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  • The Gottman Seven Principles Program

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    Live Zoom Seminar in the privacy of your home!

    MARCH 2024 (TBA)

    If you’d like to be contacted once date is set, send request here: 

    8:15 a.m. Introduction, 8:30 a.m. Start time, 3:30 p.m. Ends (we break for a 45-60 minute lunch break)

    $179 Introductory Price (Regularly $250)

    Six-plus hours for less than the price for one couples therapy session!

    Marriage is hard, divorce is harder!

    Are you having difficulties communicating and understanding each other? Are you stuck, arguing over the same issues without end, while the respect and admiration is in decline? Maybe you’re in a good relationship and want to safeguard your love against the challenges which come with marriage, children, in-laws and work? Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first sign of problems before they seek help. That’s like waiting six years being ill without seeking treatment. Please don’t wait until your relationship is falling apart!

    Become An Emotionally Intelligent Couple

    This seminar strengthens couples’ relationships by deepening their love maps, fostering fondness and admiration, facilitating turning toward each other, accepting influence, solving solvable problems, overcoming gridlock, and creating shared meaning.

    Seminar Objectives

    Break through and resolve conflict gridlock

    Deepen intimacy and build trust

    Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues

    Keep conflict discussions calm and self-regulate

    Foster respect, affection and closeness

    Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world

    Strengthen your foundation of friendship and admiration

    Collaborate more effectively to solve problems

    Communicate clearly and effectively, and get more of what you want and need as a result

    A Research-Based Seminar

    This is a one day, six-hour educational 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 seminar is offered across the US and internationally, and has reached thousands of couples wishing to strengthen their relationship. It is designed to help you and your mate improve your friendship, communication, and conflict management skills, deepen your intimacy, build trust, and strengthen your relationship and admiration for each other.

    The Seven Principles Seminar includes: lectures, demonstrations, videos, and private couples’ exercises. The activities are fun, insightful, and informative. There is no need to worry; you’re not required to talk in front of others.

    About the Presenter

    Maribel is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and Gottman Leader who specializes in using the Gottman Institute research when treating couples and individuals in the areas of marriage and relationship work.  She has a passion for helping clients, she has been practicing for over 16 years and treated clients from a wide background and developmental stages. She has completed all the Gottman Method Levels and was accepted in the arduous Certification Track from the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington  

    Who is this Seminar for?

    The Seminar is appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, for pre-marital couples, for couples living together, and for couples who have been together or married for decades.

    Who should not attend?

    Psycho-educational classes are not appropriate for all couples, including those with severe relationship distress, significant emotional 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 behaviors with gambling, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors.

    Can I purchase this as a gift?

    Yes!  The Seminar makes for a great gift.  Add the recipient email after the checkout. You can also send an email to info@mindsinactioncounseling if you have questions.  

    Is this therapy?

    No, this class is a psycho-educational program and does not replace couples’ therapy. The focus is on learning practical skills rather than discussing private moments in your personal lives.

    Do we have to share our problems?

    No, sharing personal problems or issues publicly is not part of the class. Couples exercises are conducted privately, ensuring your confidentiality. 

    What if we haven't read the "7 Principles" book?

    Absolutely! The class lectures comprehensively cover the content.  You may choose to read the book at your own pace.

    Do we have to speak or have the camera on?

    No. There will be some class participation but you are not required to take part.  Your comfort and preferences are respected.  We encourage the use of your camera to make it more engaging with participants and instructor, however it is not a requirement.

    Frequently asked questions

    Please review these common questions. Once you register and pay for seminar, you will receive the Zoom link for the event.