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Safe Conversations Workshop for Families presented by Marie and Brian Carlson

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

$99.00 – $198.00

** Tickets are on sale through October 15, 2021 at 12:00pm CDT**

Your relationships impact your health, happiness, and the ability to face hard times. The amount of stress in your relationships might be at an all-time high lately. We offer you science-based practical steps so you can stay connected even when it feels impossible.

This interactive workshop is designed for individuals or couples. You’ll learn Safe Conversations®, which combines relationship education and brain science into a step-by-step dialogue process that creates safety so people can connect.

The workshop will take place on Zoom and will include teaching, demonstrations, and practice times. You’ll be able to interact and ask questions in real-time.

About Your Trainer


My name is Marie. I live in Washington state, but I am originally from Sonoma County California, just north of San Francisco. I am married to Superman (aka Brian) and our blended family has four amazing humans we get to call our children.

I completed my bachelor’s degree at University of San Francisco in Information Systems Management in 2001. I did not go into my field of study because when I graduated, I was working for a nonprofit serving developmentally disabled adults through education, day programs, and work programs. I was the Director of Finance and served there for 12 years (I STILL cannot do math without a 10-key, PERIOD–never expect this of me).

That was a lifetime ago!

Since then, I went through a divorce, a whole lot of therapy, and around 2015, I switched careers to become a relationship coach, teaching couples ways to heal through effective communication. I guess all that therapy paid off, because somewhere in there I met and married Superman.

I’ve studied with Alison Armstrong (www.understandmen.com) since 2009 and became a licensed partner with her organization. I have trained as a facilitator in The Sedona Method, Safe Conversations (Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt), NVC (Nonviolent Communications), and SYMBIS. I have also been involved in Sidewalk Talk as a trainer and a City Leader.

After I completed my massage therapy certification last year (because one can never have too many certifications!) my husband sat me down and asked me “What IS the end game?”. I went on to list all the other trainings I wanted to do before I eventually got my master’s degree in MFT. He said “START THERE!”

Becoming a licensed therapist has been my dream since high school, and I am now enrolled at Northcentral University working on my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My passion for helping people connect has been a driving force in my life. I hope this Safe Conversations workshop helps you connect more deeply in all your relationships.


October 16, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
$99.00 – $198.00
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