BRINGING RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION OUT OF THE CLINIC TO THE PUBLIC
Where It All Began
In 2010, Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LeKelly Hunt, Ph.D., met with a group of their friends and colleagues who were fellow relationship scientists, counselors, and advocates. The group discussed ways to make relationship education available to the public, not limited to a therapy clinic, so people would have access to teachable skills before they had relationships in crisis.
The group charged Harville and Helen to begin the project with their process called Safe Conversations®. Dallas was selected as the location to begin the social experiment, and the initial workshops were received with wild success. Soon after, the organization was established, and a Leader Training Program was developed. Now, Safe Conversations has Trained Leaders around the world offering workshops and sharing the proven process in communities everywhere.
The Original Collaborative
Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt
John & Julie Gottman
Scott & Joanie Kriens
Stan Tatkin & Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin
Scott & Theresa Beck
Douglas Abrams & Rachel Carlton Abrams
Doug & Judy Anderson
Peter Pearson & Ellyn Bader
What began as a social experiment has become a full-fledged entity organized for one purpose: to help bring about a relational culture in which relationship is the primary value, equality is universal, difference is celebrated, and all conversations are safe and collaborative.
We can't do it alone. Please join our mission. Attend a workshop to learn Safe Conversations for yourself. Be trained to lead workshops in your community. Or contact us about bringing Safe Conversations to your company, school, or group.