The ability to manage differences effectively is both a science and an art that can be applied to all types of relationships. Unfortunately, we are not born with this skill. In fact, our usual tendency is to react to differences in ways that often promote greater conflict instead of greater understanding. What we call “chemistry” in relationships is a result of our differences, yet the very things that enhance attraction, and excitement in relationships can be the source of great distress if they are not dealt with consciously. For most of us, the challenge is to keep the channels of understanding open when we encounter differences, without compromising or sacrificing our own truth. This workshop will support the development relationship-enhancing skills and provide you with the tools that serve to effectively manage the inevitable differences that occur in all relationships. Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been married since 1972. Trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, they have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the California Institute for Integral Studies, the Meridian University, John F. Kennedy University, the Crossings, Omega institute, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, University of California at Berkeley Extension Program, the Hoffman Institute, and the World Health Organization. To learn more about Linda & Charlie Bloom, please visit their website at www.bloomwork.com.