Started in July 2018
Bellevue Alliance Church, Bellevue, Ohio and The Chapel, North Campus, Sandusky, Ohio
"We are created to be connected beings; through the understanding of the science of love and the wisdom of faith we can learn how to be securely connected." – Sue Johnson
"A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick." – Brené Brown
The Created for Connection Workshop applies Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a science-based system of therapy, to facilitate positive relational outcomes in adult couples. EFT is a well-researched and effective model of treatment. According to the American Psychological Association, 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and as much as 90% show significant improvement in their relationships when utilizing this approach.
Facilitators will introduce and explain relationship science based on material associated with Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy work. (We strongly suggest that you read Created for Connection prior to attending the workshop.)
Couples will be able to work with each other and practice material learned with as much assistance from facilitators as is comfortable.
There is no pressure to share with the group, and all practice work will be with your partner.
*Created for Connection workshops are not for couples in extreme distress; this would include current abuse, active addiction, or current/ongoing infidelity. Please contact our office for counseling specific to these situations.
January 25-26, 2019 at The Chapel, Sandusky
March 1-2, 2019 at Bellevue Alliance Church
May 17-18, 2019 at The Chapel, Sandusky
July 19-20, 2019 at Bellevue Alliance Church
Friday 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Snacks and refreshments provided – lunch on your own Saturday
Registration Fee: $400 early registration, $450 within 2 weeks of workshop, $500 week of workshop
*Cancellation policy – 2 weeks prior to workshop you’ll receive refund minus a $50 processing fee. With less than 2 weeks notice you will receive a credit for a future workshop.
Carolyn Wenner MA, LPCC-S & Shelley Burns MSW, LSW have completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy’s approved programs. This includes an Externship and Core Skills training in pursuit of obtaining certification in this model of therapy.