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The Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples
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This workshop is based on the scientific findings of John Gottman, Ph.D. who has studied over 3000 couples in the past four decades to discover what makes couples stable and happy. Dr. Corcoran has been personally trained and certified by John and Julie Gottman and is a member of the Gottman Relationship Institute referral network. To learn why this matters, visit www.gottman.com/privatetherapy.
Who should attend:
Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. This workshop is designed to strengthen your relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you 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.
What you will Learn:
This two-day workshop will give you new insights and research-based 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
The Workshop program:
Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. This workshop is designed to strengthen your relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you 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.

The Art and Science of Love Workshop is based on the research of John Gottman, Ph.D. Dr. Gottman has learned what really makes relationships work. This workshop is designed to teach you exactly what successful couples do to foster romance and harmony in their relationship.

During the first day, you will learn how to build fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship. On the second day, you'll work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills.

In the workshop, there will be many humurous stories and role-plays. Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in their real-life relationship. There is no group work or public disclosure.
Workshop Topics:
The Five Basic Questions:
  • How is your relationship doing?
  • What makes relationships change for better or for worse?
  • If your relationship is doing well, how can you ensure that it will continue to grow?
  • If your relationship is in trouble, how can it turn around?
  • As your relationship improves, how can you make changes last?
Assessing your relationship:
  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship
  • Identify your relationship's specific strengths and how to build on these
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may impede conflict resolution
  • Learn the small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship
Build a "Sound Relationship House"
  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for intimacy
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another
  • Create and Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the four techniques of effective conflict resolution: softened start-up, Accepting Influence, Repair Work, and De-escalation
  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner and your relationship