Deirdre Knowles, MA, LMHC

Therapist,Workshop Leader, Parent Consultant

6000 Southcenter Boulevard, Suite 16
Tukwila, WA 98188


Investing in Your Marriage

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Investing in Your Marriage... For Lifelong Rewards

A workshop for couples who want to find creative and effective ways to enrich their lives together.


General Information

When & Where
Scheduling information
Course Description
Why come to this workshop?

Workshop Sampler



General Information

When & Where

Location, date and time can be scheduled to fit your group's needs.

Scheduling information:



Deirdre Knowles has over thirty years experience working with parents and leading parent education and support groups. She received her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University in 1992, where she concentrated in Family Systems. She studied Family Ministry at Regis University in Denver and also trained as a mediator. She conducts workshops throughout the state in parenting, personal growth, improving relationships, conflict management, and communication and training skills. She also has a private therapy practice inTukwila, Washington, where she helps individuals, couples and families create more fulfilling lives. Knowles is the mother of five.


Course Description



Why come to this workshop?

You will learn:
  • Predictable stages relationships go through
  • How to get what you want
  • Building your Emotional Bank Account
  • Importance of intent
  • Increasing the physical signs of love and caring
  • Listening and loving
  • Building blocks of a healthy relationship
  • How to find time for renewal in your busy life



Workshop Sampler

Stages of relationship
Predictable stages every relationship must go through if it is to thrive - and why they are important.
  • Romance
  • Power Struggle
  • Stability
  • Commitment
  • Co-Creation
How to get what you want
Plan ahead for what you want.
  • If you don't know where you want to go, how will you get there?
  • Everything is created twice—Why both are needed!
Build your Emotional Bank Account
Aim for 5 positives for every negative.
  • Your attitude - Why your intent is more powerful than your words.
  • Increase the physical signs of love and caring - More than just sex
  • Listening - "Feeling heard is so close to feeling loved that most people don't know the difference." (David Augsburger)
Building blocks
Frequent use of these make for a strong relationship
  • Support
  • Affirmation
  • Celebration
  • Rituals
Time for renewal
Create more balance in your life. The more you have, the more you have to give.
  • Social/ Emotional
  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Spiritual



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