“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.”― Maya Angelou
Please contact me if you would like to learn more about hosting a class on one of the topics below. If you are interested in participating in a class, and you do not see an upcoming class listed on this website, please contact me to find out details about current offerings near you. As a course instructor for the following curricula, I offer classes through various public and private organizations in the Bay Area.
For Singles & Dating Couples
Lifetime partnership is choosing "your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you'll hear about 18,000 times." (Huffington Post 2014).
This class will teach you how to:
Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful conversation.
Analyze your partner's level of conscientiousness.
Judge character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships.
Resolve your own emotional baggage.
Open your eyes to problems in the relationship.
Identify and break destructive dating patterns.
Previously called How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk(ette), this course and its author (Dr. John Van Epp) have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, O Magazine, and Cosmopolitan...just sayin'. But does this program work?
P.I.C.K. a Partner Five-Week Class (approximately 2 hours per class = 10 hours total): Must be 18 to register. Nonrefundable payment must be made in full at time of registration.
For Committed & Married Couples
Keeping your love strong requires ongoing communication and thoughtful consideration of your relationship. At the heart of every vibrant relationship is a strong attachment. A couple who still feels “in love” after years together is unsinkable in the waves of life. In the L.I.N.K.S. Program (Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing Knowledge & Skills), you will gain skills for communication, conflict resolution, forgiveness and rebuilding trust, identifying and satisfying personal needs, constructing a marriage story, and growing sexually.
Couple L.I.N.K.S. Five-Week Class (approximately 2 hours per class = 10 hours total): Couples are highly encouraged to attend this workshop together. Nonrefundable payment must be made in full at time of registration.
Our Home Runs
Families Stepping Up to the Plate. The Our Home Runs program focuses on family bonding and is built around a baseball theme in which parents are compared with coaches and the kids are compared to players. The Home Runs program applies to family relationships to strengthen the ways that families communicate, respect, work and play together, support and build family resilience, and express affection and affirmation. The Our Home Runs program is suitable for two-parent, single-parent, and co-parent families.
Our Home Run Five Session Class (approximately 2 hours per class = 10 hours total). Nonrefundable payment must be made in full at time of registration. Must be 18 to register.