How To Build Successful Relationships

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Course description

Every intimate relationship can at times be difficult, on occassion we might feel like tearing our hair out and other times we might be ready to shout our love and effection for our significant other from the rooftops. How does a couple manage the highs and lows of a partnership? How do you navigate the tedium of day to day life but keep the intensity of love burning? How do you show the respect and admiration for your partner when you can’t communicate your needs? This course will help you understand the simple insights and tools that are needed to facilitate loving, respectful and understanding relationships with your partner whether you have been together for 2 months or 20 years.

The information presented in this course is scientifically validated and is based on the fantastic work done by researchers Dr’s John and Julie Gottman, creators of the the Gottman Institute. This institute is the culmination of the Gottman’s life work as researchers and clinical psychologists. Their approach to relationship health has been developed from over 40 years of ongoing research of more than 3,000 couples—the most extensive study ever done on marital stability. In the beginning, Dr. John Gottman’s research was devoted to the discovery of reliable patterns in observational data, he wanted to see if there were indeed patterns of behavior, or sequences of interactions that could discriminate happy from unhappy couples. Dr. Gottman and his colleagues began developing the math for sequential analysis, which now is a well-developed methodology for analysing couples behaviour. They began discovering consistent sequences that differentiated happily married from unhappily married couples, which Dr. Gottman wrote about in a book called Marital Interactions: Experimental Investigations.

Who is this course for? This course is designed for both couples and singles, anyone who is just beginning a relationship, has had an unsuccessful relationship in the past or has been in one for years and is looking to solidify their bond with their long term partner. This course is for those looking to learn techniques to strengthen their union before things become difficult as well as those currently struggling to keep the peace. This course is also for anyone curious about the psychology of human relationships, how they work and what techniques and skills can be employed to ensure they are strong, fulfilling and long lasting.
Course Content
  • Theoretical underpinnings: Introduction to Gottman and DM methods.
  • Where do we get information on relationships?
  • Definition: What is a "successful "relationship according to the two theories?
  • Understanding how all relationships must progress in stages to reach a mature love.
  • Pitfalls in each stage of development.
  • Three reasons why a relationship may get stuck and stale.
  • How to turn bad conflict into good.
  • Conflict patterns and styles and the effect they have on a relationship.
  • Understanding ‘bids’ your partner makes
  • Recognising your partners connection style: The 5 love languages.
Outcomes
  • Describe the natural and normal stages of development of all intimate relationships.
  • Identify and label the 4 common communication errors that have been shown to destroy a relationship and what to do about these.
  • Identify how conflict can damage a relationship or help it to thrive.
  • Apply the use of “bids” to deepen love and connection and intimacy.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Lisa said: Iman was the most engaging tutor imaginable and the course delivered much more than expected. i wish I had done this course a year ago.

  • Adriana said: It was engaging and very interesting!

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