Most couples we come across struggle with how to get issues resolved in their relationships without fighting, arguing, finger-pointing or frustration, or they want to be closer, have tried to talk about it, but it hasn't worked. There is one factor in communication that makes it possible to figure things out in a way that's truly collaborative, actually gets somewhere, and helps couples to become closer and closer over time. That's what this course is all about.
Hear George talk about why the divorce rate is so high and how to ensure your relationship not only lasts, but gets better over time.
Erin and Tony had grown apart with their third kid and Tony gone a lot with a demanding job. Tony seemed to be 'checked out' of the relationship. Erin wondered if he was having an affair and was resentful and disappointed by how little Tony put into their marriage and household and Tony felt unappreciated as the provider for the family. As a result, every conversation they had turned into a fight. They didn't want to split up the family or be bad role models for their kids but had no idea how to turn things around.
After our work with Tony and Erin, their relationship not only turned around, but they were able to work things out together in such a way that they felt closer, more collaborative, and on the same side again. After their program ended, they commented that not only has the love for each other returned, but that "we actually like each other again!"
In our 15 year of working with thousands of couples, we've found that the health of a relationship does not depend on personality, how bad things have been, how long they've been bad, or whether their parents had good relationships. It all comes down to how well someone understands what really matters in a relationship; what we call relationship fundamentals. This course teaches relationship fundamentals.
After taking the course I'm more patient; more aware of the quality of my listening; a deeper feeling of connection and understanding with my wife. Thank you. - Mark H.
Our course is very different from everything else out there.
An online course is a learning experience you do through your computer over the internet. You can easily log into this course anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace. It's engaging, interactive, easy to relate to and presented in plain language. Personal stories are woven throughout to illustrate each lesson.
The time commitment for this online course is about an hour a week for 8 weeks. Each week you view the lessons whenever it works best for you.
Erika Bugbee, Kara Stamback and Dr. George Pransky take you on an in-depth, insightful and practical learning experience that will show you everything you need to know to have enjoyment, closeness, and productive communication in your relationships.
A quick introduction to each week's lesson and what to look for.
The point of each lesson through an animated but real-life story from one of the presenters.
Short lecture that uses metaphors, graphics, and visuals to make the point of the lesson.
Presents the point of each lesson, the logic, and the relevance using examples, stories, and humor.
Takes the point of the lesson and shows exactly how it applies to relationships using examples, stories, and client scenarios.
Each lesson features an interview with a couple that faced a variety of different issues, and what it took to not only get each situation resolved, but end up closer and more connected as a couple.
The course is delivered by Erika Bugbee, M.A., Kara Stamback, M.A., and Dr. George Pransky who are partners in an organization devoted to sharing their unique and powerful approach through one-on-one programs, conferences, leadership trainings and a wide range of media for 35 years.
Our communication was at an all time low. I gained so much from this course especially compassion and understanding. I am more understanding and am quiet now when issues arise. When we are in sync and not thinking it's quite magical!.–David G
If you're on this page, reading about this course, you want help. We want you to get help. We really think this course is what will do that for you. From beginning to end, in this course we will coach you through the life-changing principles that have the potential to help you. All we ask is you promise to do the course and actually take it in. If you simply commit to doing that, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS. If you complete the first four lessons and don’t feel like it is working for you, simply contact our office within 30 days of purchase at 360-466-5200 and we will refund the full price of your registration.
I highly recommend this course! It's the best teachings I've encountered of how the Three Principles apply to relationships. -Sandra K.
It's a great course that can deliver a very different perspective on life in general. This course can have a huge impact on someones life. - Boris G.
Frequently Asked Questions:
An online course is a learning experience that takes place online during the 8-week period that the course is offered. Participants log into the course from anywhere, from any device, and learn at their own pace. Aside from the 2 scheduled webinars, all of the course material is available online and can be accessed 24 hours a day so you can watch the lessons anytime that is convenient for you. The course is designed in a digestible grab-and-go format. You can watch streaming from your computer or download it to view offline.
This course will serve as a refresher, tune-up, or overhaul for your current relationship, or will serve as a relationship-readiness program if you’re single or dating. INSIGHT for Relationships is for you if …
This program has the power to immediately change the way your current or future relationships play out for you, the level of closeness and warmth, and your ability to navigate any kind of issue.
Weekly lessons are accessed through a private members-only website. Each week you’ll have access
The course was created, designed and implemented by Kara Stamback, M.A., Erika Bugbee, M. A., and George Pransky, Ph.D. who have provided relationship help to thousands of couples.
The cost of the INSIGHT for Relationships course is $595 for an individual or $695 for a couple (optional coaching available for additional cost).
You need only a computer, smart phone or tablet and an internet connection. All of the content is downloadable so if you have slow or unreliable internet connections you have the option of downloading and viewing the materials offline.
As soon as your registration is processed (24-48 hours, usually less) you will get immediate access to the course and you can watch it at your own pace (although we still recommend you watch one lesson a week).
As soon as you get access to the platform all of the course is accessible 24/7 for you to view when it is convenient for you. Please keep in mind that the course is designed to take you through the process of learning in a very deliberate way. You will get the most out of the course if you give yourself time between lessons to reflect on and absorb what was presented in the lesson before moving on. Leave at least a few days to a week between lessons (and ideally no more than 2 weeks between lessons). You may be so excited and motivated to go through faster than that. This course belongs to you and you may take it any way that you want, you know your own learning style. We suggest that you at least try the one lesson a week schedule to see if it works for you and if you decide to binge watch it, we recommend that you revisit the course at a slower pace soon after you finish the first pass.
The course is accessible 24/7. Nothing is scheduled. We do, however, recommend that you find a time in your schedule once a week when you know that you will be able to close your door and devote an hour to watching the course. The benefit of the course only comes when you’ve completed it so setting a schedule and keeping it will ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the time and money you invest.
We put a tremendous amount of planning into anticipating your questions and incorporating answers into the course but questions may still arise as you participate in the online course. There are several resources to field your questions:
Coaching packages give you an opportunity to discuss your learning with an experienced consultant. It allows you to ask questions or see an application to a particular issue or problem you’re facing in your relationship. It is like having a personal guide throughout the course and your life during the course. Coaching packages are available for additional cost for the scheduled sessions. Click here to see those options.
Yes, although there are a limited number of coaching packages available. If there are still spaces available in our coaching program you may sign up for them through the 3rd week of the course. Once the course has started, contact the office by phone to sign up for coaching. +01-360-466-5200.
We designed this online course with both new and seasoned students in mind. The course is based on a set of principles that represent the foundation for people’s relationships. These principles are broken down and explained very clearly in the course, and so no prior knowledge is necessary. If you’ve studied these principles before, or you’re a practitioner yourself, the unique expression and the depth of the presentations will serve to further your learning in a structured learning environment.
The components of this course are short, bite-sized and digestible to accommodate short attention spans and distractible students. We created the content in a way that is engaging and easy to relate to. We’ve also made it easy to view any component as often as you like and all of the components are transcribed into PDF format.
It is a very different format than our 4-day intensive in La Conner. That program is a one-on-one intensive program where the learning is customized for each client. That program has the benefit stepping out of your life and immersing yourself in the learning. However, the online course has its own unique benefit of “time releasing” the learning and there is something about taking responsibility for your own learning that can increase the impact of the online course format. The online course can be a way to “try it out” and get a feel for the work that we do, although the online course also has the potential to have the same impact of our other programs. To up the impact of the course we recommend that you view the lessons more than once. A coaching package can leverage the learning as well.
We encourage you to learn together with your partner or other family member. Additional family members living in the same household may take INSIGHT for Relationships for only $100. Please contact the office to register your family member at +01-360-466-5200 or email@example.com.
We welcome the opportunity to help larger groups and do offer group discounts for groups of 6 or more. Groups include schools, organizations/companies, and families. Click here to contact us directly and we can discuss discounts based on your group size.
This course is designed to have a significant impact on your relationship that lasts. However, like anything else, the more you keep the learning alive, the more continued benefits you’ll see. This is one of the reasons that we made all of the components downloadable and why we give you access after your initial course session ends. We recommend that you revisit the material after the 8 weeks is done. You will find that it has a very refreshing effect and that you hear things that you didn’t hear the first time around.
You will get an email from us when we offer the next scheduled session of INSIGHT for Relationships. We recommend that you participate in future sessions if you need a tune-up, either the whole thing, the lessons you liked most, or the ones you don’t remember as well. Continuing to participate in the Facebook forum is also an excellent way to refresh what you’ve learned and keep your learning alive. You also may find that you would like to take the next step in your learning and consider signing up for our 4-Day Intensive program in La Conner, Washington.
In asking yourself whether this is the right program for you there’s one more thing we’d like you to consider: Like most things in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. This course will walk you through the process. That’s our part. Once you sign up, your part is to be ready to show up and engage with the course material. We make it easy: the material is very compelling and we don’t ask you to work hard, but if you take this opportunity seriously and show up to each lesson willing absorb the material with a fresh set of eyes, you can benefit from it as much as we have.
We hope this FAQ has been helpful. If you still have a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +01-360-466-5200, 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday PST