Couples Experiential™

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; we generally have 15-30 Observers, sometimes it can be as high as 50.


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 disillusion – 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. OBSERVERS Sign Up HERE.

Listen to Terry speak about the structure and benefits of the Couples Experiential Workshop in this short video clip.

Workshop Calendar

Boston, MA area                               December 9 & 10, 2017

New York, NY                                      February 10 & 11, 2018

Seattle, WA                                            March 3 & 4, 2018

Minneapolis, MN                                      June 1 & 2, 2018

New York, MA and WA are SOLD OUT for Couples;
to be placed on our wait list. We will be adding more dates for 2018 soon.

(RLI CANCEL POLICY: $500 is non-refundable however you may move to another training or workshop with no penalty. NO REFUNDS 2 weeks or less prior to event; PESI Cancelation policy outlined on their website).

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About Terry Real

Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher . . . more

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“I love sending my clients to this workshop which never fails to accelerate my work. My clients always come back changed, moved, and grateful.” Lyn J., MSW

Albuquerque, NM

“We are both in good spirits. I cannot thank you enough for such a thoughtful, provocative experience. I learned so many skills and gained such insight into making our marriage better. This evening Phil and I are having a planning session and will listen to your tapes together. I thank you for an experience that has already improved our relationship considerably.” Lisa

Couples Experiential workshop participant

“Observing Terry was extraordinary, powerful – lives changed, including, perhaps, my own. The ‘debriefing” was essential. Amazing training!” Amy W., MFT

Detroit, MI