2017 Fiji Relationship Retreat for Couples
12-17 June 2017
Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection
With Maggie O'Shea & Linda Murrow
Join us this winter for a warming 5-night tropical retreat for couples, located on the beautiful island of Savusavu, Fiji! Created by Dr Sue Johnson, acclaimed therapist, author, and founder of the evidence-based Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Hold me Tight is a practical and inspiring workshop, whether your relationship is in great shape, in serious trouble, or anywhere in between. A chance to escape work, children and screens for breath-taking beaches and one of Fiji’s most authentic vintage resorts, with all delicious meals provided, the retreat will also be nourishing, relaxing, romantic and fun!
There is no need or expectation to share private problems in the larger group. Instead, after each presentation – including videos of real couples bringing the theory to life – you & your partner will have the opportunity to practice seven key conversations designed to create more safety, closeness and connection. You can choose to do this privately or with the skilled support of Maggie, Linda or her partner Duncan (also a trained couple therapist & group facilitator).
You will learn where and how couples get stuck in constricting patterns of interaction, and how to communicate in new ways that can heal old hurts, and build greater closeness, intimacy and trust. The workshop will also take you through the new neuroscience of love, including how to navigate some of the relationship challenges posed by our tricky survival-based brains.
As well as the structured workshop sessions, there will be plenty of free time to explore the island, to enjoy the beaches, and also to relax just with your partner. To enhance your experience and ability to feel fully present, there will also be optional daily mindfulness sessions, guided by Maggie.
WHAT THE WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES
A unique experience at Fiji's most authentic vintage resort
5 nights, 6 days accommodation in an Ocean View Bure or Bay View Villa at Daku Resort
All meals, including delicious daily breakfast, lunch and dinners
All Hold Me Tight Workshop sessions
Optional daily mindfulness sessions in movement and stillness (suitable for beginners or experienced)
A trip to Vuadomo waterfall, a lovely cascade plunging into a rocky swimming pool
A picnic at Devodara beach where you can swim in the blue lagoon
A trip to a local village to see village life and watch a traditional meke (dance)
Return transfers from Savusavu Airport
Workshop materials, including your own hardcopy of Sue Johnson's Hold Me Tight
WORKSHOP AND RETREAT FEE
Rates include all meals, all accommodation, the entire workshop and everything else mentioned above!
Family OceanView Bure $2,599 per couple. This is a semi-detached private room with own ensuite and shared balcony.
Stand alone OceanView Bure $2,799 per couple. Individual private Bure with ensuite.
BayView Villa $2,999 per couple. Luxury villa with private room, own ensuite and bay views, sharing lounge, kitchen area and plunge pool with one other couple.