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Couples Workshop: Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Duration: Two-day workshop

Location: TBD

Dates: September (TBD)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Leader: Matleena Vanhanen,MA

Class size: Space is limited

Fee: 1600 AED per couple (fee includes The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book as well as companion workbooks for both spouses)

Information and registration: Contact Matleena at vanhanen@tmtcdubai.com

 

About this workshop

The workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr John Gottman as presented in his New York Times Bestselling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This psychoeducational research-based workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of relationships.

 

Who will benefit

All married couples from newlyweds to seniors

Those who wish to enhance a good marriage

Those needing better conflict management tools

Please note that this workshop is not suitable if you are experiencing severe relationship distress, emotional or domestic abuse, or if you are not in recovery for addiction or are experiencing untreated mental health problems. If this is the case, please be in touch with Matleena to discuss what help is available to you.

You will learn

Build and improve friendship, fondness and admiration

Deepen your knowledge of one another

Enhance romance and intimacy

Manage conflict constructively

Understand and work with both solvable and difficult problems

Create shared meaning

Maintain gains throughout a lifetime

 

What to expect

Seven Principles Couples Program format includes lectures and private couple exercises. The workshop is not therapy, nor is it an open sharing of personal problems. All exercises and discussions will occur privately between you and your spouse.

The fee includes The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book as well as companion workbooks for both spouses. Coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Lunch is not included.

 

About the Leader

Matleena is a Counselling Psychologist working at The MapleTree Center DMCC in Dubai. She has worked with individuals, couples and families for 20 years. She is in the process of becoming a Gottman Certified Couples Therapist.