The Art & Science of Love: Couples Weekend Intensive
October 10 - 12 (maximum 12 couples)
with Steven Patrick, PhD
Event Fee: $400 + $50 materials/couple
Psychologist Steven Patrick is bringing “The Art and Science of Love” workshop, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, to Arizona. It is based on Dr. John Gottman’s empirical research involving over 3,000 couples spanning over four decades.
As profiled in Malcolm Galdwell’s best-seller Blink, using Gottman’s methods to analyze an hour of a husband and wife talking predicted with 95 percent accuracy whether that couple will still be married fifteen years later. Watching a couple for fifteen minutes, the success rate was around 90 percent. The truth of a marriage can be understood in a much shorter time than anyone ever imagined. With that knowledge, couples can have a clearer understanding about what helps their relationships succeed or fail and what they can do to improve their relationships. Success in marriages and in all relationships hinges not on the absence of conflict, but on healthy conflict management.
The October weekend will teach ways to enhance friendship and intimacy, to ‘turn toward’ versus ‘turn away’ when things start to go awry, and to deal effectively with perpetual issues that often end in gridlock and negativity.
For more information, contact: Steven Patrick, PhD (928) 600-1195, firstname.lastname@example.org