The Gottman Method Couples therapy is one of the most popular and contemporary approach to couples’ therapy today. It has been designed to disarm highly conflicted verbal communication and increase intimacy, respect and affection. Gottman has compiled thousands of hours of observation and research to create a complete picture of what makes a couple either a “master” or a “disaster” in their relationship.
My goal after completing all 3 levels of Gottman training is to help you design a house in which you would want to live. This method encourages the couple to build a strong “friendship system”. When you begin to invest your energy as a couple into building a strong positive connection with each other, knowing each other’s inner worlds you create a relationship that is not only fulfilling but has the resiliency to weather life’s storms.
The key components of building a “Sound Relationship House” include:
- Building love maps
- Sharing fondness and admiration
- Turning towards (as opposed to turning away from each other)
- The positive perspective (seeing your partner as a friend, not an adversary)
- Managing conflict
- Making life dreams come true
- Creating shared meaning
I look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you create the marriage you have always dreamed about living.