Please carve out this half day to devote to your relationship. It can be a challenge to continually find ways to be compassionate with our partners on a daily basis. Set aside this time to just focus on each other, and come away renewed and nourished in new ways, ready for a fall and winter of tender loving.
This one half day workshop is designed for couples to explore ways to use their mindfulness practice to learn about being present in relationship, listening deeply and cultivating more kind understanding when dealing with differences.
Couples will have ample time to practice together during the workshop. Come with your beloved and give yourself the gift of time to deepen your intimacy skills in a supportive and caring environment.
Cheri Desmond-May, MSW and Licensed Psychologist, has been a psychotherapist for over 35 years and has dedicated herself to helping couples learn how to deepen and strengthen their commitment to each other in a wholehearted way. She has been a practicing meditator for over 35 years, at MZMC, Compassionate Ocean and now, Common Ground. She has studied with Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Jack Kornfield. She has been a Heart to Heart couples leader in the Twin Cities and is currently teaching quarterly Couples workshops for Common Ground with Jane Rauenhorst.
Jane Rauenhorst is a licensed Psychologist who integrates mindfulness into her work as a therapist in private practice in St. Paul. She has pursued a meditation practice and studied mindfulness and Buddhism for the last 15 years. She has taught mindfulness related classes and workshops at the University of St. Thomas, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota.