Upcoming VIRTUAL Workshops:
workshop presented live and online via Zoom
February 17-18, 2024
$849 per couple / $749 Early Bird
Early Bird ends 30 days prior to event
Email [email protected] for more information.
Dr. Adam R Smithey
Certified Gottman Therapist
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.
Through interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you’ll 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 an 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. Developed 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’ll 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.
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.
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.
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
Discounts & Savings
First Responders, Military/Veterans, K-12 Educators, and Counseling Student/Interns - as a "thank you" for all you do, are eligible to save 10%. Please email ad[email protected] for a special discount code.
Scholarships are occasionally available on an as-needed basis and at varying rates. If you are wishing to attend and are in need of financial assistance, please email [email protected] to inquire about attending at a discounted rate. Only a limited number of scholarships are available for each event and there is no guarantee that a scholarship will be available when you request.
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.
Technical Difficulties: 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.
Additional Workshop Information
We would like to advise that our couples workshop is presented as a seminar. It is meant to be psycho-educational and is not meant to be couples therapy. All information gathered during the registration process is confidential. There is no group work or public disclosure other than the voluntary questions that participants ask during the workshop. We do offer virtual and in-person couples therapy, consultations, and additional resources at Smithey Counseling Services. While we believe that the content of this workshop is based on sound research and principles, there is no warranty, expressed or implied about the benefit of this workshop for your specific concerns.
While not required, some workshop couples desire to complete a Limited Assessment prior to attending a workshop. Here you will complete an extensive online questionnaire and schedule one 90-min session where we will review information and gain some insight and prescribed focus on what portion(s) of the workshop might provide the greatest benefit. Email [email protected] for more information.
Private Workshop Options:
For our high profile couples, or couples that simply prefer more privacy, we recommend you inquire about a private 1:1, or small-group presentation (with your friends or family). The Art & Science of Love 2 presentation is tailored to you and your relationship and you receive expert support from Dr. Adam throughout the experience. Flexible weekdays, evenings, weekends to meet your scheduling needs. Two consecutive days or four 3-hour sessions spread out. Presented live virtually or in-your-home. Email [email protected] for custom package pricing.
What does Virtual look like?
Upon your registration, you will receive access to a Zoom meeting. We will meet virtually from 9am-5pm Central 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.
Please review the FAQ section below. For any additional questions, please email [email protected]. Please only send workshop-related questions. We are unable to respond to therapeutic questions via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Art and Science of Love 2 is much smaller, in a more intimate setting. It 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.
Absolutely, the on-demand 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.