Arrive Already Loved™
Creating Sacred Attachment with Yourself

MariahMany people ask me how to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being. I advise them to arrive already loved. That means the essential foundation of being loved is to first love yourself. That doesn’t mean a narcissistic pride, preoccupation with self, or conceit. It does mean that the inner life that’s taking place in your body is a comfortable, loving, compassionate, and enjoyable place to be. It is a home where you can always turn to receive your own solace, support, and unconditional acceptance. This prepares your internal environment to accept love from the outside, and prepares you to arrive anywhere already loved. Remember, when it comes to needing love, you cannot expect more from someone else than you are able to give to yourself.”
Mariah Fenton Gladis, MSS, BCD


Join Dori Middleman and Martk Putnam as they blend Mariah's unique style of individual and group Gestalt work with the effective and innovative use of music to enrich the workshop experience. You will learn to:

  • Provide love and compassion for yourself
  • Realize that what’s inside is outside; you can attract what you are
  • Understand thinking as a personal conversation with yourself
  • Develop an active and rich inner dialogue
  • Create an abundance of emotional resources
  • Turn your meditations from detachment towards intimate meditation by exercising Sacred Attachment

This experiential and didactic workshop blends individual and group Gestalt work with a step-by-step recovery process developed by the leader. It also offers significant educational value for professionals who are involved with human development. The atmosphere will be one of trust and mutual support.

Individual workspace participants have a time to do “open seat” work with Dori and Mark and the group. Group participants share in group exercises and are involved as observers of “open seat work”.

Please call the Center at 610-251-0945 for reservations. Visa, MasterCard and checks are accepted.

Insurance: All of our programs may be eligible for health insurance reimbursement. Check your policy and contact our Center for more information.

CEUs: This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT's), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW's) and for Nurses.


November 15-17, 2019
Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester, PA

7:30pm Friday to 5:00pm Sunday

  • Individual Space: $495
  • Group Space: $350
  • Individual Space + Lodging: $645
  • Group Space + Lodging: $500
  • Deposit: $200
  • Instructors: Mark Putnam, M.D.; and Dori Middleman, M.D.
  • CEUs: 21 hours

Healthy meals and snacks are provided.