Workshops For Couples

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Art and Science of Love

Art & Science of Love Workshop

Based upon Dr. John Gottman's four decades of research with thousands of couples.

Discover The Art and Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples. These workshops are only facilitated by Gottman-Certified therapists.

  • 2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love

  • For couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation

  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy

  • Has produced positive results for 94% of those who attended

  • Designed for couples in committed relationships

  • No public discussion or disclosure is involved

  • Gottman trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises

Workshop topics include:

  • Understand the levels of The Sound Relationship House and determine together which ones are in good shape and which ones could use some attention

  • Build friendship up using Love Maps, Fondness and Admiration, and Turning Toward exercises together

  • Learn and practice using the antidotes to Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling (What Gottman calls the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse)

  • Get acquainted with flooding-otherwise known as flight/flight/freeze or diffuse physiological arousal-and gain knowledge about why it is so destructive and how to manage it together

  • Learn the components of a Stress Reducing Conversation

  • Begin to master the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions

  • Build a shared sense of we-ness together with your partner. "What do we long for together?"

These items are included in your workshop purchase price:

The Art and Science of Love
  • 7 Card DecksCredit Card Printing
    • Love Map
    • Opportunity
    • Open-Ended Questions
    • Rituals of Connection
    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
  • 2 Couples Workbooks
  • Repair Checklist
  • Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
  • Sound Relationship House Magnet

The Seven Principals of Making Marriage Work Lecture

Over 40 years of research with over 3000 couples has distinguished Dr. John Gottman as a world-renowned relationship expert. This workshop is based on his book, "The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work", in which he shares decades of scientifically validated conclusions.

This lecture style workshop can be presented either as an hour long lecture for both individuals and couples, or expanded to a three hour experiential workshop for couples only, depending on your organization's needs. Either way, we cover important aspects of deepening friendship, managing conflict successfully, honoring each other's dreams, and creating shared meaning. The expanded workshop is appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, pre-marital couples and those married for decades.

This is an ideal way for people to learn tips and gain insights about relationship, but who would rather not engage in marriage or relationship counseling. Many clinicians, pastors, priests and rabbis attend these workshops as a means of experiencing the Gottman method first hand and find it to be personally enriching, as well as a source of great professional development.
Other Classes and Presentations
If you are interested in any of these previous presentations please contact me to discuss:

  • Affair Proofing Your Relationship
  • Parenting Children through Difficult Losses
  • Surviving a Narcissistic Parent or Partner
  • Living Well with Chronic Illness
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Knowing When You're In Over Your Head (for Clinicians)
  • End of Life Planning
  • Vicarious Trauma & Practicing Self Care (for Physicians)
For information regarding these or other workshops please contact Suzanne directly.

Suzanne Pratt, Certified Gottman Therapist