” says Capaccinione.
Imago therapy works on self-transformation through understanding the connections between frustrations experienced in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. Example: If you frequently felt criticized as a child, you will likely be sensitive to any criticism from your partner. The same goes for abandonment, smothering, neglect, etc.
This creates a lot of tension in relationships and makes you wonder if you chose the right person. But when you can truly understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more emphatically you can begin to heal yourself and your relationship, and move toward a deeper and connected relationship.
Created by expert Dr. Harville Hendrix, Imago Relationships International hosts a variety of workshops that offer tools on communication and personal and relationship growth.
Watch a video on Imago therapy
Fee: Varies, visit here to see upcoming events and fees
Marriage encounters is a very affordable, short and effective way to develop communication skills and improve your marriage. Presentations and activities allow one to examine themselves, their behaviors and attitudes and their relationship with their spouse and God. Communication tools are taught on the weekend helping couples connect in healthy, constructive ways on areas that can deepen their intimacy and connectedness.
Marriage Encounter Weekends have been given in the US since 1967. Decades of research, planning and tried and true wisdom have gone into the content of the weekend workshops. All sharing and activities are private between spouses. This is not a weekend to solve problems but to help couples in good marriages communicate even better.
Workshops are offered throughout the US and Canada in English, Spanish, French and Korean languages. Though Marriage Encounters is Catholic, weekends are for husband and wife couples of all denominations and mixed faiths.
Upcoming workshops: http://www.wwme.org/find-a-weekend
Fee: $50-$200 and optional donation
Tapping, A Daily Self-Development Technique
Tapping is a simple and scientifically proven effective natural healing method that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping helps you let go of issues you are dealing with such as chronic physical pain, trauma, anxiety, addictions, or just feeling empty inside and find in inner peace and emotional wholeness.
While Tapping is fairly new to the health and wellness field, the healing technique is based off of Eastern medicine practices from over 5,000 years ago. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques that utilize the body’s energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power while addressing emotional issues. Tapping has been found to significantly improve or even eliminate conditions that hospital treatments, medication and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately deal with. Scientific studies done at Harvard Medical School verify these assertions finding that the brain’s stress and fear response – which is controlled by an almond-shaped part of your brain called the amygdala – could be lessened by stimulating the meridian points used in acupuncture, acupressure, and of course, tapping.
For more information visit: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is- eft-tapping/
Also, look at Tapping Solution LLC CEO Nick Orter http://www.nickortner.com/about/
Brothers on a Road Less Traveled is an international, non-profit, interfaith fellowship that provides peer support, education and outreach to adults — primarily men who experience same-sex attractions (or related issues) and who choose to address those attractions in ways that align with their own personal faith, values, morals, beliefs and life goals.
It is a peer-led, volunteer-based, faith-affirming community that respects the inherent and equal worth, dignity, equal rights, and free will of each individual, regardless of their sexuality or how they may choose to express or address it in their own lives.
Fee: Programs vary. $650 for three-day weekend retreat with discounts available
Materials to Download
Inner Child Healing MP3
Healing Your Inner Child meditations will help you discover your true self and experience greater peace.
1 - Introduction to healing your Inner Child
2 - Healing Your Inner Child meditation 1: Embracing your Inner Child
3 - Healing Your Inner Child meditation 2: Resolvoing relationships with loved ones
Meditations & Affirmations MP3
Meditations & Affirmations will help you heal and fulfill your true potential:
Introduction 1 - Healing your heart, mind, and body
2 - God's love affirmations: 1
3 - God's love affirmations: 2
4 - Resolving present-day conflicts
5 - Creating your ideal self