How Things Work at The A’nesis Intensive Marriage Retreat
You are required to take the Gottman Relationship Check-up BEFORE you attend your intensive. This evaluation will take you 60-90 minutes to complete. The Gottman Relationship Checkup not only automatically scores a couple’s strengths and challenges, but takes years off the time required to make headway in the counseling process. The cost for you as a couple is $29.00.
YOU MAY NOT ATTEND THE RETREAT IF THIS PIECE OF THE INTENSIVE IS NOT COMPLETED BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL.
Fully HIPAA compliant, the questionnaire consists of 480 questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values, and trust, as well as parenting, housework, finances, individual areas of concern, and more.
This relationship assessment relies on intensive, detailed, and evidence-based information on why relationships succeed or fail. Developed from over 40 years of scientific research by Dr. John Gottman, this relationship assessment tool relies on intensive, detailed, and evidence-based information on why relationships succeed or fail.
Click Here for a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Gottman Relationship Evaluation.
How does the Marriage Intensive Work?
Most couples have a hard time getting away for intensive therapy, even though that is usually what they are needing, instead of weekly or monthly hourly sessions. For this reason, Trudy has created a 4-day intensive “Bootcamp” intensive program for marriage transformation.
This program is intense but well worth the effort you will put in. If you come as a couple serious about having a new marriage (to each other), and ready to dig deep and willing to use the unique trauma techniques Trudy employs, you can expect amazing results.
The four-day intensive is 15 hours total with Dr. Trudy. You will be the only couple present and Trudy will walk with you through the process of transforming your marriage right in the trenches with you.
- Day 1 | Tuesday: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Be prepared for homework after this session)
- Day 2 | Wednesday (Double-Day): 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm
- Day 3 | Thursday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Day 4 | Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Five-day intensive bootcamps have the same schedule as four days except there isn’t a double-session day on Day 2. This option is the least intensive if you have the luxury of investing in five days.
“What a safe place for our marriage counseling! I felt totally at peace from the beginning. This far exceeded my expectations. I am so happy we did this!”
“Trudy is omnivorous and Spirit-led in her approach to counseling. We have seen counselors over the years and so many were on-trick phonies. Trudy draws from a wide variety of tools and training using the skills of an artist to bring amazing help to marriages. She was the most effective and powerful counselors I have had the privilege to work with…ever!”
Is this a Biblically-based program?
Trudy is a Level II Gottman-trained therapist and uses the Biblical Reference Guide for the Gottman Method so that all teachings for the process are Biblically sound. Trudy also has her Doctorate in Biblical Counseling and will always refer to God’s Word as the Source of her information.
Click Here for complete descriptions, durations, and costs for all individual intensive counseling sabbaticals with Dr. Trudy Johnson.