The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop

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2014 Dates For Gottman Couples Workshops

Toronto, ON   April 12-13, 2014

Vancouver, BC   April 26-27, 2014

Calgary, AB   May 24-25, 2014

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Who Should Attend?

Any couple needing to get away together for a retreat from the daily grind. Any couple that sees the value of “checking-in” on their marriage or relationship.  Any couple that has been in a short or long term relationship.   Any couple that may be in distress.  Any couple that wants to ensure their relationship is sustainable and lasting. Click here to read what couples are saying about this important workshop here.   Note: Many men report in their evaluations that this workshop feels particularly  comfortable for them because of the  practical  "nuts and bolts" approach that makes them feel like they can do it.

This workshop is filled with humour and is guaranteed to not be intimidating, embarrassing or a waste of your time. We all are continually saddened about marriages and relationships resulting in a 50% divorce or break up rate. This workshop can help prevent that from happening. Is it not time that you made the investment in your relationship? This workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, then this two day workshop will provide a roadmap for repair. Read what others are saying about this workshop!

the workshop was amazing and far exceeded the expectations we had going in. Darren and Lawrence are incredibly talented, intelligent and compassionate individuals. Their ability to skillfully weave personal anecdotes and experiences into the content was remarkable and infused a great deal of credibility into the workshop.  R & M - Calgary couple

What You Will Learn

In this workshop, couples will learn how to:

  • 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 grid-lock
  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

The Workshop Program

The Gottmans' research has taught us what really makes marriages work by studying and following over 3,000 couples in three decades of research. This workshop is to teach you exactly what successful couples do to foster romance and harmony in their marriages. 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. In this workshop, there will be many humorous stories and role plays. 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.

Workshop Information

  • Weekend Schedule:
    • Saturday: 8:30AM--5:00PM (registration at 8:00AM)
    • Sunday: 8:30AM--5:00PM
  • Cost Per Couple:
    • Early Registration $585.00 plus applicable taxes.
    • Standard Registration: $650.00 plus applicable taxes
    • (Excludes hotel booking)
    • LIMITED SEATS.   This event will sell out at this price! Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made on or before the Early Registration Cutoff Date, a full refund less a $50.00 processing fee will be given.  After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit for a future workshop within the following twelve months.

Workshop Topics

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About The Presenters & The Gottman Institute

Darren and LaVerna Wilk, and Lawrence Stoyanowski have presented this workshop over 40 times to audiences who have reviewed this as one of the best things they have ever done for their relationship.  Darren and Lawrence have also been representing the Gottman institute as top senior trainers and offer training events for counselors wanting to be certified as Gottman therapists. The Gottman institute has affectionately referred to them as being in the "Big Five" and uses them to represent the Gottman's in the Great White North!

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Darren LaVerna Lawrence

Register Now For Upcoming Workshops.

Toronto, ON   April 12-13, 2014
Vancouver, BC   April 26-27, 2014
Calgary, AB   May 24-25, 2014
Edmonton, AB   March 8-9, 2014