Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Based on thousands of hours of research involving more than 3,000 couples where micro details of affect, verbal communication, contact and intimacy have been analyzed, John and Julie Gottman have determined what makes couples

live together in long, lasting committed relationships. They also integrate the work of other clinicians in the field who have worked with couples over the last 40 years.

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Couples who enter into Gottman Method Couples Therapy begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention.

 

Assessment
A conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner are conducted. Couples complete questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.

 

Therapeutic Framework
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.

 

Therapeutic Interventions
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning.

Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts.

Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals.

Relapse prevention is also addressed.

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Goals and Principles of the Gottman Method

                                                  The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations,

                                        and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

         Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed nine components of healthy relationships known as The Sound Relationship House Theory.

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                                                         Learning to manage conflict, strengthening the capacity to meaningfully support each other and sharing future hopes and dreams are among the the key skills couples need to make love last.

And perhaps most importantly developing and maintaining a bond of FRIENDSHIP and mutual influence are another of the strong foundations required for successful couples.

It is the combination of these factors that make it possible for love to last while two people share a rich life, navigating the good and the bad while feeling attached and at the same time maintaining a balanced sense of individuality and personal integrity.

 

 

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It's these factors that the Gottman approach is designed to assist couples with and, based on the evidence, it is why it works.

       The 'nuts and bolts' Gottman Method Couples Therapy approach helps partners to:

  • Raise the level of respect, closeness, intimacy and affection in the relationship
  • Learn to have calm conflicts
  • Deal with perpetual and gridlocked conflicts
  • Build understanding of each other
  • Solve the solvable issues

 

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If you are ready to work on improving your marriage/ relationship, or if you want to attend the Costa Erica Couples Retreats, please call me at  215-253-0042 or email: emilyabeledo@icloud.com

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