For nearly three years we’ve been conducting online virtual retreats. During this time we consistently found our virtual intensive retreats to be as effective as meeting in person. In a majority of cases, conducting retreats virtually has actually proven to be more effective. See feedback from virtual retreat clients →
We’ve been giving intensive marriage retreats for over three decades. We know what you can accomplish in a short period of time, and we know how to help you do it.
The help you’ll get from us in a virtual retreat is every bit as effective as you’d receive in person, and most likely better!
Surprised by that? We were too. Here’s why our virtual retreats are so often more effective than meeting in person →
Best-in-Class Help When You Need It
We know that part of the attraction of a retreat is to get away from home and stay in a beautiful travel destination. Of course, you can still do this for a virtual retreat. Many couples do go to stay at special places for their retreats.
Yet most couples seek a retreat because their marriage is in serious trouble. They want an intensive approach and competent help that can make a real difference.
That’s what we deliver. We’ve been successfully working with couples for over thirty years. We pioneered the intensive retreat approach. Our work and reputation is top-rated. And we are able to deliver results even more powerfully via Zoom.
We help partners heal infidelity and betrayal, being stuck in long term conflicts and upsets, suffering emotional disconnection or walls. Most of our couples arrive on the verge of divorce, working with us as a last ditch effort.
We successfully help these couples virtually, every bit as much as we have for decades in our in-person retreats. The majority of our virtual work has actually been even more effective than our in-person work! See why →
In a virtual retreat, you can schedule sessions as you like. Do full 6-hour days or just one 3-hour session per day and spread your retreat out over a longer timespan. Here are all the details and costs of our two virtual retreat programs →
If you would like to discuss your situation and explore how we can help you, please call John at (707) 536-5781 or contact us →
What Couples Say About Our Virtual Retreats
Here are excerpts from what couples said about working virtually:
“We didn’t want to do our retreat remotely, but decided to go ahead with it. We’re surprised by how well we improved our communication. Our barriers let down and we’re no longer defensive. We can repair upsets like we never could before. And now we sit down together every day and express our appreciation for each other.”
“During this stay-at-home period the online intensive we did with you has literally saved our marriage. We are so glad we found you, and thank you for the security we have found with each other through working with you.”
“I really liked doing the retreat from home. In our own house, in our surroundings, we felt more comfortable, we felt we could be more intimate, and it’s not unnatural in any way. And it felt like it was us doing the work, with you just making sure it kept moving along, so we didn’t get stuck.”
“When you go somewhere else, it almost makes it seem like this other place is the important thing. And people say, when they go on retreats, that they ‘come back to reality’ at home again to the same old thing. But with our virtual retreat, the transformation happened in our reality. There was no ‘back to reality.’ This is our reality. So it gives our changes a solid foundation.”
“This has been awesome to do during the Coronavirus time. We’re really grateful for you. We really weren’t doing very well. The emotional repair process you gave us has been huge. This all has been really effective. It finally feels like we are really a team and we own our relationship as real partners.”
“I first thought ‘I don’t want to do it virtually. I need the person right in front of me.’ I thought I wouldn’t get as much out of it doing it online. But now I can say that it was life-changing. Just the couple of days have really opened our eyes and our hearts. Doing it online was actually much better for us.”
“We were initially quite apprehensive about doing an intensive retreat online vs. in person. But John coached us the same as if we were together. In hindsight, there are no negatives to doing this online, and there are some real positives.”
“We’ve done an in-person retreat in the past, and now this virtual retreat. Being in our own home was much better than being in a strange place. It was easier. No stress from travel. Being here at home and scheduling the sessions to suit us helped us apply the tools and make the changes we wanted in our daily lives.”
“We’re definitely glad we did the retreat virtually. The comfort and safety of being in our own home made such a big difference. We wouldn’t have been as comfortable doing it somewhere else. Although getting away from home is the common idea about a retreat, that would not have at all been as good as how secure we felt at our place.”
“In the end, I thought the virtual retreat was preferable. If we had gone away it might seem the location made all the magic happen there. But here, it was in our own home we were making it happen. I really do think that doing the retreat virtually works quite well. I would never have thought it would be as productive this way. But now, I can say I prefer it.”