Balanced Life Therapy

The Gottman 7 Principles Program.

Getting Married? Want to stay married?

Our Barrie Workshops are based on the internationally-acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Dr. Gottman (Ph.D.) has learned what it takes to make relationships work by studying over 3,000 couples over a 40 year research period.

The Gottman Seven Principles Program is not a couples therapy class. This is a relationship enhancement class for married couples looking to strengthen their relationship. If however you are seeking Marriage Counselling, please visit our Couple and Marriage Counselling page.

If your marriage is strong...

This class will provide useful tools and insight to make your relationship even better.

If your marriage is distressed...

This class will provide an effective roadmap for repair and help you make your marriage work.

What You Will Learn

Through this program you will both learn 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 grid-lock
  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship


Certified Leaders

These classes are offered independently of the Gottman Institute. Balanced Life Therapy has been specifically trained by The Gottman Institute to present the curriculum designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman.

This program has had an independent research outcome study performed. 85% of couples report an immediate change to their relationship following the workshop. After one year, the continuing positive impact to their relationship is equivalent to two years of couple's therapy.

Private and Confidential

The Gottman Seven Principles Program provided by Balanced Life Therapy in Barrie, Ontario consists of one-on-one sessions between a couple and one of our therapists. All information is kept confidential. There is no group work or public disclosure.

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Contact Us

Receive a no-charge ½ hour consulation.

Clinic Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am to 8pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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