Integrating Gottman Method into Premarital Counseling by Laura Heck, MA, LMFTA

Considering that half of all divorces will occur within the first 7 years of marriage, premarital counseling seems like a no-brainer in today's world.

The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy (Norton Professional Books) by John M. Gottman Ph.D. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393702820/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_y5nQwb1PS19TF

The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy (Norton Professional Books) John Gottman

John Gottman and "The Magic Ratio"  -- 5 to 1 meaning healthy relationships have 5 times as many positive things going on that work as negative relationships. If you do something negative to hurt your partner's feelings, you have to make up for it with 5 positive things. Why? Because negative has a lot more ability to inflict pain and damage than positive things have to heal and bring closer.

John Gottman and "The Magic Ratio" -- 5 to 1 meaning healthy relationships have 5 times more positive communication than negative. Make sure positive comments outnumber negative ones by a healthy ratio. Gottman's is an easy guideline to remember.

The Johnson-Gottman Summit       http://www.gottmanblog.com/2013/02/the-johnson-gottman-summit.html

For the first time ever, the world's leaders in evidence-based Couples Therapy join together in dialogue to offer a prestigious and powerful clinical trainin.

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Four Signs Your Relationship Might Be Doomed

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Dr. John Gottman that can predict relationship disaster and even physical illness and disease are: Criticism, Contempt.

Drs. John & Julie Gottman discuss Tools for "Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child"

The way parents listen to their kids' develops emotional intelligence. John & Julie Gottman discuss tools for supporting children emotionally in their video: "Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child.

Brian and Theo

HD Wallpaper and background photos of FamilyStone for fans of The Family Stone images.

The Gottman Couples Retreat Board Game! Coming soon...  Info:  http://www.gottman.com/couples-retreat-board-game/

The Gottman Couples Retreat Board Game! Coming soon... Info: http://www.gottman.com/couples-retreat-board-game/

The Four Horsemen: The Antidotes — The Gottman Relationship Blog

The Four Horsemen: The Antidotes

The Four Horsemen: The Antidotes - The Gottman Institute Some of the worst marriage behaviors, and how to correct and avoid them.

Premarital Counseling Questions

Ask These Premarital Counseling Questions for a Healthy Marriage

A premarital counseling session will make you understand your roles as a husband and wife and help you prepare for yourselves for the marriage. Here is a list of questions that you can expect at a counseling session.

Trauma

Trauma survivors have symptoms instead of memories. Trauma Survivors Deserve Therapy That Actually Works. If you're a clinician, check out Dr.

The 5 Types of Couples — The Gottman Relationship Blog

The 5 Types of Couples

John Gottman has been able to categorize 5 types of couples: Conflict-Avoiding, Validating, Volatile, Hostile, and Hostile-Detached.

Happy Friday! Your Weekend Homework Assignment is up on The Gottman Relationship Blog. Today's topic: friendship.

Weekend Homework Assignment: Friendship and Self Care

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