Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

What if Iím not comfortable with groups?
What if I see someone I know there?
How much interaction is there with other couples?
Can I attend solo without a partner?
Is this covered under my EAP benefits?
What is the cancellation/ refund policy?
What if we already see a therapist?
Do you offer a payment plan?
How do I register?



What if Iím not comfortable with groups?
You are definitely not alone on this. A lot of peopleís first reaction to the idea of doing a ďcoupleís retreatĒ is something to the effect of ďare you kidding me? You canít be serious?Ē
So it says a lot about how invested you are in your relationship that you are even still reading this.
Hereís what you want to know:
The conversations that you have with your partner, your goals and reasons for attending are 100% private. There is absolutely no pressure or expectation that you share anything personal with the group. Even your involvement with the facilitators is optional. We will offer to support you when you are talking privately with your partner, however our involvement is not required or necessary. Itís truly just an option.
So it is completely appropriate to participate as much or as little as you like. And donít worry- you will get tonnes of benefit from the weekend just by being there.

What if I see someone I know there?
That doesnít tend to happen very often, but it is possible. Partly because of this chance, we take issues of privacy and confidentiality very seriously.
Hereís one of the ways we address this: at the beginning of the retreat we will discuss how there is a wide mix of people present, including couples who are currently feeling really solid in their relationships, singles wanting to learn more about the magic of Hold me Tight, therapists wanting to learn about EFT in a very first hand way, and couples who are stressed or distressed. You do not have to share which group/s you are in.
We also outline very clear expectations and rules regarding confidentiality, privacy and disclosures. The retreat is designed to protect your privacy and ensure your comfort. There is no expectation of sharing your personal life with the group.
During breaks you are free to mingle or take space, grab a coffee or go for a walk.
It might be helpful to rememberÖ
If you do see someone you know at the retreat, itís because they are here for the same reasons.

How much interaction is there with other couples?
Unlike some group events, the structure of this retreat has a minimal amount of interaction with other participants. You will usually be sitting and listening to the presenter or moving into a separate private space with your spouse.

Can I attend solo without a partner?
Absolutely. If you are single, attending this retreat can be a great way to gain more understanding about past relationship patterns and to prepare for future love.

If you are in a relationship but your partner is unavailable, or not agreeable to attending at this time, then coming solo will help you to begin the process of change on your own. Thatís beneficial too.

Is this covered under my EAP benefits?
It might be. Please confirm with your provider directly that they cover social workers and/or psychologists. The counselling portion of the retreat may be covered through your benefit.

Please let us know when you make your payment if you need a receipt for your provider. We will then give you a receipt that you can submit to your health insurance provider for reimbursement.

What is the cancellation/ refund policy?
We recognize that unforeseen circumstances arise that may require you to cancel your registration in our Couples Retreat. If for any reason you do have to cancel,  any payments already made over the non-refundable $300 deposit, will be refunded.

What if we already see a therapist?
Fantastic. This retreat will help compliment & fast track the work you are already doing. Please feel free to ask your therapist to contact us directly if they have questions or if you would like to ensure that this retreat is a good fit for you.

Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. A non-refundable $300 deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid at least two weeks before the retreat to secure your place. If full payment has not been received by this date your reservation will be cancelled.

IMPORTANT:
If your funding for the weekend retreat has been agreed to be paid by an external agency, such as Veteran's Affairs Canada or any insurance company, you will be personally responsible for paying the cancellation fee of $300 if you decide not to attend. This will not be paid by your funding provider.

How do I register?
All workshops have limited space, so please register early to hold your spot. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required upon registration. The remainder is due no later than two weeks before the Retreat.

You can also pay in full at the time of registration, if that is preferable.

Click here to register.

You will receive your confirmation via email. A welcome package will also be sent to you before the retreat.

Should you experience any difficulty registering, please click here to contact us.