Workshops & Retreats


As part of my practice's value of wholeness, I often recommend participating in outside workshops or retreats that will support the work we are doing in therapy.  These are some of my favorites.

For Couples

Hold Me Tight Couples' Retreats

These retreats are based on the book Hold Me Tight:  Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson.  During this two-day retreat, couples work through the content of this book through didactic and experiential learning.  Couples learn how and why they find themselves stuck in the same struggles, as well as how to have difficult conversations in ways that actually strengthen their relationship and bring them closer together.

 

For Parents

Cooperative Parenting San Diego

 Cooperative Parenting San Diego offers a three-part workshop series for parents who want to build a healthy, sustainable co-parenting relationship.  Workshop series occur monthly in a variety of locations around San Diego, and the completion of these workshops is recognized by San Diego Superior Court Judges.

 

Kids' Turn San Diego- Family Workshops

These workshops are for divorced/separated families, and they include parents and children together.  Offered monthly, these workshops help "children discover their voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about their family situation" and support parents in learning "new skills and strategies to improve family relationships in positive ways." 

 

For Kids & Teens

Camp Spero

This fantastic camp serves children and teens ages 7-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one.  "At camp, children honor and memorialize their loved one while making friends with others who are facing similar circumstances. This summer weekend experience helps children increase their feelings of hopefulness, enhance their self-esteem, and learn they are not alone."

 

For Personal Growth

For Helping Professionals

Rooted & Grounded

 

 

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In the neighborhood...

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children | Grace Church MOMS Group

September 12th, 9:30-11:30am

 

I have the privilege of sharing with a group of moms with young children, exploring together what it means to help our children grow into emotionally healthy people.


Around town...

"Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time"

Science News

 

A new article suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions.


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(MFC#86504)

 

South Mission Valley | San Diego, CA  92108

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com