5 Session Course Overview

What to expect in “Understanding Your Relationship’s Enemy

Class 1:
In the beginning
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  • We will lay a foundation for marriage relationships based on science and Christian Faith.
  • We will learn about the relationship roadblocks the enemy uses to create separation and conflict.
  • We will review the beginning of your story as a couple and the bond that has seen you through ups and down. 
  • We will begin to learn about your relationship’s enemy: the cycle or pattern of stuck conversations or conflicts that all couples get trapped in. 

Class 2:
Learning to recognize our relationship’s enemy
(part 1)
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  • We will learn about neurological processes that contribute to our stuck pattern. 
  • We will learn about the 2 basic wired-in strategies humans have for responding to distress in our primary relationships.
  • We will identify the 7 components of our primary protective strategy for responding to times of relationship distress.

Class 3:
Learning to recognize our relationship’s enemy
(part 2)
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  • We will discover the 3 basic patterns or cycles that emerge when one person’s protective strategy collides with another person’s strategy.
  • We will practice recognizing patterns in cinematic couples. 
  • We will work with our partners to identify our most common protective cycle.

Class 4:
Connecting our strategy to raw spots from early experience

  • We will learn about emotionally sensitive raw spots that contribute to our protective strategy and the cycle with our spouse.
  • We will learn a process to discover raw spots hidden under our protective responses. 
  • We will each practice using this process and sharing the journey with our partner.

Class 5:
That’s rough buddy – Revisiting a painful moment

  • We will learn a process of noticing, revisiting, and reconnecting after a distressing interaction with our partner. 
  • We will each practice using the process to revisit and reconnect following a specific moment of distress in the relationship.

Submitting the Registration Form does not commit you to attend. 

*Registration is for the entire 5-session group. The first payment is due at registration and once the therapist referral has been received. Subsequent payments will automatically be charged the day of sessions 2-5 whether or not you attend. Options may be available to make up missed material from your therapist or Infinity Family Therapy. 

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