Married since 1972, Linda and Charlie Bloom have been working with groups, individuals, couples and organizations to enhance the quality of their relationships and communication skills since 1975. They both have Master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work and have lectured, led seminars and provided consultation at universities and learning institutes throughout the United States as well as internationally. They have written and published four books, Happily Ever After…and 39 Other Myths about Love: Breaking Through to the Relationship of Your Dreams,101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Stories from Real Couples about Lasting Love, That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger in the Broken Places and,An End To Arguing: 101 Valuable Lessons for All Relationships.
Secrets of Great Relationships
with Linda & Charlie Bloom
You’re invited to join us in 2024 when we offer our seminar, the Secrets of Great Relationships. This workshop is open to both singles and couples, and we’ll be presenting it at our two favorite retreat centers. If you live on the East Coast, we’ll be at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on the weekend of February 9-11 and at the Esalen Institute in beautiful Big Sur, CA on May 24-26.
Whether you are in a long-term partnership or in the early stages of a new relationship, whether you are in a stuck place, or just need a tune-up, or maybe you’re not even in a relationship but would someday like to be, this workshop is for you! This weekend will provide you with skills and tools that will serve you, not just in romantic partnerships, but in all of your relationships!
You will leave the weekend with greater understanding and self-confidence in how you can enhance the quality of your relationships and make them great! Guaranteed!
Themes of the weekend include:
Managing conflict, even when there are irreconcilable differences
Going from Good to Great in your relationship
Keeping the spark alive and resuscitating it when it dims
Restoring trust when it’s been lost or broken
Getting stronger at the broken places
For more information or to register for either workshop click on the links below!
AN END TO ARGUING: 101 Valuable Lessons for All Relationships
An End to Arguing 101 Valuable Lessons for All Relationships was awarded with the
Literary Titan Award for 2023.
“. . . an amazingly comprehensive presentation of relational challenges in which the commitment to non-hostility is the prelude to fruitful negotiations. Perhaps the universal first instruction to couples in distress could be: ‘Stop! Calm down! Get a grip! Now talk.'” -Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, co-founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, author of Happiness is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life
A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDERS,
LINDA & CHARLIE BLOOM
PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, BEST-SELLING AUTHORS, AND MARRIED COUPLE WITH 50+ YEARS OF ADVICE!
Successful relationships and strong bonds with those we love are the cornerstone of a thriving life. While most of us understand this, embodying the qualities, learning the skills and engaging in techniques and practices that promote strong and respectful relationships and connections with life partners, co-workers, friends, and others is a formidable challenge for most of us, and often leads to conflict and disagreement.
Yet the ability to create fulfilling relationships is a skill that can, given adequate knowledge, support, and practice, be developed and fully integrated into our lives. Even those of us who have had painful or difficult experiences in past family or romantic relationships – whether it be constant argument, miscommunication, or differences in perspective – can, under the right conditions learn to master the art of any relationship and strengthen any bond.
At Bloomwork, we are dedicated to assisting individuals, couples and organizations to enhance their relationship-building skills by offering advice and techniques that facilitate this process. We customize our offerings to the specific needs of our clients. The skills that we offer support in developing include:
The art of “conscious combat” -managing relationship differences effectively.
Getting “unstuck” from entrenched interactional patterns.
Creating networks of ongoing support.
Developing “enlightened self-interest”.
Fulfilling the need to simultaneously provide care and support to my partner and myself as well.
Becoming a life-long learner.
Managing moods effectively.
Living in gratitude.
Moving from breakdowns to breakthroughs.
Transforming a good relationship to a great one.