What are Couples Retreats?
Couples Retreats are an excellent opportunity to take time out to reconnect with your partner. In our time-strapped world, many couples find that juggling all the roles and responsibilities can leave them with little time for ‘Us’.
Couples can end up putting more time into their children or work, and forget that a relationship needs time, skill and nurturing, just like anything else important.
During the retreat, you will learn the skills and attitudes to explore the blocks getting in the road, and how to move forward to create a conscious, succulent and sustainable relationship that you might only have dreamed of.
The goal is to move you from Surviving to Thriving.
Where are retreats held?
Couples Retreats are held in a private residence in the beautiful town of Bellingen on the mid north coast of NSW. Address given on confirmation.
Who is your Facilitator?
Sessions are facilitated by your LoveCoach, Frances Amaroux, BA Psych. - who has over 25 years of experience working with singles and couples – both as a counsellor and coach. See more: http://www.lovecoaching.com/about/
How it works…
If I haven’t met you previously, or you have any questions – we can schedule a ½ hour FREE skype or phone intro session.
1. At least 1 week prior to the Retreat, I would like you both to do the Prepare-Enrich online inventory.
You will separately receive an email that gives you all the instructions to fill in the inventory online.
This will provide an excellent, scientifically validated self-report description of your relationship. For more info see http://www.prepare-enrich.com.
The inventory costs $50 and will be included in your invoice.
2. You will also be invited to answer some other questions. Please email your responses to me at least 3 days prior to your attendance.
How long do Retreat sessions last?
Each retreat is designed to suit you and your time availability and budget.
LONG WEEKEND EXAMPLE:
Arrive Friday afternoon for your first session.
2 sessions on Saturday and 1 or 2 on Sunday
Each session lasts 2 hours and usually involves ‘homework’ in between, or just quality time to hang out together and see the sights in beautiful Bellingen.
Each day has 2 sessions – usually at the beginning and end of the day. Times are negotiable.ie 10:00am – 12:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Together or Separate?
Sessions are usually together, tho if necessary, we negotiate to have solo sessions
Follow Up Sessions
To ensure your learning is integrating nicely, there is also a minimum of 5 follow-up sessions of 1.5 hours. These would be at either weekly or fortnightly intervals, and agreed to at the end of your Retreat.
These can be either as a couple or solo.
We can alternate between face-to-face sessions in Sydney and Skype/Phone sessions.
There is a wonderful array of accommodation in the Bellingen area. See here for some possibilities
The hourly rate is $150ph $300 per 2 hour session
Prepare Enrich Inventory $50.00
We can design the amount of sessions to suit your availability.
An invoice will be emailed on confirmation of your attendance.
Payment is made in advance, and either by Credit Card (you call me and I take your payment over the phone) or Direct Credit into a bank account.
With follow-up sessions, payment is made at the beginning of each session, or 24 hours prior if Skype sessions.
"Our weekend with you was enlightening, confronting, emotional and very positive! Much gratitude to you.
...... & I worked on our Mission Statement on the drive back to Sydney yesterday.
Last night we also had our FIRST CLEARING MEETING!! We purchased some lovely candles in Bellingen before leaving and we have the ideal Sacred Space which allows NO distractions and privacy! I feel really good that we could kick start the program without too much delay!
We also prepared our Love Jars last night and I'm very pleased to say that I've already carried out the first of ....... wishes!!!!!
I appreciate your guidance in helping us find the way forward to a loving, supportive & nurturing marriage."