Workshops and Retreats
Workshops and Retreats
The Art and Science of Love Workshop for Couples, developed by Dr. John and Julie Gottman, is delightfully offered and facilitated by Dr. Steven Patrick, with the role-play assistance of Dr. Susan Patrick. The workshop is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 45 years of systematic research on over 3000 couples that uncovered the specific elements which make couples successful and thrive. Dr. Gottman’s research indicates that all couples experience conflict, but couples who are able to maintain positivity while discussing conflictual issues have high levels of happiness and marital satisfaction in their marriages.
The Art and Science of Love workshop, offered by Dr. Steven Patrick, is intended to help couples strengthen their relationships. In the workshop, couples learn specific skills to improve their relationship, foster romance, manage conflict, deepen intimacy and develop a greater sense of shared meaning. Couples work privately on exercises to address real life challenges. A certified Gottman Therapist is available to assist on a one to one basis to support the couples practice. Though the workshop is psychoeducational, all information shared is kept in strict confidence.
What will you learn?
- Four negative habits of interacting which destroy relationships and how to correct these patterns.
- Skills to repair interactions when they are turning negative.
- How to soften the ways of bringing up an issue.
- Ways to show that you wish your partner to be influential in the relationship.
- How to deal with perpetual issues to avoid gridlock and negativity.
Who should attend?
Couples with a strong relationship can make their relationship great. Distressed couples can learn and practice the skills needed to develop closer and more positive relationships.
Where is the workshop held?
The Art and Science of Love workshop is held in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ, which is just 45 minutes from Sedona's red rocks, and an hour and a half from the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is home to a host of delicious restaurants and breweries, and offers endless outdoors opportunities including skiing, hiking, biking, and climbing.
This year's workshops will be held on the following dates:
April 29-30, July 22-23, and October 14-15, 2017 (The July workshop is full.)
Click below to register for one of the workshops. For further information, contact us here.