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Come As You Are

We are happy to offer the Come As You Are Group again!

Join us in discussing topics that society has told us to KEEP OFF the table and lets get real about our frustrations and shame associated with sex and our bodies.

Come As You Are

If you know anything about this book, Come As You Are, you know most people who engage in it find it life changing!

Now you’ll be able process through it alongside three of our incredible teammates, our very own Taylor, Leslie, & Jean!

We saw people from our last few rounds start experiencing:

  • Pain free sex
  • Get in tune with their arousal for the first time
  • Start having quality connection with their own body and with their partner
  • Women who started to understand their own sex drives and how to start talking about sex in a productive way with their partner

What is the Come As You are Group?

We will read through the book Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and work through discussion questions. Every week we will tackle different topics ranging from understanding female anatomy to normalizing self touch. There will be some homework and exercises from the book you can work on between groups.

Group Details

We will have two groups this session

  • Groups will meet for 6 weeks and will cost $93 each class
  • Group 1 will meet on Monday evenings from 7-8:30pm
  • Group 2 will meet on Wednesdays from 12-1:30pm
  • We will have 6 participants per group
  • Groups start April 11th!
  • This group is open for those is Ohio and Kentucky
  • To sign up you can email [email protected] or call 513-438-0448

Coming Soon

Gottman 7 Principles Workshop

* Space will be limited*

Did you know that two of our very own therapists are 7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work Gottman Leaders?

Natalie Andrews and Danielle Crotty are two of our therapists at Emma Schmidt & Assoc. Both of whom happen to be Marriage and Family Therapists, and also 7 Principles Leaders. John and Julie Gottman created the Gottman Institute. It is currently one of the top research spaces for relationships. Plus, they provide us with a lot of the information we know about relationships today!

We are very excited to offer you their research through our workshop starting February 19th, 2022! They’re thought leaders in their research. As a result, we see incredible growth when we apply their approaches to our clients.

So, What are the 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work?

Julie and John Gottman have over 4 decades of research with over 3,000 couples. Through this research, the Gottman’s have determined 7 principles. They are vital things to focus on when building a strong, satisfying, meaningful relationship.

What are the 7 principles?

1: Enhance love maps

2. Nurture fondness and admiration 

3. Turn Toward

4. Accept Influence 

5. Solve Solvable Problems 

6. Overcome Gridlock 

7. Create shared meaning

These 7 principles along with a deep friendship, healthy repair attempts, and shared purpose and deeper meaning are all predictors of a successful marriage. 

Enhance Love Maps:

  • Love maps refer to how well someone knows their partner. Talking about what is going on in their lives and how they feel about it. Asking open ended questions to find out more about how the other thinks and feels. Sharing with our partners to help us draw closer on an emotional level. 

Nurture fondness and admiration:

  • Thinking about each other in fond and admiring ways as opposed to negatively and critically. Fondness and admiration is how you describe how you felt about one another early in your relationship. Related to affection and how much spouses look forward to being together.

Turn Toward:

  • A tendency to turn towards your partner is the basis of trust, connection, passion, and sex life. Bids of connection within a relationship are made all the time. Acknowledging and turning towards these bids of connection can build a deep connection over time. The day-to-day turning toward can become the foundation for passion and intimacy. 

Accepting influence:

  • Trying to accommodate each other’s wants, desires, and needs. But, without sacrificing your own. The goal is to create a space where both partners try to honor each other’s requests whenever possible. 

Solvable Problems:

  • These problems have a potential solution. Solvable problems are generally less painful or intense. This is because the focus is on the issue and not some underlying conflict that’s fueling the dispute.

Overcome gridlock:

  • Gridlock is a sign that you have dreams for your life that you don’t believe is being addressed or respected. Dreams include hopes, aspirations, and wishes that are part of who you are and give meaning to your life. It’s when partners’ dreams conflict that gridlock occurs. 

Create Shared Meaning:

  • As couples move through life, they have the chance to create and find meaning together. When two people form a relationship, they create a new micro-culture. This doesn’t exist anywhere else on the planet. It is a way of blending individuality and togetherness. It provides a way that honors both the individual and the relationship. 

Appropriate Couples

The Seven Principles Couples Relationship Workshop is appropriate for couples…

  • Contemplating engagement
  • Premarital couples
  • Couples living together
  • Couples who have been together or married for decades

Inappropriate Couples

Relationship workshops are not appropriate for all couples, including those with…

  • Severe relationship distress
  • Significant emotional or physical abuse
  • Serious emotional or mental health problems
  • Relationelationships where one or both partners have an active addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Relationships with serious compulsive behavior with gambling, sexual acting out
  • (and other disruptive behaviors)

When are the Relationship Workshops?

The workshop is over 4 Saturdays starting February 19th.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

How Much are the Relationship Workshops?

Let’s say… it’s cheaper than therapy when you break it all down.

$50/ hour. This adds up to $800 per couple for a total of 4 weeks.

We are also going to pre-purchase your supplies, workbook, and take-home relationship goodies. Plus, some pretty sweet swag. This is all included in the price.

Where are the Relationship Workshops?

This will be hosted onsite at 3665 Erie Ave Cincinnati, Ohio. If Covid numbers are in the red we will move this to online.

What’s next?

Sign up for our Relationship Workshops in Cincinnati, OH

Our team at Emma Schmidt & Assoc. would be honored to support you in improving your marriage. Want more information first? Please reach out to us at [email protected] or 513-438-0448. If you are ready, sign up for our relationship workshop using the form above. It will be hosted at our Cincinnati, OH-based therapy practice.