Learn Relationship Communication Skills at a Gottman Seven Principles Workshop for Couples in Oakland

Learn relationship skills at a one-day workshop "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" in Oakland, CA on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 9am - 4 pm. This retreat will teach couples to chart the path back to intimacy, friendship, and connection in their relationship.

Oakland, USA – August 11th, 2014 /PressCable/

Couples who want the skills to create a thriving relationship can take hope. Dr. Jack Crossen and Sinead Smyth, LMFT will be presenting the workshop “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 in Oakland, CA, from 9am – 4pm.

The Seven Principles couples workshop is based on Dr. John Gottman's New York Times best selling book “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Drawn from the results of Dr. Gottman's decades long rigorous scientific studies of couples, this 6-hour workshop makes partners aware of the behaviors and attitudes that destroy relationships, and teaches them the basic skills and approaches to make theirs thrive.

Jack Crossen, Ph.D. and Sinead Smyth, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapists and Seven Principles Educators will be leading the presentation and say “This workshop is not therapy. it is simply a retreat for couples that

teaches powerful, practical and sensible relationship skills, grounded

by science.”

When couples tie together an understanding of the Seven Principles Dr. Gottman has identified with the exercises

included in the workshop, they will learn a set of timeless,

practical tools to heal and strengthen their relationship. They will build communication skills so they can navigate conflict

when it happens (and Dr. Gottman says ALL couples will conflict

occasionally). They will discover ways to chart the path back to

intimacy, and develop practices to create a positive environment that

can dramatically improve the friendship, connection and intimacy in their


This enlightening, fun workshop protects the participants' confidentiality. Couples will not be required to share anything

personal with the group. All exercises are done privately, and couples will leave with a book that is easy and fun to read, along

with a workbook full of exercises to help them master the skills, and to

refresh those skills for years to come.

Couples interested in attending the workshop can register at http://couplescounselingalameda.com/wp-content/upl…

About the workshop presenters:Dr. Crossen is a licensed psychologist and Certified Gottman Therapist who has practiced in Oregon since 1986. He has trained post-doctoral clinicians, taught graduate students, published research, and provided a wide range of clinical services.

Sinead Smyth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Certified Gottman Therapist who has had a clinical and consulting practice in Alameda since 2000. In addition to her counseling practice, she runs workshops and trainings for couples and therapists.

Contact Info:
Name: Sinead Smyth
Email: sinead@couplescounselingalameda.com
Organization: Alameda Couples Counseling
Website: http://couplescounselingalameda.com/
Phone: (510) 748-0640
Address: Alameda Office – 2515 Santa Clara Ave #210 Alameda, CA 94501

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