Portland Couples Retreat
with Barry & Joyce Vissel
of The Shared Heart Foundation
“I can’t think of anything more important to the
healing of our society than a connection between
spirituality, relationship and parenthood. Bravo to
the Vissells for helping us find the way.”
— Marianne Williamson
“Joyce and Barry have created a nurturing experience
which allowed both our fears and our dreams to surface,
moving us beyond the impasses in our relating together.”
— Leslie & Michael Tierra
About the Retreat:
Are you one of those couples who understands the need for nurturing and renewal of your relationship, but seldom takes the time because you feel you are too busy? Did you know that taking the time for your relationship will help all other areas of your life, including children, career, and finances?
Our couples retreats are not retreats – they are advances! They are deeply moving weekends filled with a diverse group of couples reaching for the highest potential of their relationships. These workshops provide a time for healing, deepening each couple’s commitment, and the support of other “like-hearted” couples.
What You Will Learn:
Tools for deeper appreciation, communication building including healthy communication of feelings, our partner as a mirror (working with positive as well as negative projections), understanding and respecting each other’s differences, conflict resolution, healing past hurts, sexual wellness, refilling the cup of love, the blessing and challenge of working together, and developing a true inner connection…
Times: Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 9am-4pm.
Location: Jim and Caroline’s studio:
1616 NE 50th
Cost per couple: (if paid in full by Apr 24) $450.
$500 after Apr 24.
$75 nonrefundable deposit. $150 nonrefundable after Apr 24.
Payment plans, partial scholarships & work-exchanges available.
Meals may be reserved.
Workshop content or local information:
call Nanette or Joe at 503-252-1451
To register: call Mira at 800-766-0629
Joyce Vissell, RN, MS & Barry Vissell, MD have been a couple since 1964. A nurse and medical doctor, their main interest since 1972 has been counseling, healing and teaching. As a result of the worldwide interest in their books, they travel internationally teaching about personal growth, relationship, parenting and healing.
Ram Dass calls Joyce and Barry Vissell “true bhaktis,” a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion. They are two people deeply in love for 44 years, who have raised three children and “walk their talk.” To watch them interact with each other, teaching together with deep respect for what the other has to say, adoring one another, is to directly experience a model of sacred relationship.
As a result of the world-wide interest in their books, The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom, and Meant To Be, they have been conducting talks and workshops on relationship, parenting and personal growth. They are the founders and directors of the Shared Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing consciousness to all relationships.
Joyce and Barry are the 1991 recipients of the Aquarian Award, a national honor given to those who have made a significant contribution toward world healing. They currently live at their center and home near Santa Cruz, California.
Barry & Joyce Vissell
The Shared Heart Foundation
PO Box 2140 • Aptos • CA • 95001
1-800-766-0629 or 831-684-2299