Gottman Workshops for Couples

Based on the New York Times best seller, by Dr. John Gottman and Nan Silver, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this is a workshop for all couples.

This psycho-educational class, is designed to help couples strengthen their relationship by:

  • Deepening Love Maps
  • Fostering Fondness and Admiration
  • Facilitating Turning Toward One Another
  • Accepting Influence
  • Solving Solvable Problems
  • Overcoming Gridlock
  • Creating Shared Meaning
  • Maintaining gains

The Seven Principles workshop provides structure, motivation and accountability for couples to effectively implement the content of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book.

This workshop may eliminate a bit of uncertainty and hesitation about seeking individual couple’s therapy.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is available upon request for church and community groups. The techniques learned in this workshop are also helpful for team building in companies. If you’d like to know more about the workshop, contact GJB Health Services and ask to speak directly with Gloria Bannasch.

There is no group work, sharing or public disclosure during this workshop. Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the real challenges in their relationship. Certified Gottman Therapist, Gloria Jean Bannasch, will be available to support couples one-on-one during the exercises and to answer any questions that you may have.

What You’ll Learn

Increase friendship in your relationship

  • Improve communication
  • Protect your relationship from outside stress
  • Deal more effectively with conflict
  • Learn to solve “solvable” problems
  • Overcome gridlock and effectively discuss perpetual problems
  • The art of compromise
  • How to repair your relationship when it becomes derailed by conflict or regrettable incidents
  • How to support one another successfully
  • Create shared meaning
  • What the Masters of Relationships know about sustaining and maintaining healthy relationships

Who Should Attend?

If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day, weekend retreat, will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.

Who Should Not Attend?

If you and your partner are dealing with the trauma of a recently exposed affair, we recommend that you and your partner see a therapist for some repair work so that you will both be able to make the most of the information you will receive, and the skills you will learn, during this valuable couples’ workshop. If either of you has been court ordered to attend anger management classes or if the police department has been recently dispatched to your residence for a domestic violence disturbance, then you and your partner would be best served by seeing a therapist for couple’s work prior to attending this workshop. If after speaking with you and your partner, we agree that, this workshop will not be a good fit for you, we will offer some alternative suggestions that may better meet your needs; your money will be refunded, also.