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Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Tampa, FL October 23-24, 2020

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Tampa, FL

Friday evening, October 23rd – Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Time: Friday, 6:00p-9:30p and Saturday, 9a-5p
Price: $349 Early Bird until April 1st. $449 per couple *Payment Plan available
Location: TBD
Presented by:
Chris Cambas, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Gottman Certified Therapist and his wife Lori Cambas, Co-Founder and COO of National Marriage Seminars.

Chris and Lori Cambas
Includes The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, 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.

Couples Workbook

This Friday evening (6:00 pm – 9:30 pm) and Saturday (9am-5pm) workshop are for couples at any stage of a relationship, married or not. The content is based on The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, Ph.D.  

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.

Friday evening is specifically created to be a Date Night. Beyond the workshop itself, we will be providing light refreshments will for you to enjoy while you participate in the training. There are also several awesome restaurants nearby where you can grab food before the workshop begins and during the lunch break on Saturday.

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, as couple 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 exercises are done privately. Participation in 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 lori@nationalmarriageseminars.com 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.) 

Chris Cambas, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Gottman Certified Therapist

About Chris Cambas MA, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist

Chris Cambas is the Founder and Director of Full Circle Ministries, Founder & CEO of National Marriage Seminars and Founder & CEO of Couplestrong and The Practice Startup. He obtained a Masters in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Chris is licensed in marriage & family therapy, certified in Gottman Couples Therapy and a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Other association affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Most importantly, Chris has been married 20 years to his wife Lori and together they have one son, Austin.
Additional Info
  • Certified Gottman Therapist
  • PREPARE AND ENRICH Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments
MA, LMFT, IMHC, Certified Gottman Therapist 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#MT2702)
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH #7599)
Gottman Certified Therapist


Chris has appeared on

  • Radio Broadcast: Had a  weekly show on WTIS with Pete O’Shea called “Love and Marriage” (Friday’s at 11:30a) Spirit FM (The Big, Big House Morning Show, the Joy FM (guest appearances), WTBN (Salem Broadcasting), co-hosted “Getting it Right After Getting it Wrong” and has been a guest on Bill Bunkley’s drive time show.
  • Television: Therapist appearance on “Unfaithful, Stories of Betrayal” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN);
  • Magazine: Overflow Magazine (www.overflowmag.com) Cover, including a five-page article on his testimony in the May 2010 edition;
  • Film: Has worked extensively with Sherwood Baptist Church, Provident Films, as well as Five and Two Pictures/Christiano Film Group promoting various Christian movies nationally; Fireproof, Facing the Giants, Courageous and The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.
  • Church Speaking Engagements: Crossover Church, Floodgates Community Church, Murdock Baptist church in south Florida, to name a few.
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Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Refund Policy: All Sales are Final. Anyone registering for this event 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.

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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Checking this box will sign you up for our Payment Plan. An initial down payment of $195.00 will be charged at registration that includes a ONE-TIME $20.00 admin fee. Charges will be divided into 2 equal payments and charged the 28th of each month. All payment plans MUST be paid in full prior to the date of the training.