Eight Dates: Conversations for Strengthening Your Relationship

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm-8:30pm PST

The success or failure of any long-term relationship hinges on the couple’s bond and ability to communicate harmoniously. Renowned psychologist John Gottman has devoted his forty-plus-year career to understanding how to improve communication between married partners and couples. Using findings from Gottman’s book Eight Dates: Essential Conversations For A Lifetime of Love, this 12-week group will guide you through eight couple “dates” designed to strengthen your bond and teach you the art of respect, empathy, and understanding of your partner. Topics will include: Trust & Commitment, Addressing Conflict, Sex & Intimacy, Work & Money, Family, Fun & Adventure, and Growth & Spirituality. Reading or listening to the Gottman book will aid in understanding and utilizing concepts covered and is highly recommended for group participants. Resources will be made available.

Facilitators: Will Conner, MFT Trainee and Scott Macomber, MFT Trainee
Supervisor Name: Adina Ascher
RVSP/Contactwillc@liberationinstitute.org
Bio: Will & Scott are both pursuing their Masters in Marital & Family Therapy at Alliant International University
Location: California
Who this group is for: This group is for couples seeking to improve their communication dynamics. Reading (or listening to) John Gottman’s book, “Eight Dates: Essential Conversations For A Lifetime of Love” (180 pages), is REQUIRED for participation in this group.
How many weeks will this group run: 12 weeks