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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re honored to have John Gottman of The Gottman Institute and his co-author Doug Abrams, founder of Idea Architect, to talk about relationships, the ones we’re in and the ones we want to create, and their new book that bestselling author Dr. Daniel Siegel calls “an essential guide to building and maintaining true and lasting love.”
About the book:
"Happily ever after" is not by chance, it's by choice- the choice each person in a relationship makes to remain open, remain curious, and, most of all, to keep talking to one another. From award-winning marriage researcher and bestselling author Dr. John Gottman and fellow researcher Julie Gottman, Eight Dates offers an ingenious and simple-to-implement approach to effective relationship communication. Here are the subjects that every serious couple should discuss: Trust. Family. Sex and intimacy. Dealing with conflict. Work and money. Dreams, and more. And here is how to talk about them--how to broach subjects that are difficult or embarrassing, how to be brave enough to say what you really feel.
There are also suggestions for where and when to go on each date--book your favorite romantic restaurant for the Sex & Intimacy conversation (and maybe go to a yoga or dance class beforehand). There are questionnaires, innovative exercises, real-life case studies, and skills to master, including the Four Skills of Intimate Conversation and the Art of Listening. Because making love last is not about having a certain feeling--it's about both of you being active and involved. (Workman Publishing)
The Gottmans wrote Eight Dates: Essential Conversation for a Lifetime of Love in collaboration with Doug Abrams and Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams. Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman and Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams are unfortunately unavailable to join us for this event.
About our guests:
Dr. John Gottman is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards and he is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today. Co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, John is also a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded ”The Love Lab” at which much of his research on couples’ interactions was conducted.
The Gottman Institute’s mission is to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. They are committed to ongoing programs of research that increase the understanding of relationships and add to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is their goal to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.
Doug Abrams is president and founder of Idea Architects, a literary agency, as well as an author and editor. Idea Architects is a book and media company known for working with visionary authors. His most recent bestseller is The Book of Joy, with The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.
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Due to the limited capacity of our event space this is a ticketed event. Tickets now available on Eventbrite.
Option one (includes one ticket + one copy of Eight Dates): $24.95
Option two (includes two tickets + one copy of Eight Dates): $28.00