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Created by: Drs. John & Julie Gottman
Presented by: Maria P. Mercado, LPC, NCC
Certified Gottman Therapist, EMDR Certified

The workshop is grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable.

  Workshop Topics

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage

  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them

  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution

  • Learn small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship

  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for your marital 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 6 skills for effective conflict resolution

What You’ll Learn

At the workshop, couples 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 gridlock

• Strengthen and maintain the successes in your relationship

Who Should Attend?

The Art and Science of Love workshop is designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. We welcome couples of every culture, religion, ethnicity, race, ability, and sexual orientation to attend.

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