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Art & Science of Love 2

The following are a collection of upcoming Art & Science of Love 2 Couple's Workshops that Smithey Counseling Services provides. To stay up-to-date on the latest changes and schedule of workshops, subscribe to our mailing list. 


Presented by:

Dr. Adam R Smithey
Certified Gottman Therapist

Upcoming Workshops:

October 12-13, 2019


You learned a lot about strengthening your relationship at The Art and Science of Love couples workshop. Let's not stop there!



Early Bird Registration ($100 off) ends 30 days before workshop (with discount code)

ASL2 Locations (unless noted otherwise)

* No special room rate for attendees *

Country Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport South

(317) 821-1100

5630 Flight School Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46221


  • Are you looking to rekindle the spark and connection in your relationship?
  • Are you wanting to deepen the skills, knowledge and commitment that began in the The Art and Science of Love (ASL) couples workshop?
  • Do you want to go deeper? Learn new advanced techniques and reinforce the ASL workshop knowledge?
  • Are you willing to recommit to making your relationship the best ever?
  • Are you looking to integrate the Gottman Method into you everyday life?

Then the ASL2 Workshop is for you!

Workshop Overview

You learned a lot about strengthening your relationship at The Art and Science of Love couples workshop. How did things go after that weekend? Were you able to incorporate your newfound knowledge into your relationship as well as you wanted? It can be a challenge to remember it all after you get home. That’s what this workshop is for. Whether you want to build on your first experience for deeper comprehension or re-commit to your relationship after being “out of practice,” The Art and Science of Love 2 leads to a greater command of the skills needed for a strong relationship.


The ASL2 Workshop Program

Through interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you will refresh and expand the skills previously learned, as well as deepen your connection with your partner. You will be able to work together privately, receive support from Certified Gottman Therapists, and gain a fresh focus for meeting the challenges in your relationship in a small intimate workshop setting.

This workshop is based on the inspiring couples research presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in their books, lectures, and other programs, including The Art and Science of Love. Presented by popular demand,  The Art and Science of Love 2 is your opportunity to take your partnership to the next level. 

Workshop presenters will provide a review of the Sound Relationship House and share proven methods for developing effective problem solving skills, including repair and compromise. New presentations and exercises have been developed to help partners identify and achieve mutual relationship goals. In addition, you will learn thought-provoking information and research on brain neurobiology that can help increase your understanding of the Gottman Method. There will be opportunities to ask questions and receive support from roving Certified Gottman Therapists, who are available to assist if needed during any of the exercises. 

Most importantly, this workshop will help you put it all together so you can more deeply integrate these new behaviors with your everyday life.

So much is given at the ASL that most couples are able to retain and easily practice only some of what was given. There is a process of learning, and processes take time and experience and often more coaching.


What will I learn?

You and your partner will learn conflict management skills, foster greater intimacy, and enhance your understanding of repair and its significance for effective communication.

You will reinforce and expand the skills learned through The Art and Science of Love workshop, including reducing the Four Horsemen, sharing Dreams Within Conflict, processing the Aftermath of a Fight, and using a softened start-up with new exercises to reduce defensiveness. 

You will also have the opportunity to talk about current relationship issues like money and/or sexuality and learn new tools to enhance these areas of your relationship. 


Who is the workshop for?

This two-day program is for couples who have previously attended The Art and Science of Love in person workshop or who have had practice with the material in the DVD Set.

Are you looking to rekindle the spark and connection in your relationship? Are you willing to recommit to making your relationship the best ever? Are you looking to integrate the Gottman Method into you everyday life? Then this workshop is for you.


What is included in the price?

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive two copies of The Art and Science of Love 2 couples workbook.

No Public Discussion or Disclosure is Involved

Workshop Reviews

Thousands of couples have attended The Art and Science of Love 2. Here’s what some of them have said about the workshop.

“Our goals to deepen our understanding of the Gottman Method were met. Quite simply, this stuff takes practice and this more personal setting is great!”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

“It was like the light went on. We were able to apply the Gottman Method in many areas after attending The Art and Science of Love, but this workshop gave us a further strengthening and deepening experience.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Bellingham, WA

“We now have more awareness of the tools to enhance and enrich our relationship.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA




Workshop Schedule:

(Subject to Change)

Day 1:

  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:30 Workshop Begins
  • 10-10:15 Morning Break 
  • 12:20-1:35 Lunch Break **
  • 3:10-3:25 Afternoon Break *
  • 4:50 End of Day

Day 2:

  • 8:30 Workshop Begins
  • 9:45-10:00 Morning Break *
  • 11:45-1:15 Lunch Break **
  • 3:15-3:30 Afternoon Break *
  • 4:50 End of Day


Light refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is on your own

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Adam Smithey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Indiana’s only Certified Gottman Therapist. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping to build, maintain, and repair lasting relationships. He specializes in Couples Weekend Workshops and Retreats. 

Meet Dr. Adam


Discounts & Savings

Save up to $100 using one of the discount codes below. Please note, only ONE code can be used per couple, per transaction.


Save $100 with code (WORKSHOP MONTH)-ASL (i.e., " OCTOBER-ASL2 "). Ends 30 days prior to workshop.

Example: For December 16th workshop, enter "DECEMBER-ASL" by November 16 to receive the Early Bird Discount.

Missed the Early Bird? 


SCS is proud to support our Active Duty Military & Veterans. Save 15% off your registration using promo code: HONOR

Mental Health Professionals:

A personal workshop experience is beneficial for your professional and personal toolkit, and will help you to better integrate Gottman interventions into your work with couples. If you are working in the mental health field as an associate licensed or fully licensed professional, you can save 15%off your workshop registration by using promo code: MENTALYou will be asked to provide your license number for verification. Student/Interns can email adam@smitheycounseling.com for discount options.

PreK-12 Educators:

Molding future generations is no easy task. To show our appreciation, save 15% off your workshop registration by using promo code: TEACH


Members of the Clergy can save 15% off your workshop registration by using promo code: CLERGY

Group Rates:

If you know four or more other couples that would like to attend a private Art & Science of Love Workshop, email adam@smitheycounseling.comfor group rates and personalized scheduling. Can’t make it to our location? Ask about scheduling a workshop in your town!


Weekend Retreat Discount:

Dr. Smithey offers Weekend Couples Retreats (individual therapy with one couple) where you complete 6+ months of counseling in 2-4 days. Each Retreat is tailored specifically to you and builds upon what you have learned in the Art & Science of Love Workshop. You can apply 50% of your workshop fee to the 2.5-day Intensive or 4-day Mini Marathon packages by booking a future Weekend Retreat (scheduled within 4 months of workshop). Must be booked within 30 days of the conclusion of the workshop. Please note that attendance to this workshop is not required to schedule a Retreat package. See here for more details. Email adam@smitheycounseling.com for promo code. 


Additional Workshop Info:


For any questions, please email adam@smitheycounseling.com. Please only send workshop-related questions. We are unable to respond to therapeutic questions via email.


Transfer/Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation is made on or before the Early Bird Registration deadline, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given. If your cancellation occurs after the Early Registration deadline, your registration will be converted to a credit, good for a full year, that can be applied to future workshops.


Inclement Weather Policy:

All couple’s workshops and clinical trainings (“events”) hosted by SCS adhere to the following policy: Events will be cancelled due to inclement weather ONLY if the Venue where the event is being hosted is closed, if there is a government ordered travel ban, or if the presenters are prohibited by weather from being there. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, your registration fee will be applied to a possible rescheduled date or to another SCS event of your choosing in the next 12-month period. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded. If the event is held, but weather conditions or other factors prohibit your safe travel so you are unable to attend, your registration fee will be applied to another SCS event of your choosing in the next 12-month period. 


Frequently Asked Questions


How is this workshop different from your Art & Science of Love workshop?

The ASL2 is designed to give you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and practice the Gottman concepts so they are integrated into your everyday life. There is more emphasis upon the development of intimacy in your relationship.

Further work on the use of repair and the Dreams Within Conflict concept is also covered. Specific subjects include money, sex and intimacy, and interpersonal neurobiology. The Art and Science of Love 2 workshop also incorporates different audio-visual presentations.

What if we viewed the home-study program but didn’t attend a live workshop – can we still attend?

Absolutely, the home study program gave you enough information and exercises to help you strengthen your relationship and build a foundation in Drs. John and Julie Gottman's work and methods. This workshop is an appropriate next step in learning, practicing and deepening these tools and skills.

How much time should we wait after completing the first Art and Science of Love before attending this advanced workshop?

It varies according to each couple’s needs. Some attend within a very short time (a month or two) because they want to truly integrate the skills, and find the ASL2 workshop helpful. Some want to try things on their own for longer, and come to the advanced workshop when there is a need for more practice, a refresher or a deepening of the Gottman Method.

What if my partner and I are basically doing ok, but could use a refresher? Would this be for us?

Yes, definitely. Couples who are doing “okay” have given us clear feedback that the ASL2 workshop is refreshing and energizing for their relationship. The Gottman research and tools are rich and deep and more learning is always possible. The ASL2 workshop presents additional tools, skills and information that help couples enrich their relationship.

What if we made progress and liked the concepts, but had difficulty with the exercises at the first workshop (or with the home study program)? Would this be for us?

Yes. Couples at all stages have attended the ASL2 workshop to relearn, refresh or rekindle the tools of the Gottman model. At the ASL2 workshop, we will present different exercises and new information to support a deepening of your relationship.

What if we attended the ASL2 refresher workshop in the past? Can we attend again?

Absolutely! Couples who have attended past ASL2 workshops say that this experience was so helpful for their relationship that they would attend again. A number of couples attended several years in a row.

What is your Refund Policy?

LIMITED SEATS! Events will sell out! Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made on or before the Early Registration Cut-off Date, a full refund less $75 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit to a future workshop within the next 12 months.