Training Testimonials

Hundreds of counselors and psychologists have attended one of Darren and  Lawrence’s  Gottman Training events, here are just a few comments of what they are saying about their experience in the workshops:

Both of you, Darren and Lawrence are wonderful presenters/facilitators-  very informative, knowledgeable, organized and creative in all aspects of the this training. Thank you so much and the personal stories on clients were excellent!  Level 2

M.R., Pincher Creek, AB

Really enjoyed the level 2 workshop. Lots of information – almost overwhelming. LIke the mix of lecture, role-play and video.  Level 2

C.R., Lethbridge, AB

Excellent Course! It is only my own learning curve grasping the depth of the material that affected my overall rating. The presenters were very thorough and engaged. Loved it! Level 2

D.G, Magrath, Alberta

I really enjoyed watching the video on how Julie used the Gottman Method to work with her clients.  Thanks a lot!

AL ,Vancouver

Lots to absorb and review before I can feel comfortable to utilize with clients and lots of useful practical tools to adopt.  Given current economics and more couples likely to stay together these are practical useful techniques to make marriages work.

GT, Surrey

All Excellent information, scientific basis, practical application opportunities in a welcoming and warm environment, Thank you for the Level 2 training!

Dr. R. L  Gibson

To Whom it may concern,

This letter is written in support of  Mr.  Darren Wilk  and  Mr.  Lawrence  Stoyanowski.  Both are Certified Gottman Therapists in excellent standing with The Gottman Institute (TGI).

Both Lawrence and Darren are TGI senior trainers. They are two of our thirteen Master Trainers worldwide.

As speakers and presenters their aim is to help facilitate, and inspire other clinicians to blend the Gottman Method into their practice and realize the benefits of this wonderful modality. They have presented numerous times in different Gottman trainings and workshops which include The Art and Science of Love Gottman Workshops (ASL) as well as teaching Level One and Two Gottman Method to other clinicians, and delivering presentations at the Annual Gottman Conference. Both Darren and Lawrence are also certified to train clinicians in Level Three of the Gottman Method. Their leadership roles and experience at The Gottman Institute includes being Certified Gottman Therapists, Certified Gottman ASL presenters, Level I & Level 2 & Level 3 Gottman Method Trainers, Gottman Media Consultants and ASL Presenter Trainers.

They are both strong presenters with great depth of knowledge, much experience and a wonderful sense of humor.  Their evaluations from therapists and couples over the years have been stellar.

We do recommend them highly.

If I can be of assistance to you in any way, or if you are needing additional information please feel free to contact me at any time.

Alan Kunovsky

CEO The Gottman Institute (206)-607-8691

Thank you! Very thorough presention- appreciated the use of humor.  Videos extremely helpful.

RG, Burnaby

Thank you ! Very inspiring! I look forward to praticing these tools.

MC, Vancouver

Both presentors , Darren and Lawrence were very articulate and explained things very well.

GL, Vancouver

It was jammed packed with great tools- thanks so much for overwhelming me in a good way

TZ, Vancouver

There was lots I found helpful. I really enjoyed a lot about the conference, especially the examples contextualized, personal examples and handouts to use with clients. The videos of Julie were fabulous learning tools and I would love to see more videos of other therapists using the Gottman Method

JJ, Calgary

Excellent- very humorous and informative.  I would love to have level two in Calgary.

CJ, Calgary

Truely Benefited from this training and hope level two will be offered soon!

MB, Calgary

I appreciate the presenters enthusiasm, commitment and preparation… well done!

BD, Alberta

Great job guys! How about level Two next year! well written manual; presentations were a great compliment to the materials, well prepared, humorous, funny  exercises  and  anecdotes, that “humanized” the training.

TJ, Calgary

I really enjoyed the use of popular cultural commercials, etc. it made it really relevant. It was good to have support to areas I have already been doing (i.e. knowing it was research based); as well as new/better ways to do strategies I have felt lacking in the skills needed.  I wished we had even more time for interaction even but I Understand the constraints of getting through so much material. However I did find the video sessions brought the  theory to life.  Thanks!

SM, Red Deer

The  Humor and anecdotes plus the videos added to my learning and will help me remember certain interventions.

AR, Naramata

I enjoyed the tapes of Julie with couple- nice to get to “know” her clients over the course of two days. I appreciated the self disclosure of the presenters- they modeled how we don’t have to be perfect in relationships.

LC, Port Moody