Art and Science of Love

  • Presented By:
  • Speaker / Facilitator: David Mark
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  • Start Date: 02/14/2016
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Daily Schedule: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Recurring: The Next Art and Science of Love couples workshop will be in July of 2016. Please email me at for more information
  • Registration Deadline: 2/12/2016

  • Location: The Jewish Center, 113 West 86 Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10024 New York, New York, 110024
  • Fee Info:
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals, Couples

  • Continuing Education Units: 12
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  • Contact Information: Click on the Website link

Join the thousands of couples who have learned The Art and Science of Love by coming to one of our renowned Two Day Workshops.

  • 2 days filled with practical, simple tools and exercises confirm, strengthen or restore your love‚Äč

  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy (though the workshop is not therapy)

  • Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend (based on exit surveys)

Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this!”, you will take home a box of techniques, cards, tools and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple.


CE Credits


February 14 & 15, 2016 | Manhattan

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED - so your relationship gets the attention it deserves. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple.

The Gottman Institute Art and Science of Love: A Couples Workshop

Manhattan: Art and Science of Love Workshop

February 14 & 15, 2016



The Jewish Center, 113 West 86 Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10024


Sunday & Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

registration starts at 8:00AM

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship:

  • any couple needing to get away together for a retreat from the daily grind. Any couple that sees the value of “checking-in” on their marriage or relationship.

  • Any couple that has been in a short or long term relationship.

  • Any couple that may be in distress.

  • Any couple that wants to ensure their relationship is sustainable and lasting

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems to get relationship help, which causes continuing and increasing relationship distress and, in over 50% of marriages, divorce.

This two-day workshop will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

It is designed to strengthen your marriage or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple.

Note: Many men report in their evaluations that this workshop feels particularly comfortable for them because of the practical "nuts and bolts" approach that makes them feel like they can do it.

This workshop is filled with humor and is guaranteed to not be intimidating, embarrassing or a waste of your time.

What’s Behind Our Success?

In a word: Science! Our work is grounded in 40 years of research with more than 3000 couples. 86 percent of people who complete our couples workshops make significant progress on conflicts that once felt “gridlocked.” (Read this for more information on the effectiveness of the Gottmans’ work.) These numbers are a big improvement over other forms of marital intervention. For example, acclaimed marriage researcher Neil Jacobson conducted an evaluation of one of the most highly regarded therapy methods and showed that only 35 percent of couples using it improved their marriages.

Topics Covered At The Couples Workshop

1. The Five Basic Questions:

  1. How is your marriage/relationship doing?

  2. What makes relationships change, for better or for worse?

  3. If your relationship is in trouble, how can you turn it around

  4. If your relationship is doing well, how can you ensure that your relationship will continue to grow?

  5. As your relationship improves, how can you make changes last?

2. Assessing Your Relationship

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship/marriage

  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on these

  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may impede conflict resolution

  • Learn the small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship

3. Building a “Sound Relationship House”

  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for intimacy

  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another

  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress

  • Learn the four pillars of conflict resolution: Soft Start-up, Accepting Influence, Repair and De-escalation

  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship

What You''ll Learn

At the workshop, couples will learn how to:

  • Foster respect, affection, and closeness

  • Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world

  • Keep conflict discussions calm

  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock

  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

Workshop presented by David Mark, MS, LMSW

Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made on or before the Early Registration Cutoff Date, a full refund less a $50.00 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit for a future workshop within the following twelve months.

Here''s what attendees have said about the workshop:

"Came to epiphany on key area of conflict, which helped us move forward."

"It gave me the tools to address major conflict area and confidence to use them."

"Gave me hope that my husband will understand that he can have a perception of a situation and mine may be different."

"Processing past regrettable incidents was very helpful in talking and being heard on an issue we had felt bad about for 2 years. It gave us hope that we will be able to gently take out the garbage."

"Thank you – well worth the time and money – a great investment for our marriage."

"Yes! In the last 48 hours we have had some of the most productive talks about tough issues that we''ve ever had. I now see how we can both move forward in so many issues that have plagued us since the start of our relationship."