Tropical Couples Therapy Retreats in Costa Rica
Getting the Love You Want ™ Weekend in Costa Rica
Next Upcoming Retreat
October 13-17, 2021
Welcome to El Mangroove Autograph Collection, Gulf of Papagayo, Guancaste, Costa Rica
Thirsty for your spouse’s affection & attention?
Go from stale and stagnant to OMG NOW I remember why I fell in love with you!
From stupid tiffs, fighting, and arguments to … I am so much more self-aware and conscious about what parts of myself are lost…
From doubt and uncertainty about my choices …to the confidence that you married no better person than your partner
Voted by Brides Magazine as one of the best couples retreats in the world!
A Weekend to Improve Your Marriage and Communication
Sometimes we “forget” our spouse.
Not literally, but in a way we really do.
We get wrapped up in the stress of raising the kids, pressures of work and living…
…and we forget why we fell in love, who we are married to, the special moments that brought us together…
And we live along side each other almost like roommates. Not soulmates.
We are guilty of falling into this pattern of rote too and so we have renewed our commitment to each other.
Schedule time alone, to work on the state of our “union”. Marriage maintenance is needed in nearly all relationships at some time. Come work on your marriage with us in the paradise of tropical Costa Rica.
If you feel the same way, (especially after covid!) and you’d like to renew your commitment to each other, fall back in love, reawaken old feelings and truly experience joy together again, ask us about the Getting the Love You Want weekend getaway in Costa Rica!
Coronavirus notwithstanding, you can’t wait to work on your marriage until it’s dry and depleted…
That’s why we’ve planned a safe couples therapy getaway for you, with multiple Covid19 safety precautions, so that you don’t need to wait and can getaway now to do much needed work together.
There are 6 dates for you to choose from starting this fall – October 13 -17, 2021!
You’ll have time recharge and renew both your physical body on the beautiful beaches and luxury accommodations of El Mangroove resort and restore your spirit by revitalizing the connection between and the one you fell in love with all those years ago. Therapy will be work, but by the last few days you’re both going to experience a romantic couples getaway that wasn’t possible before imago therapy.
Invite your spouse to join you on this journey together to become better partners for each other and improve your communication and understanding of one another.
Spend a weekend recommitting to your #couplegoals and actually achieve and create a beautiful future for your relationship together! An imago marriage counseling retreat in the Caribbean might be just the thing you both need to get your relationship back on track.
Text, Call or Register now to getaway to Costa Rica and finally Get the Love You Want!
The Getting the Love You Want Marriage Retreat is for you if you want to:
- Finally become deeply heard by your spouse through a process that feels truly safe
- Renew a relationship that is getting stale
- Gain clarity on whether you should stay or go
- Resolve old childhood “stuff” that is getting in your way of being a great partner and parent
- Discovering and shedding those aggravating triggers that your spouse seems to provoke in you
- Comfortably talk safely about any issue in your relationship and remain connected
- Finally feel loved (maybe even for the first time ever!) by discovering your personal love language and living it out to the fullest
- Achieve your relationship goals through a completed done-for-you plan
- Satisfy your needs for physical and emotional connection
- Learn how to ask for what you want and get the love you want instead of being a victim
- Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through our formula for detoxing your marriage
- Heal the crushing effects of infidelity and make amends
- Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing your relationship
- Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less!
Welcome to Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This Caribbean destination is a land of volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs, and rich flora and fauna. The national parks, wildlife refuges, quaint villages, historic sites and a countless sum of golden beaches in the area provide a variety of activities for guests that seek an authentic Costa Rican experience. Located on the prestigious Gulf of Papagayo on the northern Pacific Coastline of Guanacaste, El Mangroove is the closest beach resort to an international airport within Costa Rica at just 20 minutes from touchdown to sand.
5 Days/4 Nights at El Mangrove Resort in Costa Rica
All meals and beverages (excludes alcohol and snacks)
All taxes and gratuities
3 Days of Couples Educational Workshop, Workbook and all materials
Daily Movement Classes
Day 1: Welcome
5:00 PM – Welcome Meeting and Introductions
5:30 PM – Introduction to Imago and Discussion- “Identification of the 3 Relationship stages” – Explore the secret agenda of relationships and “diagnose” which stage of relationship you are in and how that is currently affecting your marriage and what to do about it.
6:30 PM – Group Dinner
8:00 PM – Guided Imagery Meditation 25 minutes
Discussion: “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks. 45 minutes
Day 2: “Restoring Hope” – 6 Hours to Open up your Eyes to the Realization that your Marriage has the Potential to be Different”
8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee
8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk
9:30 AM – Discussion: Crossing the Bridge- Discover how your past impacts the present. A “conversation” with your parents about old unresolved hurts
10:30 AM – “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.
11:15 AM – Brunch Discussion: “Relationship frustration” – Experience deep healing around a difficult issue with your spouse using the Imago Dialogue practice which is a safe and comfortable way to communicate.
1:00 PM – Shower and Break for the Afternoon: Spa Treatments, Relaxation
4:30 PM – Beach Meditation: Discussion: “Living Gratefully” – Harness the power of gratitude, naturally flourishing into becoming a more successful and appreciative person.
5:00 PM – Closing Exercise- Holding 10 min
5:30 PM – Dinner
Day 3: “Hope becomes Reality” – 6 Hours to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality
8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee
8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk
9:30 AM – Discussion about Exits- When the going gets tough- written workbook exercise
10:15 AM – Transforming Your Frustrations into Request- A comprehensive inventory and exercise to ask for what you want.
12:30 PM – Shower and Break for the Afternoon: Spa Treatments, Relaxation
2:30 PM – “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You” – Diagnose your love language, learn how to use your love language and the love language of others more effectively to get and to give the love that you want.
3:15 PM – “Flooding” – Shift the negative energy in a 5-minute process.
4:15 PM – Hi-Energy Fun
4:40 PM – End day
Day 4: Rest Day
Day of Rest for Some; Excursions
Day 5: Take Home Takeaways
8:00 AM – Discuss the day over coffee
8:45 AM – Morning Movement; Beach Walk
9:30 AM – “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can successfully live out for your new future together.
10:30 – Going Home, eval, and closing ceremony
11:30 AM – Closing Meal
Get To Know Your Getting the Love You Want ™ Workshop Leader
October 13-17, 2021 Workshop Presenter
Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Illinois) and a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers (a national accreditation) with a Masters in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 1989, after seeing Harville Hendrix on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she attended his “Getting the Love You Want” workshop for couples. Jill said, “Like many wives, I dragged my reluctant husband to the workshop so that Harville could fix him. Soon I found out how much work I had to do. Of course, that was really a blessing in disguise, because I didn’t even like the person I had become in that marriage, but I didn’t know how not to be that. I was fascinated by the Imago theory and tools and realized it had immense potential benefit, both personally and professionally. I eagerly began training with Dr. Hendrix.”
Jill was certified as an Imago therapist by Dr. Hendrix in June of 1990, 1 of the first 5 therapists in the Chicago area to do so. Together with some of those colleagues, they founded the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy of Greater Chicago, a professional training and support organization. She later went on to acquire more training, becoming a Certified Workshop Presenter for couples and singles, and an Advanced Clinician in Imago Therapy.
Jill has also trained with Pat Love, Ed.D. author of “Hot Monogamy.” Additionally, she has completed the initial training with Dr. John Gottman, author of “Seven Principles of Successful Marriages.” Jill trained under Dr. Steven Stosny and became certified to teach HEALS™, his groundbreaking anger management tool. Her private practice reflects the wisdom of these and other important mentors. Jill is also a “Faculty Associate for the Imago International Training Institute.” (IITI)
Can’t make it in October? Check out the retreat dates for 2022!
January 19-23, 2022
Hayley Hoffman & David Dworkin
January 19-23, 2022 Workshop Presenter
February 2-6, 2022
Dr. Ben Cohen
February 2-6, 2022 Workshop Presenter
Ben is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience in the field of couples counseling, marriage therapy, and psychotherapy. He has been in private practice in Boulder and Denver for over 20 years, specializing in helping individuals and couples enhance their lives and relationships. Ben received his certification in Imago Relationship Therapy in 1994, and has presented over 100 Couples’ workshops in Denver and Boulder, beginning in 2002. He has extensive experience teaching and training other therapists, including 10 years as adjunct faculty at The Naropa University, and Training Director at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ben is a Certified Imago Instructor, and former Co-Dean of the Faculty of Imago Relationships International. Ben is known for the passion, sensitivity, warmth, and humor that he shares with his clients and trainees.
March 9-13, 2022
Robin and Dan Newman
March 9-13 2022, Workshop Presenters
I am an Advanced Clinical Certified Imago Relationship Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families. I guide and work with couples who have Special Needs children and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include ruptures in relationships, individuals who are in recovery as well as those dealing with depression and anxiety. My passion is to assist people in recognizing and embracing their full potential. I feel especially blessed to be able to make a difference in so many lives.
April 6-10, 2022
David and Donna Bowman
April 6-10, 2022, Workshop Presenters
Through their personal relationship journey, their years of working with couples, and their experience presenting dozens of Getting the Love You Want Workshops for a wide variety of couples, David and Donna share the information and vision of IMAGO with confidence, compassion, encouragement and passion. Their mission is to help all couples create a safe connection between them that is joyful, passionate and relaxed; bringing the healing power of conscious loving into the world. Donna and David have been married for 37 years and have lived the IMAGO journey for the past 27 years in their own relationship as partners and as parents.
Donna is a clinical social worker and has worked with relationships for 30+ years, first as a teacher and then as a social worker. Her gentle, warm spirit creates a place of welcome and safety where people feel inspired and empowered to discover their own path to wholeness and connection.
David is an ordained minister and a former pastoral psychotherapist. His move into IMAGO relationship coaching arose out of his passion for helping couples achieve greater fulfillment and the success he experiences with IMAGO. His fun loving style and disarming humor add an ease and safety to his presentations and his connection with couples.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are masks required at the hotel?
Masks are not required outside or in the restaurants. We intend to have most of the retreat outside. Inside, El Mangrove requests that masks be worn.
What if my flight gets cancelled?
As the flight is booked separately from the registration fee, it is best for you to book refundable tickets. Usually, if an airline cancels a flight, you will be reimbursed.
We strongly recommend that you purchase flight cancellation insurance to protect yourself from unexpected circumstances that may cause you to cancel your retreat. Cancellation of any travel plans, airlines, etc. will be completely your responsibility.
What if I test positive for Covid and cannot attend?
If you are not able to attend, due to COVID, your monies will be applied towards a future retreat.
If the retreat has not been cancelled by us, and you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be able to apply the funds towards a future retreat. If you need to cancel over 31 days, you will receive your money back minus the nonrefundable deposit.
What if the retreat gets cancelled?
If we need to cancel the retreat for safety or lack of attendance reasons, you will be fully refunded. We are not responsible for any non refundable or non-transferable air tickets or other unrecoverable travel costs that you may have incurred.
What if I have to cancel my reservation?
If you cancel your booking 31 days before the retreat, you will be refunded, minus the non refundable deposit. If you cancel your booking less than 30 days before the retreat your funds will be applied towards a future retreat date and you are welcome to attend at a later date.
What are the COVID safety precautions at the hotel?
As of September 17, 2021, masks are requested in public areas minus outdoors and restaurants. (Subject to change)
COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
El Mangrove takes hygiene and cleanliness standards very seriously. You’ll notice several enhancements to our cleaning practices throughout the entire hotel which include: Enhanced Public Space Cleaning, Social Distancing Practices, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Guest Rooms, Temperature Screening and Electrostatic Spraying.
Your guest room is your sanctuary throughout your stay with us. To minimize contact, housekeeping services will only be provided upon your request. If you would like to request housekeeping schedule, please let us know during your stay 24 hours in advance.
Does Costa Rica require a Covid PCR test?
Costa Rica does not require a covid test upon arrival. Check with your airline to see if a Covid PCR test is required for the way home.
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