3-Hour private educational couples workshop

$ 640 USD

This private (only one couple) workshop is virtual or in-person (if in the Arnold, MD area.) Dr. Shiels offers education and suggestions for couples regarding attachment, communication, conflict-resolution, and connection.

6-hour group couples workshop (virtual)

$ 580 USD

Thursday, January 4th 2pm-5pm EST and Friday, January 5th, 11:15am-2:15pm EST. This group virtual workshop (only 3 couples) includes explanations and exercises about couples attachment dynamics and communication/regulation/repair, along with break-out sessions to practice these exercises.

Couples Workshop Enrollment

Age range


What to expect:  This is an interactive workshop via zoom, with no more than four couples.  Couples will be provided with paper materials ahead-of-time (sent via mail). The format consists of several time blocks where Dr. Shiels explains a concept or exercise to the entire group before allowing private "break-out" time to practice the exercise or complete the questionnaire.  During the break-out times, Dr. Shiels will check-in with each room privately to trouble-shoot and guide.  (This is why it is limited to four couples only.)  The content that is discovered on the first day will be used on the second day to inform which communication strategies are most important to practice for each couple. This workshop is meant to give you the skills to communicate effectively, solve problems, repair wounds, and deeply connect as allies. It is recommended that participants do not go into the workshop expecting one main-volatile issue to be resolved; Instead, please bring one or two mildly intense disagreements to use as context during communication and conflict-resolution exercises.  Only couples who learn to communicate with the smaller things can then feel safe enough to use those skills on more sensitive issues.