Taught exclusively by Terry Real, this 2-day workshop is open to any couple wanting to heal and improve their relationship for deep, intimate connection.
In a small group setting, Terry works deeply with each of up to six couples.
Using techniques drawn from the approach he created, Relational Life Therapy (RLT), each couple is led, with extraordinary quickness and precision, to their ‘next step’ toward unlocking their fullest potential. The combination of couples work and the group format is extraordinary and unique; participants have described the work as riveting, deeply moving, funny, sensible and humane.
Known for his straight talking, no-nonsense style, Terry disarms with humor, warmth, and compassion. The format is simple: After introductions, Terry works with a couple for an hour and a half to two hours. Group members may offer the couple feedback about what got triggered in them as they witnessed the work. After a break, Terry works with the next couple. The power of the group grows. As themes, both universal and highly particular, emerge, the cumulative experience becomes more than the sum of its parts. Some couples go from good to great, many transform in front of one’s eyes, changing patterns that have bothered them for years.
Please know that Medical Professionals (Observers) are also invited to attend and we often have 50 or more therapist observers viewing the couples work. They do not participate in any manner, they are bound by strict ethics and confidentiality guidelines.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
COUPLES: Any couple interested in improving their relationship and learning how to live a more relationally skilled life. Issues may range from a good relationship wishing to become even richer and more vital, to a relationship on the brink of dissolution – and everything in between. Honesty and an open heart are all that’s required.
Local therapists are invited to come and sit in the room’s perimeter for the sole purpose of enhancing their training by witnessing Terry work with couples first hand. They do not participate nor interfere in any way and have never been an issue for our couples.
Listen to Terry speak about the structure and benefits of the Couples Experiential Workshop in this short video clip.
This 2-day Advanced Level 2 Training is for the experienced clinician who understands the basic theoretical framework and principals of the Relational Life Model. The objective is for participants to gain full competency in the clinical practice of Relational Life Therapy, and is designed to provide more in-depth coverage of the therapeutic skills needed.
HOURS: 10am to 5pm each day
March 1 & 2, 2019 in San Francisco, CA -- SOLD OUT
October 25 & 26, 2019 in Newton, MA
RLT Level 3 Training
This is an advanced training for RLT clinicians who have completed our Level 1 and Level 2 trainings. In this 2-day course, Terry will guide participants through a combination of lecture, video, presentation, discussion, role plays, large group work, and small group exercises, in order to ground theory in practice.
Participants will learn:
- Ways to increase your skill in working with family of origin issues
- Integrating Attachment Theory into RLT
- To identify and work on your “edges” as an RLT therapist.
HOURS: 10am to 5pm each day
DATES: No Level 3 is scheduled at this time. Dates will be added as soon as we have a confirmed time.
Observation: Couples Experiential™
Local therapists are invited to come and sit in the room’s perimeter for the sole purpose of enhancing your training by witnessing Terry work with couples first hand. You'll see him work with a variety of issues, personalities, and conflict and learn how he brings the RLT model into his work. Observing therapists do not participate nor interfere in any way, simply listen and learn. This is the only workshop where we offer Observation.
HOURS roughly: 10am to 6:30pm each day (this is LIVE/REAL THERAPY and timing may vary)
- March 11 & 12, 2019 in New York, NY -- SOLD OUT
- September 20 & 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada
- April 24 & 25, 2020 in Portland, OR