Are you a couple ready to talk


Heart2Heart?


"Enlightening, cathartic, inspiring, magical."


 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Workshop:

Couples Virtual Deep Dive

Saturday, May 7th, 11am-4pm EST on Zoom

 

"This workshop was a game-changing, mind-blowing experience for me and my husband."

What to Expect

*All couples, ethnicities, and genders are welcome!*

Our special Mindful Communication method will take your relationship to a whole new level.

We combine our experience in Gestalt, Imago, and Circling approaches into a unique, eye-opening group experience. 

Supporting you with warmth and empathy, we'll help you discover how you are showing up in your own relationship, and how your partner experiences you.....

Get Lasting Results

 

  • Learn to say the things you're afraid to say that ultimately get you more of what you want in your relationship
     

  • Start fascinating, more meaningful conversations
     

  • Resolve conflicts

  • Learn the essential secrets to becoming emotionally available 
     

  • Identify the ten most common defenses hurting your relationship
     

  • Identify the false, limiting stories that keep you stuck in arguments and a self-fulfilling prophecy

  • ​Express yourself in new ways that make you feel more seen and heard 
     

  • Hear the magic questions that reveal each other like never before...

 

 

 

 


 


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Here's what people are saying....

"Alison and Vincenzo are highly skilled at creating a safe space for partners to love deeper and fuller and connect with others."

"You may feel scared to join as I was, but the facilitators were very welcoming and did not force participation; you can sit in the room and still learn a lot. It was really transformative."  

 

"Alison and Vincenzo were overflowing with love and passion for each other and gave so much of their experience, compassion, vulnerability, and knowledge on communication and being mindful with your partner."

 

"Grateful that Alison and Vincenzo facilitated this workshop on how to live and stay in the 'bubble!'"

Our Story

 

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 vibes. He thought I was cold and withdrawn.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 a Gestalt psychoanalyst in training.

 

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.

 

There are important things 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.

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 with Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D., authors of "Getting the Love You Want" and creators of Imago therapy. Alison also trained at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, 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

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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. He also trained with Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D., authors of "Getting the Love You Want" and creators of Imago therapy. Vincenzo is committed to teaching his 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.