Thanks so much for all of your great questions about the Effective Communication for Happy & Happy Relationships virtual course. I know many of you probably have the same questions, so I wanted to share the answers with you in the hopes they would be helpful. And if you've got another question, just let me know below in the comments!
“We aren't married. Will this course help people like us, too?”
Yes! Whether you are married or not, couples still need to feel connected to each other. Some couples never make it down the aisle because they never figure out how to communicate effectively. So this is a great way to enhance your relationship.
“I'm putting the kids in bed when the class airs. What if I can't be there?”
That's fine! The classes will all be recorded, so you can listen in at a better time for you. You won't miss out by not being there live during the calls. And you certainly welcome to send in your questions beforehand. And, should they fall asleep early, you can always hop on the call a few minutes later, no problem!
“We tried marriage counseling before, and it wasn't helpful. Will this just be a waste of our time?”
Kudos to you for trying counseling! Making therapy work depends on a few factors. Not all counselors are trained specifically in relationship and marriage issues. While they may be skilled clinicians, it takes special insight to be able to help relationships to heal and revitalize.
During the course, you're going to be able to ask me questions during our calls, and if you register early, you can join in on the special bonuses where you'll have even more access time to go over your specific questions and how to tailor what we talk about to your needs.
While what we do during the virtual course will not be therapy, you will learn the things that I share with couples during our sessions together. I've had a lot of success with the couples who join me in my office. Your success will depend on you putting the things we talk about into action.
Based on experience, couples say that their partner doesn't have to do everything perfectly for it to make a difference in their relationship. Trying and making an effort does a lot to bridge the gap and reconnect.
“My partner won't go for this. There's no way he'll listen to a call. Can this still help us?”
Yes! While I know that it's frustrating for your other half to not be willing to listen in, this course can still be helpful to you in your relationship.
You know that phrase, “If mama ain't happy, ain't no body happy?” Well, if you start to feel more optimistic, and you start to see him react in a good way to some of the things that you try, guess what? You're happy and he's happy. It doesn't matter who initiates the change for it to be effective. It's more important that you try something different!
“I'm interested, but I'm a little hesitant about a virtual course. What can you tell me?”
Good question! I know this may seem a little new and different. I am committed to helping others without adding more stress to their life. And offering a virtual course is a great way to do that.
Not only do you not have to go anywhere, line up a babysitter, or miss work to be part of the course, but you're also going to have a way to listen to the parts of the course that you need later, as just a refresher or to help guide you through a tough time. My clients who do email sessions with me love being able to go back and re-read what we talk about when they are feeling the same way all over again later on. It helps them to remember how they got through it before, what worked, and it helps them to feel less stress a lot faster than before.
You'll also have the opportunity to ask me questions. I'll open up the phone lines during the calls so you can ask, and if you can't be there live for the calls, just email me your questions beforehand and I'll make sure they get answered.
And, you're going to have lots of handouts, diagrams, and worksheets to help you. When you sign-up for the course, you'll have a user name and password. As the time for the class gets closer, when you log-in on the website, you'll start to see some of the handouts appear. Those are invaluable! It's amazing how remembering something from one of those handouts will keep a conversation from escalating into a huge fight, and will instead help you to feel closer and soothed by your partner.
I am really looking forward to this class. It's getting a lot of buzz. I know that you are going to learn a lot, and that you will get a lot out of it. Relationship take an investment of time and energy to work. I really hope you will join me! But please do hurry, the class starts February 27, 2014!
Click here to register and to find out more!