Couples Communication Skills

img6 Week Couples Communication Skills Groups

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PART I: You and your partner learn to: (1) communicate together more effectively, (2) make better decisions together, (3) create faster, better resolutions to conflict, and (4) increase satisfaction as you strengthen your relationship. 

PART II You and your partner learn to: (1) develop greater ability to use skills for bridging to one another, (2) make more mutually satisfying decisions, (3) enjoy deeper intimacy, and (4) build a more committed and confident future together.

Groups are forming for the fall and winter. They are limited to six couples, register to save your space. Cost: $75 weekly

Next Group: August 
Wednesdays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Who should attend?

  • Married couples
  • Engaged couples
  • Dating couples wanting to improve communication

What you can expect to learn:

  • Learn to communicate in a safe, healthy manner
  • Gain an understanding of how you interpret information and how to gain a shared meaning in conversations
  • Increase listening skills
  • Learn conflict resolution skills
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of how your partner’s perceptions and communication style vary from your own
  • Learn how family life stages impacts communication
  • Learn to capitalize on the support and feedback of partner
  • Learn to work together in reducing distress, anxiety, depression
  • Understand ways poor communication has impacted your relationship over time
  • Increase energy level and self-esteem
  • Accentuate positive attitudes and beliefs about your partner
  • Develop a plan for appropriate sharing of feelings
  • Increase general level of satisfaction within the relationship
  • Provide and receive feedback from group members

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