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Revised Passionate Marriage®
Couples Enrichment Weekends

Couples Enrichment Weekends for 2018 are now complete.
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For 2017 CEW location information and registration,
click here for
San Francisco, California (September 22-24, 2017)


For an overview of the approach used in this program, click here.


We've updated and enhanced our time-tested Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Program with the power of modern brain science. We're in the process of publishing our new book, Brain Talk, on interpersonal neurobiological therapy, which we've refined over the past 15 years. We've taken the most practical applications of this clinical wisdom and woven it into our empirically-validated three-day CEW.

From the outset, you'll learn about the brain science of "mind mapping" (making mental maps of your partner's mind), which goes on constantly in relationships. Tapping into this hidden dimension opens up whole new understandings of what's going on in your relationship. You'll also learn how partners become "mind blind" to underlying festering problems like extramarital affairs or relationship dissatisfactions.

couple photoIronically, this unique application of brain science helps couples establish whole new levels of honest communication. We've seen how this helps even the most entrenched couples make progress on "gridlocked" issues in short order, so come prepared for what can be a life-changing experience. You're very likely to come away with an entirely new picture of yourself, your partner, your relationship, and virtually all the important people in your life. You'll also have time to talk privately with your partner and immediately apply what you're learning.

If you're having sexual difficulties (as most couples eventually do), you'll be better able to resolve them in ways that really help your relationships. You'll also come away with ways to apply interpersonal neurobiology to create positive brain-change for you and your partner. If you're interested in deep satisfying peace in bed--as well as greater eroticism and intimacy--this new program has a lot to offer. (Sexual contact is not part of this workshop).

If you've previously attended one of our CEWs and requested a follow-up workshop, this new program is perfect for you! You'll find this program new and different, and at the same time, familiar in terms of enhancing differentiation and personal development to improve your relationship. We've also listened to therapists attending our recent professional workshops on our Mind-Mapping Therapy, who requested a couples program they could attend with a spouse.

In case you can't tell, we're really excited about our revised Couples Enrichment Program. Come prepared for a powerful experience, combining shocking new insights based on well-researched brain science, and new ways to find emotional peace with your partner. Open to couples of all sexual orientations, religions, and ethnicities.

The Revised CEW builds upon our traditional program:

How do sex and intimacy really unfold in marriage? The natural ebb of sex, desire, and intimacy can encourage divorce or help you and your marriage grow -- if you know how to use it. Popular but misguided beliefs about intimacy, sexual issues, and emotionally committed relationships send normal couples in the wrong direction for solutions. If you're interested in resolving marital issues and achieving sexual intimacy, Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekends can help alot!

A Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekend is a research-validated psycho-educational experience held over several days that addresses common-but-difficult problems in emotionally committed relationships. Open to married and unmarried couples of all sexual orientations. Participants say they enjoy being with other couples who are serious about improving their marriage and have taken time from their busy schedules to make their experience of intimacy and connection a top priority.

Follow-up research conducted by a major university has shown CEW participants become better differentiated--better able to “hold onto themselves” while dealing with their partners. Partners also become more intimate and have less relationship conflict. Sex becomes more relaxed, playful, and fun. They have more sexual desire, and function closer to their sexual potential.

couple photoWhat to Expect

Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekends offer stimulating presentations and explicit discussions of adult sexuality that help you understand the true nature of intimacy and sexuality in emotionally committed relationships. Many people tell us our program makes more sense about love, sex, intimacy, and marriage than anything they've ever heard--and disagrees with most things they've been taught to believe! Content covers developing your "relationship with yourself" while achieving sexual intimacy, and enhancing sexual desire, mutuality, and spirituality with your partner. Experiential activities each day help you apply these new ideas immediately with your partner.

Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekends focus on you as a couple and as individuals. This is not an encounter group. You won't be asked to disclose personal information or "work on your marriage" in front of other participants. In fact, you don't have to say a word publicly. However, participants say hearing other couples voluntarily discuss similar marital, sexual and intimacy issues in their own marriage helps them stop feeling bad about themselves. Nudity and public sexual behavior are neither required nor permitted. You can learn important things about sex and intimacy, and achieving your sexual potential with your clothes on and your feet on the floor.

Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekends are conducted in major metropolitan cities, allowing you to spend a romantic weekend in our conference hotel, or commute daily from home if you live nearby. We suggest you avoid other commitments during these evenings to pursue what you’ve started during the days with us. Workshop hotels are specifically chosen for an ambiance that enhances intimacy and in-depth reflection.

Time spent at a Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekend can increase your intimacy, connection, and marital fulfillment for a lifetime. Applying new understandings of yourself, your partner, and your relationship can powerfully improve your marriage. We've been impressed by the immediate impact Couples Enrichment Weekends have on attendees by stimulating greater intimacy, better sex, personal growth , and renewed marriage commitment. But even radically new ideas and insights can't resolve all marital and sexual issues in a weekend-- you do that after the Weekend by applying what you've learned.

 Couples desiring individual attention or more time to explore their issues should consider our fly-in Intensive Therapy Program.

For 2017 CEW location information and registration,
click here for
San Francisco, California (September 22-24, 2017)



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