Close to Me, Close to You

This program brings couples to their awareness of their family of origins and how it affects our ability to love freely.

Dec.7-8 9:00-17:00
3800/person,6000/couple price

Learning Needs

The rate of divorce and the increasing call for conflict management indicate that relationships today are falling apart. Many couples are sharing a roof and not a life, living together as strangers and empty in heart and spirit. How can couples rekindle the love and romance in a relationship?

Program Overview

It increase awareness of your family of origins and its’ impact on your characters, likes & dislikes, triggers, fears etc., and how it affects your ability to love freely. Find a new friend from an old foe and rekindle the secret of love with mindfulness and elevation of awareness. Suitable for couples.

Program Delivery

This program employs lectures and video aids to instill knowledge and stimulate learning through psychodrama, self and group learning. Physical well-being programs is included for complete mind body spirit wellness for couples to improve connections and build intimate relationships.

program details

This program is designed to help participants to know more about themselves, to explore their deeper needs, to increase awareness of your family of origins, its impact on your characters, likes, dislikes, triggers, fears, etc., and how it affects your ability to love freely, to cultivate emotional intelligence in relationships, to understand the reasons behind conflicts, and to learn to deal with conflicts and repair their relationships. This program, where participants seek self-growth to heal their relationships, is based on the results of substantial clinical research and integrates mindfulness learning and practice into enhancing the capabilities of self-discovery and emotional adjustment. After the program, you will learn to face relationship conflicts, to find a new friend from an old foe, to rekindle the secret of love with mindfulness and elevation of awareness and eventually to build a happy and intimate relationship.
This program includes six Modules: 

1. Let us love freely
2. How to deal with relationship conflicts caused by individual differences
3. Impact of Family of Origin on Intimate Relationships
4. Higher emotional Intelligence for long-term happiness in marriage
5. Find a new friend from an old foe in resolving conflicts
6. Eliminate relationship obstacles and rekindle love


Dr. Carol Wang is a Taiwanese. She obtained her PhD degree of Clinical Psychology from East China Normal University, master & bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri. Carol became a certified China-licensed Counselor in 2007 and was joint certified as an intimate relationship trainer by Focus on Family (US) & China Social Work Association. She has lectured in various business enterprises and corporates, such as Bao Steel Corporate, Schneider, Eastman Chemical Company, TSMC, China Eastern Airline, Innotech Internet Group and McCain Food Company, etc.

Carol is now leading the program design and learning as the director of Family Learning Center by Octave Institute under IMC Corporate Group of Singapore.

She is a senior counselor of parent-child education and specialized in changing family relations, focuses on mindful parenting through increasing parents' self-awareness to enable growth. Carol is experienced in practicing EFT (Emotional Focus Therapy) which helps patients to cope with traumatic issues and practicing SFT (Solution Focused Therapy) to assist adolescents overcome behavioral problems. She uses mindfulness techniques to enhance individual and family relationships.

Carol has been interviewed by ICS Spotlight TV program on issues of Chinese families and Beijing Journal of Marriage and Family for a personal profile. With her 12 years of home-schooling experience and her professional psychology background, she has extensive experience in parenting and has been invited to deliver many parenting workshops and programs. Her articles have been published in several magazines such as Fashion Baby, Mommy Baby and Parents Online in a special column and many academic seminars and core periodicals at home and abroad.

She is a clinical member and the board secretary of SIMHA and has been an International EAP Instructor/Counselor of Workplace Options since 2015. Carol was invited by CEO Global as a guest lecturer in Shanghai Jiao-tong University, Fu-Dan University, Tong-Ji University, East China Normal University and Shanghai International Studies University. She used to be the chief psychological supervisor of Chang-Ning District Research Institute. Carol has a great passion and devotes herself to strengthen marriage and family to promote the nurturing of happy family and a harmonious society.

Close to Me, Close to You program faculty: Dr Carol WANG, PhD