WORKSHOP COMING SOON!!!
Saturday & Sunday (TBA)
10 AM - 4 PM
Live (Coronavirus permitting)
$TBA per couple - includes Seven Principles Couples Box Set, Morning Tea and Refreshments
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is a workshop designed for all sorts of couples, from the pre-engaged, engaged, newly married, or senior couples, which aims to assist them in understanding, and applying to their own marriages, the research about what makes marriages work, versus what makes marriages deteriorate and ultimately fail.
12 hours over 2 days of combined presentations, psycho-education, presenter role plays, practical skills training and the opportunity to practice skills with your partner in a safe and private environment aimed at learning skills in the three key relationship areas which make up The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work:
Participants in this workshop will learn, and have the opportunity to practice the skills that have been developed from the Seven Principles ground breaking research findings of award-winning relationship scientist Dr. John Gottman from The Gottman Institute which has been developed from over 40 years of scientific research with more than 3,000 couples—the most extensive study ever done on marital stability together blended with an Islamic perspective for Muslims to thrive in their relationships.
This workshop provides evidence based tools that are blended with Islamic teachings to help couples improve relationship quality and satisfaction through teaching, demonstrations and couples practice sessions aimed at:
Developing skills in managing conflict constructively
Gaining skills for solvable, perpetual, and gridlocked perpetual problems
Improving friendship, fondness and admiration
Enhancing romance, intimacy, and emotional connection
Creating a couples sense of shared meaning
Maintaining gains throughout lifetime
Couples that would benefit from this workshop:
- Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
- Those who wish to enhance a good marriage
- Those who wish to strengthen their emotional bond
- Those who wish to gain conflict management skills
- Those who identify as adhering to the Islamic faith as this workshop is catered for Muslims
Couples that this workshop is not suited for:
- Those with severe relationship distress
- Those with significant emotional or physical abuse
- Those with active addictions to drugs, alcohol or gambling
- Those with serious mental health problems
12 hours of combined presentations, psycho-educational skills training and presenter role plays demonstrating the use of Gottman Skills.
Opportunity to practice skills with your partner in a safe and private environment, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Box Set including Seven Principles Book, Two Couples Workbooks, and Couples Card Decks.
Continuous Tea and Coffee and morning tea provided. Couples can order lunch from the nearby restaurants or can bring their own lunch.
Certificate of Attendance.
Will we have to share our personal problems and issues with the class? No. The class does not include sharing problems and issues publicly. Couple's exercises are done privately.
Must both partners attend or can I come alone? Since the class involves doing exercises together, it is recommended both partners participate to get the most out of this workshop.
My partner isn't a reader. Can we still come to the class if he/she won't read the book? Yes, still come to class. While the book provides valuable information, the class lectures will summarise the content of the book. Each person will need the couples workbook however, to do the couple's exercises efficiently.
Is this workshop equivalent to therapy or counselling? No! This workshop is psycho-educational and aimed to build skills and knowledge. It is not a replacement for therapy or marriage counselling.
Where is the workshop held? We will be running the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work workshop in Sydney, NSW, Australia a few times a year. Specific location TBA.
Your fee is refundable minus a $100 booking fee if you cancel 72 hours prior to the workshop. Your fee is non-refundable if you cancel after the 72 hour window or if you do a no-show. This covers hall hire, admin fees and catering that was made for you. Workshop is enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.
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