Do you struggle to communicate effectively in ways that build and foster love and intimacy? There are many components that go into the mix of making love work but, being able to SPEAK in a way that your partner can HEAR and understand what you are sharing, and knowing how to LISTEN in a way that your partner feels heard and UNDERSTOOD is paramount.
Unfortunately, hardly anyone is taught basic fundamental skills needed to be successful in relationships. This class aims to teach you communication skills that happy, successful couples commonly use to thrive in long term relationships.
These essential skills can help you:
Join Relationship & Sex Therapist, Victoria King, LMFT, and other BIPOC & Multicultural couples on this 5-week, exploratory journey where each week you will learn and practice a new skill to take back into your relationship to help you thrive.
Class meets every Thursday evening, Oct 22- Nov 19, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
$495 per couple
(Email me if financial support is needed to take the class)
Not for this class. We are asking that both members of the couple be present for every class.
Please do your best to make each class. However, we realize that life inevitably presents us with unforeseen circumstances in which case you may have to miss a class. Please email me in advance if you will be missing a class and I will do my best to share any missed information with you.
While I hope this class feels therapeutic in many ways, the class is not group therapy. This is a skills-building class. You will be practicing with your partner only and do not need to share anything with the larger group, unless you wish to.
Note: This class is not suitable for those who are in the midst of a major conflict such as divorce, are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, or have untreated severe mental illness. If you have questions about whether this class is suitable for you, please contact me directly prior to registering.
For those who choose to share, we ask that all who attend limit their sharing to their own experience and keep confidential anything anyone else happens to share. However, we cannot guarantee that this request will be upheld. For that reason, when you are in the larger group, if you choose to share something, please share only what you feel comfortable sharing.
Teacher’s instructions may be recorded with the group’s consent in order to share with those who miss a class. We will avoid recording anything shared by participants.
As a BIPOC woman, I have a deep commitment to supporting BIPOC folx. However, there are not currently enough individual BIPOC relationship and sex therapists to accommodate the community’s needs. My hope is that classes such as these, may bridge the gap and provide some needed support.
This class will be focused primarily on foundational communication skills which can sometimes lead to greater sexual intimacy, however, we won't specifically cover skills around sexual intimacy in this class.
Following this class, I will be offering a fundamentals of sex & intimacy class. The Couples Communications class will be a pre-requisite to take the sex & intimacy class, because, let's face it, if you don’t have good communication skills around day-to-day topics, it will be hard to talk about sex.