Next Workshop in Sonoma County: June 6 and 7, 2015.
We believe that at least two things make our Gottman Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop unique. First, we include our spouses in the presentation of workshop material. Specifically, we demonstrate couples communication exercises through the use of real life material with our spouses. Marcia and her husband, Mario, and Mike and his wife, Robynne, show participants how to use many of the skills from the workshop curriculum through these live demonstrations. This is not easy and takes some courage, but we believe that it helps participants to get the idea that all couples share common concerns and can use these effective skills to improve communication, conflict management, and emotional connection.
Secondly, on the second day of the workshop we offer an optional and complimentary partner yoga class during the lunch hour. Therese Smith, MFT, who is a gifted yoga instructor, and Mike's wife, Robynne, a long time practitioner of yoga, teach this class to all interested couples. We find that the couples that choose this option are generally calmer and better emotionally connected as they take on the challenges of the afternoon on the second day of the workshop, which is dedicated to conflict management.
Finally, we have recently decided to open ourselves up to the world of Yelp and are now listed there. Please feel free to view our business on Yelp:
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Michael Basta, LCSW and Marcia Gomez, LCSW
Sonoma Couples Workshops