The Art and Science of Love 2

You learned a lot about strengthening your relationship at The Art and Science of Love couples workshop. How did things go after that weekend? Were you able to incorporate your newfound knowledge into your relationship as well as you wanted? It can be a challenge to remember it all after you get home. That’s what this workshop is for.  Whether you want to build on your first experience for deeper comprehension or re-commit to your relationship after being “out of practice,” The Art and Science of Love 2 leads to a greater command of the skills needed for a strong relationship.


The Workshop Program

Through interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you’ll refresh and expand the skills previously learned, as well as deepen your connection with your partner. You will be able to work together privately, receive support from Certified Gottman Therapists, and gain a fresh focus for meeting the challenges in your relationship in an intimate workshop setting.

This workshop is based on the inspiring couples research presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in their books, lectures, and other programs, including The Art and Science of Love. Presented by popular demand, The Art and Science of Love 2 is your opportunity to take your partnership to the next level

Workshop presenters will provide a review of the Sound Relationship House and share proven methods for developing effective problem solving skills, including repair and compromise). New presentations and exercises have been developed to help partners identify and achieve mutual relationship goals. In addition, you’ll learn thought-provoking information and research on brain neurobiology that can help increase your understanding of the Gottman Method. There will be opportunities to ask questions and receive support from roving Certified Gottman Therapists, who are available to assist, if needed, during any of the exercises.

Most importantly, this workshop will help you put it all together so you can more deeply integrate these new behaviors with your everyday life.

As a result of this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Increase conflict management skills
  • Foster greater intimacy
  • Enhance your understanding of repair and its significance for effective communication
  • Reinforce and expand the skills learned through The Art and Science of Love workshop and other Gottman materials
  • Reduce the Four Horsemen
  • Share Dreams Within Conflict (listening to your partner’s underlying feelings and dreams)
  • Process the Aftermath of a Fight
  • Use Softened Start-up (new exercises to reduce defensiveness)
  • Talk about current relationship issues like money and/or sexuality (tools to enhance these areas of your relationship)

 

  • It was like the light went on. We were able to apply the Gottman Method in many areas after attending The Art and Science of Love, but this workshop gave us a further strengthening and deepening experience.
  • We now have more awareness of the tools to enhance and enrich our relationship.
  • I now feel more optimistic about my ability to shape a good relationship.

Additional Workshop Information

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.)

Disclaimer:

This workshop is psycho-educational and not therapy. All information gathered during the registration process is confidential. There is no group work or public disclosure other than the voluntary questions that participants ask during the workshop.

  • Yes, the home study program gave you enough information and exercises to help you strengthen your relationship. This workshop is an appropriate next step in learning and practicing the tools and skills.

  • It varies according to each couple’s needs. Some attend within a very short time (a month or two) because they want to truly integrate the skills, and find the workshop environment helpful. Some want to try things on their own for longer, and come to the advanced workshop when the need for more practice arises.

  • Yes, definitely. Couples who are doing “okay” have given us clear feedback that this workshop is refreshing and energizing for their relationship. The Gottman research and tools are rich and deep and more learning is always possible. This workshop presents additional skills and information that couples have stated help them enrich their relationship.

  • Yes. Couples at all stages have attended this refresher for learning the tools of the Gottman model. Here, we’ll present different exercises and additional information that we’ve heard has been useful in the learning process.

  • Yes! Couples who have attended past workshops say that this experience was so helpful for their relationship that they would attend again. A number of couples even came several years in a row.

  • The workshop is smaller, in a more intimate setting. It’s designed to give you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and practice the Gottman concepts with new exercises. There is more emphasis upon the development of intimacy in your relationship, and further work on the use of repair and the “dreams within conflict” concepts. Specific subjects include money, sex and intimacy, and interpersonal neurobiology. The workshop also incorporates different audio-visual presentations.