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04. Relationship Workshops

Sunshine Coast Relationship Workshops | Sunshine Coast Couples Clinic | The Art of Science and Love
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Sunshine Coast

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Presenter: Madonna Hirning, Certified Gottman Therapist & Psychologist

Sunshine Coast Couples Clinic

Cost: $1190 per couple

Includes full registration morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea for the couple and an Art and Science of Love Couples Pack

*Please Note - Accommodation is not included but a discount at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is available to workshop participants

The Art and Science of Love Workshop

Is it time to reconnect? Invest time in your relationship and come along to the original Gottman Art and Science of Love Workshop with your partner where you will experience engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love. Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art and Science of Love workshop 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.


The Art and Science of Love Workshop is:

  • For couples of every age, ability, marital status and sexual orientation.

  • Suitable for all couples looking to strengthen their relationship. It can be an excellent opportunity to learn and develop skills around connection and conflict management for couples who have recently become engaged, married or committed to each other.

  • Suitable for couples experiencing relationship distress - the workshop will provide you with the space and tools to repair your connection and can provide a good foundation for you to then explore your issues more deeply in couples therapy after the workshop if you choose.

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

  • Shown to produce positive results for 94% of those who attend

"This workshop is unique because it is grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what a relationship should be."

What will we learn?

You and your partner will learn how to foster respect, affection and closeness in your relationship. You will build and share a deeper connection with each other. You'll learn how to keep conflict discussions calm, how to break through gridlock and how to strengthen and maintain the gains you make during the workshop over time.


Day 1: You will learn how to build friendship and connection in your relationship and express feelings of respect and affection. 


Day 2: You will learn how to manage conflict and communicate in a way to maintain connection.


You will also:

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

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

  • 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 that you can draw upon in times of stress

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

To find out more about the development and effectiveness of The Art and Science of Love Workshop go to:

Please Note -

No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and your facilitator is available for support during the couples exercises. This educational workshop is NOT couples therapy and may not be appropriate for couples dealing with addiction, domestic violence, or other serious relationship issues. Before attending the workshop you will each be contacted by one of our staff for a brief chat to ensure this workshop is a good choice for you and your partner right now.


Your Presenter:

Madonna Hirning


Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Leader of The Art and Science of Love Workshop

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