Online Classes

We've scoured the internet to find high-quality classes offered by some of the world's leading relationship experts, as well as some talented but lesser-known therapists and coaches. 

Uniting Strengths - Dimensions of Healthy Relationships

How can this help couples?

By Rekindle

Every healthy person lives and grows physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. Healthy relationships are no different. Learn the science behind building a relationship that thrives in all of these dimensions, and discover an essential sixth dimension few couples even know about. 

How can this help therapists and coaches?

This course serves as an introduction to the Multidimensional Theory of Relationships and gives a coach or therapist a way of seeing the relationship as a whole and encouraging couples to use their strengths from different dimensions to reach their goals.  

Details

Anne Brown, MFT created this course to help therapists, relationship coaches, and couples understand and apply research findings about the fundamental underpinnings of healthy relationships. It is an introduction to the vast array of relationship-enhancing skills couples can master. 

The Art and Science of Love

How can this help couples?

The Gottman Institute

John and Julie Gottman teach couples how to improve their basic friendship and manage conflict. You will learn specific techniques for increasing respect, affection, and closeness as well as how to avoid and manage emotional flooding, criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt. Couples will also learn about repairing the relationship after fights.

How can this help coaches and therapists?

This class is extensive enough to use without a coach or therapist. If a therapist is desired, the Gottman Institute provides specialized training for therapists and tools for those therapists to use with couples. Listings of certified therapists are available.

Details

Filmed version of a live workshop done by John and Julie Gottman. Ten sessions contain 8 hours of video. Also includes PDF of a 119-page manual with information, assessments, and activities as well as multiple handouts.

Hold Me Tight - online

How can this help couples?

Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson leads couples through her signature process for healing and building closeness. Couples participate in seven relationship-changing conversations which address past hurts, stop destructive habits and cycles, and learn specific ways to facilitate bonding and connection.

How can this help therapists and coaches?

Dr. Johnson created Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, and spends most of her time training therapists who specialize in treating couples. Many of these therapists use “Hold Me Tight” (the book) like a workbook for couples in therapy. It is possible to use this online class in the same way.

Details

Sue Johnson's book, "Hold Me Tight" is based on her many years of research and therapy and this class follows its format. It begins with a description of attachment in couple relationships and then guides couples through seven conversations that address attachment issues in their own relationship. Each segment includes teaching videos, quizzes, and examples from actual couples in conversation.

Positive Psychology (Love 2.0)

How can this help couples?

Barbara L. Fredrickson

In this course researcher Barbara Fredrickson introduces her findings about an entirely new way of understanding feelings of love and how humans build connection. As couples understand the power of “Positivity Resonance” and follow the simple instructions about using it in their relationship, they can both deepen their connection and increase their personal health and well-being.

How can this help coaches and therapists?

Positivity Resonance is a powerful skill that is easy to teach and practice. It can be used by an individual who is hungry for more and deeper connection but isn’t finding that in the relationship. It can also be used to deepen connection and heighten positivity within the couple relationship.

Details

This is a free course available on the Coursera platform, sponsored by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology. The course consists of videos, readings, and quizzes and it takes about 11 hours to complete.