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The Relationship You Want, The Family You Want . . . The Life You Want, Is Fueled By The Connection You Build . . . 

The Next LASTING CONNECTION® PORTLAND Couple’s Workshop Starts September 18th …

Registration Ends Sept 12th at 10PM PT!

Join the Outdoor Workshop Now for a One-Time Discounted Payment of Only $97

I Want One Full Day of Live, In Person Couple’s Enrichment in PDX

The Relationship You Want, The Family You Want . . . The Life You Want, Is Fueled By The Connection You Build . . . 
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The Next LASTING CONNECTION® PORTLAND Couple’s Workshop Starts Sept 18th …

Registration Ends Sept 12th at 10PM PT!

Join the Outdoor Workshop Now for a One-Time Discounted Payment of Only $97

I Want One Full Day of Live, In Person Couple’s Enrichment in PDX

What Does . . . 
‘Lasting Connection’
Mean To You . . .?

There’s something special about the two of you together. You want to be there for each other. And you’re dedicated to building a lasting love that will stay strong and weather the storms of life.

This live, in person couple’s workshop will help you maintain a strong relationship throughout your life by giving you skill-practice with the latest couple’s attachment education.

Soothe your nervous system with mother nature while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. 
 

Stop reading about it in books. Experience what it means to communicate, share, and connect at a deeper level.

Invest In A Lifetime Of Love

What Does . . . 
‘Lasting Connection’
Mean To You . . .?

There’s something special about the two of you together. You want to be there for each other. And you’re dedicated to building a lasting love that will stay strong and weather the storms of life.

This live, in person couple’s workshop will help you maintain a strong relationship throughout your life by giving you skill-practice with the latest couple’s attachment education.

Soothe your nervous system with mother nature while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. 

Stop reading about it in books. Experience what it means to communicate, share, and connect at a deeper level.

Invest In A Lifetime Of Love

YOUR DIFFERENCES

MAKE YOU PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER

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In Building a Lasting Connection®, you’ll lean into your strengths to come closer together. There’s a reason you chose each other. When you feel good about your connection, you’re a great team.

This is a couple’s enrichment workshop. The workshop will help you practice the essential steps we know build and reinforce emotional safety. Research shows when we practice secure attachment behaviors, we make decisions that keep our loving spark alive. 

Use this workshop to continue nurturing safe sharing, listening, and connecting—so life’s challenges bring you closer together.

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YOUR DIFFERENCES
MAKE YOU PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER

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In Building a Lasting Connection®, you’ll lean into your strengths to come closer together. There’s a reason you chose each other. When you feel good about your connection, you’re a great team.

This is a couple’s enrichment workshop. The workshop will help you practice the essential steps we know build and reinforce emotional safety. Research shows when we practice secure attachment behaviors, we make decisions that keep our loving spark alive. 

Use this workshop to continue nurturing safe sharing, listening, and connecting—so life’s challenges bring you closer together.

LASTING CONNECTION®

COUPLES SAY . . . 

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“I’m amazed how good it feels to communicate calmly with such deep emotions.”

“Our conversations with the system are very helpful, we slow down and each of us are heard.”

“Such powerful exercises!”

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

LASTING CONNECTION®
COUPLES SAY . . .

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“I’m amazed how good it feels to communicate calmly with such deep emotions.”

“Our conversations with the system are very helpful, we slow down and each of us are heard.”

“Such powerful exercises!”

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

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Two psychologists who specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed this workshop. Hands down, EFT is the most successful research-based couple’s therapy available. Endorsed by the American Psychological Association, it takes distressed couples and gives 70% a happy marriage.
 
Building a Lasting Connection® isn’t therapy, but it’s founded on the same attachment-based model that makes EFT successful. This workshop is where you can get that experiential skill-practice without being in therapy.
 
Learn how to secure your bond.
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Two psychologists who specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed this workshop. Hands down, EFT is the most successful research-based couple’s therapy available. Endorsed by the American Psychological Association, it takes distressed couples and gives 70% a happy marriage.
 
Building a Lasting Connection® isn’t therapy, but it’s founded on the same attachment-based model that makes EFT successful. This workshop is where you can get that experiential skill-practice without being in therapy.
 
Learn how to secure your bond.
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IN BUILDING A LASTING CONNECTION® YOU'LL LEARN

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  • the essential steps for supporting emotional safety and connection,
  • the secrets to sharing and listening to make you both feel valued, and
  • how to fix hurts that block your connection, so you can ensure your loving bond is strong and safe and continues to grow.  

IN BUILDING A LASTING CONNECTION® YOU'LL LEARN

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  • the essential steps for supporting emotional safety and connection,
  • the secrets to sharing and listening to make you both feel valued, and
  • how to fix hurts that block your connection, so you can ensure your loving bond is strong and safe and continues to grow.  

We learned to communicate in a new way, and it brought us closer together. It’s like we got a map and found our way home.”

—Building a Lasting Connection® Couple

BUILDING A LASTING CONNECTION® A Comprehensive Couple's Program

Building a Lasting Connection® utilizes the best relationship research for giving you insight into your bond, including adult attachment theory, experiential learning theory, premarital education, and the work of Sue Johnson, John Bowlby, and John Gottman. Support your foundation and build a love that can weather any storm.

Learn the Science of Relationships

Building a Lasting Connection® utilizes the best relationship research for giving you insight into your bond, including adult attachment theory, experiential learning theory, premarital education, and the work of Sue Johnson, John Bowlby, and John Gottman. Support your foundation and build a love that can weather any storm.
Cultivate a safe container for authentic conversations. While you pick the topics in Building a Lasting Connection®, the guided preparatory activities and conversation mats will help you stay on track, slow down sharing, and prioritize closeness. Studies show that with practice, this way of connecting can become second-nature.

Experience Safe Conversations

Cultivate a safe container for authentic conversations. While you pick the topics in Building a Lasting Connection®, the guided preparatory activities and conversation mats will help you stay on track, slow down sharing, and prioritize closeness. Studies show that with practice, this way of connecting can become second-nature.
The conversation mats are a powerful map for moving you into deeper connection one step at a time. Even during what might typically be an awkward or uncomfortable conversation, each step will guide you in communicating for closeness, so you can come out of your conversation holding hands.

Connect in Real Time

The conversation mats are a powerful map for moving you into deeper connection one step at a time. Even during what might typically be an awkward or uncomfortable conversation, each step will guide you in communicating for closeness, so you can come out of your conversation holding hands.
In an airplane, a one degree turn will lead to a completely new destination. Similarly, these tools will support your relationship for years to come, one degree at a time. Dive into research, conversation starters, and experiential activities that create great relationships.

Turn Towards Each Other

In an airplane, a one degree turn will lead to a completely new destination. Similarly, these tools will support your relationship for years to come, one degree at a time. Dive into research, conversation starters, and experiential activities that create great relationships.
In a warm, supportive environment, we experience our common humanity. After each teaching concept, you'll have time to practice with your partner, and then we'll process as a group. You may have the opportunity to pair up with another couple for skill practice. This is optional, and couples who do so report having powerful, supportive experiences.

Get Inspiring Support

In a warm, supportive environment, we experience our common humanity. After each teaching concept, you’ll have time to practice with your partner, and then we’ll process as a group. You may have the opportunity to pair up with another couple for skill practice. This is optional, and couples who do so report having powerful, supportive experiences.
Studies of forest bathing show it measurably soothes our nervous systems and promotes healing. Luxuriate in this rugged, natural getaway while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. Bring your own picnic, snacks, and athletic shoes. The trails are amazing, and we'll have a few breaks to explore.

Getaway in Nature

Studies of forest bathing show it measurably soothes our nervous systems and promotes healing. Luxuriate in this rugged, natural getaway while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. Bring your own picnic, snacks, and athletic shoes. The trails are amazing, and we’ll have a few breaks to explore.

BUILDING A LASTING CONNECTION® A Comprehensive Couple's Program

Building a Lasting Connection® utilizes the best relationship research for giving you insight into your bond, including adult attachment theory, experiential learning theory, premarital education, and the work of Sue Johnson, John Bowlby, and John Gottman. Support your foundation and build a love that can weather any storm.

Learn the Science of Relationships

Building a Lasting Connection® utilizes the best relationship research for giving you insight into your bond, including adult attachment theory, experiential learning theory, premarital education, and the work of Sue Johnson, John Bowlby, and John Gottman. Support your foundation and build a love that can weather any storm.
Cultivate a safe container for authentic conversations. While you pick the topics in Building a Lasting Connection®, the guided preparatory activities and conversation mats will help you stay on track, slow down sharing, and prioritize closeness. Studies show that with practice, this way of connecting can become second-nature.

Experience the Connection System

Cultivate a safe container for authentic conversations. While you pick the topics in Building a Lasting Connection®, the guided preparatory activities and conversation mats will help you stay on track, slow down sharing, and prioritize closeness. Studies show that with practice, this way of connecting can become second-nature.
The conversation mats are a powerful map for moving you into deeper connection one step at a time. Even during what might typically be an awkward or uncomfortable conversation, each step will guide you in communicating for closeness, so you can come out of your conversation holding hands.

Connect in Real Time

The conversation mats are a powerful map for moving you into deeper connection one step at a time. Even during what might typically be an awkward or uncomfortable conversation, each step will guide you in communicating for closeness, so you can come out of your conversation holding hands.
In an airplane, a one degree turn will lead to a completely new destination. Similarly, these tools will support your relationship for years to come, one degree at a time. Dive into research, conversation starters, and experiential activities that create great relationships.

Turn Towards Each Other

In an airplane, a one degree turn will lead to a completely new destination. Similarly, these tools will support your relationship for years to come, one degree at a time. Dive into research, conversation starters, and experiential activities that create great relationships.
In a warm, supportive environment, we experience our common humanity. After each teaching concept, you'll have time to practice with your partner, and then we'll process as a group. You may have the opportunity to pair up with another couple for skill practice. This is optional, and couples who do so report having powerful, supportive experiences.

Get Inspiring Support

In a warm, supportive environment, we experience our common humanity. After each teaching concept, you’ll have time to practice with your partner, and then we’ll process as a group. You may have the opportunity to pair up with another couple for skill practice. This is optional, and couples who do so report having powerful, supportive experiences.
Studies of forest bathing show it measurably soothes our nervous systems and promotes healing. Luxuriate in this rugged, natural getaway while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. Bring your own picnic, snacks, and athletic shoes. The trails are amazing, and we'll have a few breaks to explore.

Getaway in Nature

Studies of forest bathing show it measurably soothes our nervous systems and promotes healing. Luxuriate in this rugged, natural getaway while you anchor your bond and explore the best couple’s enrichment available outside of a therapeutic office. Bring your own picnic, snacks, and athletic shoes. The trails are amazing, and we’ll have a few breaks to explore.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

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Build an unbeatable love with all the supportive tools you need to master this training. Workshop supplies include worksheets and activities you can take home, and conversation floor mats and touch mats to guide secure attachment conversations at the event.

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There is nothing more rewarding in life than to love. We want to help you safeguard and secure your love.
 
We believe love is meant to be strong enough to last, so we can build our lives with each other.
 
For most of us—to experience a relationship that grows with us—we need to invest time and resources to learn how to keep it strong and thriving.”
—Dr. Debi Gilmore and Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen, Building a Lasting Connection® Co-Developers
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There is nothing more rewarding in life than to love. We want to help you safeguard and secure your love.
We believe love is meant to be strong enough to last, so we can build our lives with each other.
For most of us—to experience a relationship that grows with us—we need to invest time and resources to learn how to keep it strong and thriving.”
—Building a Lasting Connection®

MEET THE DEVELOPERS

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Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor

Dr. Debi Gilmore

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor
Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor and Therapist-Trainer

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor and Therapist-Trainer
Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Gilmore are two psychologists who specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). They’ve helped thousands of couples improve their relationships through workshops, therapy, and therapist-training. Dr. Jorgensen even travels all over the world training other therapists in EFT—from Korea to Romania and New Zealand to Norway. 
 
Endorsed by the American Psychological Association, EFT is the most successful couple’s therapy available, with a success rate of 70%. 
 
Due to its success, Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Gilmore wanted to offer couples who weren’t in therapy a way to secure their bond, so they created Building a Lasting Connection® using the same attachment-based model that makes EFT successful. This workshop will help you harness the power of attachment, build on your strengths, prevent conflict, and strengthen your foundation across your lifespan.
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MEET THE DEVELOPERS

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor

Dr. Debi Gilmore

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor
Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor and Trainer

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Supervisor and Trainer
Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Gilmore are two psychologists who specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). They’ve helped thousands of couples improve their relationships through workshops, therapy, and therapist-training. Dr. Jorgensen even travels all over the world training other therapists in EFT—from Korea to Romania and New Zealand to Norway. 
Endorsed by the American Psychological Association, EFT is the most successful couple’s therapy available, with a success rate of 70%. 
Due to its success, Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Gilmore wanted to offer couples who weren’t in therapy a way to secure their bond, so they created Building a Lasting Connection® using the same attachment-based model that makes EFT successful. This workshop will help you harness the power of attachment, build on your strengths, prevent conflict, and strengthen your foundation across your lifespan.
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What the Developer of Building a Lasting Connection® Says ABOUT CAMILLE PACK, CERTIFIED BLC FACILITATOR

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen Emotionally Focused Therapy

 

“I’ve watched Camille across the years, and I’m excited to recommend her as someone who can help you find love and connection in your life. 

She’s a wonderful coach, who brings gentle kindness into her work in a way that creates powerful insights and strong connections.”

What Couples Say About Building a Lasting Connection®

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—“I am so grateful for this system. Thank you so much!”

—“I think the real value in the connection system is it helps you to separate the emotions/elements and due to that it’s easier to identify true root causes and also recognize your own attachment needs.”

—“I really like the pause section. It helps me follow my wife’s thoughts.”

—“I like that even when we start in a harsh place as we move around the system we soften up and it feels so positive.”

—“The talking we’ve done with the connection system so far was very helpful and has given me hope that we can fix our marriage.”

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What Couples Say About Building a Lasting Connection®

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—“I am so grateful for this system. Thank you so much!”

—“I think the real value in the connection system is it helps you to separate the emotions/elements and due to that it’s easier to identify true root causes and also recognize your own attachment needs.”

—“I really like the pause section. It helps me follow my wife’s thoughts.”

—“I like that even when we start in a harsh place as we move around the system we soften up and it feels so positive.”

—“The talking we’ve done with the connection system so far was very helpful and has given me hope that we can fix our marriage.”

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Strengthen authenticity and intimacy.
Learn to confidently communicate your needs.
Solve problems in a way that helps support a lifetime of love.

Be Brave. Be Open. Get Connected.­­­­

Keep Your Love Strong, One Step At A Time.

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Strengthen authenticity and intimacy.
Learn to confidently communicate your needs.
Solve problems in a way that helps support a lifetime of love.

Be Brave. Be Open. Get Connected.­­­­

Keep Your Love Strong, One Step At A Time.

The Relationship You Want, The Family You Want . . . The Life You Want, Is Fueled By The Connection You Build . . . 

The Next LASTING CONNECTION® PORTLAND Couple’s Workshop Starts September 18th …

Registration Ends Sept 12th at 10PM PT!

Join the Outdoor Workshop Now for a One-Time Discounted Payment of Only $97

I Want One Full Day of Live, In Person Couple’s Enrichment in PDX

The Relationship You Want, The Family You Want . . . The Life You Want, Is Fueled By The Connection You Build . . . 
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The Next LASTING CONNECTION® PORTLAND Couple’s Workshop Starts Sept 18th …

Registration Ends Sept 12th at 10PM PT!

Join the Outdoor Workshop Now for a One-Time Discounted Payment of Only $97

I Want One Full Day of Live, In Person Couple’s Enrichment in PDX

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