Life Giving Words (LGW) Workshops are highly interactive one-day events designed and facilitated by Robert Fair, LPC for couples who are married or are in a committed relationship.
LGW will help couples to:
Better understand biblical principles of communication as a means of connection-making
See Jesus in action as he communicated with others in ways that nurtured connection
Have an experience that is positive, memorable and confidence-building
Learn better ways of Self-Expression and better ways to Listen
Have a clear sense of next steps to further communication skills
Part 1 LGW will focus on helping couples develop the communication skills they need to successfully build their connection to one another.
Part 2 LGW will reinforce the learning of Part 1 and delve deeper into additional subjects beyond communication for couples, such as working through stress, forgiveness and issues related to physical intimacy and child-rearing.
LGW Workshops really work!!!
HMT-FR draws on the highly successful Hold Me Tight Program well-known to help couples create deeper and lasting connections to address the needs of couples who bear the unique “super-stress” of being 1st Responders.
HMT-FR is facilitated by professional therapists who are highly trained and deeply committed to emotionally focused couples therapy, and have an advanced clinical background in helping first responder couples work through issues like trauma and addictions.
HMT-FR walks couples through the 7 transformative conversations that capture the deepest elements of a love relationship and provides a path for couples to integrate these key elements into their relationship to create the kind of secure and lasting bond that fosters resilience even in the “super-stress.”
This workshop is designed to accommodate first responder couples of all cultural backgrounds.
Check back to see where and when the next Hold Me Tight for First Responders Couples Workshop will be offered! Coming in 2023!
About Created For Connection (CFC)
*CFC is a unique and powerful relationship weekend designed for couples looking for a workshop that takes a more faith-based perspective, and also helps the couples...
-better understand romantic love and the pivotal moves and moments that define a relationship.
-better understand their own and their partner's emotional responses and needs.
-be able to describe and control negative interactions/spirals that create pain and distance.
-be able to shape the positive moments of reaching and responding that create a secure bond.
CFC guides couples through a series of private conversations essential in strengthening their relationship. The 7 conversations are described in more detail in the book, *"Created For Connection" by Dr Sue Johnson with Kenny Sanderfer, copyright 2016. Although not necessary, it helps if couples pick up the book and familiarize themselves with the material before attending the workshop. It also helps to check out any of Sue Johnson's free videos on Youtube.
CFC is not intended to overload couples with knowledge, but rather focuses on providing a more experiential weekend that helps couples build their emotional presence and essential communication skills which strengthens their sense of closeness. The workshop is also focused on the essentials that couples need in order to sustain their closeness beyond the workshop weekend.
As facilitator, I try to create a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where couples can feel supported in their attempts to create a better and more secure bond with their partner. In this process, couples learn to move beyond their negative responses and shape more open, flexible and positive responses with their partner. There is also a co-facilitator and other support persons available to each couple as they move through the workshop material.
It is not necessary for couples to be married to register for this workshop. No childcare is provided.
The next Created For Connection Workshop is scheduled for Nov 18-19 2022 at Providence Church, West Chester, PA. To register, go to:
Workshops are currently being scheduled. Please check back often to find a workshop located near you!
"I was looking for ways/tools to navigate through tough conversations with my partner. I not only got those tools, but I was able to recognize the toxic dance that I get into with my partner..."
"I can be skeptical about workshops...always wondering if they are truly biblical and not just generic fluff...this was a great one!"
"We had some great conversations acknowledging, apologizing for, and accepting things we've done...We have a new awareness of the deeper emotions and raw spots."
"The way the conversations were constructed made it easy for us to communicate our emotions to each other in a clear way without conflict."
"We were really able to go deep and understand each other just a little more and I feel great about it!"
"I know that my husband and I will benefit from this workshop because we know "the terrain" better than ever before. We've attended other workshops/conferences on marriage, but this is the only one where I felt like we both had the proper time and guidance in digging deeper."