INTENSIVE WEEKEND WORKSHOP


Discover a New Way to Love
A Weekend Workshop for Couples

Date: TBA

Ann Arbor
Fri. 7:00pm—10:30 pm
Sat. 8:30 am—8 pm
Sun. 8:30 am—6 pm

Give your relationship a gift this spring… Whether you’ve been together 6 months, 5, 10, or 30 years, this weekend will offer you new tools and understanding that can help you co-create a closer, stronger coupleship. This workshop is based on the best selling book, Getting the Love You Want, by Dr. Harville Hendrix, founder of Imago relationship therapy.

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Carole Kirby  734-369-2016

FREE WORKSHOPS - dates to be announced

Reclaiming Conversation, The Power of Talk in A Digital Age

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Is the new communication revolution degrading the quality of human relationships? When devices win over face-to-face conversation, we lose the skills, the ability to focus deeply, think through things, read emotions, & empathize with the other...

  • Are we expecting more from technology & less from each other?
  • Does your use of social media make you feel more known, understood, connected, & loved or more anxious, absorbed, & lonely?
  • Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the plethora of texts, e-mails, tweets, etc.?

Carole will share some ideas & concerns from Sherry Turkle’s books, Reclaiming Conversation, The Power of Talk in Digital Age and from another book of hers entitled, Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology & Less from Each Other as well as from other sources. Carole is very concerned about the negative impact that social media and digital technology has on children, teenagers, young adults, couples, and families.

Come participate & share your
experience, ideas, & concerns.

Lets use digital technology with more care, consciousness, and balance.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


INTRO to Discover a New Way to Love
A Relationship Workshop based on Getting the Love You Want by Dr. Harville Hendrix

Date: TBA
2pm – 4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

The Imago approach teaches people a new way to share and listen to each other’s thoughts and feelings by offering a way to:

  • discover what’s beneath your longstanding issues and what you can do differently
  • enhance your ability to communicate well with your partner
  • change your reactive, ineffectual behaviors into a force for compassion, healing, and growth

Carole will demonstrate an approach to talking and listening that helps couples really hear and understand each other, possibly like never before!

All participation is by choice and questions and dialogue are welcome.

All kinds of couples and singles welcome!

Please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Kids Pick Up on Everything, How Parental Stress Is Toxic to Kids,
A Crazy Wisdom Salon

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Carole will facilitate a panel of Ann Arbor parents sharing observations, concerns, & questions regarding Kids & Stress.

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While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Embracing Your Inner Family
Voice Dialogue, Psychology of the Aware Ego

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE


We think of ourselves as being one self, one unitary being. We identify with certain ways of being in the world, primarily the ways of being that we developed to protect us in childhood.  Voice Dialogue is a way of discovering and working with a myriad of autonomous selves operating within us. By separating from and understanding these “selves,” we can begin to make informed, conscious decisions about our ways of being, ways of interacting.

In Voice Dialogue, these clusters of selves are called our primary selves. Some of the most common primary selves are: the pusher, the people pleaser, the caretaker, the needy child. We also have disowned “selves” which usually show up in our most intimate relationships. The law of the psyche is that whatever you disown, life brings you over and over again in your relationships

Come discover your primary and disowned selves and begin to understand the importance of developing an aware ego, a consciousness and ability to have choice about your ways of being and functioning in the world

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


A Deeper Understanding of Anger
Its Pros & Cons

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Many folks have difficulty expressing anger; others freely express anger. Yet all of us need to learn to use our anger impulse to identify the underlying feeling of hurt lying beneath the anger.

Anger is not a primary emotion. It's a physiological signal that something doesn't feel "right", that we feel misunderstood, taken for granted, ignored, insulted, etc.

Come to this workshop to learn more about anger - where it comes from, how to use it for discovery of underlying feelings, and how to safely express anger. Anger can be our friend if we decipher its deeper meaning and its relevance for self care. So often anger is destructive in relationships, while if used constructively, it can improve and enrich our relationships.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Understanding & Working with Gender Differences in Life & Love

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE


The differences in how men and women think, feel, and act can be perplexing and often cause us to misperceive what is meant by a comment, behavior, or lack of response. Now more than ever, we are better able to understand these differences due to the amazing developments in neuroscience. We now know that the male and female brains are mostly alike, but have some profound differences. Come learn about these gender differences, so we can make peace with each other’s brains and with each other.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Give Your Relationship A Valentine's Gift

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

Cost: $50.00 per couple

Bring your partnership to a special pre-Valentine workshop. You will discover what says, "I love you" to your partner and help your partner discover your particular "love language." Primary source:The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Come learn, have fun, and make it a date!

Send your registration fee by Feb 8 to:
Carole Kirby, Box 338, Dexter, MI 48130


Our Amazing Brain
Neuroscience's New Discoveries & the Implications for Us

Date: TBD

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

In the past 15 years, neuroscience has demon-strated the existence of neurotransmitter circuits in the brain that can be altered and redirected by our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, relationships, and external environment. Research has shown that the brain is a dynamic, connective, and socially seeking organ. Come learn about some of these new developments - mirror neurons, differences in men and women's brains, ways to deal with our reactivity, etc.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


How to Improve Your Relationship Without Talking About It

Date: TBA

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It: Finding Love Beyond Words is an interesting book. Pat & Steven's contention is that a type of "relationship talk" just does not help. Their emphasis for relationship happiness is on learning to connect without words.

Carole will present some of the ideas and insights from the book. She will stress the importance of communicating with and without words. This book is relevant for all couples and other significant relationships. There is generally one person who wants to talk about everything & the other is more reluctant. Come discover multiple ways to connect.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Amends Making and Forgiveness
Why it's so important

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Human beings hurt each other inadvertently in big and small ways. When there has been any degree of wrongdoing or nonloving action from the slightest hurtful comment to a more serious betrayal, the relationship is jeopardized. Making amends is about the restoration of goodwill and connection. Come learn about the amazing capacity we have to develop compassion for ourselves and others, and in turn, to be able to forgive others who have hurt and disappointed us.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


What Makes a Good Life?

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Intro to the concept of well-being from Martin Seligman's new book, Flourish, A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. Dr. Seligman is the author of Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism, two very ground-breaking books that introduced the general public to the ideas and concepts of positive psychology.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Receiving Love, Our Challenges & Opportunities

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Info from Receiving Love, Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself be Loved, by Dr. Hendrix. What gets in your way of graciously receiving 'love' - appreciations, encouragement, compliments, admiration, etc? Take a survey to assess your receiving love quotient.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Early Attachment Experiences & Their Impact on Our Significant Adult Relationships

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Discover how your early attachment to your primary caregivers impacted you and your attachment style (preference) in your primary love relationship, in current or past significant relationships.

Everyone welcome, whether partnered or single.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Self-Compassion Learning to Be Kind to Yourself
based on the book, Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff, PhD

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Kristin Neff in her recent book, Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, is a doable blueprint for improving the quality of your life. Steven Stosny remarked that "following the book's advice can free folks from the chains of self-criticism and replace those messages with wings of self-encouragement."

Carole will give an overview of the book and provide exercises that will help you become more conscious of your negative self-talk/scripts. Come to this workshop and begin to replace your self-critical messages with self-compassion.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Understanding Introverts & Extroverts
& How They Make the World "Go Round"

Date: TBA 
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

 


  • Examine the rise of the "extrovert ideal" in the 20th century & its far reaching effects
  • Learn about the advantages & potentials of introversion and of being quiet in a noisy world
  • Become aware of the cutting edge research in psychology & neuroscience that reveals surprising differences between extroverts & introverts
  • Get tips as parents & teachers of children who are introverted or seen as socially awkward & isolated

Carole will share information from Susan Cain's recent book, Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking as well as from own life experience and her experience as a therapist.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


We Can Train Our Brain for More Positivity & Happiness

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Our ancestors needed to be vigilant to avoid danger in order to survive. So we naturally have a negativity bias. Yet we can use the mind to change the brain, to rewire the brain. As human beings, we have the amazing capacity and potential for re-wiring our brains for more positivity and happiness Come to participate and learn how to savor good experiences. It's possible!

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Boundaries of the Self
Learn Ways to Strengthen & Regulate Your Boundaries

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

 


Our boundaries provide a sense of self and a sense of security. Come discover more about your boundary challenges. If you are one who has weak personal boundaries, come learn some ways you can begin to create better boundaries. If you are a person who has "walls" around you, come discover how you can relax some of your boundaries when it's appropriate to do so.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Learn about Willpower and How to Get More of It

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

Learn where willpower lives in the brain and how you can develop more of it. Learn how self-compassion can boost willpower and how the 1-minute willpower challenge can help you out. Discover how your "want power" can augment your willpower. We have more potential for increased willpower than we know. Using your conscious brain can help you out.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


Boundaries of the Self
Learn Ways to Strengthen & Regulate Your Boundaries

Date: TBA
2-4:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

FREE

 


Our boundaries provide a sense of self and a sense of security. Come discover more about your boundary challenges. If you are one who has weak personal boundaries, come learn some ways you can begin to create better boundaries. If you are a person who has "walls" around you, come discover how you can relax some of your boundaries when it's appropriate to do so.

While FREE, please call 734-369-2016 or
e-mail Carole@Therapy4Couples.com to register.


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