THERAPY GROUPS + WORKSHOPS
Practice Conscious Separation
Jami Lynn Bula, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate
Date and time to be announced.
Location: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757
Fee: $75 per couple
Registration limited to four couples.
Break-ups, separations and divorce are notoriously difficult events. There is built up hurt from everything leading to the relationships end, and then an expectation to agreeably divide our lives. Sadly, there are more examples of angry, spiteful endings than of kind and respectful separations. If you are in the midst of a separation and hope to uncouple without ruining the relationship, this workshop is for you. This workshop is an opportunity to learn tools and practices to implement while navigating a separation. Resolving to practice integrity during a separation is the most respectful thing partners can do, as it honors the value of time spent together. You and your partner will be joining other couples who also want to experience a thoughtful ending to their relationship. Participants will be given the opportunity to create a vision of the type of relationship they hope for after separation and will learn skills to help create that reality. Reasons to consider this opportunity include: wanting to maintain a good relationship after separation, avoiding undo stress on children or loved ones involved, and learning how to be kind even while stressed. This workshop will be offered for a maximum of four couples per session.
• Participants will learn tools and skills needed to help manage their personal stress during the separation
• Experience new ways of interacting during the separation that are designed to promote kindness and compassion
• Practice conscious communication about the separation and future relationship structure
• Create vision of the relationship you hope to maintain after the separation
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jami Lynn Bula, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, practices at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin under the supervision of Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT-S, LPC-S. Jami Lynn specializes in couple counseling and sex therapy, her passion is helping adults create their most satisfying lives. As a relational counselor, Jami Lynn works with adults in all stages and dynamics of relationship – married, newly single, separating, re-entering dating, monogamous, and non-monogamous. Her motivation for working with separating couples is to help people maximize their potential for harmony, even in the most difficult stages of a relationship. She believes relationships are designed to change over time, that separation is an opportunity for personal growth and responsibility.