Passion and Purpose
Three weekends anchor this comprehensive program for lasting change
Research demonstrates that the best marriages of today are more stable and more fulfilling that ever before, even as the majority continue to falter. Why is this? Since the 1970s the breadwinner/homemaker model has been increasingly replaced by a different ideal—one where both partners seek personal fulfillment as individuals, as well as a couple.
This course is specifically designed for those couples who want to achieve their best as loving and effective people in all their relationships, starting at home.
To support our partner in this way—and be equally supported in return—requires an entirely new level of relational skill and awareness. Those with the resources and dedication to achieve this are thriving, with more relational satisfaction and happiness than ever before.
Do you ever experience
Distance and loneliness?
Not enough affection and intimacy?
A lack of understanding and empathy?
Feel like you are married to an alien?
Most of us do at one point or another. The key is not to avoid the struggles, which is unlikely to work in the long run. The answer is to be able to use the friction, the ways you differ or fail to understand each other, as guides and incentives to your growth together—and as individuals.
Perhaps you love each other but struggle to get along and bridge your differences…
Perhaps you are in a long term loving relationship that is missing the spark it once had and are unsure how to get the passion and romance back….
Maybe you are in a life transition and want to recharge your relationship and re-evaluate your priorities…
You may be devoted parents who want to model a style of relating that is fully consistent with your values so your children are well-equipped to find healthy relationships…
Join us for Passion and Purpose and stop...
Settling for less than you can be
Tolerating pockets of resignation and dissatisfaction by accepting things that really don’t work for you
Avoiding potential conflicts by trying to work around or accommodate them
None of this is necessary—it leaves you less available for true fulfillment and puts the happiness you do have at risk.
You can build an enduring and extraordinary love together.
It is actually not that hard.
Find renewed appreciation, enjoyment and high humor in the ways you are different from each other.
This weekend focuses on the Enneagram, the most powerful tool available for understanding and effectively working with the unique motivations, basic desires, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and true potential of other humans.
Uncover your personal "blind spots" so you can benefit from your partner's insights and awareness
Understand the differences in the ways you each handle stress when things aren't going well
Learn how to best support each other in good times, as well as challenging times
Develop a healthy sense of humor and acceptance about your own—and your partner's—strengths and foibles
This is essential information for anyone who wants to truly understand what makes other people tick. This includes your spouse and other family members, friends and colleagues. This is a potent tool for being more effective with people.
Achieve masterful insight into predicting human behavior
When people get the Enneagram for the first time, their world view radically changes. You see into the depths of yourself and everyone around you. Other personality systems pale to insignificance.
—Josh Baran, Communications Executive
Improve relationships and decision-making
The Enneagram… helps me make better business decisions. But the most wonderful thing is how it has enhanced relationships with the people in my life.
—Barney Sofro, Corporate CEO
A particularly effective tool for overcoming self-limits
Embedded in each type is our basic belief about the world and how we live in it—not just the underlying essence that has been most damaged, but also the corresponding path of healing.
—David Daniels, Psychiatrist
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee to those who attend all sessions.
PLEASURE AND PASSION
Remember falling in love—the powerful emotions and deeply pleasurable sensations? Has that continued to evolve into more intimate and open communication and love-making? Or do you sometimes feel cautious about being open or vulnerable? Are you occasionally unsure about how to broach certain topics with each other?
Learn fun ways to heighten your sense of mystery and adventure without sacrificing comfort and security
Develop ease with speaking openly about your sensual and sexual preferences
Discover even more fulfilling love-making styles
This exploration includes sex, romance, and the deeply healing experience of emotional bonding.
The insights and personal experiences were impactful and have already helped us solve some serious issues—a valuable and fun weekend. A safe place to explore sexuality, sensuality and passion with many useful tools. We have discovered more intimacy than has been present in 28 years... very, very heartwarming.
Bridge discrepancies in desire so that neither of you feels rejected or inadequate
Learn how to keep your intimate connection fresh and exciting, including when you are stressed and busy
Keep your love strong during times when other demands prevent you from finding enough time together
LIFE PATH AND FAMILY MISSION
Re-connect with your highest purpose and delights—open up a new level of creativity and fulfillment.
Instrumental in saving, revitalizing, renewing and redirecting our marriage. The material is excellent, well-rounded and varied.
Passion is connected to our life force, affinity for beauty, inspiration and influence. Intimate partnerships can support—or thwart—our highest aspirations and core desires. Strengthen your support for each other, as you identify and recommit to fully experience the best of your life.
This work also provides parents and other family members a way to productively engage around values and decision-making. As a parent you will be delighted to have this tool for engaging with your children so that you come together around your best dreams and intentions.
Taking what we learned to our children has opened up lively family discussions—fun and creative ways for us to engage together—that affirm our values. Lots of honesty, humor and gratitude.
Identify creative ways to reignite your aspirations and passions with the support and commitment of your partner—now, not someday
Get clear about your mission and values as a couple and a family—design a life that is purpose-driven and fulfilling
Find peace of mind and joy in re-prioritizing your life and time around what matters most
Course participant comments
I gained lots of insight into my ways of avoiding—this was excellent. I also greatly appreciate understanding the people who are important and precious to me better.
Great workshop! Good energy and organization, an excellent presentation. The hand-outs and other visual aids nicely summarized the key points and greatly shortened the time required to learn the material.
I’d been exposed to the Enneagram a couple of times before, however, this led me to get it at a new level—I feel like I can understand and appreciate what it is like to be inside the skin of the other types—including my partner in difficult moments.