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    Workshops for Couples - Coming Fall 2024!

    The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book-The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop is designed to help couples improve their friendship and conflict management skills. 

    This psychoeducational workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos and private couple exercises. No need to worry about maintaining your privacy…there is no group sharing so participants will not share their personal problems in front of others.


    • Develop skills in managing conflict constructively and respectfully
    • Strengthen the foundation of your friendship
    • Enhance intimacy, fondness and admiration
    • Gain the skills to collaborate and problem-solve together
    • Improve communication
    • Maintain the gains in your relationship throughout a lifetime
    Weekend In-Person Workshop Schedule

    Saturday: 9am – 4pm (MST)

    Full Schedule to Come

    Weekly Online Workshop Schedule

    We will meet online every Thursday, 6pm – 7:15pm (MST)

    Private Couples Workshop Schedule

    We will meet weekly for 90-minutes at a time 

    convenient for you.

    Cancellation Policy

    We do not issue refunds. If you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, we are more than happy to roll your registration over to a future workshop date.


    1.    Will we have to share our personal problems and issues with the class? No. The class does not include sharing problems or issues publicly. Couples exercises are done privately.

    2.    Must both partners attend or can I come alone? Since the class involves couples doing exercises together, both partners must participate. If the class is offered over a period of time and one partner must miss a particular class meeting, then the other partner is encouraged to attend the lecture portion of the class. 

    3.    My partner isn’t a reader. Can we still come to the class if he/she won’t read the book? Yes, still come to the class. While the book provides very valuable information, the class lectures will summarize the content of the book. Each person will need a Couples Guide, however, to do the Couples Exercises efficiently.

    4.    Should we do the exercises in the book at home or save them for class? The class will involve doing some of the exercises from the book so doing them first at home would duplicate some of them. In some cases, the directions for doing the exer­cises in class have been revised and updated from those presented in the Seven Principles book. The leader will also role-play how to – and how not to – do some of the exercises in order to help participants get the most out of each exercise. 

    There are some exercises in the book that the class will not have time to do, and couples are encouraged to do them at home after that chapter has been covered in class.

    5.    Do I need to be in therapy to attend? No. Many couples who attend our workshops have never been to therapy, or are considering going to therapy. It is a great way to test what it would be like to try couples therapy, and often couples do go on to start couples therapy, but it is not necessary. The Seven Principles workshop is a great way to learn and grow with your partner in a half-day setting facilitated by licensed therapists.

    6.    Is this workshop a replacement for couples therapy? This workshop is psychoeducational, and is not therapy. However, for couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, build better communication skills, and foster more understanding in their relationships, or who don’t have the time to commit to regular therapy sessions.

    Three Convenient Formats

    Weekend In-Person Workshop: This weekend session is idea for the couple that can dedicate a Saturday to enhance their relationship and work on their journey to rise.

    Light snacks and refreshments will be provided (lunch is not included).  

    Weekly Online Workshop: The weekly series is idea for the busy couple that prefers evening sessions spread out over eight (8) weeks.

    Private Couples Workshop with Assessment and Personalized Coaching Session: This workshop is idea for the couple that prefers private workshops, rather than being in a group setting. 

    The private workshop includes eight (8) weekly 90-minute sessions, Gottman Relationship Checkup Assessment, and one (1) 50-minute coaching session with a personalized review. 

    What's Included in the Registration Price?

    • An intimate 6–10-hour couples workshop, led by local Gottman trained Program Leader, Stephanie Tatum
    • One copy of New York Times Bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman
    • Interactive activities for you and your partner
    • Two Couples Workbooks
    • One Love Maps Card Deck and Open-Ended Questions Card Deck  
      • These cards help couples connect emotionally, and increase intimacy and understanding in a fun, gentle way.


    • Couples who have been dating long-term
    • Pre-engaged couples
    • Engaged or pre-marital couples
    • Married couples, from newlyweds to senior couples
    • Couples in blended families
    • Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship
    • Those who wish to gain effective conflict management skills
    • People of all backgrounds, faiths, ages, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangement

    If you are experiencing emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, serious mental health problems in one or both partners, or active addictions (such as alcohol, drug, sexual, gambling, etc.), this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy. 

    Financial Investment and Registration

    Financial Investment and Workshop Dates will be Announced Soon!

      10% Veteran Discount (Military ID Required)

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    What if we need more than a workshop?

    Please schedule a free consultation via your future Client Portal. You may also visit the Couples and Relationship Therapy page to learn about my approach to couples and relationship therapy. I look forward to connecting and assisting you on your journey to rise!