A typical day starts with you meeting with your counselor for 4 hours each day of intense focus and discussion of your issues. This often can be very emotionally and physically draining. That is why we limit our time to four hours.
Couples will also have 2 to 2.5 hours of homework following each session except on the final day of the retreat. There is no homework following the last session (other than you implementing the changes you commit to doing as you head home. 🙂 )
Homework is divided into 3 parts:
- Some reading (it’s *not* boring reading!)
- Some writing – to go deeper.
- Behavior requests. The very key to the success of your Intensive.
It’s a long day, and sometimes couples will ask to leave their counseling sessions with their Counselor earlier than allotted. We ask all couples to rest up before they come. We ask our couples to stop *all* discussions about their issues one week before they arrive. You’ll only discuss them the same way you’ve always been discussing them, so you’ll get the same result. We don’t want you all worn out before you get here!