Love Addiction / Love Avoidance

This workshop is based on Pia Mellody's ground-breaking work conveyed in her book, Facing Love Addiction.

A Healthier Connection

Love addicts assign too much value, time, and attention to another person, while neglecting to care for or value themselves. Focus on the partner is obsessive, and fear of abandonment drives the obsession. Love addicts can be addicted to anyone: lover, spouse, friend, parent, or child. It is a painful, obsessive, and addictive process that negatively impacts not only the love addict, but also the individuals with whom he or she is in relationships. In this workshop, self-love and self-care are enhanced, as is tolerance for feeling instilled.

The love avoidant systematically uses relational walls during intimate contact in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed by the other person, associating "love" with duty or work. The love avoidant's greatest fear is that of vulnerability, which is explored throughout the workshop. During this process, authenticity is encouraged, and an overdeveloped sense of responsibility is released. This workshop intervenes on the destructive cycles of both the love addict and the love avoidant, offering them intimacy with healthy boundaries.

Details

The Love Avoidant/Love Avoidance Workshop meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Workshop will take place on the following dates in 2017:

January 30 - February 3 May 22 - 26 September 11 - 15
February 20 - 24 June 19 - 23 October 2 - 6
March 20 - 24 July 17 - 21 November 6 - 10
April 24 - 28 August 14 - 18 December 4- 8 

For more information or to enroll, please contact us at 800-244-4949 or complete the form below. Our Intake Coordinators are happy to assist you between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MST weekdays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST on weekends.

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