“There is perhaps nothing more difficult than another person,” says Stan Tatkin, clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy®. “People are complex to be sure, and they never come with manuals that automate the process of getting along with them. And even if we did have general manuals, we aren't robots. What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. But neither does it work to fly blind, as many couples do, and expect relationships to simply fall into place. Hence the need for an insider’s guide to your partner and relationship. This workshop will demonstrate general principles to help you understand what makes a relationship successful, and how to work toward that with your partner. During this weekend of teaching, interacting, and experimenting, we will come to understand how we and our partners really work and begin to construct a specific owner’s manual for you and your partner.
“Whether you are currently in a relationship or not, this workshop will teach you about the fundamental biological realities of human bonding and the psychobiological particulars of your partner. If you are in a relationship, the tools you will be shown will be invaluable, and ready to use immediately in your relationship. If you are not currently in a relationship, this workshop will help prepare you to choose your next partner and help you to construct a safe and secure long-lasting relationship.”
Recommended reading: Tatkin, Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain Can Help You Defuse Conflicts and Spark Intimacy.