What are Couples Retreats?
Most people when they hear the word “retreat” think of a nice relaxing time where you are indulging in spas, massages, yoga and nature walks. I can assure you that this is not what this is.
Couples retreats are a retreat from our usual stressors and problems. It is an extended therapy session of half-of-a-day to day-long. These retreats are sometimes called Couples Intensives because instead of coming in for therapy for an hour or two every week, this retreat is geared towards taking a deeper dive into what is not working in your relationship and leaving with some resolution or ideas for change. These longer sessions are geared for you to progress more than if you had the equivalent number of hours of individual sessions. Instead of having the usual life interruptions and what seems to be too short weekly 50 minute sessions, we’ll have a chance to really focus on what is not working and helping you heal your relationship more quickly. The results of these retreats can be equivalent to 2 to 3 months of weekly sessions.
Things that you could gain from these extended therapy sessions
- A new understanding of your self and your partner
- Improved communication
- A change in how you approach your partner
- Ideas for ways change things to put your relationship on a better track.
Who will benefit most from these sessions?
You can discuss this with your therapist, but the short answer is Every couple. Especially those who are really struggling with their relationship, those who have about given up or are about to call it quits.
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