This Getting the Love You Want workshop invites interracial couples to experience Imago Dialogue, a revolutionary communication process that enables them to see each other–beyond their fears, cultural conditioning and projections. Dialogue provides a safe context for each person to see, hear, and understand their partner’s perspective and gain deeper insight into him or herself. Dialogue connects partners in an interracial relationship across racial differences that commonly create deep divides and polarization.

Getting the Love You Want Workshop

Weekend workshop for Interracial Couples Nov. 9-10

Interracial marriages and relationships have undergone tremendous growth within the last few decades. Interracial couples regularly navigate their racial reality in ways that are universal for all romantic partners and are in other ways unique and uncharted. In this uncharted territory, interracial couples often find themselves caught in heated arguments centered around race and privilege and exhausting cycles of blame and defensiveness in which neither partner feels heard or respected. This can result in one or both partners questioning whether they can even remain in the relationship. In addition, they often experience deep confusion and fear around how to talk to their children about race and racial identity, topics that have created so much conflict between them.

GTLYW Weekend Workshop Goals:

  • To provide you with the opportunity to spend a distraction-free weekend focused on your relationship.
  • To validate your conflicts, power struggles and frustrations as predictable and even necessary aspects of a committed partnership.
  • To present, demonstrate and practice essential relational tools that will help resolve conflicts and move you to a higher level of functioning as a couple.
  • To clearly show the steps necessary to increase safety and reduce reactivity.
  • To help you learn your partner’s love language.
  • To send you home with a jointly created vision of what your ideal relationship will look like and knowledge of the tools necessary to take you on the journey to a safe and passionate marriage or partnership.

The workshop is right for you:

• If you want to enrich/deepen a good relationship.
• If it’s early in your relationship and you would like to establish solid foundations and healthy communication patterns.
• If your long-term relationship is lacking energy, passion and a sense of connection.
• If your relationship is near death and you want to see if it can be saved.

*Group sharing is not a requirement* Most of us have not been exposed to a group at its best. This weekend can be an experience of that. The weekend consists of educational lectures in a group setting and private communication and practicing skills between you and your partner. This is an educational workshop, not therapy or group therapy. However, the learning and results are comparable to 6 months of weekly therapy.

PRESENTERS

Presenters: Dr. Paula M. Smith, Ph.D., M.Div. & Yael Bat-Shimon, MA, LMHC, Certified Imago Therapists and Workshop Presenters 

Location: Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. Suite 1208, Pawtucket, RI 02860 & ZOOM for those attending virtually

Time: Saturday, November 9 – Sunday, November 10,  9:00am – 7:00 pm both days

Cost: The cost for the workshop is $800/per couple. Click HERE to pay with debit or credit card. If paying by check: please notify us before mailing your check. Make check payable and mail to: Imago Relationships Providence, 1005 Main St. Suite 1208, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860.

Accommodations in the area: We recommend The Hampton Inn, a short distance from our office in Pawtucket, RI. You might also try Airbnb.