Inner Reflections Psychotherapy Center, LLC presents
Gottman Couples Workshop
Rekindle the passion in your relationship and reconnect as a couple! 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.” The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the culmination of over four decades of research by one of the countries top relationship experts. The Seven Principles workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship.
Do you have difficulty communicating and understanding each other? Are you stuck, arguing in circles about the same issues? Are you in a good relationship and would like to make it even better? Are you beginning a relationship you want to last and want to enhance your relationship with your spouse or partner? Have experienced conflict and want to learn tools to resolve it? Want to improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship? Are already in counseling and want to enrich the experience? Have considered seeing a marriage or relationship counselor? or just want to enjoy a romantic and adventurous weekend or week long get away with your partner while investing in your relationship at the same time? If so, then this workshop retreat experience is for you?
What you will Learn:
You will learn how to foster respect, affection, and closeness – Build and share a deeper connection with each other – Build an environment of safety and trust with one another – Identify your relationships’ specific strengths and how to build on them – Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect your conflict resolution – Learn how mindfulness can transform your interactions – Learn to use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another – Create an emotional bank account that you can draw upon in times of stress – Intimately gain knowledge of each other’s world – Learn how to keep conflict discussions calm- Learn to recognize destructive relationship patterns called the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how to transform these patterns – Break through and resolve conflict gridlock – Learn how to repair the relationship after a fight – Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship.
What to Expect:
This Workshop combines teaching and demonstrations incorporating mindfulness with experiential work sessions where you and your partner focus on your relationship with each other. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. Except for a brief introduction, you will not share anything with the larger class unless you choose to do so.
The Seven Principles Workshop is appropriate for couples who are:
- In every phase of relationships, including couples contemplating engagement or engaged, newlyweds to couples married for decades
- Those in a committed relationship who wish to enhance a struggling relationship
- Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship
- Those needing better conflict management tools
- Those considering couples therapy or those in couples therapy who want to enhance their ongoing couples work
- People of all backgrounds, ages, Faiths, and sexual orientations.
The Seven Principles Workshop is inappropriate for couples who are facing :
- Significant emotional or physical abuse
- Severe mental health problems
- Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behavior
If any of the above describes your relationship you should instead seek individual or couples therapy
Karen is the founder of Inner Reflections Psychotherapy Center, LLC, a private practice in Glenwood Springs, Colorado specializing in working with couples to create more meaningful and intimate relationships. In her private practice, Karen has been helping couples for over 20 years and has a passion for working with couples in her practice to repair and heal their relationships. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Mental Health Service Provider. Karen is trained in level I, II, & III of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is trained and authorized as a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a research based intervention using emotions to enhance bonding within the couple and help alleviate relationship distress and is also trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy integrating attachment, differentiation, and neuroscience. At Inner Reflections Psychotherapy Center, LLC, Karen customizes her therapeutic services to meet the needs of couples in crisis and their busy schedules by offering weekly couples counseling sessions and marital intensives ranging from a few hours to several days of therapy sessions.
Here is what some participants are saying:
“The workshop was very well put together to sustain our interest & the teaching was presented in a helpful and humorous way. Karen is open, kind & a great communicator & moderator. She makes it easy to discuss any topic and learn from it. It was a safe and open environment which allowed my boyfriend and I to experience breakthroughs during many of the exercises. Even though we were friends coming in we are much closer now.” Evaluation- Miranda A. Attendee
“Karen’s ability to explain the information in the workshop was one of the highlights for me and her openness about how she has used the material in her own relationship really helped. The connection with my girlfriend was strengthened and our relationship became stronger during this workshop.” Evaluation- Karl H. Attendee
“This workshop was great. The videos with the Gottman’s were very enlightening and humorous! I really was able to learn from Karen and the other couples. Karen shared from her own experiences which I really appreciated it. My husband and I were not close coming in to the workshop but I feel much closer to him as a result.” Evaluation- Cheryl W. Attendee
“Karen expanded my understanding. She is thoughtful, kind and non-bias. This workshop helped “a great deal” and I feel much closer to my spouse now.” Evaluation- Jason W. Attendee
“The workshop was excellent! Karen presented in a practical and engaging way. I really appreciated her approach. The positives of this workshop for me was being able to separate and work with my husband alone on some of the activities and to feel safe expressing my feelings. I feel like we were able to begin to open up on a more personal level than than before, and if we continue using the tools we’ve been given , we will continue to get even closer.” Evaluation- Anonymous (female) Attendee
“The highlights of this workshop was learning the tools and methods to deal with conflict. I appreciate that the workshop encourages and guides us through the problems we don’t want to deal with. The perpetual vs. solvable problems made my wife and I face difficult issues. I have a better understanding of how to become closer as friends but now I have to take the tools to make it happen. I am encouraged to do so. I learned more about how I understand my feelings and how my wife understands the same things differently. The material flowed very well. The presenter was very comforting and helpful.” Evaluation- Anonymous (male) Attendee
“We enjoyed the workshop! The topics were all relevant and built on each other. The workshop showed there are options to get many things resolved and understand each other better on the things that are not resolvable. This workshop has drawn us much closer.” Evaluation- Anonymous (male and female) Attendees
“Loved the Gottman videos. They were informative and clarified some of the questions I had. Karen did a great job of presenting the information and letting us become familiar with the material. We are now able to communicate more effectively and I learned that we have way more in common than not.” Evaluation- Anonymous (male) Attendee
“Wonderful instructor, great atmosphere to promote learning. I felt comfortable asking questions it was easy to follow along!” Evaluation- Anonymous (female) Attendee
“I really enjoyed the Workshop. I especially enjoyed the Gottman videos plus the thorough explanation of the 4 horseman and how they affect relationships. I enjoyed discussing topics as a class and hearing other perspectives, as well as the time with my wife doing our own exercises. I definitely recommend this workshop.” Evaluation- Anonymous (male) Attendee 2017
“The 7 Principles and the research behind it was so enlightening. I really enjoyed having time to connect to my spouse. I enjoyed the workshop and Karen is a gifted leader.” Evaluation- Anonymous (female) Attendee
“The highlights were both the video examples and following exercises. It validated that all relationships have patterns and with hard work can help even the perpetual issues get out of gridlock. I feel much closer to my spouse after attending this workshop. Thank you! Keep up the good work.” Evaluation- Anonymous (female) Attendee
About Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Glenwood Springs offers a wide variety of charming B & B’s cabins, inns and hotels in this charming town. Glenwood Springs is a resort city in Colorado known for its beautiful hot springs. It sits in the rugged Rocky Mountains, surrounded by the vast White River National Forest. Glenwood Canyon is rich with wildlife and features Hanging Lake, with its striking turquoise waters. Glenwood Caverns are ancient underground caves. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has roller coasters and canyon swings overlooking the Colorado River.
Enjoy a romantic evening after the workshop or if you prefer, our specialist can help you design your own individualized package to include the retreat of your dreams around this two day weekend workshop. Different packages for different needs and budgets can be designed.
If you are in Aspen, Vail, Grand Junction, Denver, or other surrounding areas, join us! If you live out of State and are visiting this winter, join us while vacationing in beautiful Colorado.
More Information about the Seven Principles Couples Workshop:
All couples attending will be entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets to the magical “Iron Mountain Hot Springs.” Drawing will be held at the workshop!
This valuable workshop experience will be held February 11th and 12th, 2023 from 10 am to 6 pm each day with a hour long lunch.
Your registration includes the book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” 2 Couples guides, and bonus card decks. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. The regular cost for this workshop is $599.00 per couple. Deposit Required. Payment Plans available. Space is limited. Early Bird pricing only $569.00
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Space is limited. Payment Plans available. If setting up payment plan, deposit is required. Please book your workshop by filling out form below. If setting up payment plan please call or email.
What is the cancellation policy?
Your registration fee is non-refundable, but transferable. Once registered, if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the 7 Principles Couples Workshop, you will have the opportunity to register for a different workshop within one year.