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Frances Verrinder

Frances Verrinder

Frances Verrinder
is a marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, Calif., with 35 years of psychotherapy experience with couples, families, groups, and individual adults. She is passionate about cultivating loving relationships of all kinds.

Cultivate Romantic Intelligence: Moving From Fear to Love

Feb 15 - 20 Begins in 2 weeks
with Frances Verrinder & Michael Griffith

Developing romantic intelligence — the ability to engage in a loving, long-term romantic relationship — involves learning to express affection, tenderness, kindness, and sexual love, as well as identifying who is a safe, loving person to connect with. It also entails uncovering and transforming our childhood defenses — fear, withdrawal, anger, and criticism — which kept us safe as children but no longer work in adulthood.



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