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Getting the Love You Want – A Couples Workshop

Do you want to make your dream relationship a reality?

What if we told you that you have everything in your couple-hood to achieve this and that all you need is a codebook, the right tools, and the knowledge of how to use them? This transformative weekend intensive is based on the work of Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. and the best-selling book, Getting the Love You Want. It demystifies relationships while teaching couples skills to function at an optimum level in their relationship. This workshop is considered to be the equivalent of seven months of couples therapy.

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The workshop was fun, informative, and very, very useful. Karen’s presentation style was a good combination of research and common sense.
Elizabeth S.
This was a fabulous workshop. We learned a TON. extremely beneficial--this should be required of all couples.
Awesome! Great and well organized. Something I can actually implement.
Invaluable information for creating a long-lasting/fulfilling relationship.
“This workshop was so helpful because it was a mix of Imago education and application and allowed us to stay present in Imago therapy practices for an extended period of time in order to have real breakthroughs.”
Well-organized, intensive, practice-based workshop. Karen is warm, compassionate, enthusiastic, while emphasizing a safe, secure environment. Very well-organized, inspiring, knowledgeable, approachable.
“Brilliant facilitator in a safe, supporting space.  Worth every penny/minute we invested and made us so committed to continue what we began.  Thank you!”
“Karen is an amazing teacher who has a caring heart and is able to meet people where they are at.  My husband and I learned invaluable skills that will enhance our marriage.”
“This weekend brought hope to my heart and our relationship.”
Kimberly S.
Karen is amazing and I consider her one of my angels. The workshop was everything I hoped for and more.
Vern B.
“Karen is such a fantastic coach/teacher and has such a calming presence.  Her passion to help couples is so clear.  I would return for further workshops in the future.”
With Karen's guidance, the Imago workouts are much more effective.
Karen knows her stuff and presents it in a non-threatening environment.
Karen K.
I like the format and schedule. It didn’t feel “prepackaged” and there was a nice flow....I felt the wisdom came from the course but ALSO from Karen herself.
Karen is fantastic at what she does--holding this workshop. It has changed my life and my marriage.
Thank you for our session yesterday. I feel we both got more accomplished in our 80 minutes yesterday than all the other counseling sessions combined. I am encouraged and excited to continue.
“This workshop came at an especially pivotal time in our relationship and I think literally will have helped me keep my relationship with my husband.  We had hoped to gain more tools for communication and have taken so much more home with us.  So grateful for your knowledge and expertise ...
“Incredible workshop.  I feel like we are newly-weds again?  Well worth the time and financial investment.”
Abby H.
“I feel more connected to [my husband] than I have in years, and definitely feel we’ve made a wonderful start to understanding each other’s Imagos.  I just want to say how grateful I am.”
To understand our partners we must first understand what our life experiences have conditioned us to want.... What I experienced and saw was the deep depths we hide from ourselves and must be explored if we are to discover our true desire.
Karen is an excellent presenter who keeps the class engaged and infuses heart, education and fun in to the learning experience!
This is easily one of the most profound, moving, and transformative experiences of my life. I've also never had so much hope and feeling of connection with my partner.
“Learned so much about my partner and feel more connected.  Love the way it creates neutral ground to discover and be curious about each other.  This workshop strips away our armor and puts us on level ground.  Pretty much the best investment you can make in your relationship.”
J and C
[The workshop introduced] an approach I haven’t used before in couples counseling that is revolutionary. A way to stop the blame game and find your voice and bear witness in an honorable way for your partner. Karen-- so smart and helpful and approachable. Love her style of coaching.
“The atmosphere is safe, warm and welcoming.  Karen’s gentle guidance, encouragement and expertise enabled my husband and me to transform our relationship and better understand our deepest unmet needs in a way that wasn’t awkward, strange or overwhelming.”
“No matter the stage…Any relationship would benefit from the tools presented.”
John M.
The workshop was full of usable information and ideas. [Karen is] capable, very intelligent, very well schooled, lots of counseling skill.
Lee W.
Karen is skilled at helping you figure out ways to communicate better with your partner. [She is] a master of this content.

In this workshop, you will learn ways to…
  • Communicate effectively with your partner
  • Discover why the unconscious forces that attracted you to your partner may also be the source of your relationship conflicts
  • End power struggles and resolve cycles of anger, blaming and shaming
  • Get to the root of your problems and dissolve them
  • Create romance, passion, fun, and intimacy

This workshop is appropriate for you if…

  • You are beginning a relationship you want to keep
  • You want to enrich an already good relationship
  • You are having difficulties in your relationship and want to resolve long-standing conflicts
  • You are undecided about continuing your relationship

The format of the workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, guided imagery, couple’s dialogue, and written exercises. There are opportunities for group sharing, but the workshop emphasizes partners sharing privately with one another.

These workshops are kept small (5 couples average) to create a safe and relaxed environment.  There is ample space for couples to have six feet or more of empty space around them.  Held in a classroom with four windows that are kept open, participants will enjoy good ventilation during didactic presentations and can do most of the experiential exercises outside or in a private room with their partner.  
With the exception of a brief introduction and closing ceremony, participants will not be prompted to share anything with the group unless they choose to do so. The workshop is welcoming and safe for ALL kinds of couples.
Since space is limited, please call Karen Olson at 520-940-0486 before registering (unless you have seen her face to face recently) to confirm that there is space available. 

The workshop schedule is as follows:

5/24 Friday evening (5:00-8:30 pm)

5/25 Saturday all day (8:30 am-6:30 pm)

5/26 Sunday all day (8:30 am-6:00 pm)

LOCATION: Caritas Center for Healing 330 E. 16th Street Please enter through SW corner of the building (off of parking lot) Cost: $840 per couple SPECIAL early bird registration price: $750 per couple if registered before the end of the day on April 27th. Cost includes tuition for 2, and 2 Imago workbooks (Does not include meals or lodging, for those who may be coming from out of town)

Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 21 days or more prior to the workshop, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel 20 days or less before the workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee. There is no refund if you cancel the day of the workshop. Your registration is non-refundable if you register, but do not attend (without prior notice of cancellation) or do not complete the workshop. The presenter is not responsible for prepaid, non-refundable travel arrangements. In the unlikely event that the presenter cancels the workshop, a full refund will be made.

(Please note that the workshop begins on Friday AFTERNOON and continues through the weekend.)

Karen invites you to join her for this transformative weekend. She is a dynamic presenter who is a certified Imago therapist and has taken many advanced trainings since she first started this journey over 7 years ago. She is currently certified as an Imago workshop presenter for “Getting the Love You Want” and “Keeping the Love You Find.”

*Please CALL Karen first at 520-940-0486 to confirm space availability, then choose your registration method:

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Hourly Schedule


5:00pm - 8:30pm
Day 1


8:30am - 6:30pm
Day 2


8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 3

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May 24 2024


5:00 pm


Caritas Center for Healing
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