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Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Madison, WI – July 14-15, 2018

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Madison, WI

Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dates: July 14-15, 2018
Time: 9:00a – 5:00p
Price: $475 per couple
Location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706

Presented by: Certified Gottman Educators Gloria Bannasch, Peggy Braam, and Rebecca Compton


Tired of having the same fight over and over?

Do you want to learn how to become a “master couple” and create a lifetime of love built on deep friendship, healthy conflict, and shared meaning?

Then, this two-day workshop is for you!

PRACTICAL & EFFECTIVE: Based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman, this workshop provides couples with practical tools to enhance and improve their relationship.

PROVEN, RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH: this educational and experiential workshop will help couples learn how to:

  • Improve friendship, fondness and admiration
  • Enhance romance and intimacy
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
  • Create shared meaning

DESIGNED FOR ALL COUPLES: This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship, no matter the stage of your relationship. It has been shown to be effective with ALL types of couples, including people of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, sexual orientations and gender identities.*



More about this workshop
This program is based upon The New York Times bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D.

Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in Dr. Gottman’s groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their relationships work.

For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that put thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other and the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

This class is designed to strengthen your marriage or committed relationship. If you already have a strong relationship, this class will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this class will provide a road map for repair.

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first sign of problems before they seek help. Don’t wait until your relationship is falling apart to get help. Be proactive and learn what decades of research teach us about healthy relationships.

Gloria Bannasch, Peggy Braam and Rebecca Compton are authorized Seven Principles Program educators who will lead the workshop and teach you what successful couples specifically do to create long-lasting loving relationships, as well as the benefits of a stable, committed relationship.

Should I do anything to prepare?
There are no prerequisites to attending a couple’s workshop. The workshop is self-contained; no pre-reading is required. However, some couples report that reading The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book enhanced their workshop experience by providing a foundation in the research concepts and applications.

Do I have to talk in this class?
Absolutely not. Although the leaders will ask questions of the audience and encourage participation, speaking up is entirely up to you! If you just want to sit back, learn, and participate in the private exercises with your partner, you are welcome to do so.

Dress for the workshop is casual.


Presented by Certified Gottman Educators Gloria Bannasch, Peggy Braam, and Rebecca Compton:

Gloria Jean Bannasch is a licensed professional, and nationally certified, counselor. For the last six years, Gloria has worked in private practice in the Fox Valley. She owns and operates GJB Health Services. Ms. Bannasch is a Certified Gottman Therapist, able to provide Gottman method couples’ counseling. She is also certified to present Gottman couples’ workshops; including the Seven Principles for Making Marriage WorkBringing Baby Home and The Art and Science of Love.
Gloria Jean Bannasch, MEd, LPC, NCC, BCC, DCC

Peggy Braam is a licensed professional counselor with 20 years of clinical experience. She has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for five years and earned a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy. Peggy has a private psychotherapy practice on the west side of Madison. She has achieved Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is pursuing Level II.

Peggy Braam, MS, LPC

Rebecca Compton is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, a certified group psychotherapist, and a board certified coach. She has had the privilege of guiding therapy clients for over 30 years. Originally from Chicago, she has practiced in Forest Park and Oak Brook, IL, Atlanta, Houston, and now in Madison. She has a special interest in helping couples create satisfying relationships, so she has achieved Level III training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Rebecca Compton, MEd, LPC, CGP, BCC

* NOTE: This workshop is not appropriate for couples with severe relationship distress, significant emotional or physical abuse, serious emotional or mental health problems, relationships where one or both partners are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol, and relationships with serious compulsive behavior with gambling, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors. In these situations, couples counseling or individual counseling would be more appropriate.

Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Refund Policy:  Rebecca Compton, MEd, LPC hosted events agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with those travel and event arrangements. By registering for any event through National Marriage Seminars, Inc. website the individual or entity agrees to these terms.

Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: To cancel please email rcomptom@att.net.   Those unable to attend the event they have registered for may transfer to a future Rebecca Compton, LPC hosted training minus a 20% administrative fee.  This is a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a Connect Couples Therapy, LLP hosted event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with this training.

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 admin@nationalmarriageseminars.com or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.

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