Discover The Art & Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in Seattle, WA.
- 2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or 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
- Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend
Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art & 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. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.
WHAT’S BEHIND OUR SUCCESS
In a word: Science! Our curriculum is grounded in 40 years of research with more than 3000 couples. 86% 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 Gottman Method.) 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% of couples using it improved their marriages.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with 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 discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Gottman trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
At the workshop, you’ll learn how to: foster respect, affection, and closeness; build and share a deeper connection with each other; keep conflict discussions calm, break through and resolve conflict gridlock; and strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.
Workshop topics include:
- Learn 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
- 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 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions
- Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship
WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains:
- 7 Card Decks
- Love Map
- Open-Ended Questions
- Rituals of Connection
- Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
- 2 Couples Workbooks
- Repair Checklist
- Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
- Sound Relationship House Magnet
Attention Gottman Trainees
All Gottman trained clinicians and educators are now eligible for a $250 discount to attend The Art & Science of Love workshop in Seattle. A personal workshop experience is beneficial for your professional and personal toolkit, and will help you to better integrate Gottman Interventions into your work with couples. Click here for further details.
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
The Gottman Institute, in partnership with CMI Education Institute, now offers up to 12 CE Hours to qualified professionals. CE Hours may be purchased at the workshop for $29.99.
Questions? Please contact us at (206) 523-9042 ext 1 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (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 person, the next option is to order The Art & Science of Love workshop in a take-home format.