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The Ultimate Communication Toolkit


We often focus on self improvement through tasks such as working out, eating healthy, or furthering our education… but too often we don’t set aside time to work on the health of our relationships. This workbook is your opportunity to set aside all distractions and focus on nurturing and improving the quality of your relationships in your life. It takes a lot of courage to put in the time and effort to focus on and improve your communication. But this is what will strengthen your relationship and your connection with your partner.

Whether you are in a relationship looking to deepen your connection, or an individual seeking to learn to enhance your communication for future relationships, this e-book will help you gain the skills and tools to learn and practice these communication skills and tools from the comfort of your own home.


At our practice, the number one reason couples seek couples counseling is to improve communication. Our community is so important to us. So, we searched for a way to bring our therapy knowledge and experience to more people and our community. Three therapists at our practice, Jennine Estes Powell, Sarah O’Leary, and Jackie Wielick, put their heads and experience together to bring you this communication toolkit! (Note: this workbook does not replace or substitute therapy, or professional, medical, or legal advice. But it is a great way to help you start working on your relationship, help you refresh the tools you have already learned in therapy, or to be used in conjunction with an EFT therapist).

Whether you have had a big injury in your relationship (like an affair), feel like you and your partner just can’t seem to get on the same page, are looking to reignite that spark, or just want to make sure all the tools in your relationship toolbox are up-to date and in tip-top shape — this Ultimate Communication Toolkit is for you!

Here’s a sneak peak!

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This workbook is full of tips for improving your communication, which will nurture your relationships and reignite your connections. Not only do we provide these tips, but we go in depth as to why these tips work! We also provide hands-on opportunities to test them out with worksheets for each chapter for you to practice, individually or with your partner.

Communication is key to a successful relationship. I know that’s not the first time you’ve heard that, and for good reason! It’s true! And yet it gets overlooked so easily. As we grow and re-examine our values (a natural part of aging), we have to relearn how to communicate. That’s normal. It allows for us to communicate in a way that best articulates our values and needs. This is where many couples struggle, leaving individuals feeling like they just can’t quite get it right. 

This workbook covers a large variety of topics, from vulnerability to conflict conversations to boundaries. This Ultimate Communication Toolkit helps you explore when you should give advice or when you should be a comforting listener. Through reading and doing the exercises in this workbook, you will address how to communicate hurt, how to fight fair, and how to apologize right. Remember that it’s not about not fighting, but rather, it’s about how you fight effectively! The communication toolkit explores topics such as defensiveness, texting and tech habits, and understanding emotions. The ultimate goal of this workbook is that you will learn how to have positive communication in your relationships moving forward.

Positive communication leaves couples feeling connected and individuals feeling heard.

Meet the Creators!

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From left to right: Jackie Wielick, Jennine Estes Powell, Sarah O’Leary

Jennine Estes, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFT #47653, Jackie Wielick, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFT #118776, Sarah O’ Leary, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT #123449