Workshops • Groups • Classes

Workshops • Groups • Classes


These Workshops, Groups and Classes are designed to give you options outside of private counseling and therapy to build your relationship skills. Workshops are very cost-effective as well, and can jump-start your learning in a non-threatening environment. Groups provide ongoing interaction and classes offer extra information on a variety of subjects.



Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop

This weekend workshop is specifically designed to help couples discover the joy and potential of being together, while using their relationship for personal change and growth. The Getting The Love You Want workshop has been designed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and is based on his best-selling book. It includes lectures, written exercises and demonstrations of communication and relationship tools.

2018 Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop

–facilitated by Tim Higdon and Norene Gonsiewski

Bend —October 13-14, 2018


For more information or to register

Keeping the Love You Find Individuals Workshop

The Keeping the Love You Find Workshop is for individuals who want to deepen and create more meaningful relationships. Whether single or part of a couple you will find it helpful to explore your own unique issues to improve your relationships. Professionals will gain insights they can apply with their clients as well.

2018 Keeping the Love You Find Individuals Workshop —Facilitated by Tim Higdon • Bend —September 22-23, 2018

For more information or to register

Advanced Couples Workshop

Tim Higdon MS LPC and Norene Gonsiewski LCSW have taken their three decades of experience working with couples and created a workshop that will help you develop a relationship that is Rock Solid. The workshop is for couples who have already taken Getting the Love You Want, our signature, level 1, relationship education workshop. Getting the Love You Want helped you restore your connection and co-create a loving partnership. Rock Solid will take you a step further to deepen and sustain your love for a lifetime.

Rock Solid Relationship—Advanced Couples Workshop with Tim Higdon and Norene Gonsiewski

Portland —TBA

For more information and to register

Couples Communication 101

This 3-hour introductory class will teach you the Imago Dialogue process and help you learn about your reactive style in relationships. This class is great for couples that want to get started learning the Dialogue process. If you are curious about Imago Therapy, this is a good introduction.

TBA Sign-up Now! If you, your group, church or agency is interested in this course please contact Tim Higdon.

Parenting Your Whole Brained Child

Workshop + Follow-up Classes with Bea Ledyard MS and Linda Shekerdemian LPC

Based on the recent ground-breaking work of Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson in The Whole Brain Child–12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.

  • Learn simple & effective ways to handle the difficult situations that drive most parents crazy – whether your child is 3 or 13. Help your child and you be happier
  • Use the latest neuroscience research to inform & re-energize your parenting
  • Share your experiences with other parents and discover that you are not alone!

Bea and Linda are both Counselors and Play Therapists who have specialized in working with children and families for over 25 years. Their combined experience across the developmental span of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood give them a unique ability to address both basic parenting skills at different ages, as well as their particular application to your family and child.

For more Information and up-coming dates: 

Contact Bea @ 541-330-9782, ext. 3 or  contact by email

Renew Your Relationship Vision

Start the year off right with Renew Your Relationship Vision, a 3 1/2-hour workshop designed to look back on the valuable gains of 2013 and craft a plan for the year ahead. The workshop is touching, light and enjoyable. Start 2014 out right, and renew your plan to continue to create the relationship of your dreams.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Cost: $125

Where: 3Rivers Center / 115 NW Greeley / Bend, Oregon

To register Contact Tim Higdon




Parenting Your Whole Brained Child A Support Group for Parents

with Bea Ledyard

This on-going group for parents addresses the specific issues/behaviors every parent experiences with their unique child in a warm, supportive circle.

Using the language and  insights of  The Whole Brain Child  by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson, plus my own experience as a parent and clinician, I facilitate each parent in the group to share and work with their own experiences of frustration and success. Together we  help one another see what each child needs at any age and support the often hard work of giving it to them. What may surprise you is discovering that you are not alone in the ups and downs of being a good parent. As everyone has said, “what a relief to know!”

So, please consider joining us. You will come away with renewed confidence, new insights and strategies that work.

September 2014—Our group will reconvene after our summer break.

Please contact Bea @ 541-330-9782, ext. 3 or  by email for further information about dates and cost.

Dream Circles

Dream Circles with Bea Ledyard—I invite you to join me in an on-going group in which we will explore the wisdom of dreams for self-growth and spiritual learning.  Together we will discover how our dreams are life a sacred will from which we can draw on the mystery of ourselves. As we listen carefully to our dreams we come to understand our life patters more fully.  As we share our dreams in a circle of trust and caring, we experience all our relationships more deeply.  Our dreams teach us that we are more than we appear to be.

In our work we will use tools and insights from Jungian depth psychology, expressive arts, psychodrama and various ancient spiritual traditions.

2014 Dream Circles, Bea Ledyard

January – April, 2014 : full/closed

May – June, 2014: TBA

September – December, 2014: TBA



Classes will be added as they become available.