A Process Changing Relationships Around the World

Safe Conversations® combines relationship education and brain science into a step-by-step dialogue process that creates safety so people can connect.

It's a way of interacting that empowers you to:
Talk Without Criticism
Listen Without Judgment
Connect Beyond Differences

Safe Conversations® empowers you to talk without criticism, listen without judgment, and connect beyond differences.

Relationship skills can be taught.

It's not natural to slow down and take steps to understand another person. These skills can be taught, and we can train our brains to experience a sense of belonging like never before. Safe Conversations teaches you how.

Objection to difference is the source of conflict.

Top relationship experts Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., began by asking, "Why do couples fight?" What they discovered led them to develop a simple process of taking turns talking and listening in a structured way that creates safety in relationships. They found it works in ANY relationship, and they began teaching workshops to share the life-changing process.

Who is Safe Conversations For?


A joy-filled relationship is possible. Safe Conversations helps couples talk about difficult topics, embrace each other's differences, and connect like never before.


Parents and kids are often on different wavelengths, whether the kids are children or grown. Safe Conversations helps each side understand the other.


A positive work environment where coworkers respect each others is crucial. Safe Conversations boosts collaboration, morale, and therefore, the bottom line.

Experience It For Yourself

The best way to learn Safe Conversations is through a workshop.

98 %

would recommend to a friend

84 %

call it powerful and transformational

90 %

saw their relationships improve

98 %

said it was inspiring and life-changing

Why Learn Safe Conversations?


mental health
physical health
individual and family economics
workplace productivity
achievement and performance in school


anxiety and depression
addictions such as alcohol and drug use
crime in communities
breakdown in the family
absenteeism in the workplace

What to Know About the Process

Backed by Science

Time-tested techniques informed by neuroscience and 40+ years of clinical therapy.

Structured for Safety

You're invited to take turns talking and listening. The power is in the fact that structure invites mutual respect and safety.

Creates Connection

When connecting happens, communicating is possible.

Practical Tools

We'll show you how to mirror, validate, and empathize in a way that empowers you in any situation.

For Any Age

Adults, teens, and kids can all use the process.

For Any Relationship

Romantic partners, parents/kids, friends, and colleagues have all experienced benefits.

Research Shows that Safe Conversations creates positive change in participants

Southern Methodist University Center on Research and Evaluation (SMU CORE) tracked participants from two Safe Conversations Workshops
Immediate Outcomes:

Decrease in participant anxiety and an increase in positive perceptions of current and future relationship happiness.

Six-Week Outcomes:

Decreases in general anxiety and parenting stress and increases in perceptions of family well-being and relationship happiness. Also, a statistically significant relationship was found between practicing Safe Conversations skills and communication techniques and better relationship functioning.

One-Year Outcomes

Decrease in trait anxiety was sustained at a statistically significant level. Positive change in increases in dyadic adjustment and perceptions of family functioning changes were also sustained, although not significantly, at least in part due to small sample size at one year.

Relationships are Better with Safe Conversations

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