The Gottman 7 Principles Program

One of the reasons couples get stuck in perpetual conflict is simply a lack of education and training. We are more than willing to train for marathons, or seek education to further our careers, or go to a financial adviser to guide us in our investments. But we go into marriage with virtually no training or tools to have available when the inevitable conflict comes. The Gottman Seven Principles Program is based on the book Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman Ph.D., the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

Is This Workshop for Me?

The Gottman Seven Principles Program is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. It is designed to strengthen your marriage or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide a road map for repair. This workshop is primarily secular in it’s approach. All faiths and spiritual perspectives are welcome. During the workshop, you will work closely with your partner, not with others in the class.

What You’ll Learn

The Seven Principles Program will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

At the workshop, couples will learn how to:

  • Foster respect, affection, and closeness
  • Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

If a couple is dealing with emotional, physical, or substance abuse, this workshop may not be appropriate. In these cases, please contact me to discuss couple’s counseling.