The Secrets of Extraordinary Relationships
with Charlie and Linda Bloom
When: Sunday, April 13, 2008, noon to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy., Santa Barbara
Cost: $25 - $30
Age limit: All ages
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 fulllment and meaning into our lives yet for a large number of couples the dreams of infatuation soon dissolve into the disappointment of a 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 the practices that transform the quality of connection and promote co- creativity, unconditional acceptance and spiritual awakening.
Charlie Bloom, MSW and Linda Bloom, LCSW, are therapists, seminar
leaders and international consultants. They are the authors of the acclaimed book 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, which has sold over 75,000 copies worldwide. Over the past twenty years they have facilitated
relationship workshops for thousands of individuals and couples throughout the country and the world. Together they co-direct Bloomwork in Santa Cruz, California. They have been married for 35 years and are the parents of grown children and one very young grandchild.
Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Event posted March 31, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010