lesbian couples boot camp

LESBIAN COUPLES BOOT CAMP 101

Live, Online Video Retreat

August 7 – 9th, 2020

 

Traditional Couples Counseling Does Not Work for A Lot of Couples

Have you ever put your relationship in couples counseling, feeling full of hope that you will find the key to unlock all of your frustrations, hurts, communication issues, resentments and betrayals? And, then, week after week, month after month, it feels like all you are doing is talking about the same issues and not feeling better about your relationship?

 

 

It’s time to try something new – something different. 

 

Many lesbians struggle to find a qualified couples counselor or relationship coach who is experienced in the nuances of female relationships. Some will say a relationship is a relationship – that they are largely the same. I disagree. Women are different from men. In general, there are noticeable differences in how women think about,  react to, and interpret relationship dynamics. There are also differences in how women are socialized to think about and relate to sex and intimacy. These issues surface in same-sex relationships, and often play out differently than they do in relationships that involve men.

Heterosexual couples don’t struggle with families accepting the fact that they love someone of the opposite sex. They don’t (usually) hide their love from strangers, family or other important people. How many heterosexual couples feel shame about loving their husband or wife, and fear they are sinning, or are told they are sinning? There are many differences, and these are just a few. You deserve to learn relationship skills from someone who understands these differences and nuances.

 

Are you frustrated by your inability to move past

the same argument that you have over and over?

 

 

Do you struggle to communicate effectively?

 

 

Are you feeling alone in your relationship, or disconnected? 

 

It doesn’t have to be this way. 

I thrive on seeing couples connect meaningfully, to find their way back to the passion, desire and fire that brought you together in the first place. On helping couples truly understand one another and be reminded that you are on the same side, the side of love. I love helping couples find effective ways to repair when hurts and resentments interfere. Love is a powerful force, and though alone it is not enough – we need the skills to back it up – it is like magic when couples are reminded that there is always a choice to do better.

 

 

We fall in love so easily,

but it takes skill to keep love functioning effectively. ❤️

LESBIAN COUPLES BOOT CAMP 101

Live, Online Video Retreat

August 7 – 9th, 2020

 

“It is an enlightening experience that has the propensity to create a healthy dialog between the couple. The short term impact is that you learn the skills to have effective dialog. The long term goal is that this methodology will continue. I enjoyed the virtual camp oppose to the in person. The reason is that we have kids and I did not have to figure out who will care for them in our absence. Also, there is a comfort with being in your own familiar space. It is very helpful and good to know that we are not the only couple experiencing similar problems. The other couples give insight with addressing those issues. Extremely, because there is way more exchange of ideas to overcome the challenges that we experience as a couple.”

Valerie Jackson – Houston, TX

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF 3 MONTHS OF LESBIAN COUPLES COUNSELING IN 3 DAYS 

At an affordable rate, (77% less than it would cost to have this many hours of couples counseling), you can experience the same progress in 3 days that it would take to cover 3 months. I’m not saying you will have the key to solving all of your issues, but I am promising you that you will understand more about each other, feel more confident to approach conversations that need to happen, and you will have the skills to do them perfectly. Of course, it’s up to you what you do with the skills after I hand them off to you. 

 

PAY 77% LESS THAN YOU WOULD FOR COUPLES COUNSELING

 

 

15.5 HOURS OF LIVE, FACE-TO-FACE VIDEO SESSIONS

Many lesbians struggle to find a qualified couples counselor or relationship coach who is experienced in the nuances of female relationships. Are you frustrated by your inability to move past the same argument that you have over and over? Do you struggle to communicate effectively? Are you feeling alone in your relationship, or disconnected?

We are built for comfort at Lesbian Adventures in Love 

In order to learn, grow and better our relationships, we must feel safe, valued, and relaxed. It is essential to us that you feel comfortable, therefore, my wife Kristen and I show up as our regular, authentically imperfect selves. We do not insinuate that we have everything all figured out.

As you will see, in relationships, there is no final destination – it is always about the journey. We never get a relationship “right,” and we never get them “done.”  We just keep striving for better and never settle for worse.

 

We believe in keeping things real, and our goal is to make it possible for you to do the same.

“Hands down, must do. No questions asked!! Very helpful tools and very simple ways to apply. It was like a year of couples counseling in one weekend, with concrete examples, tools, and help. We tackled hard conversations in what seemed impossible before, in 3 days, with ease and with help and guidance. For me, my wife and I don’t know too many lesbian couples in our neighborhood (we live in Arizona…) and it was so refreshing to see so many lesbian couples together working on similar issues. It felt so welcoming, and helped us work through our “problems” by learning from others. Loved it!”

Jade – Phoenix, AZ

About Lesbian Couples Boot Camp 101

Our ONLINE Lesbian Couples BOOT CAMP 101 covers the fundamentals of a good relationship. It is our starter intensive retreat, and it includes the skills that you will need to have in order to advance to Lesbian Couples Retreat 102 (Addressing Conflicts and Differences), and 103 (Lesbian Intimacy and Sexuality).

 

Regardless of how long you have been together, this experience will help you deepen your understanding of one another.

 

We will explore the impact of your unconscious mind on your relationship; develop impeccable communication skills, explore practice strategies for effective repairs when you experience hurt feelings, and we will explore your existing relationship regrets, resentments and learn effective strategies for repairing these hurts so that you can create a more joyful future together.

 

It was like a year of couples counseling in one weekend, with concrete examples, tools, and help.

Jade – Phoenix, AZ

 

Registration Includes

  • 15.5 hours of retreat sessions
  • Retreat workbook (downloadable pdf)
  • Early Bird Cost is  is $550.00 (50% dep due before August 2, 2020)
  • Regular cost is $625 

“I was completely blown away by the Boot Camp, the content was amazing, the atmosphere (even virtually) was so warm and welcoming, Michele and Kristen facilitated such a wonderful weekend. My wife and I took so many useful tools away from this weekend, we are so grateful we found Adventures in Love. It’s very educational and is an amazing experience to see what other couples may be experiencing. To help better prepare ourselves how to handle certain situations we may not have come across yet. I can’t speak highly enough about both you and your wife. This retreat to say the least was very much so an eye-opener for me.”

Joanne Rosa – Milwaukee, WI

 

What You Will Learn

 

Discover the Impact of Your Unconscious Mind on Your Relationship

Learn How to Address Difficult Topics with FAil-Proof Communication

⇒ Identify Three types of Interactions Couples Have, and Which One to Practice

⇒ Learn the Intentional Dialogue

Identify the 5 Relationship Behaviors You Must Eliminate ASAP

Uncover Your Desires (and Hers) That Get Lost in Your Conflicts

⇒ Discover an Understanding of Repairs and Their Importance in Communication

Learn the Desire Dialogue

⇒ Discover How You Protect Yourself in Your Relationship and How Learn More Effective Ways to Feel Safe and Understood

Learn the Parent Child Dialogue

⇒ Deepen Your Emotional Intimacy and Feeling of Closeness

⇒ Have Fun!

 

THE BOOT CAMP SCHEDULE*

(*occassionally we adjust the schedule to accomodate adventures)

Friday | AUGUST 7, 2020

Session 1 (3.5 hrs)

  • 5:30pm-9:00pm EST | 4:30pm-8:00pm CDT | 3:30pm-7:00pm MDT | 2:30pm-6:00pm PDT

 

Saturday | August 8, 2020

Session 2 (3 hrs)

  • 11:00am-2:00pm EST | 10:00am-1:00pm CDT | 9:00am-12:00pm MDT | 8:00am – 11:00am PDT

Hour Break

Session 3 (3 hrs)

  • 3:00pm-6:00pm EST | 2:00am-5:00pm CDT | 1:00pm-4:00pm MDT | 12:00pm – 3:00pm PDT

Sunday | AUGUST 9, 2020

Session 4 (3 hrs)

  • 11:00am-2:00pm EST | 10:00am-1:00pm CDT | 9:00am-12:00pm MDT | 8:00am – 11:00am PDT

Hour Break

Session 5 (3 hrs)

  • 3:00pm-6:00pm EST | 2:00am-5:00pm CDT | 1:00pm-4:00pm MDT | 12:00pm – 3:00pm PDT

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY Your registration deposit fee is refundable if you cancel more than 5 days prior to the retreat start (AUGUST 2, 2020).  If you cancel 4 days or less prior to the retreat, your deposit (50% of your total fee) is not refundable.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES In the event, you are experiencing unexpected technical difficulties, we will be available by phone to bring you into the session (via our cellphone on speakerphone) so that you are able to continue hearing the retreat sessions without interruption, while you work to address any technical issues you encounter.

A BREAKUP DOES NOT QUALIFY as a crisis or unavoidable event. Couples who break up prior to the retreat are encouraged to attend anyway and do not qualify for a refund if you are outside of the refund window.  If in the very unlikely event a workshop is canceled by Michele O’Mara, a full refund for the workshop, or credit for a future workshop if preferred, will be issued.

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ABOUT Michele O’Mara, LCSW, Ph.D.

Relationships are my thing. Some would say, my obsession. While I only scored an 83.75% on my own “How Lesbian Are You” test,  don’t let that fool you. Since returning to school in the ’90s for my MSW, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: help lesbian couples grow love. 

I am that person who has built her life around one thing: lesbian relationships and women loving women. For fun, I do things like create online quizzes at asklesbians.com, to learn more about real lesbians. Or I write books. like, “Just Ask: 1,000 Questions to Grow Your Relationship,” to give couples an easy way to communicate. (www.1000question.app) And, now that our boys are young men, my love, and my wife, Kristen, and I are growing lesbian love through Lesbian Couples Retreats and The Lesbian Roadshow throughout the U.S. in awesome destinations where our motto is, “love out loud” with Adventures in Love.  You can learn more about those at lesbiancouples.co.

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