What participants say about Yvonne and Brian
“With their warmth, humour and personal sharing Yvonne and Brian create a safe, respectful environment for others taking the journey.”
“Yvonne and Brian are great. They are safe, honest, organized, warm, trustworthy, competent and fun professional trainers. They work so well together and offer a perfect balance”
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Workshop Presenter
It gives me great pleasure to be joined by Brian to present the Getting the Love You Want workshops for couples. In 2003 Brian and I attended a GTLYW workshop in Auckland and experienced a transformation in our relationship which still today surprises and delights me. Since then, whenever the waters get a little rough in our relationship, I know that we have the skills and tools to bring us back into connection with each other again.
I am passionate about helping couples to become more skillful in relating with each other and assisting couples to become aware of the growth and healing that is possible in a committed partnership.
I feel privileged to journey with the couples who participate in a Getting the Love You Want workshop.
Certified Imago Educator
My employment background spans many years of working in radio, television, bookselling, publishing, community education, adult education and tertiary education.
I founded The New Zealand Broadcasting School which is recognised as the pre-eminent broadcast education programme in New Zealand. I was also responsible for the establishment of the first independent community access radio station, PLAINSFM, which began intermittent broadcasting in 1984 and full-time broadcasting in 1987.
Attending the Getting the Love You Want workshop in 2003 with Yvonne was a very special experience and since then Imago tools and skills have transformed and enriched our relationship. In 2010 I chose to train as an Imago Educator and I value the impact that Imago has in my work as a teacher and researcher.
“The best wedding gift we have given each other. What waste of time energy and painful emotions when we engage in reactive conflict, rather than conscious, thoughtful negotiations.”
“We both are on relationship/marriage #3. We came with a want to spend the next 20+years together and we believe this has been shown us the way to achieve a union of beauty.”
“This workshop has been a real turning point in our relationship. I came along in a mood of desperation and am leaving with so much hope for our future together.”