Seminars and Workshops

The Art And Science Of Love Workshops 2018

The Art and Science of Love is the premier couple’s relationship workshop developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Since 2009, Don and Carrie Cole of the Center for Relationship Wellness have offered this experience for all committed couples.




In addition to our Art and Science of Love Weekend workshop for couples Don and Carrie Cole offer a wide range of seminars and workshops to meet the needs of the community. Please browse our opportunities below and for more information contact us at

Other Seminars & Community Opportunities

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Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting

Everyone wants their children to grow up to be healthy, happy and successful individuals, but they didn’t exactly come with an instruction manual. Research tells us that children who are emotionally intelligent perform better in school, are well-liked by their peers, are more emotionally stable, focus better, motivate themselves and have fewer behavioral problems. Drs. John & Julie Gottman developed a program called Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting to help parents develop the 5 skills necessary to maximize children’s social and emotional development. In the 6 sessions parents will learn how to respond and validate children’s feelings, express understanding and empathy, set limits and help children problem solve. Don & Carrie Cole will be happy to facilitate this program for your organization. Please contact us for more information at


Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Based on Dr. Gottman’s best seller Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this new seminar is available to organizations of all kinds. The flexibility of this program makes it suitable for any group interested in helping couples strengthen their relationships. As Gottman Educators, Don & Carrie Cole have been authorized to offer this program which will help couples learn and use the seven principles required for a truly happy relationship. Please contact us at


Living as God’s Family

Congregational conflict is a well recognized reality. Living as God’s Family, based on Gottman’s research, is an exciting, intense workshop designed to increase cohesion, friendship, positive feelings, conflict management skills and unity of purpose within our congregations.

Living as God’s Family does not promote any particular theology or doctrine. It is appropriate for congregations of all denominations or faith groups. The program was written by Don Cole, D.Min. an ordained pastor and licensed therapist, and coauthored by his wife Carrie Cole M.Ed., also a licensed therapist.

Living as God’s Family is a 12 hour seminar which can be offered to members of congregations in a variety of formats. For more information contact us at


For Professionals

Don & Carrie Cole are certified Master Trainers for the Gottman Institute and offer all workshops and consultation leading to certification as a Gottman Method Therapist. For more information on Gottman Method trainings, click here.

In addition to Gottman Method training, Don and Carrie Cole offer couple therapy workshops for therapists such as Ethics in Couple’s Therapy and Unique Challenges of Second Marriages. For more information click here.

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Center for Relationship Wellness
1560 W. Bay Area Blvd., Ste. 270
Friendswood, TX 77546