Dr. Adam R Smithey
Upcoming VIRTUAL Workshops:
October 24-25, 2020
Workshop will be presented live online
You learned a lot about strengthening your relationship at The Art and Science of Love couples workshop. Let's not stop there!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-person workshops have been postponed. To continue to help covers take back their and continue to improve their relationships, I have transitioned to a Live Online Format.
What does that mean?
Upon your registration, you will receive access to a Zoom meeting. We will meet virtually from 9-5 Eastern on Saturday and Sunday. We will take breaks in the morning and afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.
Additionally, you will be able to schedule a 30 min Private Session to receive 1:1 assistance either Saturday evening, Sunday evening, or in the week that follows the workshop.
- 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!
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.
Haven't completed the first ASL workshop? Start here.
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
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
(Subject to Change)
Plan to meet in a private Zoom meeting from 9am-5pm Eastern. We will take 15-min breaks in the morning and afternoon and break for a 1 hour lunch.
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
Specials discounts and/or payment plans may be available for First Responders, Military, K-12 Teachers, Clergy, and Mental Health Therapists. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Additional Workshop Info:
For any questions, please email email@example.com. Please only send workshop-related questions. We are unable to respond to therapeutic questions via email.
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.
In the event that you experience technical difficulties and are unable to complete the workshop with reasonable effort, you will be given the option to either: convert to a credit to complete a future online or in-person workshop within 12-months; schedule a 1-2 hour private session; request a prorated refund based on the time you were able to attend the workshop.
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.