Global Glue Talks: The Five Topics We Hear Over and Over Again on how to Maintain a Relationship

On Friday, we let you know about the exciting Global Glue lecture and film series on creating and sustaining long-term relationships. We couldn’t be more excited about this event, which will bring relationship experts together to share their knowledge, wisdom, compassion, humor, and insight, as well as start a dialogue, and hopefully help you understand both yourself and your partner, and maybe inspire you to work at maintaining a relationship.  The talks will be held over a 5-week period at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place.

“How to Stick Together: A Series of Five Evenings of Short Films and Facilitated Conversations about Long-term Relationships with Renowned Relationship Experts” will be held every Tuesday from 7-9 PM starting Oct 21st! Early-bird discounts still available. Click here to purchase tickets! Here’s what you’ll be seeing.

Talk 1: October 31st. Creating Emotional Intimacy with Jeff Pincus, LCSW and Rachel Cahn, MA, LPC. Trust and emotional safety are critical to partnership, but how do you build and sustain a deep emotional bond over the years? Drawing from Stan Tatkin’s work on attachment theory in relationships, Jeff and Rachel will offer tools to create lasting emotional intimacy. For those who are single, this work will shed new light on maintaining a relationship. Jeff Pincus has over 25 years of experience counseling couples and is a core faculty member of the PACT Institute. Rachel Cahn is also a PACT trained couples therapist, as well as a core faculty member, and is married to Jeff. Both Rachel and Jeff are in high demand and known for their couples work.

Talk 2: October 28th.  Sex: Better With Time Dr. Jenni Skyler, Sex Therapist. We will discuss using long-term partnership as a path to refueling your erotic life, and tools to understand our own eroticism and how to define and achieve a healthy sex life. Have you been afraid of long term relationships and monogamy? Come learn how it’s possible to improve your sex life within a partnership. Jenni Skyler, PhD, MSEd is a sex therapist and board-certified sexologist. She is the Director of the Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy in Boulder, Colorado. She has worked in the field of sexual health as a therapist, educator, and public health consultant for nearly 10 years.

Talk 3: November 4th. Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy: Dr. Julie Colwell, PhD. The number one thing we hear from Glue couples about happiness in long-term partnership is that you must remove the need to be right. How do you communicate in a way that puts the relationship first? Julie has seen hundreds of individuals, families, and couples in her psychotherapy practice and has designed and taught countless weekend retreats, classes, and groups, which have a reputation for being powerful, fun, and life-changing. She has written two workbooks about creating loving relationships: Choosing Love: Pathways to Conscious Living and The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Thriving Relationships (Sounds True: October, 2014).

Talk 4: November 11th. Developing Rituals In Your Relationship: Diane Israel, MA. Over and over again, experts and Glue couples talk about the importance of daily rituals. How do you say goodbye in the morning, or greet each other after your work day? How do you wake up and go to bed? How do you connect throughout the day? These “little things” have the power to make or break your relationship, come learn how to develop lasting habits that can dramatically improve your happiness in your relationship. Diane is a psychotherapist and an adjunct professor in the graduate school of psychology at Naropa University. She assists clients in celebrating their true selves, practicing self- care, and healing through mind-body integration.

Talk 5: November 18th. Promises and Unwritten Contracts, Bringing Intention and Integrity to What You Want: Dr. Bob Unger, LCSW, PhD and Paul Bialek, MA. Many of us have entered partnership with belief systems and expectations that we aren’t even aware of. This talk will help uncover some of those unwritten contracts, and help bring awareness to underlying belief systems. For single people, this is sure to be eye opening, and you will benefit from becoming aware of your expectations and getting clear on what you want before entering partnership. Bob has been a practicing psychotherapist for 35 years. Since 1990, Bob has been teaching in the Masters Contemplative Psychotherapy Program at Naropa University and is known for his group work. Paul is an adjunct Professor of Buddhist Psychology in the Masters Level program in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University, as well as a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Both Bob and Paul are known for their dry humor and are well loved by students.

We can’t wait to see you at Shine!  Click here to purchase tickets!

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