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Couples Seminars

"There is no Plan B." - Lori Cambas, Co-Founder of CoupleStrong and National Marriage Seminars

At CoupleStrong, we believe that there is an undeniable energy and transformative power when couples gather together in person to learn and grow. That's why we have curated exceptional in-person CoupleStrong seminars designed to provide you and your partner with invaluable insights, research-based skills, and a profound understanding of what truly works in happy and stable relationships.

Live CoupleStrong Workshops:

Immerse yourself in a captivating day of learning as we bring our renowned CoupleStrong workshop directly to you at our stunning event venue. Based on our extensive experience of 50,000 hours of face-to-face therapy with thousands of couples, this workshop is designed to provide you with new insights and practical skills that can dramatically enhance intimacy, friendship, and conflict management in your relationship. Join a dynamic group of couples who share your commitment to nurturing lasting love and experience the power of learning together in person.

Our exclusive weekend workshops are carefully designed to create a nurturing and immersive environment for couples to connect, learn, and grow. Through engaging lectures, interactive exercises, video presentations, and meaningful discussions, you'll deepen your friendship, transform conflicts into dialogues, and create shared meaning. Experience the magic of in-person connection as you share this unforgettable journey with other like-minded couples.

Led by Chris Cambas and our dedicated CoupleStrong staff, our in-person seminars provide a unique opportunity to connect with other couples, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into building a lasting and fulfilling relationship. With a curriculum grounded in research and real-world success stories, you'll gain the knowledge and tools necessary to create a relationship that flourishes and stands the test of time.

Invest in the future of your relationship. Experience the transformative power of our in-person CoupleStrong seminars. Immerse yourself in a captivating event setting, connect with other couples on a similar journey, and embark on a transformative path of growth, connection, and profound love.

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Tampa, Florida


VENUE: AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Airport, 4020 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 350-4020

*$349 per couple – $299 Early Bird Pricing

Friday evening, June 14th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Saturday, June 15th, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Seven Principles for Making Marriage/Relationships Work

Includes The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work paperback book, two Couples Guides, and Love Maps and Open-Ended Questions card decks

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.

Seven Principles for Making Marriage WorkUntil 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 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.)


**This is not a CoupleStrong-hosted training. This training is a Happy Couples Healthy Communities event and is responsible for all of its policies and content.

Spring Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop in Jacksonville

Repair, strengthen, and enhance your relationship at the Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples in Jacksonville April 13-14, 2024.

  • 2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, and 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 attend
Based on Dr. John Gottman’s five decades of research with thousands of couples, the Art and Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Workshop Description

Our curriculum is developed from 50 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It’s grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what a relationship should be. On day one, you will learn how to build friendship in your relationship and express feelings of respect and affection. On day two, you will learn how to manage conflict and communicate effectively.

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.

What will I learn?

You and your partner will learn how to foster respect, affection, and closeness in your relationship. You will build and share a deeper connection with each other. You’ll learn how to keep conflict discussions calm, how to break through gridlocked conflict, and how to strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.

Other workshop topics include:

  • Learn how to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage
  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them together
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew, respect, and care for one another
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the six skills for effective conflict resolutions

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. You do not need to be married. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.

No public disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and I will be available to provide support during exercises. This educational workshop may not be appropriate for couples dealing with addiction, domestic violence, or other serious relationship issues. In those situations, we recommend seeking counseling with a Gottman trained therapist.

What is included in the price?

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive the Art and Science of Love box set, which contains:

  • Two (2) Couples Workbooks
  • One (1) Repair Checklist
  • One (1) Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
  • Seven (7) Card Decks
    • Love Map
    • Opportunity
    • Open-Ended Questions
    • Rituals of Connection
    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
Workshop InformationRegistration check-in: Saturday, 8:00-8:30am

Times: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Comfort Suites Baymeadows, 8277 Western Way Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.

Cost: $650.00 per couple

**This is not a CoupleStrong-hosted training. This training is a Couple Revive event and is responsible for all of its policies and content.

Welcome to the Seven Principles Program

This is an educational workshop, meaning that it was designed to serve as teaching and guidance for you and is NOT couples therapy. Principles that were developed by the world renowned psychologist, Dr. John Gottman.

Dr Gottman compiled over 40 years of research of 3000 couples to develop the 7 Principles. These principles are used by therapists regularly in their practices worldwide.

Spend the weekend at The Villa, a Mediterranean-style bed & breakfast in the beautiful coastal town of Westerly, Rhode Island.

Invest some quality time for a perfect mix of relaxation and education to enhance your relationship. A weekend to focus on you and your partner and not be bothered by outside distractions.

All-Inclusive Pricing for a seminar, lodging, meals/refreshments, and couples massage is $3000 per couple. Early bird price of $2500 is available through March 24, 2024. For more information and registration, please click the link below for more information.

**This is not a CoupleStrong-hosted training. This training is a Couple Revive event and is responsible for all of its policies and content.

**This is not a CoupleStrong-hosted or sponsored retreat. This retreat is an Amita Ghosh, LPCC event, and is responsible for all of its policies and content.

Seven Principles Cancun Retreat

Isn’t it time to reconnect? Find that spark back, and learn more about the person you sleep next to?

Join us for a five-day/four-night, all-inclusive couple’s retreat. You will spend 3 hours a day learning how to improve your communication, deepen your trust and commitment, and rekindle the old spark.

The retreat package includes unlimited food, drinks, recreation and entertainment, and one group excursion outside of the resort.


The Gottman Seven Principles
for Making Marriage and Relationships Work – Couples Retreat Cancun, Mexico

*This retreat is not a National Marriage Seminars or CoupleStrong-hosted event. It is hosted by Amita Ghosh, M.S., M.Ed., LPCC

Date and time

May 25 · 4pm – May 31 · 5pm EST


Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort

2 Avenida Constituyentes Playa del Carmen, ROO 77710 Mexico

Gottman Method 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

Join us for an incredible in-person event at the Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Discover the secrets to a successful and fulfilling marriage with the renowned Gottman Method. This event will delve deep into the 7 principles that can transform your relationship. Whether you’re newlyweds or have been together for years, this event is perfect for couples of all stages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your bond and create a lasting connection. Mark your calendars and get ready for an enlightening experience!

One couple’s massage and one excursion is included besides the all inclusive adults only resort.

Start your journey today.

Become CoupleStrong.

What is CoupleStrong?

"Couplestrong" is a term used to describe a couple who share a strong and supportive bond with each other. They face challenges and obstacles together and are able to overcome them as a team. They communicate openly and honestly and are committed to each other's growth and well-being. They have a deep understanding and respect for each other's individuality, while also cherishing their shared experiences and building a life together. A couple who is "couplestrong" is able to weather the ups and downs of life with grace and resilience, and their love and connection only grows stronger with time.

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