Building a Lasting Connection® Relationship Retreat

If you are looking for ways to refresh your relationship or learn new ways of communicating and connecting, then please come learn with us.

Manhattan, KS retreat:  March 1-3
Olathe, KS retreat:  May 17-19

Hosted by:
Katie Dyck, LCMFT
Alex Howard, LCPC
Rebecca Klein, LCMFT

About the Retreat

The Building a Lasting Connection® workshop is a couple education program co-developed by Dr. Debi Gilmore, Certified EFT Supervisor, and Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen, Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer.

The objectives of the workshops are to teach couples, within an active and practice-based setting, how to create and preserve a foundation of secure attachment in their relationships.

With a new understanding of attachment theory and attachment needs, couples will:

  • Achieve a greater understanding of what “romantic love is” and how to maintain and grow it.
  • Learn how to communicate within a systematic framework designed to come to greater understanding and connection.
  • Navigate differences and solve problems together.
  • Discover and practice how to remove communication blocks.
  • How to avoid touch deprivation of both body and soul.
  • Establish a process to set and achieve goals together to guide you past critical relationship periods.

You will leave this weekend refreshed and with tools and concepts that will help your connection to grow.

Details & Cost

$500 base cost per couple

Covers sessions, materials, breakfast, snacks and refreshments.

$250 non-refundable deposit

Due at registration to reserve your place at the retreat. Full payment for the March workshop in Manhattan, KS is due by February 16, 2024. Full payment for the May workshop in Olathe, KS is due by April 16, 2024.


March 1-3, 2024
Cornerstone Family Counseling
Manhattan, KS

May 17-19, 2024
Olathe, KS

Meet Your Facilitators

Katie Dyck, LCMFT

Certified BLC Facilitator
Cornerstone Family Counseling
Manhattan, Kansas

Alex Howard, LCPC

BLC Facilitator
Advantage Counseling
Overland Park, Kansas

Rebecca Klein, LCMFT

BLC Facilitator
Grace & Grit Counseling
Mission, Kansas

Weekend Schedule


6:00 pm – Arrival/Check-in, drinks and snacks

7:15 pm – Session 1: Understanding Attachment

8:15 pm – Wrap up/Optional couples dance lesson


8:30 am – Arrival/Check-in, coffee and breakfast

9:00 am – Session 2: Communicating for Closeness

11:30 am – Break for lunch

1:15 pm – Session 3: Managing Difference

4:15 pm – Session 4: Sex & Intimacy

5:15 pm – Wrap up/Closing


8:30 am – Arrival/Check-in, coffee and breakfast

9:30 am – Session 5: Roles, Goals and Rituals

11:15 am – Wrap up/Closing

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