Learn a Fresh New Approach to the Most Common and Important Relationship Challenges in our Breakthrough Online Program for Coaches & Practitioners
CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIP TRAINING
Are you a coach, practitioner, counselor, helping professional, or someone interested in serving others in a meaningful way?
If you are -
Have you noticed that these days, one of the greatest challenges people face, the thing they talk about most, complain about the most, long for the most, and want the most happiness from is…
Chances are, just about everyone you know - including yourself, and the clients you serve - is either in a relationship, looking for one, recovering from one, or wishing the relationship they’re in was a lot better.
Here’s the thing:
Relationship can impact literally every area of our lives - happiness, finances, health, success, our mood, our eating habits, work habits and our outlook on life.
And the truth is, people are hungry for relationship wisdom that works.
That’s because relationships these days are at an important crossroads. Check out these statistics:
Marriages have about a 50% chance of survival
The stress of divorce is equivalent to the stress of experiencing a car crash every day over 6 months
The #1 relationship argument is about money
Marital satisfaction decreases after the first baby is born and soars after the last child leaves home
A troubled relationship is as big a risk factor for heart disease as regular smoking
Over 50% of single people have not had a date in 2 years
And over half of all people in relationship wish they were happier
Clearly, it’s time to shed some new light on these fascinating challenges.
So when it comes to working with relationship and helping peopletransform struggles like these into uplifting experiences of connection, if you’d like to have more confidence, a greater toolkit, powerful insights and a strong skillset that will allow you to serve others in a truly meaningful way, while attracting more clients into your practice, then you’ll want to learn more about our innovative new program:
The Conscious Relationship Training
WHO AM I AND WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME?
Before I tell you more, I‘d like to share a few brief words about who I am and why I created this Training:
My name is Marc David, and I’m the Founder and lead faculty member of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I’m a teacher and consultant in Eating Psychology and the author of the classic, bestselling books Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet, which introduced the world to a whole new approach to food, body and health.
For over three decades, I’ve done my best to be an innovator in eating psychology and nutrition and to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our organization literally reaches millions of people every week. My work has been featured on CNN and NBC, and in The New York Times, Chicago Times, McCall’s, Glamour, Elle, Yoga Journal, WebMD, and hundreds more publications. My books have been translated into over 10 languages. I’ve presented at a long list of professional settings, including Harvard University, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
I’ve mentored many of the luminaries in the fields of nutrition and natural medicine. And I’ve personally logged thousands of hours working with people over the last 30 years in a full range of eating and emotional challenges.
But here’s the thing:
Over the years, I’ve noticed again and again how so many of the challenges we face with food and body are intimately linked to relationship. I’ve seen how a great percentage of those with concerns around health, weight, food, fitness and personal development finally found a breakthrough or saw lasting change, but only after they were able to address their relationship challenges in a clear and skillful way.
So, in order to help my clients reach this point of transformation more quickly and efficiently, I immersed myself in the study of conflict resolution, communication styles, masculine and feminine psychology, marriage and family counseling, and family constellation therapy, and I studied the work of so many of the major relationship experts - and many of the lesser known ones as well.
And then I took the “greatest hits” from each, and put them together in one condensed, easy-to-follow Training.
So you get to benefit from someone who’s been a bit obsessed and plenty inspired, both personally and professionally, when it comes to effectively helping people with their relationship concerns…
I Found the Key
In my quest to find the best insights from each expert and approach, I discovered what I believe is THE #1 most important key ingredient to help people with their relationship concerns.
This ingredient, when present, positions you and your clients for the best outcomes possible. With it, there’s all kinds of hope. Without it, far too many people fail. And that ingredient is simply this:
Allow me to explain…
Consciousness means a higher level of awareness. It means noticing and taking the higher ground. It means waking up to a greater level of maturity and character. It means that there’s a place we can aspire to inside ourselves, where we can make effective choices that we can trust. Consciousness is where the answers to life’s greatest challenges can be found.
And the best part is, consciousness is something that can be learned. It’s something that literally everyone can access - especially if they have the help of a trusted mentor, guide, or coach.
We have a powerful opportunity before us. With the great interest that so many people have around relationship and the suffering and confusion that so many are experiencing in this area, with the global need for a wise and clear approach, and with the rising demand for skilled coaches, you can now participate in a Training that gives you the tools to make a real difference AND earn some extra income.
Hundreds of millions of books about relationship have been sold in the last decade
Relationship is consistently one of the most popular topics on talk shows, radio, podcasts, on social media and in the movies
Coaching itself is a $2 billion dollar a year industry that’s becoming even more and more popular each year
Americans alone are spending upwards of $900 million per year on coaching
And despite all this, relationship is the key area that so many coaches and practitioners simply don’t have enough training in
The Conscious Relationship Training will give you what you need to feel confident about working with your clients in these areas. You’ll have a new outlook on your practice, your clients can experience real, sustainable transformation, and you’ll feel uplifted knowing that you’re doing good work in the world.
HOW DOES THE TRAINING WORK?
The Conscious Relationship Training is a 5 month, information-rich online program. It consists of 20 weekly sessions and includes audio presentations, notes, transcripts, an online forum, live Q&A teleclasses, and some great bonus material.
It’s designed specifically for coaches, practitioners and helping professionals who would like to expand their practice by learning the skills and tools to coach clients around the most common relationship challenges.
Convenient Distance-Learning Format
You can take this Training with you wherever you go. Whether you’re traveling, have a full-time career, are a busy parent, or you’re in a life transition, the Training is designed to easily fit your lifestyle. Access the material on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is an Internet connection! We’ve created a user-friendly online experience that makes learning enjoyable.
All Materials and Handouts are Yours to Keep for Life
Review the content anytime and anywhere. Audio files and handouts are easily downloadable and yours to keep for life! Come back to material you want to spend extra time with, and go deeper into the learning experience. Many of our students share that they listen to classes again whenever they need a refresher or extra inspiration.
Powerfully Tap into Your Gifts as a Helping Professional
It’s a special feeling to know that you’re accessing your deepest inborn gifts and using them to make the world a better place. I’d love for you to have that experience. And we don’t take a “cookie cutter” approach to training coaches. We want you to discover your unique style and talents as a helping professional. The Training is designed to bring out the best in you and give you a new sense of confidence when working with clients.
Enjoy a Teaching Style that’s Results Oriented
In the Conscious Relationship Training, you’ll learn distinctions around relationship that so many of your clients will be fascinated by. The approach we take is fresh and contemporary. You’ll learn practitioner tools and skills for transforming relationship challenges, as well as techniques that partners can use to create better communication and connection.
Curated Recommended Reading List
Learn from an eclectic and highly informative collection of books written by some of the most respected leaders in relationship and personal development. The optional reading list is a great support for the learning process. It’s a resource you can turn to when you want to dive deeper into your favorite topics and take your education to the next level.
Live Q&A Tele-Classes
This is a great opportunity to interact directly with me and get your questions answered throughout the Training. I love connecting with each of you and making sure you get the support you need. This is a chance for us to dive deep, get specific, and ensure that you have what you need as you work through the material. All classes are recorded for those who cannot attend live!
Private Online Community
You can choose to participate in our private online forum where you can engage with fellow students and Institute staff around Training content. This is a great way to connect with the Institute team and your colleagues around the world, receive support and inspiration, and grow your professional network...
Enhance Your Earning Power
We live in a time when meaningful work is so important. And if you’re any kind of helping professional, you understand the great feeling of being financially rewarded for serving others in a way truly that makes a difference. This Training is an ideal professional development opportunity for already existing coaches and practitioners who want to add a new skillset that can expand their offerings and create more value in their practice.
Transform Your Own Relationship
It’s hard to take a Training like this and not learn something that will impact you personally. As you use the material to work on yourself and explore your own experiences in relationship, you’ll be better equipped to deliver compassionate, meaningful coaching to your clients. So often, the best practitioners are those who have “been there” themselves. You don’t need to be perfect to help others – you simply need to have skill, care, and be one step ahead.
The Conscious Relationship Training is founded upon a unique, practical, and eye-opening blend of coaching skills, cultural studies, transformational disciplines, mind body science, conflict skills, results driven strategies and actionable techniques. We believe in an approach that helps you apply your knowledge in the real world, and inspired by the best insights that personal development and psychology has to offer.
Our curriculum is designed to help you help your clients with the most common relationship challenges. This includes concerns around communication, intimacy, arguing, fighting, dating, breaking up, transitions, and the unique challenges facing women, men, and different age groups.
The focus of this Training is on teaching you how to help your client do their own inner work, by offering them new ideas, tools and skills that they can bring into their relationship life. It won’t make you a couples therapist, which is a specialized discipline requiring years of study. Rather, you’ll learn to work one on one with clients who want to heal, shift, or simply revitalize the way they do relationship, and you’ll gain a powerful set of coaching strategies to help them get where they want to go.
Some of the topics covered in the Training include:
Relationship Coaching Tools
Skills for Managing Conflict
Toxic Relationship Beliefs
The Key Relationship Challenges
The Stages of Relationship
The Mother/Father Code
The Mystery and Impact of Polarity
Working with Sexuality, Pleasure & Intimacy
The Love Factor
A Deeper Dive into Masculine and Feminine Psychology
The Inner Work of Relationship
Coaching Across Age Groups
Breaking Up & Divorce
The In-Between Times
And much more…
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
This Training is designed for already existing professionals who are inspired to learn a holistic, cutting edge, heartfelt approach to relationship - one that brings together some of the best and most useful distinctions and tools that we have available to us today. The Training is recommended for:
The Training is recommended for:
Health & Life Coaches
Therapists & Counselors
It’s also great for anyone who simply wants to do a deeper dive into relationship dynamics, and learn a more soulful approach that can help you understand your own relationship journey, and the unique experiences that your friends, family and loved ones have in this realm.
So if you’re inspired to work with clients around relationship concerns but feel you need more skills, confidence, and a deeper understanding, then this is the Training for you...
Hear from Marc's Students
I felt like I could listen to Marc talk forever. In areas I'd not yet excavated in full or at all, the layers Marc uncovered were mind blowing, and earth shattering. I learned language for feelings and experiences that before had no name. I’ve gained a treasure chest full of nuggets of wisdom applicable in my professional interactions as well as personal. My relating to others, and relating to myself in my life has become deeper than I thought possible. My forgiveness, wells deeper. My love for my life... words cannot describe.
~ Jenna C. Johnson
Marc talks straight from the heart and has a fantastic sense of humour that really resonates and helps you to relate to the material. The Facebook group was truly insightful and the support team were so helpful, warm and welcoming! Thank you so much for helping me to realize my gift and purpose in the world!
~ Claudia Knight
I'll never forget the first time I heard Marc David speak. He spoke with such passion and deep understanding. I was blown away by the amount of wisdom and deep insight that this man, Marc David, has absorbed through his practice and life experiences.
~ Patrick West
Marc David’s calming, caring voice and words of wisdom filled my entire being with love, understanding and acceptance! No one has ever talked to me like this!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! Your wisdom has grounded me and made me focus on what is truly important in life. We are all special, unique and precious human beings on planet earth to enjoy our journey by being grateful; to embrace "love of self" and share love with others.
~ Kari Messner
The format of the program worked well for me. I loved being able to listen to the audios at my convenience. Marc, your words of wisdom are priceless. But, honestly, the most transformation arose from the journaling exercises. I was forced to dig deep. This is where I found the most growth and opportunities to evolve.
~ Lori Lippert
I will always remember Marc's passion for the teaching, his care to ensure essential information was repeated, the wisdom of his case studies, and his good humor in relaxing into the material. As a spiritual counselor, I deeply appreciate Marc’s emphasis on soul lessons.
~ Stephen Dynako
How Can You Use This Training?
These are just a few of the many ways you can put this education to great use:
Help your clients with relationship concerns such as communication, fighting, arguing, lack of connection or intimacy, separation, breaking up, divorce, and other major transitions
Increase your awareness of the unique challenges facing women, men, and various age groups - and support your clients and loved ones in transforming their struggles in these areas
Expand your already-existing professional practice with a new and in-demand skill set
Have more to offer your clients as a health or life coach
Augment your practice as a fitness, massage, energy work, or yoga professional
Help your clients see a deeper, more effective and more conscious way to be in relationship
Assist your clients in getting unstuck with their stubborn relationship concerns
Coach people to see the relationship distinctions that may be unconsciously driving their behavior and choices
Teach others about the key archetypes that shape our social roles and how we can benefit from working consciously with these energies
WHAT SETS THIS TRAINING APART FROM OTHERS?
We set out to create a Training that would be time efficient, cost sensitive, high value, and deliver as much actionable content as possible, while staying true to the special and exquisite nature of human relationship. And we also wanted to create a holistic Training that incorporates a true mind, body, heart and soul approach to this beautifully complex topic.
So much of what’s out there when it comes to professional online relationship programs focuses on “behavior change.” This approach is quite limited, as we humans are far more than a collection of behaviors. We’ve got a heart, we’ve got feelings, we have beliefs, we have a rich and complex history, and so many of us have a connection to a higher power. The Conscious Relationship Training blends these together in an approach that empowers you to help your clients in a meaningful way.
What’s more, this Training sees the challenges that come up in a relationship not as an indication that things are broken and need to fixed, but as a healthy sign that growth, learning and discovery are ready to happen.
More distinguishing features of the Training:
Inspired by a variety of different approaches, disciplines, systems and experts
Teaches you how to help your client better navigate their relationship challenges
Focuses on bringing tools, practices, and breakthrough insights into the relationship
Designed for already practicing professionals in the coaching and helping professions
Includes important distinctions from psychology, cultural studies, personal development and a variety of relationship philosophies
Helps you decipher the important relationship factors around your client’s age group and archetype
When it comes to working with relationships, many people go through years of schooling to learn how to become a psychologist, counselor, or clinical social worker. That’s because it’s a deep and complex topic. So while it’s impossible to cram 4-6 years of higher education into a 5 month online program, what is possible is to take many of the greatest hits from various systems and condense them into an educational program that’s designed to deliver the most useful and relevant information in the shortest amount of time.
CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIP TRAINING, WEEK BY WEEK
Week 1: Introduction to Conscious Relationship
The 15 core principles of conscious relationship
The importance of relationship for human survival and thriving
Why relationship is exquisitely designed to help us grow and learn
The surprising, true purposes of being in relationship
How the work we do on self and in our own relationships can help to heal the world
Week 2: The Challenge of Relationship
Why challenge is inherent in human relationships - and why it’s a good thing
The 14 most common toxic relationship beliefs
How toxic relationship beliefs impact our clients
The beauty of paradox as a key quality of relationship
How we can “graduate” from a relationship that’s no longer serving us
Week 3: Relationship Archetypes
The power of archetypes and how they can help us navigate relationship
Why two partners may experience one relationship very differently
Discerning the natural lifespan of different types and stages of relationships
Knowing when to dig in and when to let go
Why your own intuition is important to your coaching work, and how you can develop your intuitive abilities
Week 4: The Mother/Father Code
How our parents’ unfinished business can shape our relationships
Understanding the unique gifts, challenges, and insights of each generation
Why we need to develop compassion for our parents so we can live our best lives as adults (and how to do it)
Our powerful capacity to bring healing to our lineage
Why we seek out partners who share characteristics with our parents - and when to go against the grain
How to use homework assignments to turbocharge the coaching process
Week 5: The Mystery and Impact of Polarity
What is polarity and how does it drive our relationships?
Problems that can arise when couples become depolarized
Practical techniques for helping people get their polarity back on track
Specific exercises for coaching women and men with polarity challenges
Week 6: The Love Factor
What do we really mean when we talk about love, and why is it so important?
How popular phrases and folk wisdom can reveal our hidden beliefs about love
Key distinctions that can help us expand our definition and understanding of love
Practitioner tools and skills for working with the challenges of the love factor
How to identify and avoid some of the most common traps when it comes to love
The future of love
Week 7: Men - A Deeper Dive
Understanding what makes men tick
Navigating what men want and what they need
What does healthy masculinity look like?
The most common personal challenges faced by men, and how to support your clients in these areas
Practical coaching techniques for helping men step more fully into their potential
Week 8: Women - A Deeper Dive
What do we mean by “the Mystery” of the sexes?
Understanding what women want and what they need
The unique and complex challenges facing women today, and how to help your clients overcome them
The key importance of life stage archetypes, plus practical tools for empowering your clients of all ages
Tools and strategies for supporting women clients
Week 9: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Intimacy
Why it’s hard for so many people to talk about sexuality - and how to help your clients get comfortable with the conversation
What is sexual energy, and how do we navigate it in a healthy way?
The deeper questions that can help your clients uncover their unconscious beliefs about sex
Culture and sexuality: what can we use, and what can we let go of?
The impact of sexual wounding
Sexuality as a form of nourishment for the heart and soul
Educating your clients about how to communicate with their partner about sexuality
Week 10: The Inner Work of Relationship
How the inner work we do with ourselves sets us up for success in relationship
Teaching your client to tap into their personal sources of inspiration
Finding the higher purpose and wisdom in relationship challenges
The most common obstacles to inner work - and how to overcome them
Nine key areas of inner work that will help your client create the relationship they want - and how to do them
Week 11: Cycles and Stages of Relationship
Common stages that many relationships go through, and what’s driving us in each stage
The often-underrated role of hormones and body chemistry in the process of emotional bonding
Recurring cycles in relationship and how to work with them
Practical exercises for maximizing the cycles and stages in relationship
The surprising ways that soul contracts can shape our connections with others
Week 12: Conflict, Part 1
Discovering the hidden brilliance of conflict and how it can enrich your relationship
Unpacking the common misconceptions about conflict
The 6 universal conflict principles
Learning to hold space for your client’s conflicts and challenges
Key skills that will enable your clients to better handle conflict in their relationships
Week 13: Conflict, Part 2
Rules of engagement that can turn a fight into a transformational experience
Techniques for uncovering the root causes of conflicts
The importance of understanding the deeper yearnings that drive us
Practical and effective strategies for working with conflict in loving and empowering ways
Week 14: Breaking Up
Why we need to re-think our cultural values around breakups
The importance of taking the time and effort to end relationships in a conscious way
Effective, heartfelt coaching techniques for helping your clients move through a breakup and find new possibilities on the other side
Why breakdowns are important and how they help move us forward
The profound value of the grieving process
Powerful tools for working with divorce
Week 15: The In-Between Times
The value of intentional alone time
How the choices we make when we’re single powerfully inform our relationships
Understanding the range of needs your client may experience after a relationship ends - and helping them design a self-care plan
Coaching your client to learn and grow through the most common lessons and challenges of single life
Practical and insightful approaches to dating after a relationship ends
Week 16: Coaching Across Age Groups and Archetypes, Part 1
How working with life-stage archetypes can quickly unlock your client’s personal empowerment
Understanding what deeper needs are driving your male and female clients at different ages - and how to help your clients get what they need to thrive
The importance of creating a safe space for your clients to release toxic cultural beliefs
Learning to switch between roles for maximum effectiveness as a practitioner
Specific ways to support young women clients as they explore their life path and purpose
Week 17: Coaching Across Age Groups and Archetypes, Part 2
The impact of toxic cultural beliefs for young men - and how to help your clients release them
Helping your client navigate contradictory moral codes and discover their own inner guidance
Insights and exercises designed to support young men clients in finding their way through the challenges of life
Key conversations to have with your younger male clients about sexuality, power and relationship
How to enhance your effectiveness by being your client’s greatest advocate
Week 18: Coaching Across Age Groups and Archetypes, Part 3
Owning our desires as a winning strategy for increasing our happiness
Distinguishing true wisdom from cultural messages that might be holding us back
Why we need to help women in their 40s and beyond let go of princesshood and embrace their inner queen
Practical strategies for coaching people to release outdated beliefs that are no longer serving them
Helping your clients step into their power by uplifting others
Week 19: Coaching Across Age Groups and Archetypes, Part 4
How to help your male clients unlock their inner potential at middle age and beyond
Coaching older men to understand and embody their true power for good
Understanding the unique challenges that men face as they move into their king years - and how to overcome them
Why men need to practice self care for body, mind and spirit
Proven techniques for helping your male clients find the gifts of every life stage
Week 20: Coaching Tips & Relationship Tools
Synthesis of core concepts from the Training
Key coaching skills and distinctions that will help you to be an effective practitioner
Why releasing our attachment to specific relationship outcomes allows us to truly stand with our clients through any circumstances that arise
Guidelines for coaching clients through some of the most common areas of relationship stress
More resources for further study
Because we believe in the value this Training has to offer and we want you to be able to start using this breakthrough skillset in your own practice, we have 3 payment plans available to fit your budget.
Our next Training begins on June 7th. When you register, you‘ll receive a welcome packet, reading list, handouts, and exercises that you can start using right away. You’ll also be able to join our online community and start getting to know your classmates!
A FINAL THOUGHT
Human beings are creatures of relationship, and there’s just no way around it. We need each other, we desire each other, and in many ways, we become better people because of our significant relationships.
But we also know that the relationship journey is not always so easy, and that’s why we need help.
What’s fascinating is that the majority of relationship advice and support that most people get comes from friends and family. Chances are, you’ve likely been a “relationship coach” to many of the people closest to you. And they’ve likely done the same for you.
And that gives us a window into the beauty of the coaching experience.
One doesn’t need to be a lifelong relationship professional to help people in this area. Each one of us comes with a unique wisdom, our own life experience, and some valuable lessons and insights that we’ve learned from our own relationship journey.
This Training will help you turbocharge your already existing relationship knowledge with the tools and distinctions you need to serve others in a skillful, meaningful and powerful way.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!
And I look forward to meeting you in the Training….
My warmest regards,
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating