Compassion for Couples

As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Compassion for Couples (CfC) is a program designed to help us meet ourselves and our partner with greater awareness and compassion. CfC builds on the skills developed in the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and moves deeper into compassion between partners. Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program teaches how to build a strong and healthy foundation for relationships, and provides skills to help navigate the difficulties that arise within us and between us. While prior experience with MSC is helpful, it is not required.


Partners attend together and will learn to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and shared relational patterns
  • Be more present with each other
  • Identify shared values
  • Build a base of warmth, security and connection.
  • Communicate with kindness and compassion
  • Comfort yourself and your partner
  • Skillfully relate to your partner in times of difficulty

Retreat Details

When: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

Where: Elohee Center 
           251 Elohee Drive,
           Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Who: All couples welcome

Cost: $1450 (Includes tuition, Private room, and           Meals Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)

Early bird discount: $1350 until July 15th 




Michelle Becker, LPC

Michelle is developer of the Compassion for Couples program and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Diego. Additionally, she is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation Training, and The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ programs and a senior teacher trainer, mentor, and co-founder of the teacher-training program in Mindful Self-Compassion. She teaches and speaks on the topics of compassion for self and others nationally and internationally. 



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Pittman McGehee, Ph.D

Pittman is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. Pittman received his doctorate from The University of Texas, Austin where he researched self-compassion and mindfulness with Dr. Kristin Neff. Prior to working in private practice, he worked and trained at the Austin Psychology and Assessment Center, the Capital Area Mental Health Center, and the Travis County Correctional Complex. He also trained at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, where he co-led Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy groups for depressed students. Dr. McGehee is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and is adjunct faculty at Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, Texas.