Are you a couple ready to
TALK Heart2Heart ?
Hi! And WELCOME!
We are Alison and Vincenzo.
7 years ago, we met at a mindfulness Meetup in Manhattan. Both of us in our forties, I was discouraged and hopeless about ever finding the One, and Vincenzo was nursing wounds from an ended marriage. I didn't trust his motorcycle riding player Italianness. He thought I was cold and withdrawn.
When we cut through the bullshit small talk and stories we were telling ourselves about each other, and got real, the magic happened: we were able to finally recognize each other as soulmates.
Today, we're committed and honored to help other couples achieve a deeper love beyond their wildest dreams with Heart2Heart conversations. We have both become certified mindfulness guides, I'm a couples psychotherapist and Vincenzo is soon to be a Gestalt psychoanalyst. Two years ago we got married. And we walk the walk: we practice what we teach every day in our relationship to keep it clean - free of the toxic defenses that corrode trust and safety in the relationship. We show you how to practice mindful communication that will set you free.
We don't want you to miss out on what your small talk is sacrificing. Your truth, your real talk, will bust through what's blocking delicious, profound intimacy in your relationship. It will make each of you feel authentically seen and heard.
What to Expect
Alison and Vincenzo offer the Heart2Heart Workshop in wellness settings and at events.
Our special method combines our experience in Gestalt, Imago and Circling approaches (available in-person or on Zoom) - a unique, interactive, group meditative experience that deepens understanding and creates stronger bonds.
We teach you how to connect with yourself - the secret to healthy, fulfilling relationships.
Learn a new language of the heart to express your true self. Feel seen and heard in an entirely new way that liberates you from shutting down and other defenses that sabotage relationships.
Learn to start fantastic conversations that won't ever bore you.
Resolve any conflict. Use these tools right away to start creating change in your relationship now.
Supporting you with warmth and empathy, we'll help you discover how you are showing up in your own relationship, impressions you make, and how your partner experiences you.....
First: We introduce the guiding principles of our Real Talk method.
Second: Couples "check-in" and share current emerging emotions.
Third: A guided meditation connects you with your inner voice and grounds you in mind and body.
Fourth: We teach the sentence stems and guide a group practice of noticing emotions and sensations and stories we tell ourselves.
Fifth: One volunteer experiences the "Birthday Circle," where all attention remains on that person while the group uses the new skills and tools to connect with the volunteer's experience.
Sixth: Closing shares
Here's what people are saying....
"I will never forget this. I had no idea how I was in my own way."
"I've been using these tools in my life and wow. It changes everything."
"People are relating to me differently and noticing how open I've become."
Alison Bulman is a New York state-licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, and writer, based in Long Island, New York. She specializes in treating couples and people with substance use issues. She is the creator of IntimaCities - workshops, support groups, and a blog - specifically for people who struggle with intimacy. She is a certified Circling Facilitator through Circling Europe, and trained at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, and the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. She learned Transcendental Meditation at New York's David Lynch Foundation and studied mindfulness and meditation at the Dai Bosatsu Zendo in upstate New York.
About Alison Bulman, LCSW
About Vincenzo Minino
With a masters in economics and commerce from his native city of Naples, Italy, Vincenzo came to New York City 20 years ago to pursue his current career as quality compliance director for a multinational company. Resolving conflicts between offices around the globe, he brings a unique understanding of what it takes to get another's world. He's currently in training to become a licensed psychoanalyst at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy. He sought out Circling originally to strengthen his connection with his 12-year-old daughter. Circling enriched this relationship and others through his years of weekly practice, retreats, and applying the tools daily in his relationship with Alison. Vincenzo is committed to teaching the practice for personal and professional conflict resolution. He's especially interested in supporting men to reconcile society's rigid definition of masculinity and vulnerability in his weekly men's group.