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 your Love Languages?

  • How to ask for what you both need sexually and re-create connection.

Lunch - Served in Samuel Marsden Room 

$200 spa voucher included for you to use this afternoon.

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 – 4.50pm - 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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I am very excited to announce that due to the expansion of these Couple Retreats that Angela Barrett will be joining me as co-support therapist in May. Angela is is a qualified psychotherapist and one of two qualified Conscious Uncoupling and Calling in "The One" transformative coaches Australia-wide. She is a former health journalist, passionate about helping people learn how to create deep connection and safety in love relationships. Angela uses specific coaching processes that assist people to let go of baggage from the past and move into a healthy place in their relationship now and in the future.

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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...

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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