Hosted by CoupleStrong – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the bestselling and acclaimed culmination of four decades of research, presented in an accessible format to anyone who longs for stronger, healthier relationships. This educational workshop has been offered across the US and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It’s specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn powerful communication and conflict management skills.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the bestselling and acclaimed culmination of four decades of research, presented in an accessible format to anyone who longs for stronger, healthier relationships.
Until now, marking up the book’s pages was the only way for readers to record answers to its many exercises. Our new Couples Guide takes couples step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles, and it offers each partner their own private space to work through exercises and journal thoughtfully about each principle as it applies to their own relationship.
The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop has been offered across the US and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It’s specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn powerful communication and conflict management skills.
The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos, and private couples exercises. The activities are fun, insightful and informative. And there is no need to worry about sharing your personal problems in front of others… we don’t do any group sharing at this workshop.
The seminar imparts in practical, applicable ways the findings of Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research on the habits and patterns of couples. His scientific, longitudinal studies at the University of Washington are without peer in their study of over four thousand couples, measuring everything from the way couples talk to each other, to vital signs, to stress hormone levels, to conflict-recovery techniques.
The research conducted by The Gottman Institute has made Dr. Gottman the most-quoted author on marriage by other authors on marriage. It has provided solid, scientifically-validated conclusions on what makes relationships work. In fact, so reliable are Dr. Gottman’s principles that he can observe a married couple in conflict for fifteen minutes and determine whether they will divorce—with over 90% accuracy—assuming their interactive patterns remain unchanged.
If you’ve ever wondered why some couples thrive while others dive, this seminar will provide answers. In less than a full weekend, you’ll learn the six toxic patterns observed in “disaster couples” that cause their demise, and the seven relationship-building patterns observed in “master couples.” As a couple, you will engage in private exercises to help you apply—in-seminar—the Principles to your relationship.
Couples will learn and practice research-proven tools:
Make conflict work for your relationship
Deepen intimacy and build trust
Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues
Strengthen your foundation of friendship
Collaborate more effectively to solve problems
Communicate clearly and effectively (…and get more of what you want and need as a result!)
The registration cost is per couple and includes one complimentary copy of Dr. Gottman’s book: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. (Professionals who work with couples, and are interested in the research from an educational standpoint, may attend unaccompanied, or with their partner, or with a colleague or friend.)
Must both partners attend?
Ideally, couples’ exercises are part of the event.
Is the seminar only for married couples?
No, the material applies equally well to couples who are dating, cohabiting, or engaged.
Professionals in helping fields may attend unaccompanied, or with their partner, or with a colleague or friend.
Will we share our struggles publicly?
No, couple of exercises are done privately. Participation in a group discussion is voluntary.
Do we have to read the book?
No, but learning is enhanced by the additional information provided in the book.
Where can I contact the organizer?
Please email email@example.com or call 813.960.0001
How do I secure Continuing Education Units (CEUs/CEs)?
Counselors wishing to earn 8 CEUs, please notify the organizer at the time of registration. (If registering through National Marriage Seminars, CEUs are handled according to their policies, pricing, and procedure.)
Fall in love again at the Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples, October 1-2, 2022, or November 19-20 in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Comfort Suites Baymeadows
The Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples is designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will give you the insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will give you a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.
This workshop is based on Dr. John Gottman’s over four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have designed this experiential workshop to teach you exactly what successful couples do to foster romance and harmony in their marriage.
This workshop has been shown to produce positive results for 94% of those who attended and to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy.
Couples work privately on exercises designed to address challenges in their relationship. There is no group work, sharing, or public disclosure.
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2022 or November 19-20, 2022
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Registration check-in: Saturday, 8:00-8:30am
Location: Comfort Suites Baymeadows, 8277 Western Way Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.
Cost: $650.00 per couple
Attendance: This workshop is limited to 7 couples, so sign up now!
Cancellation Policy: If early registration is canceled 30 days before the workshop date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit, suitable for an entire year, that you can use to attend a future workshop.
The workshop cost covers the two-day event, expert teaching, professional presentations, personal guidance, and your couple’s kit. We will provide coffee and light snacks throughout the event.
Registration Process: To register for the Art and Science of Love Weekend: A Weekend Workshop for Couples, please complete and submit the pre-registration form or call me at 904-289-2954. All registrants will be contacted by phone before the workshop to have questions or concerns answered and to participate in a mandatory & essential screening process by phone so that we can make any special accommodations.
It was once said, “we’re going to chase perfection, and chase it relentlessly knowing we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”