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2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Grand Rapids, MI
*Early Bird rate of $600 per couple!
*Additional $50 Discount for Licensed Mental Health Professionals.
A Weekend Workshop for Couples:
2022 Dates Coming Soon!
8:30 - 5pm daily

Curriculum by Drs. John & Julie Gottman. Presented by Certified Gottman Therapist, Kristin Kuiper LMSW 

The Art and Science of Love educational workshop, created by Drs. John & Julie Gottman and based on over forty years of couples research, will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.

  • 2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love

  • For committed couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation

  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of couples therapy

  • Has produced positive results for 94% of those who attended

The Workshop Program

In a word: Science! The curriculum is developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It's grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what relationships ought to be.

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved.  All work is done as a couple and Gottman trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises.

As a result of the workshop, you will learn how to:

Gain insight on how to foster respect, affection, and closeness; build and share a deeper connection with each other; keep conflict discussions calm, break through and resolve conflict gridlock; and strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.


Workshop topics include:

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship

  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them

  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution

  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another

  • Create an Emotional Bank Account you can draw upon in times of stress

  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions

  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship

You will also receive:

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains:

  • 7 Card Decks

    • Love Map

    • Opportunity

    • Open-Ended Questions

    • Rituals of Connection

    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)

  • 2 Couples Workbooks

  • Repair Checklist

  • Aftermath of a Fight Booklet

  • Sound Relationship House Magnet

Additional Workshop Information

Refund Policy 

You will receive a full refund (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel at least 6 weeks prior to the workshop. Within 3 weeks and with 48 hours notice prior to the workshop, your registration fee (less a $50 processing fee) will be converted to a one-time credit valid for a full year toward registration for a future Art & Science of Love Workshop offered by Kristin Kuiper Therapy. If the training is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund of the registration cost.


12 CEU's are available for professionals and can be purchased separately at the workshop.



If your questions is not addressed in the FAQ (click above), please feel free to contact Kristin and include as the Subject "ASL Workshop." 

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