Intimate Connections

With Dori Middleman, MD and Mark Putnam, MD

Friday Evening, January 28th to Sunday, January 30th, 2022
Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester, PA


Would you like to create positive change in your relationships with family, friends, lovers, and partners? Join us in this workshop and increase your Partnerability! This workshop is for individuals or couples.

Successful human relating is an activity and an ability that requires movement, purpose and emotional capacity. When we are missing emotional connections with family, friends and loved ones, that's when our world falls apart. We feel disconnected, cast out, and alone. What we are really feeling is a threat to our emotional safety, cut off from any connections and vulnerable to isolation, illness, divorce and career failure.

In this workshop you will learn to assess your abilities and disabilities, to deepen your relationships and capacity to love, to develop new relationship skills, to increase self-awareness and to practice risking positive action with others in a safe environment. This workshop also offers significant educational value for professionals who are involved with human development. Come join us for this important event.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Understand how early attachments have shaped your relationships for better or worse
  • Deepen your understanding of the dynamics of successful relating
  • Learn keys to creating successful relationships
  • Practice these skills in a safe environment

When: Friday at 7:30pm, through Sunday at 5:00pm

Location: Workshop is held at Temenos Retreat Center in West Chester, PA. Healthy meals and snacks are provided.

Fee: $595—Individual Work Space participants have a time to do "open seat" work with Dori and Mark. $475—Group Space participants share in group exercises and are involved as observers of open seat work.

Reservations: A non-refundable deposit of $200 reserves your space for a weekend workshop. Please indicate whether you want an individual or a group spot and would like overnight accommodations. There are a limited overnight accommodations available at $170 for the weekend, double-occupancy.

Please call our Center at 610-251-0945 for reservations. Also reserve on-line at Visa, MasterCard and PayPal are accepted.

CEUs:The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved this workshop for 21 contact hours of continuing education toward licensure renewal.

Recommended Reading: Tales of a Wounded Healer by Mariah Fenton Gladis at


Dori Middleman, MD is psychiatrist in private practice and Founder of the Center for a Healthy World.

Mark Putnam, MD a board-certified psychiatrist, co-leads workshops and training at the Center, and is Medical Director for the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph Medical Center, and for Haven Behavioral Hospital in Reading, PA.


Jan. 28-30, 2022
Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester, PA

7:30pm Friday to 5:00pm Sunday

  • Individual Space: $595
  • Group Space: $475
  • Individual Space + Lodging: $765
  • Group Space + Lodging: $645
  • Deposit: $200
  • CEUs: 21 hours

Healthy meals and snacks are provided.