Sometimes individual issues get in the way of making progress in couples therapy, and doing some intense personal therapy can really help make movement. This is why we offer weekend Intensives.
WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE?
An Intensive is a dynamic educational and experiential process, where participants learn to identify and address issues that have led to painful relationships. It is a structured weekend with 2-4 other individual clients (who do not know each-other coming into the weekend) and a trained therapist. The small group meets to do some deep childhood work, based on the empowering work of Pia Mellody.
The Intensive has four phases:
During this phase, participants will learn about the two forms of trauma: Abandonment and neglect, which is a parent being too far away or enmeshment, a parent being too close. Participants discover what kind and to what degree of trauma they got, and how it shows up today. Participants will begin to understand the relationship between the child and the adult as perceived by the child.
This phase consists of delving into the past and recollecting less-than-nurturing and/or abusive childhood experiences and identifying associated thinking and feelings.
In this phase, participants will re-experience childhood in a safe and nurturing environment. They will release painful emotions and begin to reclaim their rights and personal power through Inner Child and Feelings Reduction work.
ONGOING EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES
Lastly participants will receive a set of strategies, tools, and resources to make permanent these empowering principles in their daily lives.
Who is an Intensive good for?
- Men or women who find it difficult to connect with their emotional self
- Men or women whose partner complains that they are not meeting their needs
- Men or women who want to work through part of their past that may be keeping them stuck in their current relationships
What does an Intensive cost?
Generally an Intensive will not be covered by Insurance, so participants need to pay the full $899. Or, if they wish to make payments, they can take advantage of Parasail.