Give Yourself To Love
Level 1: Foundation
One day to reboot your relationship
Our relationship workshops have been developed from decades of experience working with couples and singles to help them use effective tools for dealing with trust issues with their partners, deepen intimacy, resolve conflict, and for finding life long partners.
Cost: $295 per person.
When: Saturday, May 20, 9AM - 6PM.
Where: Holiday Inn, Auburn CA.
Who: Couples and singles.
About Your Facilitators
Sonika Tinker, MSW, and Christian Pedersen, loving husband-wife team, are Relationship Experts with over 40 years combined experience coaching couples and individuals. They are the founders of The LoveWorks Solution, a practical, happy approach to marriage, relationship, intimacy and communication. They are experts at creating a safe space for couples and singles to learn and grow.
Sonika is a Certified NLP Professional, Certified Enneagram Teacher, Certified Mediator and Co-author of Seize Your Opportunities and The Good Divorce. Christian is a Certified Master Coach, Certified Mediator, and Certified Master NLP Practitioner.
It Won’t Be What You Think
It’s not therapy. It’s not processing. It’s not digging around in whatever mistakes you’ve made and “baggage” you carry. You won’t be talking about your problems. You won’t be fixing your partner (or ex’s, or whoever you think is a thorn in your harmony).
You WILL, however, get a totally new and dramatically different understanding of what love and relationship is all about. You’ll see you’ve been living in a tiny box of what is even possible. You will discover why you haven’t been able to consistently create what you want, and you will be able to do just that.
You WILL learn how to do love, and not only that, you will be in love over and over again. You’ll be amazed at the level of safety and connection you can create in a short time, with each other or with new friends.
You WILL get a super simple but incisive tool to identify, modify, or discard limiting beliefs that are messing with you. You will know why you feel bad when you’re triggered, and it’s not what you assume.
You WILL be equipped with relationship tools that will last you as long as you live.
And here’s another let’s-be-frank moment: Nothing is a bigger waste of time and will suck the joy right of your love life than not knowing what to do make it better, while you watch yourself doing the same old whatever you do. You’ll be in relationship till the day you die, so why not figure out how to do it better and reap infinite rewards of laughter, easy times, glorious lovemaking, and great companionship?!
We’ve had people, both couples and singles, tell us they got more out of this workshop than 2 years of therapy!
So What Actually Happens At
Give Yourself To Love?
Our approach is light-hearted in spirit and practical in application. We use a mixture of classroom teaching, paired exercises, personal reflection, and breakout activities. It's not a lecture where you'll be passively listening to us drone on. We'll teach you new tools and insights, and then you practice on the spot with your partner or sometimes with other participants. You never have to air your dirty laundry or share anything you don't want to. We won't be digging around in your "garbage". We'll be supporting you to develop a better understanding of your relationship and give you practical tools to create the kind of relationship you long for.
It's our intention to make it work for anyone who wants to attend. In Placer County where the event takes place there are no mandated COVID rules.
We have a simple request for you: Test yourself before the workshop to make sure you don't have Covid. Additionally, please stay home if you have any kind of symptoms. We will give you a credit for another workshop or refund your ticket.
You may wear a mask if you like, but it's not required.
My privacy is important – do I have to ‘air my dirty laundry’?No, absolutely not. You get to decide what and how much you share every step along the way. We create a very safe, relaxed, light-hearted environment within which to learn new ways to be in relationship.
I’m busy. I just don’t have time for this.Yes, we certainly know what it’s like to have a full plate. After going to work, dealing with kids, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and paying the bills, what time is left to focus on your relationship? We want to invite you to ask yourself, “What are my priorities? What’s really important for me and my family?” After having worked with hundreds of couples, we can state clearly that you don’t have time NOT to invest in your relationship. Just think how much time you’ve wasted in unproductive arguments that went nowhere. Don’t waste another precious moment.
Money’s pretty tight right now…Yes, we understand that can sometime be a challenge. But trust us when we say, the price of admission is A LOT less expensive than legal council! It's not free, but it's a very affordable way to get relationship coaching. You get 9 hours of coaching and education for the price of 1.5 private coaching sessions. Commit to making it happen; go for creating a miracle. Or call us if you need help to get creative, we’ve helped many people make it happen.
Is one workshop really going to make a difference?Yes! We’ve stopped counting how many people have been totally floored at the transformation from this one workshop. Have a look at the testimonials on this page. Of course we're not pretending that this workshop will fix all your issues and solve all your conflicts in a day. Your relationship is an ongoing practice; conflicts will keep arising. But after this workshop, you will have a different understanding of conflict, and new practical ways to address conflicts.
I don’t like big groups.We create a very safe and intimate environment for you. You will not be the first one to have attended who had that concern. Much of the time, you will be in smaller groups, or with your partner. Not to worry, we take good care of you. And if you really do not want to be in a group setting, contact us for private coaching.
We’re not even sure we want to stay together.Lots of couples have come to Give Yourself to Love on the brink of divorce and totally turned their relationship around, and gotten their husband or wife “back”. Some have gone on to create loving, cooperative separations. No matter what you choose with your current relationship, you will leave feeling much more confident in your ability to create a positive relationship experience going forward.
We just met. We’re in love. We don’t have any problems.Congratulations. How wonderful. What you’ll learn in this workshop will give you practical ways to KEEP that in-love state going, instead of spiraling downhill after 6-12 months. Remember, most relationships started out with lots of love and no problems. If you have the right tools and foundation, it is completely possible to keep it that way.
We’re not doing THAT bad. We’ll get support later…That’s what our friend Steve said before his wife crossed the Tipping Point and she was off with another man. He figured “we’ll deal with the problems some day”. Except, some day never came, and now it’s too late. Pay attention to the warning signs, and DO NOT wait till “some day”.
Do we have to be there for the whole day?Yes. No exceptions. Give Yourself to Love is a whole, coherent experience. If you can’t make the entire training, change your schedule or book another time that works better for you.
My partner doesn’t want to come – what do I do?Commit to attending anyway, no matter what. YOU want a fabulous relationship, yes? YOU know you can’t keep going as you have been! Your commitment is the best way to invite your partner to join you. You might even say to your partner, “I’m committed to doing what it takes to make this relationship amazing. I’m going to Give Yourself to Love. I really want you to come. Would you be willing to come with me?” If your partner has reservations, you can invite him or her to contact us. Sometimes speaking with us can help build trust and mitigate fears and concerns. But if your partner insists on not attending, attend by yourself. We have seen many people unilaterally turn their relationship around.
Are we going to be sitting on our butts the whole time?Well, you will be sitting down at times🙂 But no, the workshop not a lecture where you’re sitting on your butt for hours while we drone on. We know that you learn much better when you are engaged and actively participating in exercises, so you can actually experience what we are teaching. Our relationship training is continuously shifting from class-style teaching to break-out groups, to paired exercises and large group activities. At one of our trainings, Steve (an engineer) said, “This is the first workshop I’ve ever been to where I haven’t looked at the clock once!”
We can’t make it to the date listed here.When you register for Give Yourself to Love, you have the right to reschedule your date one time to another training.
Can I get my money back?We do not offer refunds for purchased tickets. You may get a credit to other LoveWorks services, such as private coaching or other workshops, by mutual agreement with LoveWorks.