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Join the thousands of couples who have learned The Art and Science of Love by coming to one of our renowned weekend workshops.

  • 2 days filled with practical, simple tools and exercises confirm, strengthen or restore your love
  • For couples of every orientation
  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy (though the workshop is not therapy)
  • Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend (based on exit surveys)

The Art & Science of Love workshop is offered around the country – in the Seattle area with Drs. John & Julie Gottman, or at other locations with our Senior Certified Gottman Therapists. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this!”,  you will take home a box of techniques, cards, tools and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.

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What’s Behind Our Success?

In a word: Science! Our work is grounded in 40 years of research with more than 3000 couples. 86 percent of people who complete our couples workshops make significant progress on conflicts that once felt “gridlocked.” (Read this for more information on the effectiveness of the Gottmans’ work.) These numbers are a big improvement over other forms of marital intervention. For example, acclaimed marriage researcher Neil Jacobson conducted an evaluation of one of the most highly regarded therapy methods and showed that only 35 percent of couples using it improved their marriages.

For a condensed, fun look at some of the science behind our work, check out this video:
The Secret to a Successful Relationship

Who will benefit from attending?

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship.  Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems to get relationship 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 two-day workshop will provide a road map for repair.  No public discussion or disclosure is involved.  All work is done as a couple.


What you’ll learn

This two-day workshop 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 physical abuse or battering, this workshop may not be appropriate. In these cases, please consult with Gottman Institute staff.

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Does it really work?
Read one couple’s story: 15 Favorite Moments from the
Gottman Workshop Weekend

More testimonials


Special Offers: 

Attention Microsoft Employees
You are eligible to attend The Art & Science of Love workshop in Seattle with no out-of-pocket expense. Your registration fee is paid for by your EAP plan through Wellspring Family Services. Please call Linda Wright, Director of Couples Services, at 206-431-5423 or click here for further details.

Military Promotion Code
We are proud to be a partner of the Wounded Warrior Project – it is an honor to support the military and their families. All active-duty military and veterans are eligible to receive a $200 discount to attend The Art & Science of Love workshop using promo code: MILCWS

Breast Cancer Promotion Code
At The Gottman Institute, we recognize the stress of a diagnosis and we want to honor survivors and their partners. For all 2015 workshops presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in Seattle, survivors and their partners may receive a $250 discount when registering by using promo code: BCA2015


Questions? Please contact us at (206) 523-9042 ext 1 or email us at couples@gottman.com (Workshop questions only, please. We are unable to respond to therapeutic questions via email. Also, please be sure to include your email address in your message.) The live workshop is the single best way to learn this material.  If you can’t attend in HomeStudySetperson, the next option is to order The Art & Science of Love workshop in a take-home format >>>