The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2

Gottman Weekend Couples Workshops

Created by Drs. John & Julie Gottman

Presented by Richard Boswell, LCSW

& Christianne Judy, LCSW

Next Couples Workshop:

September 17th & 18th, 2022

The Art & SCIENCE of Love

Next ASL2 Couples Workshop:

2022 dates coming soon...


Couples Retreats for Greater St. Louis

Both Workshops Now Offered in St. Louis...

Our 14th Year in Missouri!

The Art & SCIENCE of Love

Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop

These comprehensive, science-based couple and marriage workshops & retreats are appropriate for premarital, engaged, married, cohabiting, gay, straight, happy or struggling couples.  All of the ideas presented to you will be grounded in sound and extensive research brought to you from the Gottman Relationship Institute. You will learn what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable. Click a button below to learn more...

~ No public discussion or disclosure is involved.

All work is done as a couple. ~


“It got us talking about things we haven’t included in our relationship for a long time.

I had no idea that is what he

admired about me!”

Your Presenters

Your presenters are Certified Gottman Therapists and Workshop Leaders directly trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Richard Boswell, LCSW and Christianne Judy, LCSW.  Richard and Christianne are both Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 40 years combined counseling experience treating couples.  Richard sees clients in his private practice in St. Louis, MO.  Christianne sees clients in her private practice in O'Fallon, IL.  

What to expect...

The Art and Science of Love Workshop is designed to strengthen your relationship through engaging presentations and skill building exercises that are grounded in research.  Lisa and Bob will share many humorous stories, film clips and role plays.  During the first day, you will learn how to build and maintain fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship or marriage.  On the second day, you will work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills.  All of the exercises are designed to address your real-life challenges and you will work only with your partner.  During the exercises, Richard and Christianne remain available to consult with those couples who desire help.  There is no group work or public disclosure.  These are experiential, psycho-educational workshops for couples, and are not therapy.  The workshop is a terrific weekend couple getaway. At the end of the workshop you will leave with a greater understanding of your relationship and the skills to repair or enhance it.

Who Should Attend...

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. The workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage and/or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide a road map for repair.  If you are dealing with physical abuse, this workshop may not be appropriate. In these cases, please consult with Richard.

"I’m really happy with how positive I feel

and confident I am that my marriage will work.

This class has shown me basic but effective ways

to communicate and listen to my spouse."

Next ASL:  September 17th & 18th, 2022

The Art & SCIENCE of Love (ASL) couples workshop was designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is based on Dr. John Gottman’s leading edge research involving over 3,000 couples spanning the past three decades.  Gottman is the author of 190 published academic articles, and author or co-author of over 40 books in- cluding the best sellers “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and “What Makes Love Last”; as well as “The Relationship Cure”, “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail”, and “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”, among many others. Learn More...

Next ASL2:  2022 dates coming soon...

The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2 (ASL2) couples workshop was developed for those couples who have already completed the original workshop. Based on the inspiring couples research presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in their books, lectures, and other programs, this workshop is perfect for those couples who wish to take their relationship to the next level. Through our interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you’ll refresh and expand the skills previously learned, as well as deepen your connection with your partner. Learn More...