Relationship Institute Australasia

Counselling and
Professional Training

Relationship Retreat - Live Via Zoom

We invite you to attend a small, private online relationship retreat facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan. This small-group online retreat (limited to 8 couples only) is designed to teach you and your partner research-based skills to refresh, strengthen and refocus your romantic relationship. Whether you’ve been together for months or decades, this comprehensive and personally tailored relationship retreat will give you new insights and skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way, building connection and closeness.

When is this Retreat running?

This engaging and informative workshop is based on the world recognised relationship expert - Dr. John Gottman’s theories - with a strong focus on what makes relationships long-lasting and satisfying. This retreat runs across 2 days, from 31 March 2022 and 1 April 2022 with 15 combined hours of education and an additional 2 ½ hours of pre and post private and personal consultations with Trish or John.

What is included?

Trish and John have facilitated couple workshops within Australia and New Zealand since 2005 for over 2000 couples.

Step 1. Personalizing the Retreat

Upon registration for this retreat, each partner will receive secure links to complete 3 questionnaires.

They are:

  • Your relationship history together,
  • Your individual history, and
  • An online Gottman Connect relationship check-up questionnaire.

These questionnaires help us to understand your unique relationship so we can better tailor the retreat to your needs.  Once these have been completed and submitted to us,  you will be scheduled for a 90-minute consultation with either John or Trish to provide you with a custom report that summarises the current strengths and challenges in your relationship. This will include some feedback guidance on areas for you to focus on during your retreat.

Step 2. The Relationship Retreat live via Zoom

From here, you and your partner will participate in the two-day Relationship Retreat live via Zoom where you will hear engaging and informative talks on a range of relationship topics such as how to continue to build friendship, passion and romance and intimacy, how to have difficult conversations successfully without losing connection and how to manage negative interactions and conflict escalation successfully. You will also participate in private relationship exercises to build skills, and connection with personal guidance, if needed, from Trish and John.

Step 3. After the retreat

Within 1 month of completing the retreat, you will be booked into a private follow-up consultation with either Trish or John for 1 hour. This opportunity allows you and your partner to address any further questions you might have and to fine tune the strategies you have put into place since the retreat. 

To further assist in your relationship journey - after the retreat you will also receive FREE life-long access to the Gottman Relationship Builder (valued at $298 USD). The Gottman Relationship Builder is a collection of exercises and videos designed to improve your relationship and to greatly minimize the chances of relapse.

  • 13 modules that cover all facets of the Gottman Method: building friendship, intimacy, and your deeper knowledge of your partner, how you manage emotions and conflict, how you share your values and goals, and what gives meaning to your lives.
  • 90 short and informative videos of Drs. John and Julie Gottman explaining and role-playing the most beneficial ways to use your newfound skills (you do not have to watch all 90 videos, only the ones that are relevant to you).
  • 35 easy and fun exercises that you can do with your partner.

Secure your spot now - limited to 8 couples only

With more than 40 years of research on relationships, plus Trish and John’s many years of clinical work with couples, families, and individuals, you’ll leave the retreat equipped to build and strengthen your relationship.

As this is an exclusive workshop with room for only 8 couples to attend – these spaces will probably be taken up very quickly and we would suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.  

Please note that minimum numbers will need to be reached to hold this event.

To register and confirm your place, click here. Or, if you have further questions, please reach out via email to [email protected]

Please be sure to check our Cancellation Policy 

Please note - if you are experiencing any form of physical, psychological or emotional abuse, we do not recommend that you attend this workshop - Please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to your GP immediately for further assistance.

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