Benefits of a Weekend Workshop for Couples
Whether you’re a couple who is facing the challenges of an affair, communication issues, financial quarrels, blended family drama or just want to invest in your future together — our COMMUNICATE TO CONNECT weekend workshops were designed for you. Coveted by 100’s of clients, our award-winning work and weekend workshops can help you uncover the hidden treasures in your love relationship…
Saves money versus traditional counseling.
The cost of the weekend workshop is minimal compared to the cost of long-term therapy because you qualify for a discounted group rate. The total cost of a weekend workshop is less than $700 (with payment options). The equivalent cost of weekly or bi-weekly therapy sessions could easily exceed ten times that much.
Can provide immediate help versus traditional counseling.
Forget boring lectures, formal settings, awkward interactions, and gimmicky exercises that only lead to embarrassment, frustration and rolling eyes.
You’ll learn practical skills and tools gleaned from our 30+ years experience as relationship experts, marriage counselors, and Imago therapists.
Real help regardless of your current relationship status.
Weekend workshops can help to get at the heart of the matter, regardless of your relationship status–engaged, married, coupled living together, coupled living apart, separated, facing divorce, considering reconciliation and simply “it’s complicated.”
We work with couples at every stage in life, every relationship situation and from every corner of the globe. The only couples we can’t work with are those who don’t want help.
Your Weekend Workshop Team
Veteran Imago Therapists, Marriage Counselors, Relationship Experts
Jesse and Melva JohnsonOver our 60 plus years of combined experience as psychotherapists, relationship educators, workshop leaders, public speakers, authors and consultants, we have had the opportunity to work together as colleagues in the Detroit Public School system working together to build a better working environment for students, parents, staff and the community at large. This evolved into us becoming a couple, starting a private practice for individuals, couples, and families and then getting married. Our commitment to supporting healthy relationships expanded to supporting organizations and businesses to help create more fulfilling relationships. This has taken us throughout the United States and abroad.
We have also appeared on local and national radio and television shows and have been featured in numerous print media including newspapers and magazines. In 1994, we added the imago relationship counseling and seminar training to our work. In 2007 we published our first book, Mining for Gold in Your Relationship, a guide for couples with a 5 step plan to improve the quality of relationships. Shortly thereafter we added the “Couplehood as a Spiritual Path” course to the programs we offer.
We have worked hard to live the message we teach—in our marriage and family, and as business partners. Our marital journey began as a “blended family.” We were determined to create a successful life experience for ourselves and our two minor sons from Jesse’s previous marriage. To be successful, we had to overcome the internal and external influences, pressures, and conflicts that often tear families like ours apart. Through the stuff of marriage and family therapies, marriage education programs, “trial and error,” an ongoing shared commitment, continuous dialogue, problem-solving, goal setting, planning, cooperation, and mutual support, we have successfully created the kind of marriage, family, and professional life we desired.
We are excited whenever we have the opportunity to share these tools with other couples to enable them to also create the relationship they’ve also longed for.
Reviews and Testimonials
The experience was safe. Very educational-informative. I highly recommend it to anyone who has no hair left. They were (the presenters) very receptive & compassionate. I did not feel alone.
This weekend has given me the hope that together my husband and I can work through any problem as long as we do it with respect, honesty, and empathy. Before this weekend. I truly believed we were headed for a divorce. No I know if we work with the tools we learned that our relationship will only grow stronger.
I believe that we have learned the tools to heal and grow into the loving couple we intended to be when we married. Melva and Jesse are two of the most gentle and amazing people I have ever been blessed to know. Thank you, doesn’t seem enough. God Bless You!
We are newlyweds and this workshop has been the best investment we could make in our marriage. Honeymoons last a short time, but the skills taught will last a lifetime. A workshop weekend should be on each couples registry wish list!
There are no words available to express my gratitude. Without this I felt like divorce was the only option. After divorce another possible failed relationship. Press Repeat. Thank you Melva & Jesse. With sincere and heartfelt gratitude.
My experience here was amazing. Way more than I thought. They showed me I do still love my wife and our marriage will last with work and time. They showed us a new way to see each other and how to love should feel. I would recommend this to any couple needing help!
This weekend has given me the hope that together my husband and I can work through any problem as long as we do it with respect, honesty and empathy. Before this weekend. I truly believed we were headed for a divorce. No I know if we work with the tools we learned that our relationship will only grow stronger. I believe that we have learned the tools to heal and grow into the loving couple we intended to be when we married. Melva and Jesse are two of the most gentle and amazing people I have ever been blessed to know. Thank you doesn’t seem enough. God Bless You!!
If you want your relationship to continue to grow and prosper forever, I suggest you take the workshop and practice dialogue daily.
Attending the workshop make it possible to believe that understanding the imago process can help any willing couple attain a positive, nurturing and safe environment to grow independently as well as a couple.
This was truly an enlightening experience. I feel much better for a successful marriage.
This is a workshop designed for couples who are serious about working hard to effect positive change in their relationship.
The genuis of Jesse and Melva takes the Imago tools to a level that transcends the static material and makes it real.
This workshop will add years and growth to our marriage and certainly the 2+ my wife and I are expecting. This workshop has helped us improve in communicating/loving/ listening/appreciating each other!
Melva and Jesse make you want to fall in love all over again. Regardless of the negativity, they may experience, they personify romance. Great workshop. Do it for your future.
Jesse and Melva are effective presenters that make everyone feel comfortable, fun environment for all participants.
I would like to tell people that this was a life changing experience and without Melva and Jesse I would have for sure lost my marriage.
I would definitely recommend (this workshop) to others. Seeing a husband and wife team with so many years of experience was great.
As an engaged couple this experience has given us tools so that we know we can have a happy and healthy relationship. Very highly recommended.
I really wish I could, but my words would not effectively describe how beneficial and wonderful this weekend was for me and my relationship already. Thank you both for being life changing for us.
This workshop helped me open my eyes to issues that can arise. They helped see what can be done to not avoid one another, but communicate efficiently and work with one another in a positive manner.
Very helpful and great for the improvement of marital relationships. Very well run an informative. I would highly recommend Melva and Jesse. They provide a safe, warm, engaging atmosphere. They are knowledgeable and passionate about Imago Therapy.