When a couple decides they need help, they want it NOW. And that feeling is certainly understandable. Living with gridlock or a fading friendship can leave one feeling very concerned about the future. The fastest way to restore positive feelings in a relationship and achieve similar results to 6 months of marital therapy is a couples workshop or marriage retreat like The Art & Science of Love.
What’s behind the success of this particular workshop? In a word: Science! The techniques taught to couples in The Art & Science of Love are grounded in 40 years of research by Dr. John Gottman. He studied more than 3000 couples, published numerous scientific papers and translated this information into a brand of therapy and this powerful 2 day workshop.
By surveying workshop participants, Gottman found that 86 percent of couples report making significant progress on conflicts that once felt “gridlocked”. This is a much quicker response than other forms of marital intervention. Having attended the workshop as a participant with my husband, I can attest to the fact that we tackled a gridlocked parenting issue that has plagued us for the last several years. We are now better able hear each others differing perspectives and come to a compromise more quickly.
Alysha and I are excited to be offering this powerful 2 day workshop on November 2-3. It is filled with practical, simple tools and exercises to confirm, strengthen or restore
love. It can help couples with a good relationship have a great one. For those with troubled relationships, the skills learned in this workshop will get you started on the road to relationship recovery. No public discussions or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple.
The workshop will give you new insights and research-based relationship 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
If a couple is dealing with physical abuse or battering, this workshop may not be appropriate. In these cases, please consult with one of our therapists.
We are offering an Early Bird Special. If you register by 9/27/13 you will receive a 10% discount. Mental health clinicians can attend this workshop with their partner for a deeply discounted rate and receive 12 CE credits for LPC, LMFT or LCSW. Current clients of Couples Counseling & Psychotherapy Associates also receive an additional discount.
Hope to see you in November!
Mary Beth George, MEd, LPC, RD/LD
Certified Gottman Therapist