Couples Repair & Reset

Examine and improve existing intimate relationships

Workshop Quick Summary

Workshop: Couples Repair & Reset

Category: Relationships

What: Couples learn new rules of engagement and gain tools for improved communication while building on existing strengths within the relationship. They also address ingrained patterns stemming from family of origin in order to find healing.

Who: Couples looking to improve their relationship and gain new tools for healthy interaction and improved communication

Cost: $5,500 per couple (includes meals, evening activities, Brain Center and gym access)

Lodging: Reserve single or shared on-site rooms

Virtual Option: For those who are unable to attend in person, we do offer an online workshop for couples in our Family Matters workshop through the TEAMS program. Reach out to our admissions team for further details.


All About This Workshop

Couples Repair & Reset was created to allow partners to explore their relational issues in a safe environment while learning how to work together to heal and improve their relationship. Combining Pia Mellody’s groundbreaking work on family of origin childhood relational trauma and Stan Tatkin’s mix of neuroscience, human biology of arousal, and attachment theory, couples work in small groups.

Using a holistic approach to healing, couples practice how to address painful issues utilizing boundaries, nervous system regulation techniques, and improved communication, building on existing strengths within the coupleship. New rules of engagement are introduced. Vulnerability is encouraged. Exploration of embroiled patterns stemming from family of origin are examined, reducing shame and aiding in the release of those behaviors. Couples Repair & Reset is designed by PIT- (Post-Induction Therapy) and PACT- (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) trained therapists.

Cost: $5,500 per couple, which includes

  • meals
  • evening activities (yoga, tai chi, auricular acupuncture, live music)
  • 12-Step meeting
  • Brain Spa access
  • gym access

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Rio Retreat Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are simply appointed and designed to be conducive to the process of healing and recovery. For those staying on campus, transportation will be available from and to the Phoenix airport with two convenient pickup times. Details will be sent with your confirmation email upon completion of the sign-up process.

Those who do not stay at the Rio Retreat Center will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging in the Wickenburg area. A list of lodging and transportation options will be sent with your workshop confirmation email.

The Fine Print

Workshop groups run Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 4 pm. The schedule is somewhat flexible to accommodate the size of the group and the group process. Evening programming is provided after dinner. The Rio Retreat Center campus is strictly alcohol-and drug-free, and we have a dress code, cell phone, and smoking policy.

For more details about this workshop and to register, please contact us to speak to a Workshop Coordinator.


Couples Repair & Reset

Jan 24 - 28, 2022

Mar 7 - 11, 2022

Apr 4 - 8, 2022

May 2 - 6, 2022

Jun 6 - 10, 2022

Jul 4 - 8, 2022

Aug 1 - 5, 2022

Sept 5 - 9, 2022

Oct 3 - 7, 2022

Nov 7 - 11, 2022

Dec 5 - 9, 2022