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WELL 10 — The Art of Opening in the Moment: Relationships Simplified

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jan 22—Jan 29
Time: 9:30—11:30 am (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 15
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $230
Instructor(s): Kathryn Ford
Limit: 100
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
9:30—11:30 am (PT)
Jan 22—Jan 29
2 days
Refund Date
Jan 15
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Kathryn Ford
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
How can you find love, keep the love you have, get back the love you’ve lost? Life is an ongoing encounter with the riddle of human relationships: how to be known, loved, and supported while minimizing the potential injuries of vulnerability. Solving this riddle is a satisfying, frustrating, joyful, painful, fun, and fascinating adventure. Successfully navigating the grand adventure of relationships depends on your openness in the moment—your emotional aperture. Your ability to sense that openness, aperture awareness, is your superpower for loving relationships.
This course is designed for couples, singles, therapists—indeed, anyone interested in learning how to navigate the complexity of relationships. We will explore aperture awareness as the powerful application of present-moment awareness (mindfulness) to relationships. You will learn to sense your own and others’ openness to connection and how to respond as apertures open and close. The course will include the latest research in the fields of relationship dynamics and interpersonal neurology to help us understand the basis for our responses to each other. Participants will learn simple and powerful techniques for staying open in difficult conversations and will leave the course with enhanced skills for connection and loving relationships. Therapists will acquire new ideas and skills that enhance their current expertise in both individual and couples therapy.

Couples Therapist

Kathryn Ford offers workshops and teaches and consults with couples, therapists, and trainees in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Both her clinical work and her writing integrate neuropsychology, mindfulness, and multiple therapy models. She received an MD from Brown and completed a psychiatry residency at Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.