Gottman Method of Couple Counselling: Tools That Are Effective, Productive, and Ones You Can Start Using Today

with guest

Julie Sharon-Wagschal

by | Jan 18, 2022

Show Notes

Compromise and communication are the backbones for any happy long-lasting relationship. No two people are the same, but sometimes those differences can put you into conflict with your partner. Joining me today is Julie Sharon-Wagschal. As a certified Gottman therapist, she and I will take a deep dive into John Gottman’s Method of Couples Therapy. If you’re searching for ways to boost empathy and understanding with your partner, let the tools and resources in this episode serve as your guide; because everyone deserves to be in a relationship where they can be their authentic selves.

Julie Sharon-Wagschal is a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and couples counseling based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the Founder of the Center for Relationship Learning and is Europe’s principal educator of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A research-based approach to couples therapy that explores what can make a relationship go wrong and the essential building blocks to a happy, healthy relationship. Julie Sharon-Wagschal helps guide couples through conflict and towards respectful and meaningful discussions. She also practices as a mentor for clinicians who strive to obtain certification in the Gottman Method.

Episode Highlights:

  • The training behind becoming a Gottman Method Couples Therapist (4:25)
  • Tools Gottman Therapists use to assess interactions (11:59)
  • Resolving conflict between your partner in a healthy manner (15:45)
  • John Gottman’s “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (22:34)
  • What script interventions are and how they’re useful (36:17)
  • Why perpetual problems never go away and the antidote for this (42:09)
  • The elements of John Gottman’s Sound Relationship House (49:53)
  • About Marathon Therapy and additional couple’s therapy resources (58:36)


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