The art & science of love

Couples Retreat for Greater St. Louis

Next Couples Workshop: September 17th & 18th, 2022

How to register for the couples workshop:

Click the button below next to the workshop date to register. 

You may pay by Credit Card or Check.

Early Registration 

$650 Per Couple

(by August 26, 2022)

Register Now!

Early Registration 

$600 Per Couple

for therapist and partner, clergy, or military couples. Available through Aug 26th. 

Register Now!

Standard Registration

$700 Per Couple

Registration closes 3 days before event date.

Available 8/27 - 9/14

Location and Time

Drury Inn & Suites

8700 Eager Road

Brentwood, MO 63144

Registration Check-in: Saturday 8:00 - 8:30am

Saturday & Sunday @ 8:30am - 5:00pm

Drury Inn & Suites Online Discounted Reservation

Preferred discounted room rates and reservations are available for attendees to the St. Louis Couples Workshop. 

This comprehensive, science-based couple and marriage workshop is appropriate for premarital, engaged, married, cohabiting, gay, straight, happy or struggling couples. All of the ideas presented to you will be grounded in sound and extensive research from the Gottman Relationship Institute. You will learn what actually works in happy and stable relationships.

No public discussion or disclosure is involved. 
All work is done as a couple.

The Art & SCIENCE of Love...

workshop was designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is based on Dr. John Gottman’s leading edge research involving over 3,000 couples spanning four decades. Gottman is the author of more than 190 published academic articles, and author or co-author of over 40 books including the best sellers “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and “What Makes Love Last”; as well as “The Relationship Cure”, “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail”, and “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”, among many others.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Foster respect, affection and closeness
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Build and share a deeper connection
  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
  • Strengthen and maintain success in your relationship

Workshop Topics:

The Five Basic Questions

  • How is your marriage / relationship doing?
  • What makes relationships change, for better or for worse?
  • If your relationship is in trouble, how can you turn it around?
  • If your relationship is doing well, how can you ensure that it will continue to grow?
  • As your relationship improves, how can you make changes last?

Assessing Your Relationship

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship / marriage.
  • Identify your relationship's specific strengths and how to build on these.
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may impede conflict management.
  • Learn the small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship.

Building a "Sound Relationship House"

  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for intimacy.
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another.
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress.