1 hour, 53 minutes
NOTE: The seminar handout, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
In this presentation, Dr. John Gottman draws from his nearly four decades of breakthrough research with over 3,000 couples.
In this entertaining and educational lecture based on his best-selling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. Gottman outlines the tools and techniques that have helped thousands of couples around the world build a "Sound Relationship House." You'll learn about:
Nurturing the Friendship in Marriage
How 'Positive Perspective' Occurs When the Friendship in Marriage Is Strong
Dealing With Relationship Issues and Managing Your Conflict
Finding Ways to Make Each Other's Life Dreams Come True
Creating Shared Meaning – Building a Shared Sense of Purpose
This presentation is for anyone who wants his or her relationship to attain its highest potential. His style of presentation is clear, informative and peppered liberally with humor. A wonderful storyteller, he is beloved by his audiences everywhere. John has appeared on numerous TV programs, including: Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, and CBS Morning News. Articles about him have appeared in many publications including Time Magazine, The New York Times, and Men’s Health.
Understand the basis of stable, happy relationships revealed by research
Explain what corrodes relationships, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (the four big predictors of relationship demise)
Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
Describe the skills and strengths needed to help clients create lasting relationships
Our Research and Methods
The Gottman-Levenson Research Paradigm
The importance of physiology in relationship stability
The “Love Lab,” a study of 130 newlywed couples and what it revealed about relationship stability and treatment
Insights from a 20-year long study of middle-aged and older couples
What Predicts Relationship Stability and Happiness?
The ratio of positive and negative emotions in conflict
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that predict relationship deterioration and their antidotes
The Sound Relationship House Theory
Nurture friendship and intimacy by learning three fundamental tools
Stabilize the positive perspective of partners by modifying the negative perspective
Manage conflict constructively, by regulating physiology, moving from gridlock to dialogue on perpetual problems, and learning the skills successful couples use to repair and de-escalate conflict
Learn life dreams of partners and how to honor them
Create shared meaning by building a shared sense of purpose
John Gottman, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he established what the media called, “The Love Lab,” and conducted much of his award-winning research on couple interaction and treatment. Dr. Gottman has studied marriage, couples and parent relationships for nearly four decades. He has authored or co-authored 119 published articles as well as 44 books, including:
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Relationship Cure
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and How You Can Make Yours Last
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting
And Baby Makes Three
The Marriage Clinic
Dr. Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, co-founded The Gottman Institute, which provides clinical training, workshops, services, and educational materials for mental health professionals, couples, and families around the world. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute which has created treatments for couples transitioning to parenthood and couples suffering from minor domestic violence.
Dr. Gottman has presented hundreds of invited keynote addresses, workshops, and scientific presentations, to avid audiences around the world including Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Israel, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway.