Couplestrong Online Workshops
"You can observe a lot by watching." - Yogi Berra
We have developed 3 formats for online learning. The first is a recording of a live Couplestrong workshop. The second is a 6 module workshop specifically designed for learning in the privacy of your home and is based on our live workshop curriculum. The third is live, interactive, video conferencing workshops that take place once a week for one and a half hours and last for 4 weeks. This format provides a Q&A format at specific times during the video conference.
Couplestrong workshops are based on 35,000 hours of face to face therapy with thousands of couples. Our workshops will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.
Our curriculum was developed by Chris Cambas and our Couplestrong staff. It is based on 35,000 hours of face to face counseling with thousands of couples from all walks of life as well as 1,000+ clinical trainings with therapists worldwide. It’s grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable.
Couples will learn how to enhance their friendship, transform conflicts into dialogues, deepen intimacy and create shared meaning.
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 specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn powerful 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.
"Amazing workshop. I was a bit concerned at first that it would be a Zoom meeting but actually ended up liking this better than being in person. A lot of touchy subjects were discussed and being in our own home made it more comfortable to deal with them. The boxed set is beautiful! We have already put the cards to use and thoroughly enjoyed the activities provided by the workbook. Really a wonderful experience. My husband and I agree we would love to do another one of these in a couple of years. Five stars all around!!!" - USAF Couple
"This may help save our marriage of 22 years. This was truly a GOD sent. Thank you very much for giving us this opportunity. We are humbly grateful!" - Fatima and Curtis
"Simply awesome material and application." - Jennifer and Dave
"Great weekend!! Content allowed us to dig deeper as a couple. Thank you."
"Thankful to have had the opportunity to attend this course. Would love to attend more courses in the future. In the past couple of weeks, I've seen a shift in how we communicate with each other. If I say, "I'm feeling flooded," he understands what I mean and what I might need at that moment. I can easily ask, "Are you venting?" or "Can we pause?" and he understands my intent." - Laura & Ethan August 31, 2020
We honestly did not expect much from a weekend group session but were so wrong. Not only were we able to identify with others with similar issues, but we gained tools to help us navigate through our marriage. So grateful for this opportunity.
I researched and reached out to numerous companies shortly after COVID and the stay-at-home order to plan a virtual marriage workshop. National Marriage Seminars rose to the top of my list immediately. Lori and Chris are responsive, flexible, and a joy to work with. A week prior to the event, each couple received a beautiful kit and a thorough email explaining how to log into the workshop and what to expect over the two-day workshop. During the workshop, Chris delivered the content with ease and was extremely knowledgeable. What I appreciated most about Chris, is this is not only his job but his passion. Throughout the course, Chris and Lori answered questions, stayed available during breaks, and worked after hours with a few couples to ensure they knew how to apply the lessons learned. After hosting numerous marriage retreats and workshops, this one was definitely the best I have seen. Lastly, I would highly recommend National Marriage Seminars to any couple, at any stage in their relationship. -ANGELA N. CARTER, MSgt, USAF, Religious Affairs, Senior Enlisted Leader, Special Warfare Training Wing (SWTW)