Tampa, FL Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Aug 18-19, 2023
Hosted by CoupleStrong – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the bestselling and acclaimed culmination of four decades of research, presented in an accessible format to anyone who longs for stronger, healthier relationships. 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.
VENUE: AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Airport, 4020 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 350-4020
*329 per couple
Friday evening, August 18th 6:00pm – 9:00p (Eastern Time)
Saturday, August 19th 9:00am-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Includes The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work paperback book, two Couples Guides, and Love Maps and Open-Ended Questions card decks
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the bestselling and acclaimed culmination of four decades of research, presented in an accessible format to anyone who longs for stronger, healthier relationships.
Until now, marking up the book’s pages was the only way for readers to record answers to its many exercises. Our new Couples Guide takes couples step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles, and it offers each partner their own private space to work through exercises and journal thoughtfully about each principle as it applies to their own relationship.
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.
The research conducted by The Gottman Institute has made Dr. Gottman the most-quoted author on marriage by other authors on marriage. It has provided solid, scientifically-validated conclusions on what makes relationships work. In fact, so reliable are Dr. Gottman’s principles that he can observe a married couple in conflict for fifteen minutes and determine whether they will divorce—with over 90% accuracy—assuming their interactive patterns remain unchanged.
If you’ve ever wondered why some couples thrive while others dive, this seminar will provide answers. In less than a full weekend, you’ll learn the six toxic patterns observed in “disaster couples” that cause their demise, and the seven relationship-building patterns observed in “master couples.” As a couple, you will engage in private exercises to help you apply—in-seminar—the Principles to your relationship.
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 is per couple and 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 who are dating, cohabiting, or engaged.
Professionals in helping fields may attend unaccompanied, or with their partner, or with a colleague or friend.
Will we share our struggles publicly?
No, couple of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
Co-Founders of Couplestrong – Chris Cambas, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist, and his wife, Lori Cambas, COO of National Marriage Seminars & CoupleStrong.
Chris is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 35,000 hours of face-to-face experience in private practice. He attended the University of Tampa for his undergraduate degree and Liberty University for his Master’s Degree. He’s also certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a Certified Gottman Trainer.
Lori has an extensive 30-year background in marketing and advertising as well as the hospitality industry. She is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1-3. She attended the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degree.
Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*
Refund, Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. In the event a seminar is canceled National Marriage Seminars, Inc. is only responsible for reimbursement of fees paid for the seminar with the exception of force majeure. All costs incurred for travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that made those arrangements. National Marriage Seminars, Inc. reserves the right to move venue location and assigned presenters originally advertised for an event with a 30-day notice to attendees. In the event a venue or presenter is changed, no reimbursements will be given. Venue changes are not to exceed 50 miles or 1 hour drive time from the original venue advertised. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a National Marriage Seminars, Inc. event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with those travel arrangements. By registering for any National Marriage Seminars, Inc. sponsored or hosted event the individual or entity agrees to these terms. National Marriage Seminars has the right to move this training to an on-demand format based on COVID-19 recommendations with city and CDC guidelines during a pandemic or natural disaster.
CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase at the event.
Grievance Policy: It is the mission of National Marriage Seminars of America to find presenters who serve as a gateway to enhance clinical skills and to produce and distribute their work with integrity. We also believe in creating a learning environment that respects the diversity our attendees bring to these events. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please email us at email@example.com or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.
What is included in the price?
Two-day live training, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work paperback book, two Couples Guides, and Love Maps and Open-Ended Questions card decks
This is hosted by CoupleStrong
Day 1: August 18, 2023
Start time: 06:00 p.m.
End time: 09:00 p.m.
Day 2: August 19, 2023
Start time: 09:00 a.m.
End time: 04:00 p.m.
Start time: 06:00 p.m. EST
End time: 04:00 p.m. EST
Venue: AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Airport, 4020 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: (813) 350-4020