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Enhancing couples relationships (Faculty/staff)

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan 

Location: Zoom. 

About this workshop: 

A loving relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Early on, people tend to focus most of their energy and attention on their partner and the relationship — laughter and compromise come easy, and the relationship may seem effortless. However, as people move through life with a partner, many difficulties will arise to challenge that harmony.  This seminar will focus on strategies to help participants build and maintain mutually satisfying relationships, even when times get tough.

Participants will learn to: 

  • Recognize common relationship challenges 
  • Apply the methods to improve communication and resolve conflict 
  • Enhance romance and intimacy 
  • Implement strategies for building healthy relationships based on trust and commitment. 

This is a one-hour instructor-led training session that combines lecture elements with a variety of engaging elements like Q&A, group discussion, as well as polling and chat functionality. 

The session will not be recorded.

About Your Facilitator: 

Jim Kragtwyk (he/him), MEd, RCC, from UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Jim is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, psychotherapist, somatic trauma specialist, organizational health and wellness workshop trainer, and life/executive coach for over 35 years. He has been a facilitator and coach for TELUS Health and other organizations for 15 plus years in addition to privately offered workshops for his own clients.  

With over 30 years as professional helper, Jim has harmonized an ideal balance of knowledge, experience, achievement, intuition, insight and wisdom in creating a safe, supportive and inspired environment for people to achieve and maintain their wellness and manifest self-actualization. His attuned blend of traditional and modern modalities and medicines has given him a grounded, balanced and results-oriented way of being with people to meet their goals, desires and passions. 

If you have any questions, please email Lauren Lee at lauren.lee@ubc.ca.