Couples in Community: Navigating Distance and Closeness in the time of COVID-19

Couples in Community: Navigating Distance and Closeness in the time of COVID-19

With Jan Dworkin, PhD.

Join Jan to learn how to support our own relationships

We can use this crisis as an opportunity to deepen or reset our relationships and come out stronger.

Let’s do this in community, learn from each other and feel less isolated.

Everyone welcome – no charge – attend one or more sessions

UPDATE March 28, 2020

Due to the very high level of interest, these events have been opened up to allow more participation.

Register below!

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Having a partner during crisis is a privilege – but it doesn’t feel that way when you are stuck at home and not getting along.

Just this last week, as the pandemic escalated, couples and housemates in my international practice struggled with conflicts (new and pre-existing) arising from:

  • different approaches to safety, protection, touching and sex
  • the emotional experiences of closeness, distance and isolation
  • the necessity and difficulty of boundary-making
  • different approaches to news consumption
  • diverse relationships with rule-making and rule breaking
  • managing one’s own and each other’s fear, panic and low moods

During this crisis time, I really want to help. I’d like to offer support and my professional expertise. I’ll share strategies and tools to navigate the relationship challenges that arise as a result of sheltering in place. I’ll take questions and help you explore and unfold your specific situations.

Together we’ll support you to make this time meaningful. Come alone, or with your partner or housemate.

Session options 

Fridays April 3rd, April 17, May 1: 9-10.15am or 4-5.15pm Pacific Time

Register below for the session time that works for you

Each session is stand alone.  Register below for each session you want to attend.  Registered participants will receive a link to access the online meeting, prior to the session time.

About Jan

Jan Dworkin, PhD, has more than 25 years of international, cross-cultural experience as a couples therapist and leadership coach. She is the author of Make Love Better: How to Own Your Story, Connect With Your Partner and Deepen Your Relationship Practice (Belly Song Press, 2019). Jan is one of the founders of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented psychology. Find out more on Jan’s website

Participation via Livestream

PWI uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. 

Prior to course commencement, registered participants will receive an email with the link for online streaming access. 

Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up.

  • Friday April 3, 9-10.15am
    April 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Friday April 3, 4-5.15pm
    April 3, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Friday April 17, 9-10.15am
    April 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Friday April 17, 4-5.15pm
    April 17, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Friday May 1, 9-10.15am
    May 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Friday May 1, 4-5.15pm
    May 1, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


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Oregon, United States