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.
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.
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.
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."
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."