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Start Right, Stay Connected

04 Nov 2017 | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Engaged… Newly married… thinking of going in that direction? Whether you are preparing to be married, newly married or committing to a long-term relationship, you’ll want to Start Right and Stay Connected. Here is an opportunity for you to get the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the challenges of marriage.  This is a one-day (9am – 6pm) workshop intended to help your committed relationship last.  We believe the smarter you start your partnership, the stronger your connection will be. You will
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Contemplative Communication

07 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Can you find God through good communication?  Developing good communication is often thought of as learning a set of skills.  Yet is it that simple?  Communication problems are often seen at the core of many of society’s ills.  It’s the number one reason couples seek marriage counseling, it is foundational in family conflict, and it is evident in the lack of discourse in our political landscape. In this workshop, we’ll explore the emotional barriers that betray our attempts at real communication.  We’ll delve into
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How to Survive & Thrive with A Mentally Ill Loved One

12 Sep 2017 | 07:00 pm
The 33rd annual educational series, “How to Survive and Thrive with a Mentally Ill Relative” returns for 2017 this fall in Pasadena. Co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Pacific Clinics, this series provided state of the art education on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and PTSD, plus helpful family roles and skills in promoting recovery. Sept. 12:  Understanding Bipolar Disorder Sept. 19:  Understanding Schizophrenia Sept. 26:  Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – E is for EGO

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next three will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving ...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – P is for Past

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next two will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving in communication.  Learn...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – A is for Amygdala

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next two will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving in communication.  Learn...
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Contemplative Dating

                     Is online dating right for me?  Why can’t I find the right person?  Why do I always end up with a partner who is so needy?… so distant?   If God wants me to love, why does he make it so hard?  Does he want me to be single? The world of modern romance is...
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The Imago Dialogue: Empathy (Step 3)

Over the month of June, I will provide a series of blogs on the Imago Dialogue.  The first blog will introduce the dialogue, and the following three will detail its steps – mirroring, validation, and empathy.  The dialogue is a powerful communication tool that can transform your...
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