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Communication Skills Class: The Hold Me Tight Program: Seven Conversations for Building Connection and Overcoming Conflict.

July 26th, 2012


 Looking to improve your communication skills?

Oakland Couples Counseling is pleased to announce the Fall 2012, The Hold Me Tight Program: Seven Conversations for Building Connection and Overcoming Conflict.

 

This “communication skills” class is designed to help couples examine what goes wrong in their attempts to communicate with each other and how to move from arguments to intimacy.

 

The class uses Sue Johnson’s book, Hold Me Tight; Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. (Required text.) Dedicating each evening to a chapter in Sue’s book, the class will examine a new understanding of love that breaks from the belief that needing support, acceptance and understanding from one’s partner is somehow “wrong” or “bad.” Instead, new science studies will be presented demonstrating how the quality of connection that exists between two people has dramatic affects on health, stress, and longevity.

 

Based on this new model of love and health, the class will help couples determine how they “get off track” when they argue and give them the skills to communicate in a much more meaningful and productive manner.

 

  • Learn how your communication goes off track.
  • Identify the raw spots and triggers in your relationship.
  • Discover the deeper feelings and needs beneath the arguments.
  • Learn what makes your partner tick and how to deal with hurt feelings
  • Build a greater sense of confidence, security, and trust in your relationship
  • Improve your ability to connect emotionally, intellectually, and sexually.
  • Create a shared vision of the future together.

 

For more information about this class you can visit the workshop page of my website. Or, contact me directly at 510 499-7137, or at ctoondermft [at] gmail.com.

 

The Hold Me Tight Program: Seven Conversations for Building Connection and Overcoming Conflict program is eight weeks long. Classes run from 7:00 to 9:00 every Thursday night from September 20th thru November 8th, 2012

 

Classes are held at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center
 2940 Webster Street, Oakland.

 

The Hold Me Tight Program: Seven Conversations for Building Connection and Overcoming Conflict program is not for couples struggling with domestic violence, affairs, or severe mental health issues.

 

Happy New Year!

January 10th, 2012

Happy New Year!

I am pleased to announce three new social media services beginning this year.
First of all welcome to my blog, “Improving Your Relationship: Communication Skills for Couples.” This blog will be dedicated to providing relational advise on communication skills, managing arguments, and enhancing love.

You may also view videos on relationship skills on my You Tube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/CraigToonderMFT

Finally, for quotes and thoughts of the week please follow me on Twitter at @CraigToonder.

Sincerely,

Craig Toonder, MFT