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GOTTMAN MARRIAGE WORKSHOPS IN WISCONSIN

The seven principles for making marriage work

Do you have difficulty communicating and understanding each other? Are you stuck, arguing in circles about the same issues? Or are you in a good relationship and would like to make it even better? THEN, THIS COUPLES WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!

Register now to guarantee your spot, as space in each workshop is limited.

COST:

The cost is $99 per couple.  This fee must be paid in advance in order to register for the workshop. Register and pay online by clicking on any of the following dates listed below.

COUPLES WORKSHOPS IN WISCONSIN CLASS SCHEDULE

Fall 2020: October 23, October 30, November 6, and November 13  via Zoom**

Winter 2021: January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12 via Zoom**

**This workshop will last 4 Friday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. from the comfort of ourhomes to yours!  You will get the same great experience with live demonstrations, videos, hilarious presenters, private couple's activities, and personal coaching as needed.

 

We are offering it at a reduced price of $99 as we know many in our communities are struggling.  If you are unable to afford this price, please, let us know so we can work with you to be able to make the most of a difficult time and come out better because of it.  

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOPS:

The Seven Principles Program will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

This class combines teaching and demonstrations with one-on-one work sessions where you and your partner focus on your relationship with each other. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. Although we encourage questions and comments, you do not need to speak in the workshop if you do not want to.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Foster respect, affection and closeness

  • Build and share a deeper connection with each other's inner world

  • Keep conflict discussions calm

  • Breakthrough and resolve conflict gridlock

  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

MARRIAGE WORKSHOP DETAILS:

  • This program is based upon the New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D. 

  • Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in Dr. Gottman's groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their relationships work.

  • For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that put thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other and the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • This class is designed to strengthen your marriage or committed relationship. If you already have a strong relationship, this class will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this class will provide a road map for repair.

  • Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first sign of problems before they seek help. That's like waiting six years with cancer before seeking medical care. Please don't wait until your relationship is falling apart to get help. Be proactive and learn what decades of research teach us about healthy relationships.

IS THIS COUPLES WORKSHOP FOR US?

The Gottman Seven Principles Program is designed for all couples in a committed relationship, including:

  • Married couples

  • Pre-engaged couples (those considering marriage)

  • Engaged or Premarital couples (those taking steps towards marriage)

  • Every phase of relationships, from newlyweds to senior couples

  • Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship

  • Those needing better conflict management tools

  • Those considering couples therapy but who are not "ready" for weekly therapy yet

*If you are dealing with emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy.

THE PRICE FOR OUR COUPLES WORKSHOP IN WISCONSIN INCLUDES:

• The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Book

• The Seven Principles Companion Workbook allows you to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book, as they apply to your relationship. It takes users step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles Book.

• "Love Map/Open-Ended Questions" card deck. These decks are a fun and effective way for couples to get to know one another's inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship.

• Engaging presentation and the opportunity for many exercises and conversations with your partner.

• Tracy and Jennifer will be available to give you personal support and guidance as needed.

• Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks as well. Lunch will be on your own, with many restaurants nearby.

REGISTRATION

Space in each workshop is limited, so register now to guarantee your spot. Registration ends one week prior to the workshop date to give time for all materials to be ordered. Register below!

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Click here to email us or call us at 262-421-5101

What is the cancellation policy?

Your registration fee is non-refundable but transferable. Once registered, if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the 7 Principles Program Class with Tracy and Jennifer, you will have the opportunity to register for a different workshop within 12 months of the registration date instead. However, if you cancel within 72 hours or fail to show up for the workshop, there will be a $75 transfer fee applied. All classes are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Do I have to talk in this class?

Absolutely not! Although Tracy and Jennifer will ask questions of the participants and will encourage active participation, this is entirely up to you! If you just want to sit back, learn, and participate in the private exercises with your partner, you are welcome to do so.

If you are interested in bringing this workshop to your congregation, organization, or community let us know!

We want every couple to have the chance to have a great relationship.

Bringing Baby Home

If you are a new parent and looking to connect with your baby and partner, consider the Bringing Baby Home Workshop!

Research shows 69% of couples report a decrease in marital satisfaction in the first three years after having a baby.  The Bringing Baby Home program is a class that was created to help couples prepare for life with a new baby. It increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible. The program provides the opportunity to plan ahead so that new parents can keep their friendship strong and develop strategies for parenting intentionally. We provide a safe space to talk about what kind of parents we want to be together and about what babies need to get off to a great start. We learn to be mindful to respond to the needs of our partners and our babies so that each person in the family feels known, loved, and respected.  

 

This workshop is based on the book And Baby Makes Three by John and Julie Gottman.

Couples who have participated in the program:

  • Were more satisfied in their relationship and were more likely to stay together

  • Were better prepared to bring their baby home

  • Were more able to work together in family play and in co-parenting, with greater father involvement and more secure father-infant attachment

Benefits for children:

  • Had stronger language skills

  • Smiled and laughed more during family play at 3 and 12 months of age

The workshop is best taken before or during pregnancy (preferably second trimester), but it can be taken anytime after baby is born, including if it isn't your first child. Pre-crawling babies are welcome.  

 

Click here to register and for upcoming dates and locations.

If you are interested in bringing this workshop to your congregation, organization, or community let us know!

We want every couple to have the chance to have a great relationship.

 
 

Other classes and workshops:

Tracy Doro-Krueger and Jennifer Kempfert have led classes and workshops for schools, universities, clinics, churches, and organizations on a variety of topics.  

If you are interested in bringing any of our workshops or classes to your congregation, organization, or community let us know!

We want everyone to have the chance to have a great and healthy life.  If you have a request for a particular class or workshop related to mental health, substance use, or relationships, contact us to find out if we are able to accommodate your need!

Contact

Forward Family Therapy, LLC

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Tel: 262-421-5101

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