As a marriage therapist and counselor for nearly 20 years, many couples ask me if a couples weekend workshop is really worthwhile.
The answer is, “Yes!” Here’s why:
- Immediate Tools for Couples: Workshop attendees immediately apply relationship skills learned at the workshop. A reputable workshop will provide materials and manuals for couples to take home and knowledge of easily applicable skills.
- Improved Progress for Treatment: Couples say they are refreshed by their workshop experience and are motivated to continue to improve their relationship.
- Greater Awareness: Attendees are taught concepts that are common in couples therapy. Thus, they benefit from a variety of psycho-educational tools without the high costs of private therapy.
- Relationship Boost:
Couples who have invested in therapy sessions consider the workshop a much needed “booster shot” for the relationship.
I recommend The Art and Science of Love, A Couples Workshop, created by The Gottman Institute. Full disclosure: I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and I present these workshops.
I received my Gottman credentials because, after a long search for the best relationship tools, I discovered that The Gottman Institute is the only couples workshop backed by rigorous scientific studies and research. Its couples workshop methods really work, making it the fastest way to a happier relationship.
Caralee Frederic has practiced as a private couples and individual therapist, specializing in marriage therapy and counseling, for almost 20 years. She is also a Certified Gottman Therapist and presenter of The Art and Science of Love.