Couples' Communication Retreat
July 2017
Warren Farrell

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Couples' Communication Retreat

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July 07, 2017 – July 09, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-2702-182
Teacher:
Warren Farrell
Tuition:
$400
Plus accommodations
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Description

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and the love fades. Raising children and dealing with money magnifies the problems even as those problems become the reason couples stay together. The result? Couples often remain legally married but psychologically divorced—in a minimum-security-prison marriage.

The biggest culprit in this dynamic is defensiveness. Active listening is a good solution, but is rarely used. Warren Farrell developed Cinematic Immersion, a method that enables couples to actively listen to their partner without feeling defensive. As couples learn how to emotionally experience “criticism” as love, they simultaneously learn the art and discipline of appreciating their partner.

After the workshop, free ongoing group conference calls with Farrell allow the group to continually remove barriers and inspire each other.

This workshop is for couples. A couple is any two people who have a history together—parent-child, siblings, married or divorced parents, for instance—and who want a future with improved communication.

More Information

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say: Destroying Myths, Creating Love by Warren Farrell
  • Father and Child Reunion by Warren Farrell
Schedule
FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers
Warren Farrell

Warren Farrell, PhD, is the author of seven books including the best-selling Why Men Are the Way They Are and Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say. warrenfarrell.com