Gotman Method Approach
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an integrated psychotherapy approach that teaches couples in a straightforward manner how to have healthy and fulfilling relationships. Co-founded by Drs. John and Julie Schwartz Gottman the approach follows their research comprising the last 4 decades scientific study on thousands of couples. The in-depth research shows us the fundamental reasons why over 40% of marriages fail. It provides useful, easy-to-understand interventions, that enable couples to alter habits, grow in effective communication and conflict regulation skills, and reconnect on a higher level.
Fundamental to Gottman’s approach is the need to actively increase positive aspects of their partnership by building affection, respect, and friendship. Research has shown couples can sustain stressors more successfully when these positive qualities are in effect and out way the negative. In a realistic approach, The Gottman Method imparts couples to maintain and strengthen these positive behaviors while assisting couples with ways to avoid the dangers of defensiveness, criticism, stonewalling, and contempt, which can poison struggling marriages and lead to divorce.
The Gottman Method works with all types of couples at all stages of their relationship, creating a safe, trusting environment that nurtures both parties and encourages positive change. With divorce rates as high as they are, most of what we have been taught about relationships is wrong. When Gottman Method Couples Therapy works it helps reestablish the “truths” of what makes or breaks a relationship and helps couples strengthen the fondness and avoid the pitfalls.
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