OUTLINE OF YOUR INTENSIVE
The weekend will begin by visiting some of the quiet places on the property where, later in the weekend, you will have time to meditate, journal, or just sit in a hammock and take in the beauty of the red mountains. We will get acquainted over dinner and discuss the desired outcomes for your intensive.
Start the day with some basic morning movements, designed to loosen your body and awaken your mind. An introduction to “Centering” and how to apply it in everyday life. At breakfast we will set the stage for the day.
The day continues with Communication exercises that will be the core of the weekend and will deepen your awareness and appreciation of the missing art of Listening. You will discover how it feels to be heard by your partner perhaps for the first time. You will maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative misunderstandings that arise in your communications.
Friday afternoon will give you the opportunity to use the tools you learned in the morning, You will be able to discover what you need to say to each other facilitated in a safe environment.
Later in the afternoon, you will have a couples massage with two of the top massage therapists in Sedona.
Eric will take you on a hike or scramble in the Red Rocks. The intensity of the hike will be custom designed to work with your level of physical conditioning.
The mental, physical, and emotional challenges will support you in pushing the limits of your comfort zone, interrupting old patterns of behavior, to make room for new insights.
The afternoon will be spent deepening the level of communication with additional exercises to ensure you have the tools to keep expanding the possibilities of your relationships.
There will be time for writing and reflecting in your journal.
We will visit a medicine wheel on a site that was used thousands of years ago as a horizontal astronomical meeting place.
We will do some special completion exercises which will include gratitude, appreciation and reviewing the promises made to each other that you will take home and into your relationship.
The weekend includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at our home and at some of our favorite outstanding restaurants. Also included will be two follow-up calls with each of you.
The cost of the weekend is $4500.
Call us at 928-282-1603 and ask any questions you may have in order to give your relationship the gift of this extraordinary experience.
Eric and Susan specialize in resolving disputes in organizations, and developing transitional management structures. They go into a company, speak with key personnel and explore how people think things should work, versus how they actually work. They are able to listen in such a way, that people are able to have their ideas listened to, and implemented, where appropriate; the result being, people function more effectively, and have the workplace environment improve, often dramatically.
SOME OF THE ISSUES ADDRESSED BY Relationship RePair
An advertising agency has four partners whose priorities have changed over the years. Their expectations and relationships with each other now get in the way of running the business. We worked with each of the partners finding what worked and didn’t work and facilitated a new structure that allowed each partner to do what they did best, and dramatically improved their working and personal relationships.
Several partners have succeeded getting a business venture going, but expanding responsibilities for some, and not others, have caused relationship issues to arise. The growth of the business required a greater time and energy commitment. Each partner looked at what needed to be different, and together they redesigned each partner’s accountabilities and responsibilities.
A father wants to phase himself out of the business he built, yet he has difficulty giving up authority to his independent-minded son. We met with each of them and designed the position of chairman of the board for the father, with the son being CEO. The son was then able to run the business, with oversight from the father.
A salvage business is run by two brothers who are constantly arguing with each other, adversely affecting morale. Their sons, who both work in the business have asked for help. Conversations with the brothers revealed a serious undelivered communication from 20 years ago that caused the rift. Once it was delivered, they became friends again.
An electrical contractor bought a mechanical contracting business, and there are problems having the combined staff work with each other. We interviewed key people and revealed the different ways the two businesses operated. We then created a transitional structure to blend the two companies.
A dental office staff has difficulty working with the newly hired associate dentist. We met with each staff member to identify the issues, then met with each of the doctors explaining the problems that needed to be addressed. We facilitated an all office team meeting, expressing the issues and discovered a pathway towards a superbly functioning team.
A veterinary clinic has working issues between the doctor and the staff. Meeting with the staff revealed the doctor had very different ideas about how the practice should be run. We facilitated a team building meeting where everyone felt heard and then aligned themselves with the mission of the clinic.
An international chemical company has relationship issues among the scientists in its research division. We met with the director and key scientists and support staff. In a team building meeting, we showed the director how he was dismissing the ideas and opinions of some of his key people. We helped them design and implement a more effective and nurturing way of relating to each other.
Partners disagree on how to expand a growing retail business. The retail business demanded considerable more time and attention than one of the partners was willing to commit. We designed a structure for the dissolution of the partnership, such that the partners remained friends.
SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE BY CLIENTS
“Susan helped us put together a team approach to enhance the development of our culture in the division. Susan has the ability to empower employees to reach new levels of performance and productivity.”
– Rick Ryan, Corporate Director.
“Eric worked with our association. We had a one day workshop where the staff had a chance to air their thoughts about things they probably wouldn’t have talked to me directly. We now function as a team, and together we can make a dent on the war on poverty.”
– Vincent Trice, Community Action Agency Manager
“Some people seem to be able to get out ahead of where they are operating to a place of vision, a place they were moving toward. It was as though they had a bigger picture and they could see further down the road with a kind of clarity and direction.” “When I started to work with Eric, immediately, I had a shift in my ability to see further, to see what actions today were going to produce long range…the ministry started to operate at a much higher rate, money increased. We added a second service, everybody was excited. The place was on fire. My ministry now is five times the size of the one I served before. I don’t know how to tell people what Eric does. He’s like a midwife. Midwives keep the process moving smoothly so that every birth is holy and unique. Eric makes sure people are safe and empowered…What Eric does is create space for me to bring forth the truth in me.”
– Linda Spencer, Minister
“Susan allows people to move into the action part of their lives, rather than the story. She has a way of listening that creates a special sense of relatedness that causes an opening so that you can begin to act, and then she just allows it to happen. She really watches and listens and speaks to what works and what doesn’t, and what is really happening. Susan and Eric really walk their talk. They work a lot on balance, health, and vitality in the body, mind, and spirit.”
– Susanna Mantis Training Director