Getting the Love You Want
Couples Educational Weekend Workshop
What is the Getting The Love You Want couples workshop?
Getting The Love You Want is a two day workshop to help you understand your relationship better and become more closely connected as a result.
The workshop was created by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt and is delivered in over 20 countries world-wide. It’s based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name recently updated and re-released (click here grab your copy - affiliate link)
Joanna and I are partners in business and life and as part of the workshop. We’ll share our own experience of using Imago in our relationship. Hurdles inevitably arise when you commit to a long-term relationship.
We’ll talk about the times we have got stuck and how Imago has helped us keep moving toward a loving, connected relationship.
Made us feel normal
Warm and open
You’ve protected our marriage
An Excellent Workshop
Decluttering our relationship
I wish we’d done this earlier
Extremely worthwhile for our relationship
A positive impact on our lives
Now we are flying high!
Very safe environment, very professional
Looking forward to applying everything I’ve learned
Helped me make a massive change
Helped us deal with difficult issues
Warm and welcoming
Lots of ideas to put into practice
A deeper understanding and new commitment
Suitable for all couples, no matter what challenges you face
Provided a safe place to be honest
A revitalising experience for our relationship
Useful for professional work and personal relationships
Practical tools we can take home and practice
Safe and welcoming
Gifted us the tool of DIALOGUE!
One of the best investments
What happens in the workshop?
We’ll take you on a journey through the six different stages of a relationship and share why each is as important as the next. The stages are:
- Romantic stage
- Power Struggle
- Doing the work
- Real love
There are a range of activities from lectures, Imago dialogues, written exercises and group discussion on what you think about the theory.
A central part of Imago Relationship Therapy is the dialogue process. This is a structured, safe way for you to talk to each other that will allow you both to express yourselves and be truly heard.
Imago dialogue is one of the first things you will learn in the workshop and you will use this throughout the two days to talk things through with your partner.
The second day of the workshop is mostly focused on the “Doing the work” stage of the relationship.
You will dialogue with your partner about ways to bring fun, surprises, love and connection into your relationship. You’ll also make a shared Relationship Vision. This is a plan for where you want your relationship to head in the future.
We will guide you at every stage and support you when you’re unsure of what to do.
How much does the workshop cost?
The Getting The Love You Want workshop costs £550. This covers both of you, it's not each. If you want to pay in installments this is fine too. Please just contact us by clicking here and we will arrange this with you.
Where is the workshop held?
The workshop is held at The Affinity Centre, Cheadle. This is a comfortable space with breakout rooms so you can spread out when you are working with your partner. The address is:
The Affinity Centre
7A High Street
The centre is very close to Manchester Airport and Stockport Train Station and is a couple of miles off the M60 motorway too. However you're travelling, it's easy to get here and there are plenty of places to stay and to eat.
Common questions (and fears) about the Getting The Love You Want workshop.
Do I have to share my stuff (biggest fear for most people)?
No. It’s important to understand that this is an educational workshop not therapy. You will not be asked to share what’s going on in your relationship.
In fact the best thing to do is put that stuff in a box and take it out again after the workshop when you may be able to look at it with new eyes.
My other half is very reluctant to come, should I force them?
No. One of you is going to want to do this workshop more than the other. This is normal and perfectly OK. Within a couple of hours most people have realised they are safe, are not going to be shamed or exposed. You’ll see that you’re just like everyone else on the workshop – fallible human beings doing their best to have a relationship with someone who is different to them.
I promise you, once everyone is over the initial arrival nerves, they relax, learn and have a laugh with the group.
Putting a gun to your partner’s head and forcing them to come is kind of opposite to what the workshop is about. Neither of you will get much out of it if one of you is hating every minute!
How many couples will be there?
The maximum space at the centre is for 6 couples. During exercises you’ll all spread around the therapy centre in our three rooms. To be clear, you won’t have total privacy. This is normal for workshops like this, which are often delivered in hotels with no privacy at all.
Once more, this is a workshop not therapy so you will not be talking about your heavy stuff, just learning to talk to each other safely so you can deal with that stuff when you get home.
How often are the workshops?
We run the workshops approximately once every three months. Given that there are only 6 spaces each time the workshops tend to sell out very quickly.
These are the only Getting The Love You Want workshops run in the North of England. If you want a place get booked on by filling in this form.
Will I like the other couples on the workshop?
Probably. You’re thinking of coming on the course, right? What type of person are you? That’s the sort of person attracted to the workshop.
Mostly our experience is couples like each other and can relate to each other's experiences…to the point where we have to chivvy things along to get back on track!
What if I don’t want to do some of the workshop?
Don’t do it. You will never be forced to share anything, do anything or believe anything that doesn’t fit.
We will look after you throughout the workshop, after all, this about how to create safety and connection in your relationship.
£550 is a big whack for us, could we pay in instalments?
Sure! We’re happy to take £200 deposit then two further instalments of £200 and £150. We just ask that you have paid in full before the day of the workshop. If you want to pay this way just contact us here and we can sort it.
Is this just a course for people who are struggling in their relationship?
No. This course is for anyone who is in a committed relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are struggling, happy as Larry, six- months in, about to get married, whatever.
It also doesn't matter if you are gay, straight, bi, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Martian or Klingon. If you want a closer, more connected relationship, this is the workshop for you.
We are coming from afar ... where should we stay?
Ooh I'm pleased you asked because I've just written a short post about that - click here to find out where you should stay in Cheadle, Cheshire.
Now we are here we want to eat in Cheadle - where should we go?
I'm even more pleased that you asked me that because I've just written a ginormous post on this too - read it here and prepare for your mouth to water.
I'm single, is there a course like this for me?
Yes. The Keeping The Love You Find Weekend Workshop for individuals is tailored to helping you find out what gets you stuck in relationships and how you can get out of the stuckness. You'll come away from the workshop with a personal development plan which you can put into action to grow or find the relationship you deserve. Click here to find out more.
I’ve got another question, how can I ask it?
How do I sign up?
This workshop changes lives. Read the testimonials. Every one of them is genuine from someone who has been on the course and been impacted by it. What’s stopping you?