Craig Lambert is available for speaking engagements and workshops nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience working with couples and individuals, Craig presents practical solutions to the relationship challenges we all face, at every stage of our lives.
As a relationship expert, Craig speaks on a broad range of relationship topics, many of which are described below. For more information, and to inquire about availability, please click the button below or call (619) 990-9032.
The Mindful Couple
What does it mean to be mindful in your relationship? In essence, it means to see things as they actually are – and not as we wish they were or imagine them to be. The nature of everything is change: when we are attached to our partner behaving a certain way, then the ability to love that person becomes frozen. Craig discusses how it is through mindfulness, and the qualities of kindness – such as being nonjudgmental and listening – that we release the grasping and attachment that our partner be or act a certain way.
10 Commandments for a Successful Marriage
Craig presents the ten “commandments” every couple should follow to help ensure a loving, lasting marriage. From focusing on the positive and having fun to communicating negative emotions in a constructive way, Craig explains how these principles impact a marriage, providing relevant examples and practical tips couples can use every day to strengthen their relationship.
The Stages of a Committed Relationship
A lot of time and energy is spent finding the perfect match. Many of us think that once we say “I do,” the work is over. The idea of having to spend time focusing and working on your most important relationship may seem strange. Yet, growing “unconditional love” and creating the marriage of your dreams takes practice and work. Like anything else, the more you put into it, more you get out of it.
To achieve the goal of real, lasting love one needs to know some essential relationship truths – the three relationships stages of a long-term marriage or partnership. Craig discusses what these stages are, and explains how being aware of these stages can better prepare couples for long-term relationships.
Couplehood as a Spiritual Path
Marriage has been used throughout the Bible as a metaphor for the relationship between God and man and woman. There is no greater human relationship that provides us the opportunity to be holy than that of husband and wife. It is through human love that we are able to even begin to fathom what God’s love is. This presentation is based on the premise that we were created to be in relationship. But tragically, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce – and countless others are resigned to living in passionless relationships. How can couples protect their relationship from becoming another statistic? What can couples do to keep their love energized? Craig offers couples a chance to explore these questions and provides the skills to strengthen relationships, so couples learn a new way to love.
Premarital Education Topics (presented as a multi-session course, or stand-alone presentations):
- Creating a Relationship Vision
- Communication Essentials for the Premarital Couple
- Understanding Conflict and its Purpose
- Effectively Managing/Negotiating Conflict
- Money & Sexuality (Intimacy)
- Cherishing Each Other as We Travel
- Prepare/Enrich assessment with private session with Craig Lambert
Seven Habits to a Great Relationship
New and long-term couples who want to protect and strengthen their bond will benefit from learning the practical skills and techniques that can be used every day to ensure a deeper connection and a lasting relationship.
Senior Marriage and Relationships: Improving Communication at Every Age
Craig Lambert is a licensed clinical social worker and has been the Senior Director of Older Adult Services at Jewish Family Service for 12 years. Craig began his career in private practice as a gerontologist, where for many years he specialized in helping the elderly and their families. Sustaining intimate relationships and deepening our connection to our partner requires commitment, skill and perseverance at any age. This presentation helps senior couples address the challenges that come up in their relationships, leading to improved capacity for deep empathy and connection.
Baby-Proof Your Relationship: How New Parents Can Keep Their Marriage Thriving
Learn the open communication skills helpful for facing the challenges new parenthood can bring to a marriage. Using Craig’s tips and techniques, new parents can help safeguard their relationship from conflict, making “couple time” quality time!