people monitor their wallets more closely and are busier than ever,
there is an increased value in finding cost effective and time
saving solutions to any number of things - including premarital
counseling. This, in conjunction with the upswing in popularity of
downloadable eBooks, means great timing for the availability of a
premarital counseling workbook (eBook) that couples can buy online,
download and print for use in a very short amount of time.
Therapy-At-Home Workbooks™: Premarital Counseling Workbook for
Couples is the first of two workbooks in a planned series on a
number of individual and relationship therapy topics by Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist, Lisa Brookes Kift. Therapy-At-Home
Workbooks™: Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples is for
couples to use together and provides a framework for you to
strengthen your relationship foundation prior to marriage. Its'
interactive format with exercises, worksheets and a space for
couples journaling makes it a great keepsake for you and your fiancé
- to remind you of what you worked on in preparation for your
The central focus of Lisa's
premarital counseling work is what makes up a strong relationship
foundation. She believes emotional safety, relationship balance, an
understanding of relationship logistics / expectations and an
exploration of individual, couple and family goals are all important
aspects to consider. These principles are weaved through out the
workbook. She provides communication tools at the beginning to
assist couples in navigating through the more potentially difficult
areas. Lisa provides written guidance and commentary throughout in a
user-friendly, conversational style. Though this modality will be
ideal for many people, Lisa is clear that "therapy at home" isn't
for everyone. She does not recommend her workbook for higher
conflict couples or those who have deeper unresolved family of
origin issues that are playing out in their relationships. In these
cases, a local couples therapist is likely a better choice.
The second workbook available in the
Therapy-At-Home™ line is
The Marriage Refresher Course for Couples, ideal for couples who
feel their marriages are less connected than they once were and want
to do something about it. It contains the concepts of Lisa's
premarital work along with tips to work through three of the primary
marriages issues she sees in her couples counseling practice.
Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT, has a
psychotherapy practice in Marin County, California (www.marintherapyandcounseling.com)
working with individuals and couples. You'll find all of her mental
health / relationship articles, tips and tools in
Toolbox at LisaKiftTherapy.com.
See what Lisa has to say about many marriage and relationship topics
in her daily column as the
San Francisco Marriage and Relationship Examiner on Examiner.com.