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MAR 6-8 2015


Could Your Friendships Use a Tune-Up?


Do you wish your friends understood you better, or that you could communicate with them more effectively?

Do you find yourselves repeating arguments that pull you farther apart and that you don't know how to resolve?


Do you wish you knew how to resolve conflicts with your boss/ coworker/ friend/ partner/ sibling/ child?


Could you use some support and guidance for a major conversation with a friend or a partner?


Would you like to know how to ask for what you want in any of your friendships?


If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, or have other questions or issues about how to have happier relationships, we can help you! 

You are invited–as individuals, couples, co-workers, friends, adult family members–to learn about relationship.


We don’t “automatically” know how to be in a marriage, in a family or a close friendship. Most of our families of origin & demonstrations of parenting we experienced offered inadequate training. We need to allow ourselves to start learning again as adults to be effective partners and friends. We're convinced that just trying harder doesn’t help as much as consciously developing skills.


During this weekend workshop, you will have many opportunities to learn and practice skills that will make all your relationships more fulfilling.  In a supportive environment, you will work individually, in pairs, or triads, and small groups, and:


  • Learn how to talk things through more thoroughly.

  • Help others work with their stuck places, and allow them to help you with yours.

  • Practice together and watch the same skills demonstrated by different personalities and in a variety of situations.

  • Learn to communicate more effectively, listen and identify and ask for what you really want.

  • Learn from observing others’ processes.

  • Be paired with a small group (partners will be placed together) where you can practice and be observed and receive feedback. Also have time alone to reflect.

  • Have your particular relational issues addressed, with gentleness and insight.


We have much to offer in developing more satisfying relationships...


John and Colette Hoff are gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience of empowering clients to be effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. 


John and Colette and the Goodenough Community, which they founded, are widely known for providing a unique experiential learning environment that focuses on helping everyone learn about relating better. John and Colette teach from well-documented findings:


  • Friendship, developed over time, is one of the highest valued qualities of long-lived relationships.

  • Friendship is defined partly by the ease with which partners live with each other, and partly by the thoughtfulness with which partners tend to each other’s needs.


The cost of the weekend is $175 per person.


$155 for 2 adults or more registering together.


Includes learning materials, room and board.


This workshop will be held at Sahale Learning Center, a beautiful setting at the tip of the Kitsap peninsula on the Tahuya River about a mile from Hood Canal. You will be able to hike and get some exercise. We will be sharing bountiful meals and will have opportunities to socialize as a group. If you have childcare issues, let Colette know.



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