Sep 13 - 14

Improving Communication and Connection

This interactive 2-night masterclass equips you with powerful communication skills to navigate conflict effectively, express your needs with clarity, and truly listen with empathy. Join Dr. Patricia Timerman Barbosa da Silva, a seasoned therapist and communication expert, for an immersion into the dynamics of good communication. 

What you learn: 

  • Master communication skills: Equip yourself with practical strategies to navigate conflict, express your needs effectively, and listen with empathy.  
  • Unlock the IAP Model: Dr. Timerman's signature framework – Intention, Action, Perception – which acts as a "Google Translate" for your relationship, helping you understand each other's hidden meanings and bridge communication gaps. 
  • Learn how Dr. Timerman integrates renowned models like Gottman's Love Languages and Chapman's Five Love Languages into her IAP framework, creating a powerful toolkit for enhancing understanding in intimate relationships. 
  • Leave with newfound tools: By the end of the session, you will have actionable steps to improve your communication, deepen your connection, and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationships. 

Who should attend: 

  • Individuals seeking to improve their communication skills. 
  • People who value deeper connections.
  • Individuals seeking personal growth.
  • People navigating conflict in their relationships. 

In addition to this event, you can enjoy all of the daily activities that Pritikin offers. See what a typical day looks like.

Friday, September 13

4:30 - 5:30 pm: The Theory Behind Improving Relationships

The first day of this masterclass will go over the theory behind the IAP model, explaining how it helps with communication across different relationships: 

  • Romantic relationships 
  • Family-based relationships 
  • Friendships 
  • Work relationships 

Saturday, September 14

4:30 - 5:30 pm: Practical Ways to Improve Communication

On the second day of the masterclass, Dr. Timerman will introduce different actionable coping strategies she has developed through the IAP Model to put into practice and help improve communication across every type of relationship. 

Dr. Patricia Timerman Barbosa Da Silva, LMHC, LMFT, QS, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Patricia Timerman Barbosa da Silva (Dr. T for short) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida, Board Certified Qualified Supervisor, National Board Certified Counselor, and the Executive Director of Advocate2Create.  

Dr. Timerman focuses on couples therapy, anxiety management, and grief. Through her extensive work with couples and her own experiences, she has developed the IAP Model: Intention Action Perception, which serves as a "Google Translate" of communication. In using the IAP Model, Dr. T helps clients identify maladaptive patterns of communication and implement actionable coping skills to help improve communication. 

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