Couples Workshop

Weekend Retreat: Advanced Tools For Enlightened Couples - Sold Out. More scheduled for 2018.  

Join Melissa Ferrari for An Insightful and Inspirational Small Group Couples Weekend Retreat at the exclusive Lilianfels Resort and Spa in the Blue Mountains, NSW. 

Why Choose A Couple’s Retreat?
A couple’s retreat is a great way to re-connect with your partner and remind yourselves of why you are together in the first place.  All too often the routine of daily life can make us forget the beauty of sharing intimate moments with your partner and disconnect you from your feelings of love.  It can often seem as though we are on a roller-coaster of life, without the time to celebrate each other and to enjoy your connectedness as a couple.  Sometimes resentments can build and communication can fall by the wayside, inhibiting your ability to feel close. 4 Signs You Need A Couple's Retreat.  

Melissa Ferrari’s couples retreat has been especially designed for couples to take time out together to re-discover their closeness, to feel the love and respect for each other as individuals and to celebrate that special, unique bond that you share with each other. This couples retreat intense schedule, sessions, education and formulation is similar to having 2 - 3 months of one hour weekly standard couple therapy.     

Melissa Ferrari is renowned for her warmth and her ability to encourage couples to feel safe and comfortable within a group and one-to-one setting.  With just three other couples on the retreat, the weekend is designed to be nurturing and relaxing, with plenty of time to enjoy the facilities at the beautiful resort, to have a spa treatment and have some romantic time out together.  At the end of the weekend, you will go home feeling refreshed and revitalised and armed with a set of tools to help you continue to navigate your journey together. 5 Steps To Choosing A Couple's Retreat. 

“Become the partner you wish to spend your life with,” Melissa Ferrari 

About Melissa Ferrari
A regular on-air presenter on ‘Talking Lifestyle – The Good Life/Talking Relationships’ and Ch9’s Today Show, relationship specialist and psychotherapist, Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most experienced and sought-after therapists.  Melissa has helped thousands of individuals and couples gain insight into their relationship problems to help them resolve ongoing conflict and work towards maintaining and developing a loving and connected relationship.

Highly qualified in a variety of methodologies, Melissa is a Level 2 PACT Therapist (The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy), developed by world-renowned American relationship expert Stan Tatkin (‘Wired for Love’).  This approach has received international recognition for its profound impact on couples undergoing difficulties in their relationship and for its success in helping so many move onto enjoy intimacy, love, safety, security and happiness together.

“I welcome couples to participate in this retreat. The program will guide you both through explorative engagement together to lead you to a secure-functioning relationship that is truly mutual, fair and collaborative and a relationship enlightened with the higher expectations we all wish to achieve with our chosen life partner.”   Melisssa Ferrari
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Retreat Schedule

What You Will Learn
Inspired by the work of Dr. Stan Tatkin - author of 'Wired For Love" this retreat has been designed with a combination of group sessions and a one on one couples session with Melissa.  The retreat will help you both:

  • Deepen your connection and intimacy and help you better understand your partner                                     
  • Understand why feelings change as time goes on at different stages of your relationship
  • Learn to read your partner’s nonverbal behaviour
  • Understand how biology plays an important part in keeping relationships alive 
  • Form mutual agreements based on fairness, justice and sensitivity
  • How to bring more aliveness and negotiation to your relationship
  • How to fight well and stay engaged together
  • Move toward secure-functioning with your partner
  • Create daily rituals that improve connection to help create a buffer for when tougher times strike
  • Learn the elements of how to create a "couple bubble"

Friday 16 February – Sunday 18 February 2018 - 
Fee: $3,495.00 per couple includes:

  • 2 day program with couple relationship education and experiential learning in group and one-to-one session
  • Private, exclusive spacious spa room
  • All meals included:
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Friday night: 3-course dinner - table for two at the award winning hatted Darley’s restaurant
  • Saturday night: 3-course dinner – table for two at the beautiful Wintergarden Restaurant at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, renowned for its innovative cuisine
  • $100 spa voucher
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Retreat Accommodation – Lilienfels Resort and Spa, Blue Mountains
Just 90 minutes’ drive from the Sydney CBD, Lilienfels Resort and Spa is an award winning 5 star luxury retreat situated in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park.  On site facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, tennis court, library and games room and Darley’s fine dining restaurant.
You and your partner will stay in a beautiful private room with luxurious facilities, including spa bath in spacious marble bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar and Wi-Fi. 

Fine Dining
Included within your retreat, is a gourmet dinner for two each night of your stay. On Friday, at the hatted multi-award winning Darley’s Restaurant and on Saturday at the Wintergarden Restaurant at the exquisite Hydro Majestic Hotel - two of the Blue Mountains premier destination restaurants.  A buffet breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is also included.

$100 Spa Voucher
Each couple will receive a $100 spa voucher to spend on a treatment of your choice at the on-site Spa.

Prior to retreat – One-to-One Session
1 hour 30 minute pre retreat session with Melissa to set goals and access suitability.  Either Skype or one on one session at Melissa’s Penrith practice.

*Terms and Conditions Apply  

For further information or to reserve your spot, please contact Melissa Ferrari on (02) 4733 4094 or email