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Secrets of Great Relationships
Esalen
October 29-20, 2021

Having a great relationship means more than just staying together. Unless we enjoy trust, intimacy, caring, and love with our partner, we are sharing an arrangement and not a true partnership. We seek relationships hoping to bring greater fulfillment and meaning into our lives yet for many couples the dreams of infatuation soon dissolve into the disappointment of a cold and joyless relationship or end in divorce.

The biggest mistake that many people make is not in expecting too much from their relationships, but in desiring too little. A true partnership can not only provide security, pleasure, intimacy, and fun but can be a means through which our deepest longings are awakened and ultimately realized. It can be a vehicle not only for our own transformation but that of the world as well.

In this workshop, we will examine the unique qualities that exceptional relationships embody and identify various means through which it is possible to develop and integrate those qualities and experiences into our relationship. In addition, we will identify and engage in practices that can transform the quality of connection in ways that promote co-creativity, unconditional acceptance, and spiritual awakening.

From Conflict to Connection: an online seminar with Linda and Charlie Bloom

All couples have their moments when differences arise that can unsettle even the most loving partnerships and threaten the foundation of those relationships that are unstable, to begin with. Research has shown that it is not necessarily the depth of love shared by two people that is the most influential factor in determining the strength and lasting power of a relationship, but rather the ability of both partners to manage the inevitable differences that are present in varying degrees in all relationships. And yet, most of us enter into relationships with an inadequate understanding of exactly what it requires to become skilled in the art and science (and yes, it is both!) of conflict resolution. If you are serious about enhancing your level of effectiveness, particularly in regard to your closest relationships, this course is for you!
In it you will:
*Learn the key elements of effective conflict management
*Identify your growing edge in regard to the strengths within you that  may be in need of more attention, and how you can fortify them
*Learn how to recognize the warning signs that are alerting you that you and your partner are about to fall into one of those “here we go again” moments, and put in a course correction.
And much more!

Secrets of Great Relationships
Online Class through Udemy.

If you already have a “good relationship” with your significant other but would love to have a “great relationship” instead, then grab your partner and settle down for this insightful experience.

With this course you will:
• Understand the varying Stages of Relationships.
• Learn the correlation between Needs and optimal relationships.
• Identify successful practices of Conscious Combat and Responsibility.
• Come to terms with your Shadow and acceptance of Shadow Work.
• Learn the importance of Intimacy and how it can nourish the soul.
• Understand how Sexuality plays an important role in relationships.
• Embrace Fear and learn how to step into Fearlessness.
• Develop your own Qualities and Practices to work on.
• Learn the Secrets of Great Relationships.

Through the videos, activities and exercises provided in the course, you will learn how to develop qualities and life skills commonly found in couples who have created exemplary relationships.

Welcome to Bloomwork!

Successful relationships are the cornerstone of a thriving life. While most of us understand this, embodying the qualities and engaging in the practices that promote strong and respectful connections with life partners, co-workers, friends, and others is a formidable challenge for most of us. 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, can, under the right conditions learn to master the art of relationship. At Bloomwork, we are dedicated to assisting individuals, couples and organizations to enhance their relationship-building skills by offering practices and tools 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.

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, and That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger in the Broken Places. Their organization, Bloomwork is dedicated to promoting healthy, fulfilling, and successful relationships for individuals, couples and organizations. They have served as psychotherapists, marriage counselors, consultants and seminar leaders since 1975. In addition to their academic and professional training, the Blooms’ expertise in the field of relationships stems from experience in the crucible of their own committed partnership of over 52 years. Their best-selling book, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last has been translated into several languages and distributed world-wide. Since its publication in 2004 it has sold over 100,000 copies.

“The work that Linda and Charlie Bloom offer is truly of the gold standard. Their authenticity and integrity as individuals is unparalleled.”

— James Bramson, Psy. D., Mindful Alliance Center, Director

“Linda and Charlie’s work is exceptional and valuable because everything they teach, they exemplify in their own lives.” — Gordon Wheeler, Ph.D. President of Esalen Institute.

“The Blooms are professional, experienced, heart-opening, and a delight to work with.” — Catherine S.

“With Secrets of Great Marriages the Blooms have captured the essence of true partnership and what it involves.” — Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher, author, and lecturer.

“After our couples’ counseling with Linda and Charlie, we are more in love than ever, like newlyweds!” — Gailene G.

“Take their work as golden. Linda and Charlie have walked the talk!” — Pat Love Ed.D. author of The Truth about Love.

“I learned more about relationships and myself in my five days in Linda and Charlie’s workshop than I learned in the previous fifty-six years of my life!” — Tom D.

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