Couples Seminars

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Box Set
Gottman Art & Science of Love

Seven Principles for Making Marriage/Relationships Work

Couples Workshop in Tampa, Florida

*Presented & hosted by CoupleStrong Co-Founders Chris Cambas, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist & Trainer & Lori Cambas, COO of National Marriage Seminars



We are also offering The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work which is based on the bestselling and acclaimed culmination of four decades of research by Dr. John Gottman, presented in an accessible format to anyone who longs for stronger, healthier relationships.

The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two-day marriage workshop 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 has been offered across the US and internationally and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It’s designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn assertive communication and conflict management skills.

The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos, and private couples exercises. The activities are fun, insightful, and informative.  And there is no need to worry about sharing your personal problems in front of others… we don’t do any group sharing at this workshop.

The seminar imparts in practical, applicable ways the findings of Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research on the habits and patterns of couples. His scientific, longitudinal studies at the University of Washington are without peer in their study of over four thousand couples, measuring everything from the way couples talk to each other, to vital signs, to stress hormone levels, to conflict-recovery techniques.

Couples will learn and practice research-proven tools:

Make conflict work for your relationship

Deepen intimacy and build trust

Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues

Strengthen your foundation of friendship

Collaborate more effectively to solve problems

Communicate clearly and effectively (…and get more of what you want and need as a result!)

The registration cost per couple includes one complimentary copy of Dr. Gottman’s book: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. (Professionals who work with couples, and are interested in the research from an educational standpoint, may attend unaccompanied, or with their partner, or with a colleague or friend.)


Must both partners attend? 

Ideally, couples’ exercises are part of the event.

Is the seminar only for married couples?

No, the material applies equally well to couples dating, cohabiting, or engaged.
Professionals in helping fields may attend unaccompanied, with their partner, or with a colleague or friend.

Will we share our struggles publicly? 

No, couples' exercises are done privately. Participation in a group discussion is voluntary.

Do we have to read the book? 

No, but learning is enhanced by the additional information provided in the book.

Where can I contact the organizer?

Please email or call 813.960.0001

How do I secure Continuing Education Units (CEUs/CEs)? 

Counselors wishing to earn 8 CEUs, please notify the organizer at the time of registration. (If registering through National Marriage Seminars, CEUs are handled according to their policies, pricing, and procedure.)

Seven Principles Leaders
Gottman Art & Science of Love

Our Curriculum


Discover The Art and Science of Love at our world-renowned weekend workshop for couples created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and see for yourself why millions of couples worldwide have benefited from the Gottman Method.

  • Two days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love
  • For couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation
  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy
  • Has produced positive results for 94% of those who attend

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art and Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Workshop Description

Our curriculum is developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It’s grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what a relationship should be. On day one, you will learn how to build friendship in your relationship and express feelings of respect and affection. On day two, you will learn how to manage conflict and communicate effectively.

The workshop has produced positive results for 94% of those who attend based on exit surveys, but don’t just take our word for it. Click here to read one real couple’s story, “15 Favorite Moments from our Gottman Weekend Workshop.”

If you’ve already attended, you can refresh your skills and deepen your understanding of the Gottman Method at The Art and Science of Love 2 advanced workshop for couples.

What will I learn?

You and your partner will learn how to foster respect, affection, and closeness in your relationship. You will build and share a deeper connection with each other. You’ll learn how to keep conflict discussions calm, how to break through conflicted gridlock, and how to strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.

Screen Shot 2022-09-13 at 3.41.54 PM

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. You do not need to be married. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.

No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Gottman-trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises. This educational workshop may not be appropriate for couples dealing with addiction, domestic violence, or other serious relationship issues. In those situations, we recommend seeking counseling with a Gottman-trained therapist.

What is included in the price?

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive The Art and Science of Love box set, which contains:

The Art and Science of Love DVD Home Study
  • Two (2) Couples Workbooks
  • One (1) Repair Checklist
  • One (1) Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
  • Seven (7) Card Decks
    • Love Map
    • Opportunity
    • Open-Ended Questions
    • Rituals of Connection
    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)

** National Marriage Seminars and CoupleStrong provides information about various workshops and events related to couples' relationships on this website for informational purposes only. We are not hosting or presenting these workshops. Any arrangements, including but not limited to payment and scheduling, are the sole responsibility of the hosting therapists or organizations. Please refer to each individual party's refund policies regarding cancellations or changes. National Marriage Seminars and CoupleStrong is not liable for any issues arising from participation in these workshops.