Art and Science of Love (May 2022)

Saturday, 21 May 2022 8:30 AM - Sunday, 22 May 2022 5:00 PM PDT

1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA, 94608, United States

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Saturday, 21 May 2022 8:30 AM - Sunday, 22 May 2022 5:00 PM PDT

Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA, 94608, United States.

Discover The Art and Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples presented by Sinead Smyth, LMFT and Mike McNulty, PhD

  • 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.


Bunsen Burner for The Art and Science of LoveIn 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:The Art and Science of Love DVD Home Study

  • 7 Card Decks:
    • Love Map
    • Opportunity
    • Open-Ended Questions
    • Rituals of Connection
    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
  • Repair Checklist
  • Aftermath of a Fight Booklet

  • Sound Relationship House Magnet

Cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 30 days or more before event will be refunded excepting a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made within 30 days prior to event will result in funds being held to be applied to a future event. 

East Bay Relationship Center

Presented by Certified Gottman Therapists and Trainers: Sinead Smyth, LMFT & Mike McNulty, PhD

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