April 22, 2017

The Art and Science of Love Couples Retreat

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A Gottman Weekend Retreat for Couples

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman

Presented by Dr. Vagdevi Meunier,

Gottman Master Trainer and Certified Gottman Therapist

2018 DATES: 

April 7 & 8, 2018,  9:00 am to 6:00 pm

September 7 & 8, 2018, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


To Register: Register Online or Call 512-465-2926 or email contact@thecenter4relationships.com with name, email, phone number so we can contact you to complete the registration*

* All couples will need to complete a brief telephone screening to confirm registration


Super Early Bird: $500 ends March 1, 2018.
Early Bird:  $600 ends April 1st, 2018
Standard Registration: $750 until April 7, 2018


Cancellation policy: Full refund minus $50 processing fee if cancellation request is received in writing by 5 pm March 1st, 2018. After that date, couples will receive full credit up to one year to attend a future workshop.

The Art and Science of Love weekend workshop for couples

John Gottman, Ph.D., has learned what really makes marriages work by studying and following over 3.000 couples in 35 years of research. He and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, Clinical Director of both the Gottman Institute and the Gottman Relationship Clinic, designed this workshop to teach couples how to foster romance and harmony in their relationships.

During the first day, you will learn how to build fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship. On the second day, you’ll work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills. The workshop is presented by Gottman Certified Couples Workshop Leaders, who will describe how relationships work and techniques to improve them. Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in their real-life relationship. Gottman therapists are available to support couples one-on-one with exercises. There is no group work or public disclosure.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a greater understanding of your relationship and the skills to repair or enhance it.

Who Should AttendASL small logo

This workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one.

What You’ll Learn

  • 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

Workshop Topics

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 (1) Learning what the Masters of Marriage Do

  • Identify your relationship’s strengths and how to build on them
  • Increase romance in your relationship
  • Recognize the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship/marriage
  • The effects of physiological flooding and how it may impede conflict resolution

(2) Building a “Sound Relationship House”

  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for Intimacy
  • 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 four techniques of effective conflict resolution

To Register: Register Online or Call 512-465-2926 or email contact@thecenter4relationships.com