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Rock Solid Relationships
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"In Depth, Transformative, Therapeutic and Comprehensive Course"

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I am a mental health professional with over 5 years of experience. I’ve been married for over 9 years and have two children. If you're just looking for a "how to" course with "communication tricks," this program isn't for you. If you’re more simple-minded or less mature, this course will not appeal to you at all.

But if you’ve “been there and done that” with the dating scene, or if you’re in a relationship that you’d like to grow — especially when it comes to your masculine core — then this unique program is perfect for you.

David's Rock Solid Relationships and Masculine Mastery course is unlike any other recorded course in this area I've ever seen, and I think I’ve seen it all. RSR is an in-depth, transformative, therapeutic and very thorough course.

His treatment of the issues around "Shame" were solid and in-depth for an online recorded course and was a helpful review of material I had covered in my grad school courses. More clearly than I’ve ever seen before, David draws out the connections between childhood-rooted Shame and the "Nice Guy" neediness a lot of men often feel when they get into relationships with women they perceive are "out of their league."

A key insight David gets from the psychoanalytic theorists is how the dating woes of many men can be traced back to unmet needs in their childhood — needs that we all have for love, connection, certainly, and significance.

The course includes masterfully executed guided meditations, which led to several breakthrough emotional insights for me personally. Cognitive understanding alone isn't enough for life change. And that's where these guided meditations really take it to the next level in terms of emotional transformation.

David’s influence from his training with Tony Robbins Research is evident in the first few modules where he goes deep on your needs hierarchy and the all-important skill of Presence. He also draws on Jungian Archetypes theory in a powerful way in the second module on the “Warrior, Magician, Love, King.”

One thing I was able to take away and apply immediately in a powerful way were his explanation and exercises on the practice of Presence. The passion in my relationship has been crazy good in the past three months since I’ve been consciously implementing these every day. My wife recently said to me she feels like we’ve been on a second honeymoon.

He also includes nuanced teachings around the key concepts of Reassurance and Attention, which can be tricky to teach to many men. But David comes at it from a masculine perspective so understands how these feminine needs can be met from masculine energy and what they open up in your woman once these needs of hers are met properly. In fact, without the conscious and consistent practice of Reassurance and Attention, you won’t be able to implement the Vulnerability components you’re taught later in the course. The conscious attention to Reassurance and Attention in my marriage were the keys to going even deeper in connecting with my wife. This can be tough to do if you’ve just been going through the motions in your relationship for a long time. But it really pays off.

The most powerful from a therapeutic standpoint were the meditations in Modules 3 and 4, which regress the listener back to his traumatic turning points in his childhood. David does this in an incredibly smooth and natural manner. Having had extensive training in NLP and hypnosis, I was still shocked afterwards at how smooth the regressions were accomplished.

The second half of the course feature more practical lessons on “sexual mastery,” testosterone, and even includes a long segment on how to juggle multiple open relationships.

One legitimate knock against this course is that there is too much value packed into this one course. It can be overwhelming, especially at the beginning. I wouldn’t expect to get through it in the 9 weeks. It comes with lifetime access, however, so I was able to go at a more leisurely pace and let the lessons sink in.

If you’re looking for practical how to’s, then go to the classics in the field — John Gottman (Gottman Institute), Harville Hendrix (Imago Relationship Therapy), Greenberg and Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy). They all have excellent books with exercises you can do with your partner. Even better, you can see a qualified relationship counsellor together.

However, if you’re looking for a course designed to make you the best man you can be in your relationship, then there is nothing else like RSR.
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