—[ The 3rd of Eight in The Relationship Mastery Series ]—
Learn the six foundational behaviors of strong marriages and families and how to build on the strengths your family already possesses. In this fun, upbeat, informative, and research-based approach Jonathan Sherman, LMFT, licensed marriage and family therapist and relationship strategist teaches the guiding principles and practical techniques for the six most common traits of strong, resilient families and marriages:
This training will cover the following:
- Appreciation and Affection
- Creative Coping and Problem Solving
- Time Together
- Spiritual Wellness
- Topics covered subject to change based on time and audience needs.
Saturday, December 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Technology Law Center Building
3290 W. Mayflower Way
Lehi, Utah 84043
(Conveniently located just north of Thanksgiving Point—only 30 minutes from either downtown Salt Lake City or downtown Provo)
Purchase Your Tickets: Ticket purchase link will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to event.
Full Price Day of Event
Individual Ticket: $20
Couples Ticket: $30
NEW! Vidcast Ticket $20 YES! You can NOW attend Jonathan’s local workshops via vidcast even if you live elsewhere! Instructions on how to attend and download your workbook will be printed on your ticket.
Early Bird Discount: Buy early and save 20%!
Individual Ticket: $16
Couples Ticket: $24
Vidcast Ticket: $16
TO GET THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT SIMPLY:
1. Select number of tickets
2. Click “Proceed”
3. ENTER PROMO CODE: “earlybird20“
(Insider’s secret: Jonathan will let you and a friend come together using the Couples Ticket even if you aren’t a couple. Gee, what a swell fella that Jonathan is!)
Schedule this seminar for your event: 801.787.8014 or Events@MarriageEnvy.com
This is one of Jonathan’s BEST classes ever! Besides, who doesn’t need to boost their family muscles? This is the the shot in the arm your family needs! Just as we need our flu shots, you also need your fun shot to immunize your family against a foreboding funk!!! It is one of the most devastating diseases of our day: Family funk. Immunize your family today and get your fun shot! I promise you will not be disappointed! Mr. Sherman ROCKS! He is a wise, knowledgable, funny guy with credentials and a heart of gold!”
I don’t filter my evaluation results I give them here as straight as I get them. I figure if you’re making the important decision to select the right speaker for your group is it better to just get filtered positive only testimonials about a potential speaker or to know how people respond to the speaker including both those who loved it and didn’t? So if someone thought I stunk you’ll hear it hear first. Obviously, I don’t try to make everyone happy. Part of my utility is to get people out of their comfort zones. If the majority love an approach I use in a seminar I’ll continue those items that resonate with most. If the majority hate an approach I’ll drop it. If one or two people don’t like what the majority love, then I don’t give much heed to those critiques, of course. However, I appreciate all feedback, which is one of the reasons my evaluation results are consistently high: My audiences teach me what they like and what works best for them and I listen.
My evaluation form contains the following items:
- 1-10 Rating: “Please rate your overall experience of this presentation”
|Horrid/Very Poor||Poor||Fair||Good||Very Good/Excellent|
- The Good: “What was brilliant, superb, exhilarating, life-altering, or opened the heavens for you? In short, what did you like about the presentation?
- One Thing: “What’s one thing that you plan on using and/or implementing into your life from this presentation?” This tells me out of everything what was the one thing that had the most meaningful impact.
- The Bad: “What stunk, turned your stomach, gave you a headache, made you dizzy, or gave you gas? In short, what didn’t you like that could be improved and/or what would you like to see covered that wasn’t? (Go ahead, I can take it!)”
- Requested eZine: This is actually also an evaluation measure: You’d think that someone who would give a lower rating didn’t like the presentation. However, while it may not have been the favorite for that person, they got enough out of it that they would like to receive emails containing articles, tips, strategies and events on these topics from me.
Event: Provo Peak 7th Ward
Attendance: Count not made. 40-50 approx.
Number of Evals Returned: 18
Average Rating for this Event: 9.4/10
|10||The 6 points were right on!||Spending time together. Setting aside time each day for time alone with spouse to talk together.||–||Y|
|10||Helped provide me with just what I needed to help my relationship with my husband.||Get some help to improve our relationship better.||Nothing!||Y|
|10||Humorous!||Review the worksheet together with my spouse at home.||All good!||–|
|9||Unique presentation—original. Church, family, Gospel-oriented.||Let’s get more seminars from this brother!||More time needed!||Y|
|9||I liked that it was research-based. I really like the easy to remember acronym.||Making sure I make time for spouse to be the top priority.||It was all very helpful!||Y|
|9||-Feelings do not make good relationships, ACTS do.
-Importance of appreciation
-Appreciatio, commitment, creative problem solving must be learned before communication skills.
-”I’ll behave well even if I feel poorly.”
|Lot’s of good things from the packet:
-Appreciate my spouse more!
-Set aside alone time to talk.
|Even more specific examples of how to implement these ideas during the lecture, though I know time was very limited. The packet though is great with lots of ideas!||–|
|8||[comments not legible]||–||–||–|
|8||The concepts.||-Using appreciation in discipline.
-Being more appreciative
-Using positive behaviors/acts
|-Saying “A-triple C-T-S” together as a group. A little less “risque” without saying “buck naked” in a Priesthood/Relief Society meeting would be nice, though it was by no means offensive. Just a little more reverent without losing the energy and fun you had.||–|
|8||Presenter was enthusiastic and helped remind us of effective ways to evaluate and improve our relationship.||List of ideas for ACCCTS. Especially to rearrange schedules to make meaningful activities.||The last part was really rushed.||–|