Dina and Mike ClabaughCouple Retreat

March 8-10, 2024 Go back
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Whether you are looking to reignite the spark in your relationship, or simply carve out intentional time and space to connect with your partner, our couple retreat offering is for you. Oriented in current research and clinical interventions in couple therapy and relationship building, the focus of our retreat will be relationship re-enchantment.
Check in: March 8, 2024
Check out: March 10, 2024
Tuition: Early Bird through December 1, 2023 $2400
             After December 1, 2023 $2700
             $750 down payment required to hold spot
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Class description

Oriented in current research and clinical interventions in couple therapy and relationship building, the focus of our retreat will be relationship re-enchantment. 
Emotional connection and intimacy will feel like the beginning, though now with the wisdom and contentment of a re-romanticized relationship. We will learn the fundamentals of relational communication, the qualities of emotional safeness with the possibility of vulnerability, authenticity, and deep intimacy. 
With us you will be able to experience the results of current neuroscience and clinical research without having to wade through the science and academia (unless you’re geeky like us and want to). Begin your relationship again.
All along, we will be enjoying all the amazing amenities Wild Rice Retreat has to offer, including SaunaHaus, yoga, hikes through the woods, and more. This retreat will include both intense relational work and nourishing relaxation. You will leave rejuvenated, and re-enchanted with your partner.


Dina Clabaugh, LICSW, MSW, MS, is the founder of Insight Counseling in Duluth, MN. For the past decade, Dina has been practicing psychotherapy with special interests in attachment, connection, neuroplasticity, and the intimate partner bond. She has studied Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and IMAGO Theory. Additionally, she is influenced by the works of Esther Perel, Terry Real, and Peter Fraenkel. And Elena Brower will be forever her favorite yoga and mediation teacher.

A child of divorce, Dina is keenly aware of the impacts associated with disconnection in intimate relationships. By supporting couples she feels she is also indirectly (or directly) supporting the family unit. Our individual wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us mirror the quality of our intimate partner relationship. It matters.

Like anything we do in life, practice makes perfect. While relationships will never be perfect, with skilled direction and authentic support, Dina believes couples can experience the revolutionary sensations of full aliveness, joyful relaxation, and wonder. They discover re-enchantment.

Michael Clabaugh, LGSW, MA, MSW, is a couple therapist practicing at Insight Counseling in Duluth, MN. With a background in philosophy and religious studies, Michael has a developed analytical approach of Socratic questioning amidst the background of the Wisdom traditions and Western phenomenology. Michael sees the emotionally committed relationships as the crucible through which we gain our sense of self and are physically, emotionally, and spiritually held and validated as someone of worth. Going back to European Romanticism, he sees the priority of relationships. Autonomous selves do not enter into relationships; rather relational, vulnerable selves emerge from relationships. Our deepest existential fear is abandonment and invalidation as a being of worth.

Michael holds degrees from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Harvard, and The College of St. Scholastica. Michael is trained and influenced by Internal Family Systems (IFS/IFIO), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and IMAGO Relationship Therapy. He is also strongly influenced by the work of Daniel Siegel.

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