Discover The Art and Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples presented by Sinead Smyth, LMFT.
2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love
For couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation
Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend
Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art and Science of Loveworkshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.
THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM
In a word: Science! Our curriculum is developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It’s grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what marriage ought to be. The workshop produces positive results for 86% of those who attend based on exit surveys, but don’t just take our word for it. Click here to read one couple’s story, “15 Favorite Moments from our Gottman Weekend Workshop.”
This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Gottman trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises.
As a result of this workshop, you will learn how to:
At the workshop, you’ll learn how to: foster respect, affection, and closeness; build and share a deeper connection with each other; keep conflict discussions calm, break through and resolve conflict gridlock; and strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.
Workshop topics include:
Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage
Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them
Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution
Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another
Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions
Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship
As a result of this workshop, you will receive:
In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains: