A Gottman Couples Workshop Welcoming All Couples

Have you considered couples therapy but not sure you're ready for that big of a commitment?

Are finances a barrier to couples therapy?

Do you wish for something that can steer your relationship in the right direction?


2.5 Hour Workshop To Help Improve Your Marriage/Relationship

based on 

Gottman's Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Next Date To Be Scheduled | Oakland | CA 

Cost per couple - Limited to 30 couples

Early Registration $149

Standard registration $179

  • 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 Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman are the co-founders of the Gottman Institute which is located in Seattle,WA.



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.

What Does Make Marriage or Relationships work?

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Learn the building blocks of healthy communication 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 recognize positive traits in each other.

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 2.5 hour workshop will provide you with a beginning understanding of a road map for repair. Specific skills on what to do and what NOT to do.

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 required.  This is NOT group therapy.  


All work is done as a couple.  


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

A surprise at the end of the workshop.

Cost per couple - Limited to 30 couples

Early Registration $149

Standard registration

Presented By

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

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist