Elements of US Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

"We learned so much about one another this weekend. We learned how to have hard conversations and be okay, which gave us a lot of hope and took a lot of pressure off." 
- L.H.

 Who is this workshop intended for?

The Elements of Us weekend Workshop for couples is appropriate for:

  • Committed partners 
  • Couples contemplating engagement
  • Pre-marital couples
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples married for decades

The Elements of Us weekend Workshop for couples is Inappropriate for:

  • Couples in severe relationship distress
  • Significant emotional or physical abuse
  • Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behavior.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

  • If you want to enjoy activities in the local area, bring good shoes and clothing for that purpose. Workshop attire: casual clothing with options for layering throughout the day.
  • You are welcome to bring any outside snacks or lunch. 
  • Please make personal arrangements for any childcare needs.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Corenia at marriageelements@gmail.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, to another couple. If, however, you are unable to attend you are invited to reserve a space in an upcoming workshop.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, for any questions feel free to call or email. 

What does the workshop fee include?

Workshop fee includes:

  • 12 hours of presented Gottman Research & Tools
  • All materials needed for workshop; including two couples guides
  • 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman
  • Light refreshments, snacks and coffee during workshop.
  • Free app for couples exercises available prior, during and after the workshop. 

Workshop fee does not include:

  • Meals not listed
  • Transportation
  • Hotel stay (special rates are available up to 30 days prior to event). 

What is the workshop syllabus?

Syllabus: (Subject to change based on interest of group)


  • Registration
  • Welcome and overview of research
  • Love Maps, Fondness and Admiration
  • Accepting Influence and Maintaining Positive Perspective
  • How to have stress reducing conversations
  • Managing conflict, part 1


  • Managing conflict, part 2
  • Overcoming Gridlock
  • Creating Shared Dreams, Plans, and Meaning



Really? You Are both therapists?

Yes! We are really both therapists. We are unique; as being not only in the profession of therapy, but also sharing a passion for helping to equip couples with tools that connect and strengthen their relationships. 

We have been together over a decade, and like you have faced challenges of all sorts and sizes. We get it. Relationships not only take work they take practical tools.