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Nov 8, 2011


Welcome to the Art of LOVE Relationship Series Event Access Page!

The Art of LOVE Relationship Series kicked-off on Tuesday, November 1st and will run for 11 consecutive days. Each day, there will be 2-3 presenters and the audio for each presentation will remain available ON THIS PAGE for 24 hours.
You will receive an email each day during the Series reminding you to return to THIS PAGE where you will have access to that day's audios for a period of 24 hours starting at 3pm Pacific each day.
If you'd like information about how to access the audios beyond the initial 24 hour period and receive unlimited access to the Art of LOVE Relationship Series events click here.
With Love,
Arielle Ford & Claire Zammit


Kick-Off Webinar

Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author of over 55 books, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Arielle Ford is the bestselling author ofThe Soulmate Secretand soon to be released, Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships
Claire Zammit is co-creator of the acclaimedCalling in "The One"online course

START HERE: Awakening The Power To Create the Love You Want

Arielle Ford & Claire Zammit with Special Guest: Deepak Chopra

During this special webcast series introduction, we'll be giving you an overview of how the series works, how you can get the most out of it and share highlights of what we've learned in putting together this series of seminars.
You'll also learn:
  • The Three "A"s that lead to lasting love: Appreciation, Attention & Affection
    and why they're so important to your relationship.
  • The secret to attraction (hint: the key is self-acceptance)
  • How to set an intention to create the love you want
  • Why One person has the power to create a relationship miracle (even if you think your challenges are the other person's fault)
  • How getting the love you want doesn't have to be hard (in fact it can be simple, easy and fun)
  • Why you don't have to be a perfect person to be worthy of love, attention and affection– it's your divine right to be loved RIGHT NOW!

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Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks are the husband and wife team that founded The Hendricks Institute and have written many bestsellers in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies

Conflict Communication: The Secrets to Resolving Conflicts & Diffusing Arguments

With Drs. Gay & Katie Hendricks

Many couples can become addicted to the adrenaline rush of conflict in their relationship. Even for those couples who argue rarely, it is not a pleasant experience. How can you immediately diffuse an argument before it escalates? Can both partners really feel like they've been heard, understood, and that they're getting what they want? Learn the answers to these questions, plus:
  • The single major skill every man and woman must develop, and techniques to build this 'relationship muscle.'
  • What the wargasm is and what it does to the health and heart in your relationship
  • The one thing you can say in an argument that stops it in its tracks – something that is impossible to argue with

Now Playing

Dr. Pat Allen is a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor, a communication and relationship expert, and the author of Getting to "I Do"

How to Get Your Needs Met in Your Relationship

With Dr. Pat Allen

Dr. Pat Allen will teach you how to do a values inventory and connect with your core needs both individually and as a couple. She'll also share simple, powerful strategies to communicate your needs to your mate gleaned from decades of counseling thousands of couples.
  • Why you need to connect with your own needs first
  • Creative solutions to compromise
  • How to take a "values inventory" of your relationship and come up with shared agreements that will bring satisfaction for you both
  • Sure fire ways to nip conflict in the bud and deepen connection

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Nick Ortner is an expert on EFT/ Meridian Tapping, and he produced the worldwide online event, "The Tapping World Summit"
Carol Look coaches her clients to attract abundance into their lives by using EFT/ Meridian Tapping and the Law of Attraction to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and build "prosperity consciousness"

How to Release Resentment, Fear & Trauma in 7 Minutes Flat

With Nick Ortner & Carol Look

Most women are taught that the only way to work through our relationship problems is to talk them out. Which stresses out our men. J What if there were additional ways to release your negative emotions fast, even if he's unwilling to communicate or work things out? Discover how to release fear, stress, resentment and more. Plus you'll learn:
  • An easy-to-do "Emotional Freedom Technique" that works quickly and effectively, without confrontation
  • Witness a powerful, intimate one-on-one session with a married woman as she releases traumatic resentment toward her husband
  • How to stop an argument before it even happens, and still get what you want

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Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. are the creators of Imago Relationship Therapy and the authors of New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want

How to Turn Seeming Incompatibility Into Getting the Love You Want

With Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

It turns out that incompatibility is normal, and that it simply points to the healing reasons we subconsciously choose our partner. Discover the unconscious reasons why you may have chosen your partner and the benefits to creative tension.
You'll also learn:
  • The detailed 3-step formula for outstanding communication
  • Playful techniques and solutions for "insurmountable differences"
  • Whether you are the Turtle or the Hail Storm, which your partner is, and what it means!
  • How working things out with an incompatible partner delivers you the deep healing you yearn for

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David Bach has taught millions of people around the world to live and finish rich with his numerous bestselling books such asDebt Free For Life: The Finish Rich Plan For Financial Freedom

How Smart Couples Finish Rich (And You Can Too)

With David Bach

Most often, you'll find that one of you is the "spender" in the relationship, and the other one is the "saver." Not seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to your household finances and ways of dealing with money can lead to conflicts and even disaster. Learn how to tackle the dark side of money and love and come out on top.
You'll also learn:
  • 6 new money mistakes couples make and how to avoid them
  • An insightful exercise to figure out what your values are around money, both as individuals and as a couple
  • How to make finances fun with money planning session dates and celebratory anniversary events!
  • How to tackle your kids and their allowance and teach them about money so that they're fulfilled, grateful and making smart decisions about how they spend and how they save

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Julie Ferman
Terri Amos-Britt
Allana Pratt

How to Keep it Sexy When You're a Parent

Special Parenting Panel with Julie Ferman, Terri Amos-Brit and Allana Pratt

Parenting doesn't have to spell the end of intimacy. Most of us just simply aren't taught the simple guidelines for maintaining passion, attraction and fun amidst babies, children and teens. Listen in on this informative and fun talk to discover how to be that hot, juicy, sexy mom—and without effort or stress!
You'll also learn:
  • The counter-intuitive choice for who comes first: your partner or your kids?
  • Tips for finding time and locations for intimacy and romance
  • Simple ways to approach your kids that naturally structure your home for more couple-time and romance

Julie FermanFounder of Cupid's Coach, which is dedicated to helping singles make that all-important initial connection with the right people

Terri Amos-BrittThe award-winning author of The Enlightened Mom and co-founder of the Enlightened Family Institute

Allana PrattA family and relationship expert, international speaker, and on-air talent who inspires women to "Be and Stay Sexy"

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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and author of A Return to Love, which is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality

Sacred Romance: How to Turn Your Relationship Into a Spiritual Adventure

With Marianne Williamson

Have you ever wondered what the highest role is that you can play for your partner and for your relationship? When a relationship seems completely devoid of sacredness, spirituality or romance… is it possible to cultivate these for a deeply soulful passion and love? Discover the lover's journey during this call!
You'll also learn:
  • The candid and practical definition of sacred romance
  • How to stay in the relationship and make it work even if your partner doesn't want to grow
  • The real reason a true love relationship will never be a walk in the park, and why this is a wonderful thing that helps you step into your power and walk your own sacred path

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Craig Hamilton is the founder of Integral Enlightenment and the online Academy for Evolutionaries, where he guides participants through a process of spiritual awakening into an "evolutionary relationship to life"

The Art of Evolutionary Partnership: How to Infuse Your Relationships with the Energy, Creativity, and Wisdom of the Spirit

With Craig Hamilton

Many of us have sensed the potential for extraordinary spiritual partnership with our beloved—a potential for a depth of intimacy and union in which all ego boundaries have dissolved in a flow of co-creativity and shared higher purpose. But, in practice, creating this higher order spiritual union often seems beyond reach. In this thought-provoking dialogue, spiritual teacher Craig Hamilton reveals the simple but challenging steps we need to take if we want to discover the "ecstatic intimacy" of true spiritual partnership.
You'll learn:
  • 5 Principles of Evolutionary Partnership that can lift your relationship out of the unconscious patterns of the past and open the door to new intimacy and togetherness
  • How to create a "sacred container" with your partner in which your mutual commitment to spiritual growth and transformation becomes the fuel for an inspired union
  • How to align your relationship with a higher calling (and why this single step can alleviate most relational conflict)
  • The simple shift in perspective that will enable you to address differences and give and receive feedback with ease and grace

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Bill & Donna Bauman

Relationship Secrets to a Happy Marriage Spotlight

Bill & Donna Bauman

For all of us who wonder if following our truth and desire is worth breaking the rules…
Bill & Donna Bauman first met when he was a Catholic priest and she was a nun. Bill proposed three weeks after they met, and they ran off together, propelled solely by love, to live happily ever after. Now, 44 years later, they are still compellingly and passionately in love. Bill has maintained a nationwide psychological consulting practice and has been a noted spiritual leader, healer and author, while Donna has taught in universities, run her own businesses, and consulted nationally in areas of leadership, design and nutrition. Together, they've developed and led a couples workshop called Intimacy and Individuality, focused on letting go into the oneness of intimacy yet maintaining a powerful ownership of self.

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Alison Armstrong is an author, educator, and designer of the wildly acclaimed Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women workshop series

The Secret to Great Sex…Even When No One's in the Mood

With Alison Armstrong

If you've ever preferred sleep to sex, or felt you needed some *oomph* added to your sex life, here are some surefire ways to awaken desire and ignite some fireworks!
You'll also learn:
  • The most important shift you need to make to have a satisfying sex life in a long-term relationship and how to make it
  • A vital 'transitioning ritual' for stepping back into your juicy, relaxed feminine after you return from work or any stressful situation
  • The different kinds of sex that can be satisfying (hint: you're going to be learning the delights of "drive by" and "dessert"sex and also why it's important to set "pumpkin hours")
  • How to guarantee that you'll have a good time every time even if your partner suffers from erectile dysfunction

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Dr. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who has conducted extensive research on the evolution and future of human sexuality, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain, and how your personality types shapes who you are and who you love

The Science of Marital Bliss: Why Understanding Your Love Personality Type is the Key to Relational Harmony

With Dr. Helen Fisher

Miscommunication and misunderstandings largely come down to a lack of knowledge about the other person's personality and way of seeing the world. During this insightful and informative training, we're going to crack the code on your partner's personality type, based on brain chemistry. You'll learn how to bridge the differences between how you see the world, and how he or she does.
You'll also learn:
  • How your personality type determines who you fall in love with
  • Words that will get your partner really excited and lit up, based on his or her type
  • Delicious tips to better understand yourself and your partner, plus what to say so that they understand you

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Carolyn & Ray Evans

Relationship Secrets to a Happy Marriage Spotlight

Carolyn & Ray Evans

Ever had that "What are we doing?" talk or heard (or spoke) those fateful words, "Maybe we should take a break?"
During today's interview with couple Carolyn and Ray Evans, you'll discover a special beading method they stumbled on that saved their marriage… even after the bomb had dropped.
Carolyn Evans, MSW, is the creator of The Forty Beads Method and author of the juicy and forthright book Forty Beads: The Simple, Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage.
Ray Evans is a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and Carolyn's unwitting yet delighted companion on the Forty Beads journey to a juicy, unwavering marriage. They've been married 16 years and have a 14 year-old daughter, 7 year-old son and big black lab.

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Pamela Haag is the author of Marriage Confidential, which illuminates the quirks, challenges and changes in the "post-romantic" age of marriage.

Marriage Confidential: Keys to Understanding Relationships in Our Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses and How to Write Your Own Rules

With Pamela Haag

Discover the new normal for relationships in our modern world. You won't get the typical academic babble from this Yale Ph.D.! Instead, you'll discover the latest research behind what works and what doesn't in today's marriages, plus how to re-imagine your roles in the relationship and how to make it work with children, careers and daily life.
You'll also learn:
  • The paradox of intimacy – how too much of a good thing can be very,very bad
  • Why everything that worked in the 50s and 60s becomes everything that destroys modern love and happiness
  • Why the script from your parent's marriage won't work today
  • How technology and social media are impacting today's relationships (hint: it's not good)
  • Why in striving to be a perfect parent you are doing more harm than good
  • How 'uncharted territory' in your marriage can be a good thing

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Dr. Jay and Julie Kent-Ferraro are the best-selling authors of Surprised by Love: One Couples Journey From Infidelity to True Love

On Surviving Betrayal: Tools to Walk the Path Back into Love

With Dr. Jay & Julie Kent-Ferraro

If you've ever experienced betrayal, suffered a loss of trust, or feared the possibility of an affair, it's important to learn how to regain trust and protect a relationship. During this candid training you'll learn how to affair-proof your relationship and truly heal and step back into love.
You'll also learn:
  • The 10 steps to healing infidelity and regaining trust
  • Why infidelity doesn't always include sex, and how to explain why you still feel betrayed
  • How to choose whether to stay or leave after infidelity occurs
  • The secrets to powerful communication that leverages conflict for empowering solutions
  • How to step toward forgiveness
  • What to do when 'Life Happens' to your marriage
  • The 3 commitments needed to begin down the path back to Love

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Arielle Ford & Brian Hilliard

Relationship Secrets to a Happy Marriage Spotlight

Arielle Ford & Brian Hilliard

Today's featured couple is Arielle Ford and her husband of 14 years, Brian Hilliard. Brian and Arielle are a truly inspiring couple. In this Marriage Spotlight, they share their relationship secrets and how to use Wabi Sabi Lovefor a lasting and fulfilling relationship.
Arielle has learned the art of lasting, soulful love, even while balancing her relationship with a demanding career. Married for the first time at age 44 to Brian, she expanded on the set of skills that she used to launch her highly successful Public Relations firm, The Ford Group, and applied them to her love life. She is the author of seven books including the international bestselling, The Soulmate Secret: How To Manifest The Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction.
Brian Hilliard is a noted speaker, consultant, and author of the book, How to Overachieve w/o Over Committing and the CD, How to Talk So Others Will Listen. His other book is Networking Like a Pro, for which he is a co-author along with Dr. Ivan Misner and David Alexander.

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Dr. John Gray is a certified family therapist whose seventeen books in the Mars/Venus series have sold over fifty million copies and have been published in forty-five languages worldwide.

When a Woman Gives Too Much & How to Inspire a Man to Do More

With Dr. John Gray

A woman's needs are changing in today's world and it's important for both men and women to know what vital things a woman truly needs to be happy and fulfilled. Discover what a woman really wants, and the best ways she can motivate her man to give and do more.
You'll also learn:
  • Why giving too much will always cause you to get less (and what to do to get more instead!)
  • The secret to giving to your partners and others in ways that will nourish and empower you vs. deplete your energy
  • The single most important thing you communicate with… and it's not the words you're saying, or even body language…
  • Easy ways to share your deepest unmet needs.. and how to get the response you've been waiting for

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Mary Morrissey & Joe Dickey

Relationship Secrets to a Happy Marriage Spotlight

Mary Morrissey & Joe Dickey

Mary Morrissey and Joe Dickey are the kind of couple that inspire other couples to love more fully.  They will reveal their guidelines for a lasting, loving relationship.
Mary Morrissey's transformational talks and seminars have made her one of the elite teachers in the human potential movement. Mary is the president and founder of LifeSOULutions., an international company that transforms dreams into reality. Mary has spoken at the United Nations, met with Nelson Mandela, led meetings with the Dalai Lama, and authored two best-selling books, No Less Than Greatness and Building Your Field of Dreams.
Joe Dickey's long and varied entertainment career has included thousands of appearances in nightclubs, musical theater, television, movies and churches. Joe is the author of two books The Funeral Singer and Stories I've Told More Than Once.