About Us

Coming soon: The Relationship Show -- An exciting new podcast where you'll hear interviews with leading therapists, reviews of popular psychology and self-help books, research and news from the therapy front, and tips and tools for improving your most important relationships. Register today at the Institute to get early notification of new episodes and a free gift: The Rules of Engagement: A list of rules for fair fighting, excerpted from our upcoming book,  The Martial Art of Marriage.


The AiKi Relationship Training Institute is the publishing, speaking, and coaching arm of Allied Family Therapy, our therapeutic practice offering online counseling to clients in from our offices in Paris, France and the Pacific Northwest area of the United States.

The Institute uses a martial arts metaphor to teach better communication to couples, groups, and corporate and organizational clients. Our popular books are supplemented with podcasts, videos, newsletters, training events, and therapeutic interventions. This evidence-based approach to building emotional intimacy has already improved hundreds of relationships, and we're confident it can make your important relationships closer, deeper, and more satisfactory. Author and therapist LauraMaery Gold is our founder and executive director.

We work therapeutically with individual couples, and in group settings at marriage retreats, corporate events, and faith communities. For out-of-state and international clients, we provide one-on-one training and in-person and online seminars and workshops. With advance notice, we are also available to travel to off-site training events. Visit our Contact page for more information.

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