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.