About Power of Two

The Author


The Power of Two curriculum was written by psychologist Susan Heitler, PhD. Throughout her more than 30 years of clinical private practice as a family therapist Dr. Heitler has paid close attention to the relationship and communication skills that distinguish smoothly loving couples from those who struggle.

Dr. Heitler has shared her astute observations in books for family therapists and for laymen, in audio tapes and DVDs, and in countless interviews in national media as an expert on relationship skills. She appears regularly in magazines like Ladies Home Journal and Men’s Health. Dr. Heitler was featured on the CBS Early Show where anchor Harry Smith introduced her as “the most influential person in my life — my therapist.”

Dr. Heitler is a graduate of Harvard with a masters degree in education from Boston University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University. She and her husband have been happily married for nearly 40 years and have enjoyed raising four children, now with children of their own.

Dr. Heitler has lectured on her therapy methods both nationally and internationally, including speaking engagements in Spain, Austria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Israel and Australia.

For more information, see Dr. Heitler’s website at http://www.therapyhelp.com/bio.htm.

The Curriculum

The Power of Two curriculum is based on the fundamental belief that with the right skills almost every conflict in a relationship can have a win-win solution. Hard to believe? We know it’s true because we live it every day.

People often say that fighting and compromise are inevitable in intimate relationships. At Power of Two we set the bar higher. We teach the skills to help you avoid fights and eliminate compromise with effective communication skills and win-win solutions for your disagreements.

In the workshops you will learn skills to…

  • Maintain an emotionally calm, supportive relationship.
  • Communicate without arguing or compromising.
  • Interact without being controlling or feeling controlled.
  • Listen so your partner feels heard.
  • Speak so that your partner will listen.
  • Make satisfying win-win decisions together.
  • Incubate positivity and intimacy.

Consider this — many couples who complete our workshops actually find themselves enjoying talking through their old difficult issues. How? They have learned to transform conflict into an opportunity to express their love, intimacy and respect for each other.