The 7 Principles Workshop

The 7 Principles Workshop

The 7 Principles Workshop for couples is a two and a half-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman.

About this Event

The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two and a half-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop has been offered across the US and internationally and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It’s specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn powerful communication and conflict management skills.

The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos, and private couples’ exercises. The activities are fun, insightful, and informative. The presenters are entertaining. And there is no need to worry about sharing your personal problems in front of others… we don’t do any group sharing at this workshop.

Couples will Learn & Practice Research Proven Tools to:

  • Make conflict work for your relationship
  • Deepen intimacy and build trust
  • Identify your solvable vs. perpetual issues
  • Strengthen your foundation of friendship
  • Collaborate more effectively to solve problems
  • Communicate clearly and effectively (…and get more of what you want and need as a result!) 

Here's What You Get

12 Hours of Training from Debbie and Gwen ($1,800 Value)

The Seven Principles for Making Work ($17 Value)

2 Seven Principles for Couples Workbooks ($30 Value)

Love Maps Card Deck ($16 Value)

Open-Ended Questions Card Deck ($16 Value)

Snacks and Drinks on Saturday and Sunday ($26 pp Value)

Cocktail Reception Friday evening ($20 pp Value)



Workshop Date

October 1-3, 2021


FRIDAY NIGHT – Cocktail Reception

5:00pm -Workshop Begins

8:00pm – Workshop Ends


9:00am – Workshop Begins 

10:30am -15 Minute Break

12:00pm – Lunch Break

1:15pm – Workshop Continues

4:00 pm – Workshop Ends


9:00am – Workshop begins

10:30am – 15-minute break

10:45am – Workshop continues

1:00pm – Workshop ends

Who Should Attend?



  • Premarital
  • Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
  • Those who wish to take their marriage from good to great
  • Those needing better conflict management skills


  • Severe relationship distress
  • Emotional abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Active addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling)
  • Serious mental health problems in one or both partners
  • Single people

Who Is Presenting?

Debbie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Gottman Therapist). Debbie has worked with couples for over 15 years and has taught hundreds of couples about how to create a marriage that thrives instead of one that merely survives. She is passionate about improving the world one relationship at a time.

Gwen is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is also Gottman trained. Gwen has been transforming the lives of her clients for over 12 years. Gwen uses her unique sensitivity to inspire couples to be vulnerable with each other grow through transparency and authentic communication. She believes that it is possible to grow closer to each other by building bridges between partners and deepening their connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be married or in a relationship to come?

This event is designed specifically for people in committed relationships. We definitively don’t recommend making this a first or early date. However, you don’t have to be married. If you’re engaged or seriously dating, you’ll get a TON of value out of attending. You’ll probably fall even deeper in love … which is really the goal, isn’t it?

What if I can’t find childcare?

Hey, we get it. Life is crazy right now. We want you to take a step away from daily life and really focus on each other.  We encourage you find childcare for the weekend and make a date out if the event. Childcare will not be provided at the venue.


The Atlantis Hotel and Casino

3800 South Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89502

A discount room code is available for your use when making reservations while supplies last.

Book Your Spot at the Workshop

Please email us at info@renewing-relationships.com to find out how to book your spot to attend the workshop.

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