A Weekend Workshop Intensive for Couples
Have you lost that “loving feeling”? Does your relationship need a lift? Re-connect heart to heart and bring down the walls. Couples new and old, in crisis or in love, married or unmarried, gay or straight are invited to join this workshop; it is open to all couples interested in enhancing an intimate partnership.
Upcoming Couples Retreat Dates:
|May 23-25, 2014
Couples Retreat Ontario
|White Oaks Resort
| June 20-22, 2014
Couples Retreat Ontario
|White Oaks Resort
|Aug 1-3, 2014
Couples Retreat Ontario
|Pillar & Post Inn
|October 3-5, 2014
Couples Retreat Ontario
| White Oaks Resort
AGENDA: FRIDAY: 8PM – 11PM SATURDAY: 9AM – 6PM SUNDAY: 9AM – 6PM
Come early on Friday or stay an extra day on Monday and take advantage of hotel facilities, nature walks and all that Niagara has to offer.
What to Expect
This is a unique weekend workshop for couples focused on “emotional healing”. It is not one-on-one traditional talk-therapy nor is it counselling, though Grace does spend time alone with each couple guiding and advising. Once you register, you will be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire outlining your history and your relationship issues, usually 3-5 pages of background that you will email to Grace. Your answers will be kept in strict confidence. From this place, Grace will study your relationship needs and dynamics and will be able to direct you during the interactive exercises. Grace has an amazing ability to get to the core issues in any relationship and can make both parties feel understood and emotionally safe so that maximum healing can take place.
A maximum of 10 couples will be accepted. The workshop is held in a beautiful large space at one of our hotel resorts. During the workshop, Grace will teach you many things about your emotions, male/female needs and communication techniques and then invite you to engage and practice with your partner one-on-one. The room is large enough and couples will be asked to spread out and find a private space to conduct their communication. Each lesson and exercise is part of the unique therapy process designed to open the heart and increase intimacy, compassion and understanding between you. This is when the greatest healing shifts occur. Should hot issues arise during this time, Grace is there to coach and navigate between you. Even though your issues will be kept private, most couples report feeling a source of strength and kinship from the other couples present knowing that they are not alone in their relationship struggles.
The Relationship Renewal Retreat is not a religious retreat. It is however, intense, experiential and the equivalent of 12 months of weekly traditional couples counselling. It is recommended by many marriage therapists. Grace has worked with over 900 couples and has a stunning 80% success rate with couples in crisis. Her success is largely due to the safe and loving space she can create between you and your partner so that maximum truth telling and healing can happen. Please be aware that couples attending are all at different stages from “happily-married-just-needing-a-tune-up” to “separated-and-going-through-relationship-hell” and everything in between.
More Information About Grace’s Approach
Grace is a master at relationship intervention, conflict resolution and understanding people’s emotional and psychological needs. As an Intuitive and Energy healer, Grace is extremely compassionate and can navigate through your personal issues with sensitivity and care. Grace is an expert in an emotional healing process that she has pioneered (Emotional Brain Therapy, EBT™) and over the years perfected, which allows negative feelings caused by betrayal, deception, infidelity, abandonment, abuse, or any other conflict to become unblocked in the Emotional Brain (where all trauma is registered) and be healed. Once this negative energy clears out, the positive feelings return and years of disconnection end putting you on the path of love, joy and happiness.
Grace has been practising this unique form of emotional healing for individuals for over twenty years, long before university researchers discovered that traditional talk therapy is not effective with couples. In what is being called “the new science of love” in major universities around the world, it has been found that relationship therapy centered around expressing and healing emotions is ten times more effective for creating long lasting love. Grace’s Emotional Brain Therapy helps people develop emotional intelligence, self awareness and psychological resilience. Couples are then able to forgive and restore trust, love and respect. Her approach encompasses the latest research in neuroplasticity, neuroscience, attachment theory, emotional intelligence as well as the latest techniques in Energy Psychology. With this knowledge and hands-on practice throughout the weekend, partners learn how to navigate their partner’s emotions and to regulate their own emotional reactions resulting in stronger emotional bonds with one another. Grace’s Couples Retreat has been so successful that it has gained a wide reputation with marriage therapists in Canada and the United States who regularly send her their most “difficult cases”. Hundreds of couples credit Grace’s program for “saving their marriage”. Grace will share all that she knows about successful relationships as well as lessons she’s learned from her own 30 year marriage. To learn more about Grace Cirocco visit her complete bio here.
Dear Grace: “Your timing, sensitivity, knowledge, skills, and passion were amazing gifts to us all. I thank God that you have had the strength and self-knowledge to offer to the world what you were truly meant to do. What greater gift is there than your ability to love, to reflect love, to give love, to teach what love looks like, it’s language…Your great big compassionate heart is nursing the world’s handicapped hearts. You are my heart hero…. ” Anne Peace, Oakville, ON
What You Will Gain at Grace Cirocco’s Couples Retreat Weekend
- An amazing feeling of transformation, enlightenment, and empowerment
- Clarity for those who are confused and sitting on the relationship fence
- Greater compassion and understanding of yourself and your partner
- Emotional closure and peace even for those who feel “it’s too late”
- A restoration of goodwill, trust, and forgiveness between you
- Knowledge of how to give and receive love, encouragement and support
- Strategies for keeping your communication “emotions-centered” for lasting intimacy
- Knowledge of how men and women’s brains are wired differently
- Understanding the 7 stages of intimate relationships & diagnose where you are
- Knowledge of how childhood trauma can be re-triggered in relationship and what you can do about it
- Strategies for successfully dealing with the surge that is anger in relationships
- How to identify and avoid the negative patterns in your “relationship dance”
- A plan of action for moving forward with no regrets
Dear Grace: “I am so empty of the anger that once consumed every piece of me in this relationship. THANK YOU! We are so much better together–better then we have ever been in our 18 years together!! We are touching and hugging… it is wonderful! We came to your retreat feeling like we were both on the last leg of our marriage and we have come home feeling like now we finally have a marriage…” Angela & Marc, Winnipeg
Do You Feel It’s Too Late for You?
In the book, Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, Harvey Brownstone says many couples cause extreme hardship for their children and spend thousands of dollars in legal bills unnecessarily because they cannot handle their intense emotions towards each other. Emotions like anger, vindictiveness, rage, greed, and anxiety produce toxic results not only for the couple but for the children caught in the middle. He says, marriages may end, but couples with children need to learn how to co-parent and continue talking to one another even through difficult emotions and not in the courtroom!
If divorce is your decision, or if you are not sure this is the best course of action, Grace can help you both find your inner peace regarding this relationship. If the marriage must end, do it from a higher vibration, i.e. more understanding and compassion, and less anger and name-calling, especially if you intend to co-parent your children. Significant research shows that it’s not divorce that hurts kids, but the way both parents deal with divorce. Investing in the RRR program, you will not only save yourself huge legal bills, you will be the positive role models your kids need you to be during this difficult time. Another benefit is that you’ll understand yourself and what went wrong in the relationship at a higher level so that you don’t end up attracting the same “dance” with a new partner.
What if You’re Not in Crisis?
You don’t have to be on divorce’s doorstep to enjoy and benefit from this relationship retreat. 60% of our couples are not in crisis but realize that if they don’t deal with their hot issues, they could very well be. Every relationship has “issues”. Rather than sweep problems under the rug, it’s important that you learn how to navigate through the negative emotions and solve problems as they come up. Take a preventative and proactive approach and sign up now. You’ll learn and practice communication tools that will help you navigate through your feelings and reconnect heart to heart like you’ve never done before. Many parents have gifted this weekend retreat to children as a wedding gift.
Our 5 Star Retreat Venues in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
- White Oaks Spa & Resort, 253 Taylor Road, SS4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada 1-905-688-2550 or toll free 1-800-263-5766
To see photos: White Oaks Spa & Resort To get directions visit: White Oaks Spa & Resort
- Pillar and Post Inn, (Vintage Inns), 48 John St. W., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada
1-905-468-2123 or toll free 1-888-669-5566
To see photos & get directions visit: Pillar and Post Inn
- Prince of Wales (Vintage Inns), 526 Regent St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada
1-905-468-1362 or toll free 1-888-669-5566
To see photos & get directions visit: Prince of Wales
Our Niagara venues are ideal for a couples weekend retreat and have been hand-picked because of their ideal setting, luxurious decor and old world charm. The 5 star, award winning, 4 diamond, White Oaks Spa & Resort has a reputation for its gourmet meals, quality service, health club and spa and attention to detail. The Pillar n’ Post and the Prince of Wales are one-of-a-kind 5 star, 4 diamond Inns of Distinction belonging to the Vintage Inn Collection of hotels that have not only won hotel awards but have wowed international guests. Both Vintage Inn properties are located in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake voted the “prettiest town in North America” by travel editors. Niagara-on-the-Lake is located 1.5 hrs from the Toronto airport and 45 minutes from Buffalo airport and 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, Canada, the #1 honeymoon destination in the world.
“Grace, you are spectacular! …the government should mandate that all couples have to take your weekend retreat. There would be a lot less divorce.” Paul F., Mississauga
Your Investment $999 CDN per person.
What your Couples Weekend Package Includes:
- Tuition: 28 therapeutic workshop hours with Grace Cirocco
- An in depth questionnaire study about your relationship issues before you arrive
- Individual coaching with Grace as needed throughout weekend
- All course materials including a Relationship Renewal Manual written by Grace Cirocco
- 2 Spectacular Buffet Breakfasts Saturday and Sunday
- 2 Gourmet lunches with beverages Saturday and Sunday
- Coffee breaks with gourmet snacks, fruit and refreshments throughout weekend
- Free copy of Grace’s bestselling book & CD
- Free follow-up private coaching with Grace as needed for two weeks following the retreat
This fee does not include your hotel reservation nor your dinner on the Saturday night as this is the “Date Night” Assignment and couples are encouraged to create and design a date in either Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Please Note: Payment plans are available. Money Back Guarantee on tuition portion only if you’re not completely satisfied with the quality and value of the program.
Booking Your Room
We have negotiated extra special rates for our guests coming to the Relationship Renewal Retreat. PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS, HOWEVER WE SUGGEST YOU WAIT UNTIL WE CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ROOM. Rooms are held for us up until 2 weeks before. If you’re booking at the last minute, there may not be any rooms left and you may have to find another hotel nearby. If you’re staying at another hotel, please note that both breakfast and lunch is included at either the Pillar and Post or the White Oaks Resort for you.
- May 23-25, 2014 Couples Retreat, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Room rate $180 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
- June 20-22, 2014 Couples Retreat, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Room rate $180 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
- Aug 1-3, 2014 Couples Retreat, Pillar & Post Inn, Room rate $209 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
- October 3-5, 2014 Couples Retreat, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Room rate $180 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
How to Register for the Couples Retreat Weekend:
Registration Form and a $500 (Cdn) deposit per person is required to reserve your spot.
By Internet: Click here to fill out the two step registration form and pay your deposit using the very secure system of Paypal
By Mail: Fill out step one of the registration form and mail it along with a certified cheque or money order (total $1000 Cdn) payable to GRACE CIROCCO INC. Mail it to GRACE CIROCCO INC. 179 King St., St. Catharines, ON., L2R 3J5, Canada. Please Note: Your spot is not reserved until we receive your cheque.
By Telephone: Call our office 905-688-0868 Monday – Friday 9:00 am-5.00 pm and Retreat Co-ordinator, Paris Birch will take your credit card over the telephone. If you’re calling after hours, it’s best to fill out the online registration form and pay your deposit by paypal which is the safest internet payment system in the world.
REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Our Couples Retreats fill up and often we have to disappoint people who are desperate to come. Please note: Even if it says “Sold Out”, get yourself on our cancellation list because “life happens”, and we often do get last minute cancellations. We will make every effort to accommodate you at the last minute!
WELCOME LETTER: Once your registration form and deposit is received, you will each be emailed a Welcome Letter from Grace which will outline all the information you will need regarding the weekend, including what to bring with you and the background questions you need to answer before you arrive to get the most out of your Couples Retreat Weekend.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received 16 days or more prior to the start date of the workshop, you will be refunded all monies less $100 admin fee. Cancellations received within 8-15 days of the start date of your retreat, you will be refunded 50% of the fee. Cancellations received 7 days or less will result in no refund. We realize that sometimes in life there are emergency situations and only in such circumstances and based on the sole discretion of Grace Cirocco will consideration be given for a one time opportunity to transfer your registration to a future retreat within 12 months or to transfer your registration to a different retreat for men or women. Please note, you must communicate with Grace’s office in advance in these cases. In these situations, we will do our very best to convince the hotel not to charge us on your behalf, but there are no guarantees on what hotel management decides especially with cancellations made less than 48 hrs. GRACE CIROCCO INC. is not responsible for prepaid, non-refundable travel arrangements.
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If you have questions that have not been addressed here, feel free to give us a call at 905-688-0868. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM. If you’re calling after hours, leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.