What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?

Gottman Method Couples Therapy combines the knowledge and wisdom of more than three decades of Gottman research and clinical practice. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman's three decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. This research shows us what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship. Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help couples:

  • Increase respect, affection, and closeness
  • Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck
  • Generate greater understanding between partners
  • Keep conflict discussions calm

Research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the seven components of healthy coupleships.

The Gottman Theory For Making Relationships Work

Sound Relationship House

  • Build Love Maps: How well do you know your partner's inner psychological world, his or her history, worries, stresses, joys, and hopes?
  • Share Fondness and Admiration: The antidote for contempt, this level focuses on the amount of affection and respect within a relationship. (To strengthen fondness and admiration, express appreciation and respect.)
  • Turn Towards: State your needs, be aware of bids for connection and turn towards them. The small moments of everyday life are actually the building blocks of relationship.
  • The Positive Perspective: The presence of a positive approach to problem-solving and the success of repair attempts.
  • Manage Conflict: We say "manage" conflict rather than "resolve" conflict, because relationship conflict is natural and has functional, positive aspects. Understand that there is a critical difference in handling perpetual problems and solvable problems.
  • Make Life Dreams Come True:Create an atmosphere that encourages each person to talk honestly about his or her hopes, values, convictions and aspirations.
  • Create Shared Meaning: Understand important visions, narratives, myths, and metaphors about your relationship.

Gottman Approach to Marriage Therapy

Learn About the Gottman Method

Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman have developed tools to take your marriage or your relationship with your partner from VOW to WOW! John has been studying what makes happy marriages happy. He discovered, it is not so much how you manage conflicts, but how you interact with each other on a daily basis. Join us for this one day seminar, it will revolutionize your marriage or relationship with your partner.

  • Help restore trust
  • Create a safe place for discussions
  • Help develop a path to healing
  • and more!
 

 

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  • Learn how to resolve Conflict In LOVE
  • Plot Marriage Goals
  • Correct negative habits
  • Fall In LOVE All Over AGAIN
 

 

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