GOTTMAN SEVEN PRINCIPLES WORKSHOP FOR COUPLES

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The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples is based on the internationally acclaimed work of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work. This psychoeducational workshop is designed to help couples improve intimacy, grow their friendship, and enhance conflict management skills. Strong relationships don’t just happen at random. They are the result of daily, informed, and intentional work. As your workshop leader my goal is to provide you with practical tools to improve your relationship while having you understand the research behind what helps couples form lasting and nourishing bonds. This workshop is not about sharing personal marital problems in a group setting. We focus on teaching the principles and giving you and your partner opportunities to practice with one another.  The Seven Principles Workshop combines teaching and demonstrations with one-on-one work sessions where you and your partner can practice core concepts. This is a psychoeducational group workshop, not group therapy, thus,  participants will be not be asked to share their personal problems in front of others.

In this Workshop you will learn proven tools to help you and your partner:

 

  • Improve friendship, fondness and admiration

  • Enhance closeness and build a deeper connection

  • Improve communication & learn about your conflict style

  • Learn how to repair effectively

  • Enhance romance and intimacy

  • Manage conflict calmly & effectively

  • Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems

  • Create shared meaning

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STAGE 1:

ATONEMENT

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STAGE 2:

ATTUNEMENT

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STAGE 3:

ATTACHMENT

Is this Couples Workshop Appropriate for Us?

The Gottman Seven Principles Workshop is designed for all couples in a committed relationship, including:

 

  • Pre-engaged couples (those considering marriage)

  • Engaged or Pre-marital couples

  • Couples living together

  • Newly married couples

  • Those who wish to enhance a good marriage

  • Those needing better conflict management tools

  • Those considering therapy but who are not ready to commit to weekly therapy

  • Couples of all backgrounds, faiths, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements

 

If you are dealing with domestic violence, emotional abuse, severe relationship distress or active substance abuse, this workshop is not appropriate and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy.

 

What are the Fees and What is the Time Commitment?

Fee:  $550 per couple.

 

This fee includes:

 

*8 weeks (12 hours) of The Gottman 7 Principles Workshop

 

*The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman

 

*The 7 Principles Couples Workbook (one for each partner)–This workbook is used in class to encourage reflection and integrate knowledge from the concepts that we cover in class. The workbook allows you and your partner to privately record answers related to class exercises.   

 

*Love Map relationship card deck

 

*Open Ended Questions relationship card deck

 

Time Commitment: We will meet weekly for 8 weeks. Each workshop class is 90 minutes in length.

 

Registration is now open for the May 2022 workshop.

 

Space is limited to 6 couples per workshop.  Please contact me directly for questions and registration information.