Fulfilling Relationships Are Possible
Build a life together by gaining the wisdom to connect deeply, communicate effectively, and have fun together by breaking the negative cycles.
Couples Retreats Now Offered In Person Or Via Live Video Chat
Relationships Require Communication Skills
Committed relationships are hard work and many couples are caught in negative cycles of poor communication and interactions.
Correct and prevent negative cycles, create positive change, and be connected with each other.
A crisis can be an opportunity to build intimacy instead of breaking it. Couples often get caught in cycles of negative behaviors and poor communication leading to hurt, frustration, disappointment, and mistrust.
I work with couples to identify the circles they are trapped in and provide tools to build or repair their connection and intimacy.
No one gets married to get divorced, and yet most marriages either end or are unhappy. This can happen because no one ever teaches us how to stay connected or have a healthy relationship.
I can help premarital or newlywed couples improve the quality of their relationship and honor their vows.
Experience Change Now
Learn lifelong relationship skills through experience and practice.
I work with one couple at a time either via live video chat or in my office in Danvers, Massachusetts. Each marriage retreat is a 2-day workshop from 10am until 3:30pm with a one hour lunch break. Retreats are generally held on a Friday and Saturday.
What To Expect
While every couple is unique, there is a universal formula to a successful and fulfilling relationship.
On your retreat, we will follow these 4 steps to help you both achieve your goals.
Learn what happy couples have in common and how healthy relationships work
Goals & History
Explore your relationship goals, each partners’ individual history, and how these histories impact the relationship
Work on scientifically proven skills that improve communication, behaviors, and connection
The rest of the retreat is devoted to having the couple implement and practice the skills
Break The Negative Cycles
If you break a circle anywhere, it is no longer a circle. My job is to identify the weak points in your negative cycles, and help you create a new positive connection.
Dr David Helfand is a Psychologist with over 10 years of experience helping people identify and fix negative patterns in their lives. He uses his training in neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, and yoga to help couples experience a more fulfilling and peaceful life.
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