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WELL 16 — Enhanced Dialogue for Couples: Current Research and Practical Tools

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online
Duration: 3 weeks
Date(s): Apr 30—May 14
Time: 6:15—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: May 2
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $385
Instructor(s): Kathryn Ford
Limit: 40
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: Class Sessions: 3 Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 6:15 - 9:00 pm (PT); 30-minute Zoom meeting with instructor: To be scheduled with each couple between class sessions.
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Spring
Live Online
Tuesdays
6:15—9:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Apr 30—May 14
3 weeks
Refund Date
May 2
0 Unit
Fees
$385
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Kathryn Ford
Limit
40
Recording
Yes
Open
Please Note: Class Sessions: 3 Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 6:15 - 9:00 pm (PT); 30-minute Zoom meeting with instructor: To be scheduled with each couple between class sessions.
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
The quality of a couple’s relationship is often the most important determinant of their sense of well-being and satisfaction in life. That relationship can also be the source of challenge and frustration. We are neurologically designed for openness to each other. We are also neurologically designed to be defensive and closed. So how do we make our committed relationships a source of pleasure, support, and growth? By becoming more aware and developing tools for increasing perception and comfort, we can change the quality of our conversations—and thereby, the quality of our relationships. The course will include the latest research in the fields of couples dynamics and interpersonal neurology to help us understand the basis for our responses to each other and the optimal conditions for receptivity, expressiveness, and learning. Students will learn simple, powerful techniques for staying open in conversations, and there will be class time for couples to practice techniques privately. Couples will not be required to share personal details in the group; rather, group discussion will feature reflections on the ideas presented and on life as a couple. Students will leave the course with enhanced skills for the openness that creates loving relationships.

This course is designed to be taken with a partner, except by special permission of the instructor. When registering, each individual should complete a separate course registration. The tuition listed is per individual.



KATHRYN FORD
Author; Teacher; Relationship Consultant

Kathryn Ford is an author, teacher, and clinician specializing in relationships. Her work integrates neuropsychology, mindfulness, and multiple therapy models. She received an MD from Brown and completed her psychiatry residency at Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to her traditional training, her lifelong meditation practice has informed both her life and her work. She is completing a book for couples and therapists.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Michael Kahn, The Tao of Conversation (ISBN 978-1572240285)
(Recommended) Daniel Kahneman , Thinking, Fast and Slow (ISBN 978-0374533557)
(Recommended) Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini & Richard Lannon, A General Theory of Love (ISBN 978-0375709227)