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

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work Seminar

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work

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, strengthen your relationship and admiration for each other. ‘Minds In Action Counseling’ offers seminars in English and Spanish!

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, but will get the opportunity to practice new skills with your mate.


Maribel Corona M.Ed., LPC-S Licensed Professional Counselor, and Gottman Leader who specializes in using the Gottman Institute research when treating couples and individuals in the areas of marriage and relationship work.

Certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader Maribel Corona

Registration is $375.00 per couple. It includes:

The book – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Two workbooks with step-by-step exercises
Two card-decks Love Map and Open Ended Questions
Continental breakfast and light snacks
Texas engaged couples receive a $60 discount by showing their marriage license!
Register and pay online before workshop

Couples will learn and practice proven tools to:

The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Index

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

Event Time and Location

Date to be announced. If you would like a notice of the next scheduled date or if you’re interested in hosting it for a group or church please send us an email:


8:00-8:30 Check-In
8:30-4:00 Class (Lunch on your own)
We will have two breaks during workshop
Yeager Building Conference Room First Floor
8105 Rasor Blvd. Plano, TX 75024
(We will maintain enough room for social distancing)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often is this program offered?2020-03-29T19:28:14-06:00

This seminar is offered 2-3 times per year, so please select a date that works for you, or send us an email to be added to our mailing list for upcoming dates at: info@mindsinactioncounseling.com. If you have a church or venue and would like to offer this seminar at your location and to your audience please contact me via email so we can collaborate on this goal.

Can I purchase tickets as a gift?2020-03-29T18:59:33-06:00

Participation in this program is a wonderful wedding or anniversary present. Simply purchase the tickets and add a note about the couple and their email addresses. We will forward the gift certificate via email to let them know they are enrolled as a gift from you. You will receive copy of email.

What time should we arrive?2020-03-29T18:52:38-06:00

Couples are encouraged to arrive by 8:00 a.m. to park, find workshop, check-in, etc. We’ll start promptly at 8:30 a.m. The location is on the first floor of the Yeager Building. There are many restaurants close by to enjoy during our lunch break.

What is provided, and what should we bring?2020-03-29T19:04:05-06:00

We will have all the materials you will need. Come eager to explore tools and strategies to enrich your relationship and have some quality time with your partner! Dress comfortably and in layers as the room temperature will be set at 72-74 ºF. Please turn off phone and check it during our scheduled breaks.

What should we expect?2020-03-29T19:04:58-06:00

This is an interactive class for seriously-dating, engaged, and married couples. It is not a group therapy session! The workshop facilitator will share, and demonstrate best practices based on Dr. Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. There will be opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other couples, but you will also have time to engage in the activities and discussions privately with your partner. Don’t worry, you won’t have to speak in public or share private issues. If you are a couple experiencing high conflict, a recent crisis or substance abuse issues, please see the contact information below to speak with the presenter about the appropriateness of this program for you.

Does the information presented in this workshop apply to same-sex couples as well?2020-03-29T19:08:44-06:00

Yes! This workshop is based on 40+ years of relationship research by Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues (primarily with heterosexual couples). Therefore, the presentation of this program will skew toward heterosexual examples and dynamics. With that said, Gottman conducted a 12-year study with a small sample of gay and lesbian couples which revealed these principles and techniques are largely effective and relevant for same-sex couples too. All couples interested in strengthening their relationship are welcomed and can benefit from the information presented in this workshop. To learn more about the work of the Gottman Institute please visit www.gottman.com.

What is the cancellation policy?2020-03-29T19:17:16-06:00

Both parties must attend, if one is unable please review the cancellation and transfer policy.
Two weeks before event: Full refund or may transfer tickets to another committed, or married couple.
Within two weeks before event: No refund but you may transfer to another class or gift tickets.
72 hours before event or No Show: No refund, you may transfer as above plus a $75 as costs have been incurred.
Rescheduling or transferring tickets has a one-year limit or the next three scheduled seminars. If facilitator cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather or illness, couples will receive a full refund and the option to reschedule.

Who is this workshop for?2020-03-29T19:19:28-06:00

Seriously dating, engaged, pre-marital couples (taking steps towards marriage), married couples, every phase of relationships, from newlyweds to senior couples, those who wish to enhance an already good marriage or relationship, those needing better conflict management tools, those considering couples therapy but who are not “ready” for weekly therapy yet, people of all backgrounds, ages, Faiths, and sexual orientations. If you’re dealing with verbal, emotional or physical abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate.  Instead, please seek individual or couples’ therapy.

What If we are not sure if this event is for us?2020-03-29T19:22:25-06:00

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the presenter directly at info@mindsinactioncounseling.com with your questions and contact information and she will get back to you promptly.

Where can I get more information about the Gottman research for Couples’ Therapy?2020-03-29T19:24:55-06:00

Please visit www.Gottman.com for more information and a list of resources, books and tools. It is recommended to read the book: The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work prior to the workshop to have knowledge of the concepts. If you’re unable to read the book don’t worry it is included in your couple’s package and you can read it afterwards.

Is there a code of conduct?2020-05-09T01:11:19-06:00

This is a class setting in which we will adhere to politeness and high regard for others. Any derogatory, abusive, highly critical language will not be tolerated. Again, this is not therapy, nor an anger management class. This is not the time to shame your spouse, criticize other couples or bring up conflict. We are here to learn in a positive and safe environment. Should a problematic behavior need to be addressed it will be done privately once, but if it persists you will be asked to leave without refund or transfer.

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