What Is "The Seven Principles" Program?

Based on the best-selling book by researchers and relational experts Drs. John and Julie Gottman,

this full day workshop explores, clarifies and expands on the Seven Principles presented in their book.

Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving

conflicts, creating common ground and achieving greater levels of intimacy.

Each participant will receive a copy of  "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work"

along with a "7 Principles Workbook." Through presentation, discussion, role-playing,

video examples and exercises, a safe community emerges with a common goal:

Enhancing Relationships.

These Workshops offer strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work or family.

Each workshop class size is limited to ten couples.

  • To strengthen relationships.

  • To disarm conflicting and/or destructive verbal communication.

  • To increase intimacy, respect and affection.

  • To remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations.

  • To create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding.

  • To increase closeness and friendship behaviors.

  • To build a life of shared meaning.

  • Encourages both partners to work together, rather than individually.

  • Provides structure, motivation, and accountability.

  • Less threatening than therapy.

  • Work on relationship in the context of other couples.

  • Joint commitment.

  • Facilitated by certified experts in the field of relationships and communication.

  • Provides essential tools for communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.

About Drs. John and Julie Gottman

JOHN GOTTMAN, a leading research scientist on Marriage and Family is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, Executive Director of his laboratory, The Relationship Research Institute; and Co-Founder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH Research Scientist Career Award for twenty years. Dr. Gottman is the author of more than two hundred professional journal articles and forty-two books, as well as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his extensive contributions

to marriage and family research.

Dr. Julie Gottman is a highly respected licensed clinical psychologist and  President and Co-Founder of The Gottman Institute. She is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual abuse and rape, domestic violence, trauma, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues.

She was also voted WA State Psychologist of the Year. 

 Workshop  Reviews


If you are experiencing physical or emotional abuse in your relationship,

drug or alcohol issues, a recent affair or infidelity, or serious mental health issues,

this program may not be right for you.  Contact Terre Cohen Tripoli, LCPC

 terrecohentripoli@gmail.com to address these issues prior to attending a Seven Principles Workshop.  

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