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What is a "couples retreat"?

Like corporations, couples move through a lifecycle process whereby they are faced with problems to solve, opportunities to celebrate, and challenges to overcome. The "couples retreat" is a unique program designed by Amirror, that describes and draws upon parallels from a corporate lifecycle model while providing participants with an understanding of the marriage lifecycle and its transition points. It enables participants to gain greater insights into their own corporate and marital strengths, opportunities, and challenges.

Frequently, a couple is engaged in their own “marriage lifecycle” while simultaneously involved in a corporate lifecycle process (or two). How a couple handles these experiences and this process helps to determine the potential for success or failure of the marriage and their business. This session will provide you with an understanding of the nature of these life-cycles and will help you to differentiate between typical and atypical experiences.

The purpose of the session is to learn more about your relationship while having fun! The session is designed to help you to build intimacy with your partner, and develop a common plan to further enhance the growth of your relationship. As part of the retreat offered by Amirror group, we begin with processing current issues that couples might have, build intimacy in the larger group. Participants are taught NONFLICT methodology to solve problems in everyday life. A big part of the retreat is reflecting back on the relationship of the couple, since the moment they met, talking about the things partners appreciate about each other and are thankful for. Another important element is reflecting on the family where we grew up and how it impacted us, mainly in terms of the relationship between the couple and their attitude to family, what we have seen there and how that has formulated how we are today with each other and with our kids. Throughout the session, there will be variety of fun games and exercises, getting to know your partners even better. Dr. Amir Kfir teaches participants on the parallels between the corporate and marriage lifecycles. Participants engage into discussion on the roles that we play and how those need to change. One of the examples of the exercises is called “Five languages of love” where partners are mapping themselves on your own language and what they think their partner’s language is. FInally, couples with the help of faciliator work on creating shared vision, values, picture of themselves, their family and rituals. A very meaningful event is renewing vows with each other. The session is designed specifically for couples, and lasts for 2 days. Participants are also given homework, that is designed to help couples strengthen their partnership, following the retreat.

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