The Gottman Method was developed by Drs. John and Julie Schwartz Gottman. The Gottman Method is based on the principals taught in The Gottman Institute. This facility works to administer healing to couples and provides in-depth training and knowledge to health care providers and mental health professionals alike. The Gottman Institute relies on long-term scientific research on the success or failure of marriages to deliver intense therapy to couples in need. Their mission is to recognize that there are families in crisis situations and each member of a family is uniquely deserving of and capable of compassion. The Gottman Institute strives to assist families in forming better relationships in love and health and to develop further understanding of intervention processes that can successfully be implemented. The Gottman Institute aims to be accessible across all economic, racial, and cultural sectors and is keenly aware of the well-being of their own staff as they understand that compassion and healing begins at home.
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a scientifically based form of therapy that is delivered in a structured manner so as to attain goals outlined in the therapeutic environment. It strives to assist clients in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth. By combining therapeutic interventions with scientifically founded couples exercises, the therapy helps clients develop the tools necessary to remove the natural walls and defenses that hinder and prohibit effective communication and bonding. After years of research, this remarkably effective form of treatment has been proven to provide positive results that facilitate the development of permanent changes within the dynamic of the couple relationship.
The principle goals of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, to increase intimacy, respect, and affection, to remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and to create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Last updated: 05-14-2013