Schedule

 


Friday 24th May 2019

3.30pm – 5.00pm - Afternoon Tea session to explore aims and focus for each couple privately with an introduction from Melissa on what Secure Functioning in a relationship means.  

6.30pm – Dinner Feast in Private room at stunning Harvest Restaurant
 

Saturday 25th May 2019

Breakfast: 7.00 - 8.45 a.m. in Gazebo Restaurant

9.00 - 9.30am – guided meditation & reflection

9.30am – 10.45am – group session one:

  • How love and the brain works

  • An overview of the importance of being able to read your partner and how it helps create connection

  • Understanding the nature of "resentments"

  • How attraction works in relationships

11.15am - 12.30pm - group session two:     

  • How to ‘find’ your partner

  • How to create your own ‘Couple Bubble’

  • Understand interlocking of the nervous system and it's role in keeping relationships safe

  • How to move toward secure-functioning with your partner

  • What are Languages of Love & Sex?

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Lunch - Served in Samuel Marsden Room 

1.15pm – 6.30pm – free time and one-on-one private check- in with Melissa.

1.15pm – 2.05pm – couple 1, one-on-one check-in session with Melissa

2.10pm – 2.55pm – couple 2, one-on-one check-in session with Melissa

3.00pm – 3.50pm - couple 3, one-on-one check-in session with Melissa

4.00.pm – 4.50pm - couple 4, one-on- one check-in session with Melissa

Dinner for two in gorgeous Harvest Restaurant - romantic dinner at the time that suits you both. 

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Sunday 26th May 2019

Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.45 a.m. in Gazebo Restaurant

10.00am - 10.30am – guided meditation & reflection

10.30am – 11.45 am - group session one:

  • How to form jointly satisfying and lasting agreements based on fairness and mutuality

  • How to use the power of persuasion and seduction to influence your partner

  • How to bring more aliveness, energy and negotiation to your relationship

12.00pm - 1.00pm - group session two:

  • How to fight well together and stay engaged

  • Understand how you and your partner relate considering relational attachment styles

  • How to manage what comes in from the outside e.g family etc...

Lunch - Served in Samuel Marsden Room

2.45pm – 3.45pm - group session three:

  • Formulation of your understanding of your relationship and how you interact together particularly when disagreements arise

  • Integration of understanding your partners relationship style characteristics & how it impacts how you both manage closeness and distance

  • Forming daily rituals to improve connection and regulate each other's nervous system

3.45pm - 4.15pm - Discuss re-entering the world and retreat round-up with Goodbyes

4.30pm Close

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