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The Road to Reconnection

  • Private Venue Near Jack London Square Oakland, CA 94607 United States (map)

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Miscommunications are common, boundaries get crossed, and hurt feelings happen - but they don’t have to end in disconnection. Reacting defensively, blaming others, offering empty apologies, or going into fix-it mode are ineffective ways of coming back into connection. Instead, successful repair conversations allow for you to feel closer than ever before as you build trust and gain confidence in your ability to withstand inevitable relational challenges.

In this workshop led by Dr. Alison Ash of, you will:

  • Receive a clear formula for repair conversations that will teach you when and how to do it effectively.

  • Practice courageous vulnerability and heartfelt empathy - necessary ingredients for connection.

  • Expand your capacity to be with challenging feelings and learn how to express them in a way that creates closeness.

  • Discover how sharing disappointment can strengthen your bond.

  • Learn how to effectively hold space for others emotions, take responsibility when appropriate, and offer genuine reassurances.

All relationships have their challenges, and repair work is essential for building trust, deepening intimacy, and maintaining healthy connections.

*Doors open at 15 minutes before, please arrive early so we can begin on time.

**Tickets are not refundable. They may be transferred to another individual, but not a future event.

***I offer one volunteer ticket per event, and while I appreciate those that love to be of service, I ask that you save this opportunity for those who require financial assistance to be able to attend. I also offer a few sliding scale spots. If you are interested, please email me at and make sure to indicate the name and date of the event.

****I welcome folks of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship structures, ages, body types, abilities, races and ethnicities.

*****This venue is partially accessible. The workshop space is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not. There is a gender inclusive bathroom on site.

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