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Couples Workshop

How to use nonverbal communication to improve your relationship and get even closer

Next training: February 12–14, 2021

Reconnect with your partner. Renew your relationship.

Learn actionable nonverbal communication skills that will help you successfully manage conflict, deepen your friendship, and improve your intimacy.

In 12 engaging hours comfortably spread out over three days, you’ll learn the importance of nonverbal communication. You’ll discover new ways to negotiate with your partner, work through long-standing issues, and ask for what you need.

All participation is voluntary. You won’t be asked to share with the group or talk about your feelings or relationship.
All couples and orientations are welcome – married or unmarried, straight or gay.
You can enjoy a massage at the resort spa, have a romantic dinner at the restaurant, or book extra time to walk the golf course. This weekend is YOUR time. Couples receive discounted hotel rates.

Nestled in Oregon’s high country, the workshop resort is a short drive from Portland, OR – but a world away from the normal day-to-day.

Join us for our Valentine’s Day weekend workshop. Spots are limited.

Quick Event Info

Date: Valentine’s Weekend,
February 12-14, 2021.
Price: $425 per couple (Covers attendance only. $95 non-refundable cancellation fee.)

Past attendees love our workshop with an average rating of


out of 5!

What You’ll Experience

Prepare to communicate with your partner in an entirely new way. You’ll learn:

How knowing your partner’s Love Map can help you connect with them more deeply and easily.
Why taking a short break from conflict is a good thing.
How you can use the Chairs of Negotiation to talk about what you need, honor each other’s values, and find new solutions – together.
Whether you’re a Cat or a Dog in your relationship – and how that affects your relationship style.
Proven ways you can streamline your communication skills and lower your stress levels.
Why 69 percent of chronic problems are not fixable – and what to do instead.

Michael Grinder, your workshop leader, has 40 years of experience coaching thousands of groups.  Michael was personally trained by Carl Rogers, one of the founders of client-centered psychology – and he’s been married to Gail, the love of his life, for forty-two amazing years. After attending one of John Gottman’s workshop with Gail, Michael was inspired to create this workshop. Since 2000, he’s led over 100 couples through his To Love, To Honor and To Negotiate workshop.

What are People Saying About this Workshop?

The Couple’s Workshop gave us invaluable tools and insights to work with the issues and challenges that inevitably arise in relationships. We also learned how to love and appreciate each other in new and deeper ways.
– Larry Dillenbeck, 2016 workshop participant

“I think everybody needs that [couples weekend]. It’s good for even healthy marriages- even healthy ones can use more input, fresh ideas on how to make a good thing even better.”
– Bradley Williams, 2016 workshop participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This workshop is intended for two people to attend together.

Yes! If you’re in a relationship — whether you’ve been together one month or 40 years – this workshop is for you!

  • Friday: Arrive by 5:30pm for registration and an evening session.
  • Saturday: Two 3-hour sessions with built-in time throughout the day to spend with your significant other.
  • Sunday: The final session finishes at noon so that you can enjoy the rest of your day with your partner.

You don’t have to! Couples attend as a unit, and all activities/suggestions are intended to be optional. Each couple (as a unit) decide their level of participation and learning. Both members have to okay the activity for each member to participate.

No! You can talk as much (or as little) as you’d like! Michael will never single you out or put you on the spot.

Yes! You’ll receive:

  • Two Couple’s Workshop manuals
  • “Chairs of Negotiation – Couples” cards
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by Dr. John Gottman. ($17 value)

Acting fast will save you money! If you sign up 90 days before the class, you will receive $75 off your order.

You can contact us via email or phone to cancel. Please also note there is a $95 nonrefundable cancellation fee that will be charged.

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort is the name of the venue. It was previously known as Resort at the Mountain.

The resort is amazing. You’re nestled in 30 acres of lush, forested beauty. The air smells clean and crisp. The scenery is breathtaking. Plus, you’ll have everything you need for a luxurious, romantic getaway:

  • Comfy beds with premium bedding.
  • Seasonally crafted meals.
  • Special, couples-only spa packages.
  • The best 27 holes of golf in the Mt. Hood territory.

Want more information about the hotel? Check out their site.

Yes! For the best rates and rooms, we recommend booking early. Rooms are held at a discounted group rate of $125 plus tax per night plus a $20 resort fee until January 17th, 2021. Reservations made after this date will be booked based on availability at the best available rate. Please have your credit card ready when making reservations.

Guest check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am. To reserve your room call (503) 622-3101 and reference the group name Michael Grinder & Associates to receive the discount. For special room requests, please email or call (503) 622-3101.

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