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One Great Date with Polly Ely, MFT & Ashley Wood, LCSW

  • 80 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Wood Island Office Complex Larkspur, CA, 94939 United States (map)

Who it’s for:

Working couples. Busy couples. Couples with kids. Distant couples. Close couples. Tired couples. All types of couples, wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome to make time for two here. Go beyond just staying together. Make time to grow closer together.

What is One Great Date?

Polly Ely, MFT & Founder of the LAB Method, in collaboration with Ashley Wood, LCSW and LAB Method Collaborator will set you up for One Great Date by briefly teaching a communication skill, and a listening skill (20 min tops) and then she will cue up one unique and insightful question designed to take you and your person in a new positive direction you might not go in on your own, to spark an authentic exchange, to grow intimacy and to add the energy of curiousity to your connection.

Join us:

Join us for one relational hour for you and your person to add essential relational nutrients to grow your connection. Gather one new skill. Take time to play, communicate and listen deeply. Enjoy One Great Date.

(ps nothing weird will happen here. You will only interact with yourself and your person. This is just an opportunity to drop the talk of daily doings and task lists so you can go a bit deeper than you would on your own.)

Where: Wood Island auditorium, 80 East Sir Francis Drake blvd. Larkspur, ca (near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal)

When: 4 unique great date nights just for couples on the following Thursday nights:

6-7pm; June 20. June 27. July 18. July 25.

Come to 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshops. different skills and different conversations will be cued up for each date night.

Why: Becuase authenticity, adventure, curiosity and fun brings our connection to life. Becuase being connected makes parenting a more relaxed and joyful experience. Because parents who are connected have kids who are relaxed. Because the world we live in makes it hard to get off the conveyor belt of busyness and go deeper.

Because, as a couple, YOU MATTER... and if you've forgotten how much, well, ONE GREAT DATE can help you remember.

How: Get a sitter. block off the calendar. take the wheel. add it to the shared calendar. invite your partner. These workshops can be preludes to a dinner or an evening walk or a movie. One Great Date can be your appetizer for a date that continues or the whole date unto itself.


How do I get to the Wood Island LAB Location?

Exit from 101 South at Richmond Bridge/Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit. Make left at bottom of hill (traffic light) and pass under highway. Stay to the right and drive slowly, there is a merge from your right from 101 North, please be careful there, but stay to the right.

Right turn entrance is just 50 yards after merge from 101 (after passing the New Wheel electric eBike store) – the entrance is just before a Red sign for Cushman & Wakefield – Wood Island Office Complex.

Make the right and proceed uphill to parking lot, drive to the middle right side toward far end where you will see a red phone booth in the center island.

Parking available for visitors in that area near arbor and red phone booth. Entrance is at the double doors with a large 80 on the entrance awning. We are Suite 1A at the end of the ground floor hall.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

emailing Polly Ely, MFT at is a fine way to reach out.

What's the refund policy?

none. once you sign up, plan to come :)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

nope. just tell us your name and we will check you in.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

sure., if you can't make it to your One Great Date, you can give your spot to another couple but email polly first.

What can I bring into the event?

We will provde notebooks and pens in case you are the notetaking kind. You are welcome to bring your dinner or a drink. an open mind. an open heart. a desire to make time for you two also helps greatly.

What if I one of us can't make it to one of the evenings?

This is one of those workshops that really requires 2 partners to be present so make sure you are BOTH present.

If we can't make it to one of the dates, can we gift/sell our ticket to another couple?

Yes this can work. Just be sure to arrange this in advance with us and make sure your friends have a copy of your ticket so they can get in.

Can we drop in instead of buying tickets in advance?

Nope. Gotta have a reservation.

What if my partner is running late?

Partners, treat this one like it was your birthday party and show up EARLY. Don't leave your partner hanging. Plan for traffic. Feel free to get there early and check your email or take a breath from our space if convenient. (doors open at 5:30pm). If you are going to more than 15 min late, it's gonna be hard to follow the rest of the evening.