Does your relationship have what it takes to make love last a lifetime?
It’s been said before and it will be said again—relationships are hard work. In this presentation world-renowned relationship experts, Drs. John Gottman and Julie Gottman, offer NEW insights on how couples can lay a foundation that will carry them through the joys and challenges over the lifetime of their relationship. The Gottmans draw from 40 years of longitudinal research and theory. Topics include:
Relationship and divorce prediction: Dr. John Gottman has been able to predict with over 90% accuracy, which couples will divorce, which couples will stay together happily, and which couples will stay together unhappily
The importance of nurturing friendship and intimacy in ones' relationship
The importance of managing conflict constructively
The significance of creating shared meaning and finding ways to make one another's life dreams come true
NEW! The key ingredients for building trust, love, loyalty, and commitment. Gottman’s newest research reveals the dynamics of betrayal and how to safeguard (or heal) your relationship.
These qualities can help inspire confidence in your relationship, and give hope that, despite inevitable struggles, your relationship can be enduring and resilient.
For over forty years, Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized our understanding of marriage and relationships. His research has been internationally recognized for its unprecedented ability to precisely measure interactive processes in couples and to predict the long-term success or failure of relationships.
In a time when nearly half of marriages end in divorce, the Gottmans are able to offer invaluable insights to help your relationship go the distance. This presentation is for anyone who wants his or her relationship to attain its highest potential.
Summarize the basis of stable, happy relationships revealed by research.
Explain what corrodes relationships, including the four predictors of relationship demise.
Identify how couples can build trust.
Describe how repair is critical in all relationships.
Describe ways how couples can create rituals of connection and create shared meaning.
Identify ways in which couples can establish loyalty and commitment.
ABOUT THE SPEKAERS
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 over 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
World renown for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. Gottman’s research has earned him numerous national awards, including:
Four five-year-long National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award
The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
The National Council of Family Relations 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research
Dr. Gottman, together with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, co-founded The Gottman Relationship Institute, which provides clinical training, workshops, services, and educational materials for mental health professionals, couples, and families. He was 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 over 800 invited keynote addresses, workshops, and scientific presentations, to avid audiences around the world including Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Israel, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Netherlands and Turkey. As a wonderful story-teller and expert, Dr. Gottman has also appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, Anderson and Oprah, and he has been written up in numerous print articles, including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.
Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D. is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute. She is a highly respected clinical psychologist and educator who was recently honored as the Washington State Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Julie Gottman is the designer and Clinical Director for Loving Couples, Loving Children, a curriculum for couples challenged by poverty, and co-designer of a therapeutic model for addressing domestic violence. She has authored or co-authored three books, and has been a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. Dr. Schwartz Gottman specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.
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