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The Art & Science Of Love Workshop

A Weekend Workshop for Couples

We are delighted to be offering live in-person workshops every other month.

For individual Couples Intensive Retreats,  please click here
to schedule a 30 min. complimentary consultation. 
Or call Dr. Trish Stanley at 858-775-9388 for details and availability.


August 9, 10 & 11, 2024 - SOLD OUT

October 11, 12 & 13, 2024 - SOLD OUT

December 6, 7 & 8, 2024

February 14, 15 & 16, 2025

April 11, 12 & 13, 2025

Early bird registration is $945 per couple. Scroll down the page to enroll. Regular registration fee is $995 per couple.

A cozy, intimate workshop that will transform your relationship!

A very special and private Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop limited to seven couples held in a peaceful retreat style setting in the WindanSea Beach area of scenic La Jolla, California. The new Art and Science of Love Couples toolbox will be be given to each couple; this includes a workbook, interesting and playful card decks and more.

All three days of the retreat include lectures, science-based information, videos and role plays by Trish and a colleague from the Center for Couples Therapy, discussion about the content, and exercises that you will do only with your partner. When hearing information, we will be seated together in a comfortable living area. When it comes time to do exercises, you may move to special outdoor spots on the patios or garden areas, one of which has an ocean view. You will not be pressured to disclose anything publicly. Because of the small size of the group, there will be more one-on-one support time with Trish Stanley.

For added comfort and processing time, we have scheduled the workshop in three parts: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning.


Friday Evening - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location : Private retreat location in the WindanSea Beach area of beautiful La Jolla, California. Address and directions will be sent to confirmed attendees.

*Note: Once registration is complete, our Intake Scheduler, Alejandra Valdez, will be in contact to ask a few questions prior to the Workshop to gather a little more information. The call will take 5-10 minutes.

What You'll Learn

At the workshop, couples learn how to:

  • Foster respect, affection, and closeness
  • Build and share a deeper connection with each other's inner world
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
  • Strengthen and maintain the successes in your relationship

The Workshop Program

When hearing information, we will be seated together in a comfortable living area. When it comes time to do exercises, you may move to special outdoor spots on the patios or garden areas, one of which has an ocean view.

Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in their relationship.
Gottman therapists are available to support couples one-on-one during exercises. There is no
group work, sharing, or public disclosure.

Workshop Topics

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage.
  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for your marital intimacy.
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another.
  • Learn small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship.
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress.
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution.
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for conflict resolution.
  • Discover how you can make your and your partners life dreams come true.

Intensive Couples Therapy: Intensive Couples Therapy sessions will be available before and after the workshop. Please contact Trish Stanley directly at 858-775-9388 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Cancellation policy: If cancellation is made three weeks, or 21 days, before workshop date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit, good for a full year, that you can use to attend future workshops.

For more Workshop Information:

Call (858) 775-9388 or email [email protected].


"This weekend was a much needed and great opportunity to reconnect with my wife!"

"I've learned things about my husband during this workshop that in 7 years of being together, I had not learned- that fact in and of itself is priceless."

"The gentle approach helped me empathize with my partner better."

"We made a breakthrough in a very difficult area of over-riding importance!"

"The tools are helpful in finding common ground and are good reminders to respect and honor your partner."

Listen to Dr. Trish Stanley describe the Art & Science of Love Workshop on a recent 'The Couples Toolbox' podcast with Dr. Anne Goshen, LCSW:

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