Welcoming All Couples

Workshop To Improve Your Marriage/Relationship

based on 

Gottman's Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Saturday August 17th, 2019 - 9am to 11:30pm | Oakland | CA 

Cost per couple - Limited to 25 couples

Early Registration $169

Through Saturday August 10th, 2019

Standard registration $199 begins Sunday August 11th, 2019

  • Serious about improving the quality of your relationship? 

  • Do you want skills to enhance and strengthen your relationship that are based on research that includes research on same sex couples

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work workshop is based on the New York Times best selling by book by the same name written by clinical psychologist and relationship expert John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver.  Dr. Gottman has conducted extensive research on over 3000 couples including LGBT couples and has worked with over 8000 couples in his career.  Dr. Gottman and his wife Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD are the co-founders of the Gottman Institute which is located in Seattle,WA.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Relationship skills, tools and knowledge that are based on 40 years of research on over 3000 couples including same sex couples.

Do your current relationship skills and tools look and feel like this?

The skills and knowledge in the Seven Principles For Making Marriage workshop have been developed and refined by the Gottman Institute Master Trainer and clinical psychologist Dave Penner, PhD in collaboration with world renowned relationship experts, clinical psychologists and co-founders of the Gottman Institute Drs. John and Julie Gottman who are affirming of LGBT relationships.  I trained directly with these professionals.

Imagine your conflict going 

From this

To this

Learn to manage conflict in a healthy positive way while keeping calm.

Have an introduction to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Understand that all negative things are not created equal and why the Four Horsemen are predictors of relationship demise with over 90% accuracy.

Dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship.

Learn specific skills on how to become better friends and increase your positive feelings for each other.  

 

Feeling positive towards each other increases intimacy.  A strong friendship is a crucial element to a strong relationship.

Build and share a deeper connection with each other through respect, affection and closeness.

Learn how to develop rituals of connection and maintain gains.

Information grounded on what actually works in relationships.  

 

There is a lot of information out there on what makes relationships work and why relationships fail.

 

This workshop provides research based information on what makes relationships happy and stable.

Our relationship is distressed.

This one day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. Understand why "small things matter."

We have a strong relationship.  

 

Great. This workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust.  Learn how to keep it going and avoid future pitfalls.

We are a private couple.

No public discussion or disclosure is involved.  This is NOT group therapy.  

 

All work is done as a couple.  

 

There will be enough space and room to give you "audio privacy."

EACH COUPLE WILL RECEIVE
 A workshop packet, which contains:
The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work - one copy
The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work Couples Guide Workbook - two copies.

Cost per couple - Limited to 25 couples

Early Registration $169

Through Saturday Saturday August 10th, 2019

Standard registration $199 beginning Sunday August 11th, 2019

Presented By

John R. Edwards, L.C.S.W. 
License N0. LCS 20729

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist