Couples Workshop – Michael Grinder & Associates

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Couples Workshop


$425 per couple (before discounts)
Price is per couple. 
Reconnect with your partner and renew your relationship on February 18-20th, 2022. This is a small, intimate workshop limited to 20 couples.

COVID notice: Attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.

Have a question or need to make special arrangements? Call us at (360) 687-3238

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Discover how nonverbal communication skills can help you reconnect with your partner and enrich your relationship.
This Couples Workshop will show you how.


 As William Phelps says, “The greatest of all arts is the art of living together.” Come learn the greatest art possible.


Couples Workshop: “To Love…To Honor…To Negotiate”

February 17 to 19, 2023 with Michael and Gail Grinder




We enter our relationships with the best of intentions.

What people don’t tell you is your relationship is more than just you and your partner. Your relationship has three parts: you, your partner and the relationship itself.

Even the best relationships need advanced skills that help them communicate and connect on a deeper level. That’s why understanding the nonverbals of communication can help you:

  • Negotiate more easily and without stress.
  • More easily manage conflict that pops up.
  • Deepen your friendship and improve your intimacy

This couples communication workshop is for couples of all orientations, no matter how long you’ve been together. If you want to learn how to make your relationship feel easier, this series is for you!



Couples attend as a unit. This a non-therapeutic workshop – come with a desire to laugh, learn and love.



  • $425 per couple
  • Please note: There is a $95 non-refundable cancellation fee.


Mount Hood Oregon Resort (previously Resort at the Mountain) in the Oregon scenic Gorge is approximately one hour from the Portland International Airport. The discounted group rate of $135 plus tax per night and a $25.00 resort fee is available until January 17th, 2023, 5:00 pm. Reservations made after this date will be booked at the best available rate. Please have your credit card ready when making reservations. Guest check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.
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.

Note from Michael:

I feel more vulnerable about doing this seminar than any other. As much as I cherish my relationship with Gail, I am humbled by the thought that our relationship is not mine or hers but ours. In a relationship, while defying all laws of math, the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.



  1. This is a non-­therapeutic and fun communication seminar; come with humor.
  2. All activities and suggestions are intended to be optional. Each couple, as a unit, decides their level of participation and learning. Both members have to okay the activity for each member to participate.
  3. No values or judgments from the presenter or the format are intended.
  4. The following format will be used:
    • Presentation of a concept demonstrated by Michael
    • Couples practice the skills involved
    • Couples, as a unit, extrapolate what meaning and benefit there is in the skill or concept.
  5. You don’t have to be ‘a a couple’ to come to learn these skills. You can bring a friend to participate with.


Time is built in so that you might enjoy an opportunity to be together in a pleasant setting away from daily demands. In fact, we want to support your decision to be in the seminar room as much or as little as you wish.

Friday Night
5:30-6:00 PM (Registration)
6:00-9:00 PM

Noon-2:00 (Lunch and Relaxation)
2:00-5:00 PM

Sunday Morning
9:00-12:00 PM

Topics to be Included:

  • Clarifying your value structures
  • Appreciations
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Discovering and appreciating your similarities and differences
  • Assessing your problem-­solving techniques
  • Clarifying misunderstandings
  • John Gottman’s Principles
  • Giving the relationship love
  • Establishing priorities as a couple
  • Love letter writing
  • The Language of Love


  • Breathing (take breaks)
  • Circles of Humanness
  • Value Clarification
  • Appreciations and Fairness/Calibration
  • Cats and Dogs
  • Compensation Contact (coin toss)
  • Negotiation and Learning Styles
  • Giving the Friendship Attention
  • Dry-Docking
  • Establishing Priorities
  • Love Letters

Who Should Attend?

  • Couples who value their relationship
  • Couples wanting to gain and improve communication skills with one another
  • Couples who want to learn skills to reduce and manage stress in communication
  • Couples who have been together one day or one hundred years
  • Couples who want a fun, relaxing weekend getaway
  • Couples who are searching for a  unique and meaningful “together” experience
  • Couples who just want to spend a wonderful time together!


Register here or call our office at 360-687-3238 for more details.


With much love for a beautiful day of relationships,

Michael and Gail and the MGA Staff




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