Online | July 13, 2024 and July 27, 2024


Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools in couples' psychotherapy by helping clients to step out of adversarial and into vulnerable and collaborative interactions. Through externally focused mindfulness, therapists can notice the subtle messages each partner communicates and help their clients to practice internally focused mindfulness that allows them to “act in” instead of “acting out” with each other.  Working experientially, mindfully, and from an attachment perspective adds significant depth, impact and aliveness for therapist and client alike. 

In this workshop, you will learn the principles and practical interventions that use present moment experience to:

  • Gently access unconscious characterological organization, and
  • Explore and change core interactional patterns in couples' relationships.

Mixing didactic segments with demonstrations, experiential exercises, and actual skills practice, this training will provide both theory and techniques for practitioners to feel more confident and work more effectively with couples. 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe three applications of Mindfulness to couple's therapy.
  • Be familiar with three uses of the body in couple's therapy.
  • Identify and be able to name couples' resources in the present moment.

What You Will Learn

  • Specific experiential principles and techniques in couple's therapy
  • How to apply mindfulness with couples
  • How to join deeply and create safety and support with each partner in their immediate experiences.
  • Maps for assessing couple's dynamics and systems, and each partner’s contributions.
  • How to befriend and utilize individual defensive responses.
  • How to engage each person’s innate resources.
  • How to track somatic signals to access unconscious relational material.
  • How to design clinical experiments that go both to the heart of the issue, and the hearts of the partners.

Who Is This For? 
This workshop is open and relevant to Hakomi Graduates, couples' therapists and other helping professionals as well as the general public.


Meet Your Teacher
This training will be led by Rob Fisher.

July 13, 2024 Session Time: 9:30 am - 5:15 pm                                      
9:30 am - 11:30 am Learning Activities
11:30 am - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Learning Activities
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch
2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm Learning Activities
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Learning Activities

July 27, 2024 Session Time: 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
9:30 am - 11:15 am Learning Activities
11:15 am - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Learning Activities
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm Learning Activities
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Learning Activities 

Early Registration: $395 if enrolled by June 1, 2024.
Regular Tuition: $445 if enrolled by July 10, 2024 (final registration date).

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by email before the early registration date will receive a full refund, minus a $30 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received by email after the early registration date but before the final registration date will receive a 50% refund of the tuition, minus a $30 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the final registration date or for non-attendance.

This program is sponsored by Embodywise. Embodywise is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Embodywise maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.

We will email CE certificates within 30 days after this course ends.

If you live outside of California, please check with your local licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept this course for CE credit. As an approved continuing education provider, Embodywise is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

To receive CE credit for this course, you must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed class evaluation form. 

 For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator @[email protected].