Workshops

One Day Workshops

Choose from the following workshops:

Break-Up Workshop

Most dating relationships last only 3 to 6 months, so singles are faced with the possibility of frequent break-ups. Learning how to “de-brief” past relationships is the key to being successful in new ones. The Break-Up workshop, based on “The Itty Bitty Break-Up Book” by Amy Owens, will show you how.

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • What it takes to successfully recover from a break-up
  • How to successfully navigate the recovery stages after a break-up
  • How to “de-brief” relationships & move on
  • Learn techniques for de-briefing relationships to discover the intended lessons
  • Practice de-briefing a significant relationship to extract its intended lessons

AUDIENCE

All dating singles, especially those who have:

  • Had a painful breakup
  • Had a break-up that took a long time to get over
  • Had difficulty letting go of past relationships
  • Are ready for positive change

LENGTH

One day; typically Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

TUITION

$15.00   Purchase of "Itty Bitty Break-Up Book" required in addition to workshop fee

SCHEDULE

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

“Thanks! I enjoyed the class. My goal was to learn about the steps to follow after a relationship ends. I now have a road map to follow, and I plan to use it to review past relationships.”

Jeff, Engineer

“I could have done these exercises at home, but I probably wouldn’t have. At the workshop, I had the chance to learn that I wasn’t the only one who had gotten themselves into bad situations.”

Deborah, Social worker

“I came to the workshop looking for insight and guidance on relationship break-ups and my goals were met. I discovered that we all had similar experiences with break-ups. I’d definitely recommend this workshop to everyone.”

Jody, Nurse

Dating Boot Camp - The Series

Dating Boot Camp is a 6-part series of workshops. Designed for single people who are looking for life partners.  This is the singles course that helped over 1,000 people find the best relationships of their lives. Hundreds of them are happily married!

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • Part 1 - May 6, 2017   How to Pace a dating relationship for success; Avoid the Rush-Crash-Burn trap; Honoring Boundaries; Why Boundaries are crucial to successful dating relationships; Creating Intimacy; Intimacy Myths; Intimacy Fears and How to Tame Them

  • Part 2 - June 3, 2017   Dating Rules & Strategies Successfully navigating dates One, Two & Three; Why the first three dates are so important; Increasing Your Appeal & Dateability

  • Part 3 - July 22, 2017  Networking Skills, Strategies & Opportunities How to Work A Room & What to Say when you get there; Networking Buddies & Rat Packs; Creating your networking Master Plan

  • Part 4 - August 19, 2017  Define your Mr./Ms. Right; How to assess long-term compatibility;  Identify your must-haves, red flags & deal-breakers; How Introversion & Extraversion affect mate selection & dating relationships

  • Part 5 - September 30, 2017  He Dates, She Dates; How gender differences affect dating relationships; Differing intimacy cycles, communication styles and response to stress; Why is the opposite sex so opposite?

  • Part 6 - October 21, 2017 Maximizing online dating opportunities; How to write an irresistible personal profile; A picture is worth a thousand words - how to select the photos that represent who you really are

AUDIENCE

Dating Boot Camp is designed for a broad audience: Divorced, widowed, single-so-far, no children but looking to start a family; single parents;empty-nesters; newly single, haven't had a date for decades after long marriage; dating a lot but with poor success; intellectual or not intellectual; slender or full-figured; tall or short; sports-minded or not

LENGTH

Saturday afternoons, approximately once a month for six months Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM With the opportunity to go out to dinner with other workshop participants after the workshop If you prepay and miss a workshop in the series, you may come back in a later series to make it up

TUITION

$450.00   Registration deadline for workshops is Midnight Sunday before any workshop

SCHEDULE

See Calendar page for upcoming dates & times.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

"After Dating Boot Camp last Saturday, I called my friend and told her, 'We're doing everything wrong.'  I hope she'll come with me to the next Dating Boot camp.  It's time we stopped making the same mistakes and started being successful in dating.  Thanks for a great eye-opener. Also the dinner out afterward was a lot of fun." "I learned a lot at Dating Boot Camp and took a lot of notes.  I really enjoyed the dinner out afterward.  It's great to be with professional peers who really know what it's like to be single and looking."

Dating Boot Camp - Part 1 only

Dating Boot Camp - Part 1 The first in a six-part series of highly-interactive workshops. Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners. You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.

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YOU WILL LEARN

How to Pace a dating relationship for success Avoid the Rush-Crash-Burn trap Creating and Honoring Boundaries Why Boundaries are crucial in dating relationships Creating Intimacy; Intimacy Myths Intimacy Fears and How to Tame them

AUDIENCE

Dating Boot Camp is designed for a broad audience: Divorced, widowed, always single Single parents; looking to start a family; empty-nesters; no children Newly single Haven't had a date for decades after long marriage Dating a lot but with poor success Intellectual or not intellectual Slender or full-figured; tall or short Sports-minded or not

LENGTH

  • A three-hour Saturday afternoon workshop
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • With the opportunity to go out to dinner with other workshop participants after the workshop

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Sun 4/30/17

SCHEDULE

See Calendar page for upcoming dates & times.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

"After Dating Boot Camp last Saturday, I called my friend and told her, 'We're doing everything wrong.'  I hope she'll come with me to the next Dating Boot camp.  It's time we stopped making the same mistakes and started being successful in dating.  Thanks for a great eye-opener. Also the dinner out afterward was a lot of fun." "I learned a lot at Dating Boot Camp and took a lot of notes.  I really enjoyed the dinner out afterward.  It's great to be with professional peers who really know what it's like to be single and looking."

Dating Boot Camp - Part 2 only

Dating Boot Camp - Part 2

The second in a six-part series of highly-interactive workshops. Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners. You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.

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YOU WILL LEARN

Dating Rules of the Road
  • Potent & anxiety-reducing Dating Strategies
  • How to say you're not interested without hurting your date's feelings
  • Have the opportunity to ask your specific dating questions & discuss dating dilemmas
  • Tips for successfully navigating dates one, two & three
  • Why the first three dates are so important
  • How to get more first, second & third dates
  • How to increase your appeal

AUDIENCE

  • Dating Boot Camp is designed for a broad audience:
  • Divorced, widowed, always single
  • Single parents; looking to start a family; empty-nesters; no children
  • Newly single
  • Haven't had a date for decades after long marriage
  • Dating a lot but with poor success
  • Intellectual or not intellectual
  • Slender or full-figured; tall or short
  • Sports-minded or not

LENGTH

Dating Boot Camp - Part 2

  • A three-hour Saturday afternoon workshop
  • Saturday June 3, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • With the opportunity to go out to dinner with other workshop participants after the workshop

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Sunday 5/28/17

SCHEDULE

See Calendar page for upcoming dates & times.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

Dating Boot Camp - Part 2 is brand new. Please see participant comments for Dating Boot Camp under the "Weekend" tab.

Dating Boot Camp - Part 3 only

Dating Boot Camp - Part 3

  • The third in a 6-part series of highly-interactive workshops
  • Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners
  • You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.
  • This workshop is focused on a full range of networking topics to help you know where to go and what to say when you get there.
  • We'll explore opportunities for finding like-minded single people in local places and activities.
  • We'll learn different networking strategies for introverts as well as extraverts.
  • We'll mix on-your-feet practice with interactive discussions.

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • We will identify websites, activities and organizations of interest to you that are singles-only or singles-friendly.  You will be pleased to find out how many there are!
  • We will discuss & practice strategies so you can deftly start, carry on and end a conversation.
  • (When you use these strategies, no one will guess that this is new to you or that you are nervous.)
  • We will discuss & practice a simple but effective strategy for being invited to join a group that is already engaged in conversation.  (You will be amazed at how well it works and how easy it is to master.)
  • We will discuss a slew of other topics including the best time to arrive at an event, using "host" behavior, handling introductions, remembering names as well as the strategic use of name tags - yes, name tags!

AUDIENCE

Dating Boot Camp is designed for a broad audience:

  • Divorced, widowed, always single
  • Single parents; looking to start a family; empty-nesters; no children
  • Newly single
  • Haven't had a date for decades after long marriage
  • Dating a lot but with poor success
  • Intellectual or not intellectual
  • Slender or full-figured; tall or short
  • Sports-minded or not

LENGTH

Dating Boot Camp - Part 3

  • A three-hour Saturday afternoon workshop
  • Saturday July 22, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • With the opportunity to go out to dinner with other workshop participants after the workshop
  • A great way to kick off your New Year!

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Sun 7/16/17

SCHEDULE

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

“I got exactly what I came for – and more.  With this information, I feel better about getting myself out there, and now  I’m doing something about it.”  -  Brian, IT professional

“I loved the Saturday workshop/supper out together format and the people I met in class.” - Linda, business owner

“I would definitely recommend this workshop. It was enjoyable, informative, and well worth my time.”

- Ann, Special education teacher

“As a result of taking this course, I am now proactive about networking.” - Gary, musician

Dating Boot Camp - Part 4 only

Dating Boot Camp - Part 4

  • The fourth in a six-part series of highly-interactive workshops
  • Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners
  • You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • Define in detail your Mr. or Ms. Right
  • Learn crucial criteria for assessing long-term compatibility
  • Identify your must-haves, red flags and deal-breakers
  • Learn how Introversion and Extraversion affect dating and mate selection

AUDIENCE

  • All dating singles
  • Anyone looking for a life mate, partner and/or spouse
  • Anyone who wants the next time to be the final time

LENGTH

Dating Boot Camp - Part 4

  • A three-hour Saturday afternoon workshop
  • Saturday August 19, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • With the opportunity to go out to for supper together after the workshop
  • to talk over the workshop and to make new friends and contacts

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Sun 8/13/17

SCHEDULE

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

Dating Boot Camp - Part 4 is brand new. Please see participant comments for The Right One Boot Camp under the "Weekend" tab.

Dating Boot Camp - Part 5 only

Dating Boot Camp - Part 5: The fifth in a six-part series of highly-interactive workshops

  • Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners
  • You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • How gender differences affect dating relationships
  • Differing intimacy cycles, communication styles, and response to stress
  • Hear from men themselves: Do men really have caves?  What do they do when they are in there?
  • Hear from women themselves: Why do women want to talk so much, especially when they are upset?
  • Why is the opposite sex so "opposite"
  • How can we get the opposite sex to see things our way?
  • Lots of learning and lots of laughter for sure!

AUDIENCE

  • All dating singles
  • Anyone who is sometimes mystified by the actions and reactions of the opposite sex
  • Everyone who wants to get along better with people of both genders
  • Bonus: This information is transferable to all relationships with the opposite sex - family & work

LENGTH

Dating Boot Camp - Part 5

  • A three-hour Saturday workshop
  • Saturday September 30, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • With the opportunity to go out for suppers together after the workshop
  • to talk over the workshop and to make new friends and contacts

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Sunday 9/24/17

SCHEDULE

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

Dating Boot Camp - Part 5 is brand new. Please see participant comments for He Dates/She Dates Boot  Camp under the "Weekend" tab.

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Dating Boot Camp - Part 6

  • The final workshop in a six-part series of highly-interactive workshops
  • Designed for dating singles who are looking for life partners
  • You may begin this series at any time and make up missed sessions in a later series.

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YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to read, write and respond to singles profiles on Internet dating sites
  • How to maximize your Internet dating results
  • How to spot dating candidates who have the most long-term potential for you
  • What the opposite sex sees when they view your profile
  • This is a hands-on, real-time work session
  • Bring your laptop or iPad
  • If you have questions about your preparation for this workshop, send me an email: amyowens26@att.net

AUDIENCE

  • All dating singles
  • Dating singles who want to improve their success with Internet dating
  • Dating singles who are looking for feedback and suggestions to improve their dating profiles
  • Dating singles who are new to Internet dating and want to learn how to use this networking tool safely and effectively

LENGTH

Dating Boot Camp - Part 6

  • A three-hour Saturday workshop
  • Saturday October 21, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Go out to dinner with other workshop participants after the workshop to talk over the workshop and to make new friends and contacts

TUITION

$99.00   Registration deadline: Midnight Monday 10/15/17

SCHEDULE

See Calendar page for upcoming dates & times.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

Dating Boot Camp - Part 6 is brand new. Please see participant comments for "The Right One" boot camp listed under the "Weekend" tab.