A Workshop on
Active Listening & Empathetic Listening
Wednesday, June 16 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Would you like to hone your active listening skills? Learn how to listen to build rapport, understanding and trust – whether with your spouse, family members or friends! Learn the concepts behind empathetic responding to help your loved ones find clarity and make decisions. This workshop will offer practical experience with actual conversations and offer a repertoire of helpful phrases and responses. The workshop is graciously offered by counsellor & mentor Alesa Sutherland as part of training sessions linked to the ‘First Responders’ initiative.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 16 - 7 to 8:30 pm (Online via Zoom)
Sign up by: Thursday, June 10 at www.bit.ly/listen-respond
Cost: The event is free but donations are gratefully accepted!
Questions?: FFRWorshop@gmail.com / 204-254-1486
Are you looking to enrich, to reenergize or to heal your marriage?
The Service of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface invites you to participate in an outstanding guided retreat for Christian couples!
Couples will be invited to deepen their connection and create a more secure love relationship, by exploring 7 conversations for lasting love. The retreat is based on the life-giving and highly effective method for helping couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy.
This includes the cost of the retreat, as well as lunch and snacks. Please note, that this does not include the cost of accommodations (see below).
We encourage you to consider making it a weekend away!
We are happy to offer economical accommodations on site, as well as make recommendations of nearby hotels. Please note that the cost of accommodations would be yours to cover. Feel free to inquire for more details.
Date & Location:
Unfortunately due to COVID, it isn't currently possible to anticipate the date and location of the next retreat. We will update the website as soon as we have more clarity with what is possible in terms of in-person events.
If you would like to be kept in the loop, please reach out and we will be sure to keep you posted! :)
Co-Coordinator of the Marriage, Family & Life Office
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Other Resources for
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekends offer an opportunity for married couples to get away and enliven the excitement, romance and passion in their relationship as well as to strengthen their marriage. A weekend experience is a time for couples to listen to presentations and share privately with each other; a time to focus on themselves.
World Marriage Day: http://wmd.wwme.org
An initiative of Worldwide Marriage Encounter, World Marriage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. Ideas for activities that parishes can organize are available on the website.
The Chemin Neuf Community: www.chemin-neuf.ca/annuaire-en/canada-1/st-charles ; www.facebook.com/CheminNeufWinnipeg
This Catholic community organizes an annual six-day summer retreat for married couples at the St. Charles Retreat Centre. The ‘Cana’ retreat aims to strengthen marriages and deepen the spiritual lives of the couples. Activities for children of the participating couples are organized on the premises.
REFOCCUS Marriage Enrichment Inventory: www.foccusinc.com
Similar to the FOCCUS pre-marriage inventory which help couples engage in important discussions, this program can help married couples enrich their marriage. A couple can choose to take the inventory online, on their own. The six questionnaires included as part of the REFOCCUS Marriage Enrichment Inventory can also be used in a group setting with several couples.