The 1-day Gottman Seven Principles Program draws on over 40 years of evidence-based research by Dr John Gottman who revolutionised the study of couple relationships using rigorous scientific methods to observe the behaviours of couples over many years. It is based on The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Workbook that summarises this research to guide couples towards a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. It is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship to attain its highest potential.
This Gottman Seven Principles Program aims to provide couples with evidence-based practical tools and skills to enhance their marital relationship in a psycho-educational context. It is not a substitute for counseling or professional therapy.
The workshop format encourages both partners to work on their relationship together.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Class:
Will we have to share our personal problems and issues with the other participants?
Answer: No. Sharing of personal problems and issues publicly is not required. Couple’s exercises are done privately between the couple.
Must both partners attend or can I come alone?
Answer: Yes. Both partners must be present to do the exercises together.
My partner is not a reader. Can we still come to the class if he/she does not want to read the book?
Answer: While the book provides a valuable reference, the class facilitator will summarise the content of the book to enable couples to understand the principles quickly and to do the exercises together as a couple.
What can we expect to learn from the program?
Answer: The couple will learn the principles and tools to strengthen their relationship in a variety of ways, including deepening their love maps, fostering fondness and admiration, turning towards each other, accepting each other’s influence, solving problems, overcoming gridlock and creating shared meaning.
About the Trainer
Richard Goh is a Registered Counsellor and a Certified Gottman Educator with Clinical Practicum level 3 Training in the US-based Gottman Method Couples Therapy. He uses this evidence-based approach in his therapeutic work with couples. He is passionate and experienced in counselling for healing relationships, first within self, and then with each other in the family.
Richard conducts couple-builder programs that guide couples towards enhancing their emotional connectedness, intimacy, communication, conflict management and creating shared goals for a lifetime together.
Richard also conducts workshops and seminars for multi-national corporations, government bodies and statutory boards in the areas of effective communication, interpersonal skills, handling difficult high-stake conversations and influencing change. He draws on his extensive corporate experience to help clients adapt to change and achieve peak performance at work. He brings his life experience and the appreciation of work-life balance into his counselling work with clients and their families.
Richard is happily married with four adult children.
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This workshop is to facilitate the discussion on what is a positive and flourishing relationship and why is it important for couples especially parents to cultivate the habits of positive emotions in order to build a greater resilience.
Key learning outcomes
• Able to list the criteria for positive relationship and know how it looks like
• Understand what positive emotions are
• Cultivating resilience in relationship.
Winifred Ling is a couples therapist and relationship coach. She is passionate about helping individuals and couples to pursue the relationship of their dreams. As a Certified Gottman Educator, she is qualified to conduct the renowned evidence-based parenting program called Bringing Baby Home for new parents and parents-to-be, Gottman Seven Principles Program and the Emotional Coaching Program. She has completed her Level 3 training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
She is also a positive psychology practitioner. She applies the principles of Positive Psychology in helping individuals and couples who seek to live a more intentional, meaningful and flourishing life.