Free 10-week Relationships@Home Cancer Series

Do you want to deepen your connection with your loved ones? Learn ways to get your emotional needs met? Create fulfilling intimate relationships? If so, this free online course is for you!

Join Dr. Gabriela Ilie, Psychology Professor and Oncologist Rob Rutledge as they teach scientifically proven techniques that can enrich your relationships in this 10-week series – as they address issues that involve and transcend a cancer diagnosis.

Here’s how The Relationships@Home Series works:

What: This 10-week program combines lectures, interactive/experiential teaching and open discussion during a weekly 90-minute zoom meeting. Each week participants are expected to complete a short written homework assignment prior to class, and try to integrate the ‘teaching’ from the previous week into their lives. See overview below.

Archived video and homework: Each week the session will be videotaped and the archived video available on our website. Homework and other resources will also be freely available until the course is over.

Who can join/what is the cost: The program is designed for anyone who has been given a cancer diagnosis of any type or stage and at any time. Loved ones are welcome to join too. There is no cost to the participants (donations are welcome however;)

When/what is the time commitment: The videoconference runs every Friday 11am EST (noon Atlantic, 8am Pacific) for 90 minutes from July 17 until September 18. Though best to attend every session, you can join the series after it starts and/or miss a session.

Confidentiality/looking for participants to be filmed during the sessions: We will film the weekly sessions in a way that maintains confidentiality. Participants can choose to remain anonymous or choose to be filmed during the sessions which will be archived and available on Youtube. There will also be time for off camera discussion. Everyone who registers for the program must agree to our confidentiality agreement.

July 17th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Understanding Love, Intimacy and Connection

July 24th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Patterns and the Storage Unit – Foundations I

July 31st 11am – 12:30pm EST – Patterns and the Storage Unit – Foundations II

August 7th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Becoming Conscious of Roles and Patterns

August 14th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Rewiring beliefs

August 21st 11am – 12:30pm EST – Creating a Vision – What do you really want?

August 28th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Being a Match to the Relationship You want

Sept 4th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Love Languages and the Power of Understanding Your and Your Partner’s Conscious and Unconscious Needs

September 11th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Apology Languages and the Power of Understanding Your and Your Partner’s Needs

September 18th 11am – 12:30pm EST – Wrapping Up