"Defenses against defensiveness" | Cultivating a listening heart

BY HEIDI NAYLOR

John Gottman is a household name among therapists. If you’ve gone through pre-marital or marital counseling at some point in your life, it’s likely you’ve heard his name mentioned one or fifty times. You’d be hard-pressed to find a therapist that wouldn’t ask for his autograph if they ran into him at the grocery store; his contributions to the field are that profound.