This Cancer-Affected Couples Workshop was specifically designed for couples who struggle with cancer. The stability of cancer-affected couple’s relationship may be profoundly impacted during the cancer process. In this workshop you will learn to resolve any conflict and learn to re-connect in a safer way.
Online Hold Me Tight Cancer-Affected Couples
Hold Me Tight Workshop for Cancer-Affected Couples
Most fights arise from feeling emotionally disconnected. Beneath the anguish couples want to know, " Are you there for me"?
The quality of Cancer-Affected Couple’s relationship may be profoundly impacted during cancer. A cancer diagnosis and the accompanying fears sometimes disrupt relationships, creating confusion and difficulties. During and after attending this workshop your reactions will begin to make sense. Couples will learn how to slow down, how to be more connected emotionally and communicate in a healthier way.
There is a need to include the couple when one of the members experience cancer. It is demonstrated that partners of cancer patients could experience even higher levels of psychological symptoms than their cancer partners (Penalba, 2019). These negative effects are clearly stressors on a couple’s relationship and not just the affected individual. However, clinical work typically focuses on the cancer patient and rarely on both partners.
Couples will learn how to connect with their own needs and how to share with their partner. Couples will begin to address the issues that have been difficult to discuss, such as uncertainty, fear of dying, sexuality, intimacy, body image, etc. From this workshop, couples will earn the benefits of a secure and connected relationship.
We have identified the code of love. Now, we know what a good relationship looks and feels like. For the first time, we have a map that can guide us in creating, healing and sustaining a healthy relationship. In this workshop you will learn the necessary tools to reconnect again.
This ONLINE workshop enters presentations, couples’ activities, and videos and that will help couples to navigate their relationship with confidence. This workshop is based on Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy and her book, Hold Me Tight®.
This experiential couples workshop " Hold Me Tight® is scientifically tested in the USA. It is based on science that revives and repairs relationships and helps couples reconnect.
Cancer is not yours to suffers through, but ours to heal together
Hold Me Tight® is an intimate relationship work-based program developed by Dr. Susan Johnson. Dr. Johnson is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of couples therapy. Research shows that their work, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), helps 75% of couples move from a place of disconnection or loneliness to one of connection and closeness. Better yet, 90% of these couples kept their connection over time! International publications show positive results in more than 20 studies with couples therapy focused on emotions
If you're just starting your relationship and want to know how to do it right ... If you've been together for a while and just need a tune-up ... If you've lost that special connection and want to get it back ... If you've tried marriage counseling before without success ... Even if you are thinking about getting divorced ...consider joining the program
The Workshop is taught by two professionals specialized and trained in this technique. This workshop will be completely online through ZOOM and consists of three fundamental conversations to improve the bond in the couple. Each conversation will have two stages: a theoretical content about love and a practical one guiding the couple to conversations. The theoretical content willl be taught altogether. Meanwhile, break out rooms will be used for couples' conversations to ensure comfort and intimacy. The couple will work PRIVATELY and in a safe space to develop the conversation. Couples will go through conversations throughout the encounters and the professionals will be available throughout the process to assist and guide you.
There will be NO asking for sharing experiences if they do not want to. That is, couples will not share any of the intimacy of their conversations with other couples.
Do we end up speaking about our relationship issues in public?
All the exercises are done privately. There are periodic check-ins throughout the encounter where couples can share about how it’s going for them. Sharing is optional and limited after the exercises. No one is expected to share any of their personal challenges or revelations.
Any other question? Please contact me at
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This workshop is for all couples where one of them is or has experienced cancer. Cancer-Affected Couples workshop is for couples who have a couple commitment, regardless of the length of the relationship, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Modality: Three meetings 3 hours blocks
CENTRAL TIME USA
Dates and times: Friday December 4th 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday December 5th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday December 6th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Online Zoom- HIPPA compliant
Cost: $240 Per Couple. Early registration before October 15th $210
Space is limited since we want to create an intimate experience.Workbooks can be sent via mail or email. Early registration is recommended.
See workshop schedule below.
Workshop presented by : Valentina Penalba, LMFT, PhD and Wanda Garner, LMFT as an invited Specialist.
Valentina is specialized in working with couples and cancer and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Wanda is certified and supervisor in EFT.
Due to COVID-19 some couples may be willing to join but may be under some financial difficulties. We deeply understand. Please email us and we will do our best to accommodate your situation.
If necessary, we offer a 15-minute meeting with each couple some time before the workshop starts in order to answer any technological or clinical questions.
Valentina has a PhD in Medical Family Therapy and has been working for more than 25 years with couples. She is trained in EFT.
Wanda is a Licensed in Marriage and Family therapist, certified Emotionally Focused Therapy and Supervisor and accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapist III
Valentina and Wanda, therapists focused on emotions, will present the basic points of the New Science of love. They will also help you understand and change the negative patterns that cause distress and disconnection. They will help you walk a path of reconnection and emotional healing.
You will also see videos of couples caught in conflict and the path they travel to overcome obstacles, pain and regain reconnection. This program focuses on health, resilience, and growth.
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