If only we could communicate better...
our relationship would be less complicated and more satisfying, right? Not Exactly...
Let us help you discover the real reason you:
keep having the same old arguments,
and why communication may not the answer.
Join us for a special couples lunch & learn event! Meet other couples, and chat with our relationship experts for practical tips and advice on how to move past "communication skills" to uncover the real secret to a passionate and meaningful relationship.
Who should come:
Anyone in a serious relationship who wants to feel closer and have more fun
Couples who think "if only we could talk to each other" on a regular basis
Men and women who are ready to take their relationship from 'meh' to 'ah-mahz-ing' with simple techniques and expert insights
Everyone who believes that love should be more fun than work... and is willing to do what it takes to get to that level
What you can expect:
A laid-back vibe with experts who are focused on giving practical advice and real tips tailored to you rather than rigid 'rules' you must follow
Straight-forward techniques to help you and your partner strengthen your emotional connection, reduce conflict, and yes, even improve your communication.
A chance to rediscover the intimacy, passion, and closeness you had at the begining of your relationship
Complimentary wine tasting and delicious lunch while you mix and mingle with other couples while getting solid relationship advice
What others have to say about Conversations Off The Couch events:
Tell me About Lunch...
Just like your relationship, we believe that if you want to full enjoy a meal you have to start by putting your best into it. Each event menu is carefully crafted to include local, organic, natural ingredients for a meal that is decadent and incredibly good for you. Lunch includes a complimentary wine tasting.
Grab your favorite couple friends and join us for a relaxed approach to better relationships!
Is this event considered therapy?
Conversations off the Couch events are not therapy. Rather, we take tools that we use in our therapy practice to help individual and couples learn tools to help their relationship in a fun, relaxed setting. We know that sometimes folks need just a little help to get their relationships back on track, and are not looking for the longer term commitment (and investment) of therapeutic work.
Are you going to ask me to share personal information in front of strangers?(!)
Participants are invited to share as much information as they feel comfortable with. We don't push anyone to reveal sensitive info unless they choose to do so. That said, we find that as participants relax in the intimate, personal setting, they often feel a camaderie with couples and individuals who are facing some of the same challenges they are.
Who are you people?
We're so glad you asked! Esther, Boykin, LMFT is the CEO and owner of Group Therapy Associates (the mother to this super cool kid we like to call CoC). Esther is a licensed marriage & family therapist, author, and sought after relationship expert, with appearances on Let's Talk Live, Fox5DC, and Good Morning Washington. Erica Turner, MS is a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Marketing at Group Therapy Associates. Erica works with couples each day, and is an avid writer and contributor to outlets such as Fox5DC and the DC Ladies. Combined, Esther and Erica have more than 15 years of experience of working with couples, and over 30 years of being married themselves. So really, we get it!