Reawaken your passion and commitment
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, the acclaimed culmination of four decades of the research of Dr. John Gottman, is now available for couples like you who long for better relationships. This one-day workshop will give you new insights and evidence-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship, and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.
We are currently offering the following workshops:
ONE-DAY “SPRING CLEANING” WORKSHOP
Does your relationship need a good deep clean?
You’re in luck! Our experiential workshop comes just in time to give you new insights and evidence-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship, and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.
So step out of the linen closet, put down your broom and join us for a day of relationship renewal.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Educational Service Unit #3
6949 South 110th Street, LaVista
$200 per couple, or . . .
$180 with the following discounts:
“Early Bird” – Register by April 6th
“Double Date” – Register with a second couple
“Professional Courtesy Rate” – for counselors, clergy, bartenders and hairstylists (Yes, really!)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 19, 2018
*Our fee is non-refundable, but if you cancel with at least seven days notice we will be happy to apply your payment to your participation in a future workshop. If the cancelation originates with ORI (for instance, if our enrollment is too low to hold the workshop), we will refund your fee immediately and assist you in registering for a future workshop of your choice.
- 7 hours of practical relationship-building strategies
- Light breakfast, box lunch and afternoon snacks
- Workshop materials (one copy of Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work, and two copies of the Seven Principles Couples Guide workbook)
We believe one of the reasons couples lose emotional intimacy or get stuck in perpetual conflict is simply that we lack of education and training in this important area of our lives. We are more than willing to train for marathons, seek education to further our careers, or visit a financial advisor to guide us in our investments. But most of us enter into committed partnerships with virtually no training or tools at our disposal.
In this class you will learn to:
Deepen your knowledge of one another
Build friendship and trust
Recognize and respond to bids for emotional connection
Be open to your partner’s influence
Understand and manage both solvable and difficult problems
Get through gridlocked conflict
Create shared meaning and support each other’s life goals
Maintain gains throughout a lifetime
This workshop is appropriate for:
Couples contemplating engagement
Couples in the early or middle stage of their marriage or committed partnership
Couples married for decades
This psycho-educational workshop will not be appropriate or helpful for all couples, including those with severe relationship distress, significant emotional or physical abuse, serious emotional or mental health problems, significant substance abuse or gambling problems, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors. We will be happy to refer you to an experienced couples therapist if your relationship is experiencing any of the above problems and you would like help in working through them. FAQs:
- Is this workshop a religious-based experience? Although the workshop may be offered on the campus of a religious institution, there is no spiritual or religious content to the workshop.
- Are unmarried couples welcome? Yes!
- Is this workshop LGBTQ-friendly? Absolutely!
- Will we have to share our persona problems and issues with the class? The class does not include public disclosures. You will work privately with your partner to complete the exercises.
- I notice that the presenters are couples therapists. Will they be counseling us? This is a psycho-educational class, not a counseling experience.