Gottman ‘Seven Principles’ Workshop

The main goal for this  workshop is to help couples strengthen and enrich the foundation of their relationship and is aimed at increasing affection, closeness, understanding and decreasing conflict by having opportunities to learn how to:

  1. Enhance your love map with your partner
  2. Nurture fondness and admiration
  3.  Turn toward each other instead of away
  4. Understanding the importance of allowing for influence
  5. Solve your solvable problems
  6. Overcome gridlock
  7. Create shared meaning

The workshop is facilitated by Betsy Hicks MA., LMFT and an approved Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. These principles are based on the work of  John Gottman Ph.D. coauthor of The  Seven Principle for Making Marriage Work.  Gottman is world renown for his study of marriages with over 40 years of research and was included in the list of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the Psychotherapy Networker.

This workshop is appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, pre-martial couples and couples who have been together for decades who want to strengthen their relationships. The workshop is limited to 10 couples. Although there will be opportunity to share, most of the work will be done in private between you and your partner as there will be periods throughout the workshop  couples will consult only with each other.

Cost: $175.00  This includes 2 Gottman workbooks per couple, John Gottman’s book, a light breakfast buffet with coffee, tea, juice and afternoon sweets.

There will be a one hour break for lunch (12:30-1:30) Although lunch is not included, there are a variety of restaurants close by to include The Embers restaurant located on site.

Payment is due at time of registration.  If there is a need to cancel and it is more then 30 days out refund will be provided minus a $25.00 administration fee. Payment is non-refundable if cancelled within 30 days. In the event couple is not able to attend credit (minus $25.00 administration fee) will be provided to attend a future workshop. Workshops are held 3-4 times a year.

The workshop is not considered therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. This workshop is not appropriate for those experiencing severe distress, significant emotional or physical abuse, those with serious emotional or mental health problems, or relationships where one or both partners are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Please call 360-588-2181 or email to register or for further information.